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Good summer!

X-TERRA 705

November 21, 2014 08:00am
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Hi everybody,
I started detection in Québec City last April and posted a comment in success stories saying I was enjoying myself. Well, now that winter has arrived, here are all my finds: 1250$ in cash and a few rings and pieces of jewellery. I only searched in modern parks so I found modern money (actually it is forbidden to search in public historical sites). Last week-end , I tried Parc Dalhousie and found 35 CAD$ in 4 or 5 hours...and 37 coins of 1 cent in the same hole. So next year, I will try to hunt near St Lawrence River, see you soon!

 

Fred - Canada

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Posted on November 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

This time its personal....

Explorer SE

November 20, 2014 08:00am
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 I nearly dismissed it into my scrap pouch when a glint caught my eye. Scraping off some of the crusty stuff I realised what I was holding. I'm not really sure what to do with it but I have a feeling it will be one of those finds that would be hard to top as far as uniqueness. It weighed in at 5.3 grams, appears to have been stuck down originally with some sort of epoxy and probably would have had a heck of a story to tell if it could have still been able to talk.

 

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Posted on November 20, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Clasped hands-ring

X-TERRA 505

November 18, 2014 08:00am
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My heart almost stopped when I finally saw the ring and knew instantly what this was. Such rings are known since Roman times, and this is special with runes and Latin letters.
It is now delivered to the Bergen Museum's archaeologists and it is estimated to originate from about 1000-1300's
Wow what a hobby. I believe that we as metal detectors could help piece together our history by finding these little puzzle pieces. We can also find what our ancestors through the centuries have lived and existed there.
 

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Posted on November 18, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

19th century copper hoard found at a detector rally!

Safari

November 16, 2014 08:00am
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I heard more good signals coming from a few centimetres from the first hole. Again I went digging now accompanied by my son who saw me digging the first time. And then more and more copper coins were coming out of the hole. It looked like they were all Willem cents. On some of the coins I already could see the dates 1823 and 1827. During the time I was digging and pinpointing for more coins. More and more people gathered round to see what was going on and eventually they helped me out to find all of the coins buried there. In the end a total of fifty-eight copper coins were found. A real coin hoard! Unbelievable, it was the first time that I found something like this! I couldn’t stop smiling. I was invited to do some interviews. The next couple of days it was all over the news.
I want to thank DJLaan and Roy Hutters again for organizing this great detecting day.

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Posted on November 16, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Cobra Nugget !

GPX-4500

November 14, 2014 08:00am
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I have had my Minelab 4500 for a little over a year now. I wanted to share a find I made three months ago on a site I have been working for over a year. I took out my news Sadie coil and went over some ground I have worked many times before. The first 30 minutes I got this nice mellow soft signal. I dug down 10 " and uncovered a gorgeous 16.2 hopper crystalline specimen. The best part of it was it has a cobra on top. The head is very distinct and appears to be curled on top. This nugget is not my largest, but I would say the most unique.

Miroslav Radonic – California, USA

Posted on November 14, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

E-Trac Milestone Event

E-TRAC

November 13, 2014 08:00am
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I got the E-TRAC in 2011 and spent hours each evening studying the machine both in books, forums and in the field.
In 2012 I ended the year with 40 silver coins dug. I figured I got all the ones that people missed and the next year would be a bust. To my Surprise in 2013, I ended the year with 53 dug silver coins. Again I figured in 2014, I would be lucky to scrape out 1 per month. Today I got two more silvers and the year is not over. I dug silvers # 93 & 94 for the year.
Well although impressive, what is amazing is that #93 is the combined totals of 2012 & 2013. 40 + 53 = 93. Yeah I just did the math for you because it blew me away. LOL
And as a kicker, since the year is not over, everyone is pushing me to 100 and I am 6 away now.
For Christmas I want to buy some stock in Minelab LOL
Good luck to everyone. Minelab Rocks

 

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Posted on November 13, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Best decision ever

GPX 5000

November 12, 2014 08:00am
GPX 5000 Gold Prospecting Detector (LHS)

After 4 months and many hours in the bush with garrets atx, I decided to let her go today! And picked up a gpx5000 I couldn't be happier. After watching all the atx videos out there I was convinced I was getting a machine that could near match the gpx. the best thing about having the atx is that I appreciate the gpx more so than someone just getting the best straight away. Did I find gold today ? No I didn't but I found confidence in a machine Smile I did have all these other things I wanted to say but it's been a long day .. and thought I'd share some thoughts.

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Posted on November 12, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

My First Beach Find

Quattro MP

November 11, 2014 09:00am
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All up I found a total of $21.46 and the Six Pence.  Many people might say that is not much, but given that this was my first ever attempt at detecting and the beach in this area is racked clean by the local council, I feel that this was a good start.

Please see my attached photo of my find.

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Posted on November 11, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

First day out

CTX 3030

November 11, 2014 08:00am
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Went on a beach hunt for a couple of hours to try out the CTX 3030. It was so much fun, I ended up finding £5.50 in coins, a few fishing weights and a 9ct Gold Wedding Band Ring just 5 inches down in the wet sand. I could barely believe it and on the 1st day out even.
There was plenty of good targets which made the CTX's feature of being able to identify 2 targets simultaneously very handy and it handled like a dream on both wet and dry sand.
Thanks Minelab for creating such a beautiful machine.

 

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Posted on November 11, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Money magic

X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack

November 07, 2014 09:00am
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It was a two and a three week break since my last beach trip so I decided to go for two hours. There was no wind blowing and it was very pleasant as soon as I calibrated the detector off I went. About five minutes into the hunt I got my first dollar coin then it was a mixed bag fifty twenty ten and five cents and two items of junk jewellery. The coin count was good though and the junk I found was only three pull tabs and a couple of pieces of aluminium foil and three bottle tops so the adventure continues good luck to everyone.

 

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Posted on November 07, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

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