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2013 Season

X-TERRA 705

December 22, 2013 09:00am
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Greetings adventurers!

That's another detecting season. Much has been extracted from the iron littered ground, found treasures and new friends. This season unearthed an ancient censer which I was indescribably happy. X-TERRA 705 is very good device. It pleased me and my birthday. Second censer (bucket) was found the day after. By the way, it's a tradition. After buying X-TERRA 705 a year ago, Aureus was found immediately. Wish you all have success in findings.  Best wishes for Christmas Minelab! Good luck!

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Posted on December 22, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Breton Sun and CTX 3030

CTX 3030

December 21, 2013 11:00am
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Under a bright sun in Breton, the Minelab CTX 3030 worked hard in depth to bring out this beautiful 18k gold ring adorned with three stones and flakes of diamonds.

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Posted on December 21, 2013 11:00am | 0 Comments

Time is Money

X-TERRA 705

December 21, 2013 10:00am
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The weather was bleak dark clouds everywhere but the beach was perfect after the 40°C (104°F) heat on Friday to cool down and do some detecting. I must say the X-TERRA 705 is an awesome machine and, it's a pleasure to use every time. The coins started coming up on a regular basis and before long I had a following of youngsters following me I didn't mind and I answered their questions. The battery symbol started flashing as I was deciding to head back to the car I got one last signal digging it up I was surprised it was a watch wow so I suppose time is money!

 
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Posted on December 21, 2013 10:00am | 0 Comments

Wedding band blues

E-TRAC

December 14, 2013 10:00am
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Hunting the surf you can see the long face of a person who has just lost something of great value, on Aug 2013 a guy just lost his gold wedding band in waist deep water, well my E-TRAC isn't waterproof I told him but I will look at low tide, well that came and went like 10 times up til Dec. Friday the 13th my lucky day, and for the guy who lost his ring of course!!! He and his wife live in califonia, and told him the great news, well he is still on the floor as we speak, he is ok !!! So Monday I mail it back to him. Good karma goes along way with me.

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Posted on December 14, 2013 10:00am | 0 Comments

Christmas comes early this year, thanks to Excalibur II!

Excalibur II

December 14, 2013 08:00am
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his year I haven't been able to get out very often between work and some health problems. So I spent my time doing research on places to detect, which lead me to a little out of the way beach only a couple of hours drive from my home that looked promising. I was working the low tide area late at night and had been detecting for 4hrs, finding a few coins, junk jewelry, pull tabs and fishing sinkers. I was getting tired but I knew the sinkers were a good sign. I heard a very faint signal, after numerous attempts with my scoop in waist deep water I was rewarded with the glint of gold in the scoop. I plucked out a nice Man's ring gold and diamond, 18K weighing 11.3 grams with a nice diamond in the center 3 small diamonds on each side. I was instantly refreshed and continued my search for another 15 minutes, when I heard another faint signal. Again after several attempts with my scoop in waist deep water, my headlamp caught the flash of gold in the scoop and there was another Man's gold & diamond ring, again a nice diamond in the center 10 small diamond chips on each side 18K and 9.1 grams. I couldn't believe that I found not one but two Men's Gold and Diamond Rings. I continued working area for another hour until I was worn out. I found a small copper ring and almost 10 dollars in change for my efforts. There is nothing like that feeling when you see a gold ring at the bottom of your scoop especially when you are alone on secluded beach late night!

 
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Posted on December 14, 2013 08:00am | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 Gold Ingot Viking or Bronze age

CTX 3030

December 12, 2013 09:00am
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Having had a lovely morning detecting with good friends I decided to have quick break before heading into a new field. Using Google earth on my phone I located myself and noticed an unusual hedge formation in the next field and plotted a waypoint on my CTX3030 GPS to help to know when I was in the area.

I would describe the ploughing as rough so it was very tough going and after an hour I decided to follow the line of where my GPS was telling me a hedge used to be back towards the car for some food.

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Posted on December 12, 2013 09:00am | 1 Comment

International Relations Ring Return

CTX 3030

December 07, 2013 09:00am
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I went to Florida for a few months for some decent vacation. Another beautiful day as I arrived at the beach about noon. A lifeguard I know came over to say hello. He says someone lost the wedding ring a few minutes ago at station 12. I said I would go look. When I got there, there was another guy with an Excalibur already hunting in the water. I talked to the other lifeguard and she pointed out the person that lost their ring. He was from Argentina on vacation with wife and child.

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Posted on December 07, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Rainy Night Hunt @ The Beach = My Best Find Yet!

CTX 3030

December 07, 2013 08:00am
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It was a Rainy Tuesday Night, and I had just returned home from work. I had plans to go get a short hunt in that evening, even though it was raining. The swell chart said there was some larger than normal choppy waves, so I put on the rain gear and headed down.

It was very low tide when I arrived, after the first 45 minutes I had come to the conclusion that no good targets where going to be from the middle of the beach and up. So I focused on the water line to knee deep hoping to find a spot where some sand moved. I finally started finding some quarters and nickels in ankle deep water. Then I got a deep solid 12-39 on the CTX 3030. From experience zincs where I hunt never go above 12-38.

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Posted on December 07, 2013 08:00am | 0 Comments

Charity rally

Explorer SE

December 04, 2013 09:00am
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Forest of Dean metal detecting club hosted a charity in Aid of children's ruby and this was found by a detectorist on the site with Minelab Explorer SE, two late Bronze Age gold, I returned few days later and found another Bronze Age gold loop...

 
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Posted on December 04, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Hunt in a drained swimming hole

Explorer XS

November 28, 2013 08:00am
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From time to time, a local swimming hole is drained for repairs and maintenance, so I have gained permission to hunt by purchasing a permit and following their rules. I was allowed in the hole, yesterday 11/27/2013. I was told that no one had access to the hole that is on private property and fenced in. Soon as I saw the sand in the hole I knew that someone had jumped the fence and hunted it without permission. I was very disappointed to see the grid pattern and holes in the sand. I was there and wanted to hunt anyway.

I take out my trusty Minelab Explorer XS, hit the power button and away I go. The sand is pretty deep in some places. Up to 3 feet deep. After 30 minutes or so hunting I realize I am not finding much aluminium, nickels or gold. Someone with a gold detector has hunted the swimming hole. I was finding lots of quarters, dimes and pieces of a grill that someone had snipped into small pieces and dumped all over the place.

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Posted on November 28, 2013 08:00am | 1 Comment

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