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Posts for September 2012

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Going to the next level

September 28, 2012 11:05am

Layer upon layer

Have you ever wondered when you are consistently digging coins at a certain depth, maybe that’s the limit of your detector’s ability, or is that as far as the coins have been able to go? The answer to this is yes and yes in some cases you are definitely hitting every target, but other times you are at your detectors full depth and there are coins below. Sometimes after I have been over and over an area until it stops producing, I have sat back and imagined if there is another level of coins lying just out of reach, maybe even just millimetres away.

Posted by Mark Williams on September 28, 2012 11:05am | 0 Comments

Right place, wrong time. No, right place anytime!

September 26, 2012 10:40am

No doubt we can all think of a situation where we have been in the right place, but at the wrong time, or even perhaps wrong place at the wrong time. Several days ago I got a call from a farmer to say one of his fields was ready for us. In my sheer enthusiasm and in thanking him I forgot to ask just what "ready" actually meant.

Arriving there we found it wasn’t quite "ready" as we would have liked. The field in question which is a huge Romano British settlement site was covered in stiff yard broom like stubble.

Posted by Julian Evan-Hart on September 26, 2012 10:40am | 0 Comments

The West Australian Adventure Video Blog - Part 7

September 14, 2012 03:30pm

When I look back on the latter part of trip with the benefit of hindsight’s 20-20 vision, I finally realise that what I was now noticing in Chris and Steve’s behaviour was mirrored closely to the freeing up of my own worries and concerns in trying to get them over gold each and every day. This phenomenon is a pretty common occurrence in the gold game, you at first manically try to find crumbs all day every day then towards the end of the trip tend to back off and relax, its then that things generally come into alignment. Chris and Steve now knew the drill; they had confidence in their detectors and felt more in tune with their surrounds which was then subsequently reflected in their gold finds.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on September 14, 2012 03:30pm | 0 Comments

Essential items to take detecting

September 10, 2012 05:00pm

  1. Some form of communication
  2. GPS
  3. First aid kit, body protection
  4. Spare water, food and fuel
  5. Matches or lighter

Let’s investigate this list in more detail.

Communication is an essential item and top of my list of “needs”. The very first requirement is a need to tell someone where you are going and roughly when you expect to be back. I know that we, as detectorists like to be secretive about our spots, but an early alert might just be the difference between coming home with assistance and not coming home at all. We occasionally see some poor blighters perish for whatever reason and no-one is sure of where to start looking for them.

Posted by Peter Cragg on September 10, 2012 05:00pm | 0 Comments
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