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Explorer SE Pro

October 02, 2013 10:15am
Metal detecting finds - relics

The rain was getting heavier but I’d only been detecting for an hour. Looking at the puzzling bronze bits in my finds pouch again I wondered if I should take some photos with my phone, upload them to our Club Forum and hopefully get an I.D. before I called it a day. Now it’s not easy operating a 'touchscreen smart phone' in the rain. Predictive txt has nothing on this!

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Posted on October 02, 2013 10:15am | 0 Comments

Silver was jumping out of the ground

CTX 3030

September 30, 2013 10:45am
Metal detecting finds - coins and relics

Recently I was given the heads up from the parks department, about a sports field which was to be renovated. I invited 4 other detectorists to come and enjoy the party. The city had removed 3" of sod and soil prior to tilling sand into it to improve drainage. As a group we recovered 102 pieces of silver while the site was open to us. My take from the field with the CTX 3030 was 50 pieces. Thanks Minelab for making a superior machine. I am having a blast.

Bruce - Canada

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Posted on September 30, 2013 10:45am | 0 Comments

My 9 Copper Day

E-TRAC

September 30, 2013 10:30am
Metal detecting finds - coin

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So my day began with selling popcorn at the local post office with my son for Cub Scouts. While there his mentor in school came by. A sweet older woman whom my son loves. I asked her where she lived and she told me the home right down the street. I told her my hobby and before I could even ask, she said come down anytime I like. So later that day I went.

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Posted on September 30, 2013 10:30am | 0 Comments

Iron Age / Roman Strap fitting

Safari

September 27, 2013 12:20pm
Metal detecting finds - relic (back)

I am a member of Ambers Digs, a group of detectorists that venture out most Sundays in the North East of England. Recently the group had its annual rally which consisted of a weekend camp on farm land with a large area of arable land on which to detect. Unfortunately due to work commitments I was unable to attend the rally for the full weekend but managed to make it for the final day.

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Posted on September 27, 2013 12:20pm | 0 Comments

Lovely condition Henry 6th Half Groat

CTX 3030

September 27, 2013 09:55am
Metal detecting finds - groat

Picked this lovely condition hammered half groat from a very iron contaminated site, which has been blitzed by every conceivable top end machine on the market today. Utilizing Gordin Heritage's Tadpole 2 program and using the standard stock coil the target trace told me iron was present but also a non ferrous conductor. CTX 3030 is hard to beat!

Steve - Wales, UK

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Posted on September 27, 2013 09:55am | 0 Comments

Old WW1 Button

X-TERRA 305

September 26, 2013 11:55am
Metal detecting finds - button

After a morning out unsuccessful detecting with a friend, we parted ways and I went out alone. One place I thought I would try was a site of an old Lutheran Church which had been demolished and there was nothing left on the site, except a cemetery.

I arrived and grabbed my X-TERRA 305 and started to search. Only after a few minutes the detector went off. I got down on my knees and started digging, luckily the soil was quite sandy so it was pretty easy going. I only dug approx 15-20cm down and I pulled up this little button. The inscription on the button is "OUR OWN MAKE".

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Posted on September 26, 2013 11:55am | 0 Comments

Cool Token

CTX 3030

September 25, 2013 02:40pm
Metal detecting finds - token (back)

Went to a 1902 house for some detecting and on my 2nd visit I found a token. At first I thought it was a cool old token but today (Sept. 23 2013) I found out it is rare also. I have been spending a bunch of time trying to research this token for the last few days since I found it to no avail.

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Posted on September 25, 2013 02:40pm | 0 Comments

The E-TRAC does it again

E-TRAC

September 24, 2013 09:25am
Metal detecting finds - relics

My E-TRAC never ever ceases to amaze me. Went out to spend the day on fields the we have detected for a number of years with a colleague. We did not expected to find much given the number of times we have searched these fields. Just another day on the cliff tops around Saltburn by the Sea.

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Posted on September 24, 2013 09:25am | 0 Comments

My finds

Explorer XS

September 23, 2013 09:00am
Metal detecting finds - coins

I was detecting a wheat field here in Indiana and these were my finds. 1866 Indianhead penny, 1853 seated quarter and a busted arrowhead.

Another good hour with the Minelab!!

Brant - Alabama, USA

Posted on September 23, 2013 09:00am | 0 Comments

Love my X-TERRA 705

X-TERRA 705

September 19, 2013 11:55am
Metal detecting finds - relics

Got out tonight. So passing in town and I noticed the pond in town was very low due to the drought. So the park I super busy. I asked the town guy who cleans the park and he gave me a trash bag and said get as much trash out and knock your socks off. I cleaned up about 20 cans and tons of bee caps but I had a stellar day.

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Posted on September 19, 2013 11:55am | 1 Comment

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