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#251

PabloP
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24 February 2018 04:24 pm

And that exercise is priceless.

Rob P.


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#252

DetectingSA
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24 February 2018 08:21 pm

Popped out again for a sneaky addition to hunt #27,

Few more coins and some international coin I'm not quite sure from where.

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Italian maybe?


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#253

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25 February 2018 09:34 pm

Smoky bandit wrote:

Hi Mate leave them soak in lemon juice(just the stuff in a bottle from wollies) for 2 or 3 days and it will just rub of with ya finger.. thumbsup

Thanks again mate, she's come up a beaut

Hard to get a good focused picture, there's a lot more detail on the emu etc

Shame I just realised it base a tiny tiny edge nic but she's one of the best quality silvers I've got

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#254

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25 February 2018 10:22 pm

Well done on the finds..That 6 pence looks good. thumbsup


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#255

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25 February 2018 10:51 pm

A highly intelligent fella (RJ) big_smile once told of how to place your phone hanging out over the edge of a glass to help stabilize it so your photo's turn out crisp n clear DSA. thumbsup


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#256

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27 February 2018 09:15 pm

Went out for a short hunt after work for hunt #28

First target was a penny so I had high hopes for the park, but sadly left with no silvers cry

This is the second park I've pretty thoroughly covered that I've found pennies but no silvers which I find abit odd, surely if someone's dropped a penny chances are someone else has dropped a silver

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Nothing great, old Hose end, toy car, $2, 1s and 2s

I'm starting boxing classes 3 times a week as of tomorrow so I will be more pressed for time than I already am but I'm still determined to get out there and liberate silvers from the tyranny of the soil thumbsup

I've got a whole week off work shortly which I plan to absolutely go mental on the detecting front


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#257

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27 February 2018 09:23 pm

That’s a Japanese coin or Japanese pre dec you might of scored there . Nice find


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#258

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27 February 2018 09:32 pm

Bit of an old Lesney Truck and a Hose Spray End too..... digging all the right noises there DSA thumbsup


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#259

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27 February 2018 09:35 pm

Danny13 wrote:

That’s a Japanese coin or Japanese pre dec you might of scored there . Nice find

Post #252? It turned out to be Greek, mostly aluminum thumbsdown


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#260

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27 February 2018 09:37 pm

silver wrote:

Bit of an old Lesney Truck and a Hose Spray End too..... digging all the right noises there DSA thumbsup

I'm all over It at the moment, I'm beginning to know my way around the 400i, just need the detecting gods to shine their light upon me


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#261

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02 March 2018 01:26 pm

DSA

I am not surprised you are not finding many silvers - especially if you are detecting in the Marion Council area. I have lived in the area for 27 years and aside from my son and I detecting most of the parks, tot lots, and vacant land, I have seen countless "old timers" over the years detecting every school ground, play grounds and beach from Glenelg to Seacliff ... you may want to try lesser "bashed" areas rather than waste time in this area. Love your enthusiasm though!

Cheers!


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#262

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03 March 2018 01:23 am

Paulmarr wrote:

DSA

I am not surprised you are not finding many silvers - especially if you are detecting in the Marion Council area. I have lived in the area for 27 years and aside from my son and I detecting most of the parks, tot lots, and vacant land, I have seen countless "old timers" over the years detecting every school ground, play grounds and beach from Glenelg to Seacliff ... you may want to try lesser "bashed" areas rather than waste time in this area. Love your enthusiasm though!

Cheers!

Thanks for the advice mate, I'm upto 6 I think now - out of 28 hunts I suppose that's not the best. I'll have to try to think of areas other people might not have been 8) I got some time off soon and want to make it worthwhile with a few silvers, need to get my thinking cap on


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#263

Goldpick
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04 March 2018 06:41 pm

Park areas around the hills are pretty good for silvers and other predecs (some 1800's era coins as well). When I lived in Adelaide, there was a park with tennis courts off Oaklands Road (Glenelg end) that provided some good numbers of silvers, not sure how many still remain, but worth a shot. Really just a matter of locating backroad reserves and parks that might not be so obvious.


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#264

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04 March 2018 09:39 pm

Goldpick wrote:

Park areas around the hills are pretty good for silvers and other predecs (some 1800's era coins as well). When I lived in Adelaide, there was a park with tennis courts off Oaklands Road (Glenelg end) that provided some good numbers of silvers, not sure how many still remain, but worth a shot. Really just a matter of locating backroad reserves and parks that might not be so obvious.

Know the park used to live round the corner.Found lots of 10c pieces there plus about $10 in gold coins and only a few silvers but there could be more there even though i have been there a few times

#265

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06 March 2018 09:00 pm

Hunt #29 was abit of a bust, only had an hour and really didn't like the park once I got there. Ground was super hard but I stuck it out, I didn't really have time to get to a different spot anyway

Walked away with $3 and a bunch of trash, didn't bother to take a picture thumbsdown

I'm off from work all next week on leave, plan to get atleast 2-3 all day hunts going on. One spot likely in Kensington where I found that 1917 penny, I'm more clued into my detector now so hopefully I can get a few silvers

I need to pour over google maps over the next few days and find some good spots, I'm getting silver withdrawals

Until next time guys thumbsup

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#266

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07 March 2018 05:24 pm

flyrodder wrote:
Goldpick wrote:

Park areas around the hills are pretty good for silvers and other predecs (some 1800's era coins as well). When I lived in Adelaide, there was a park with tennis courts off Oaklands Road (Glenelg end) that provided some good numbers of silvers, not sure how many still remain, but worth a shot. Really just a matter of locating backroad reserves and parks that might not be so obvious.

Know the park used to live round the corner.Found lots of 10c pieces there plus about $10 in gold coins and only a few silvers but there could be more there even though i have been there a few times

I've picked up quite a few predecs from there over several sessions, quite surprised on the amount of silver that came out of there, including a few florins. Fact is none of these places are completely cleaned out, just a little harder to pick out deeper/smaller silvers from the modern junk. There are a few parks around the Marion area built on industrial waste, with no chance of hitting on deeper coins (if there are any at all).

Just a matter of researching some older areas, being mindful at the same time that some are under heritage protection.


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#267

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07 March 2018 08:33 pm

Went out after work for hunt #30 today after being not satisfied with hunt #29, I took goldpicks advice (no place is truly hunted out) and went back to a park that has produced for me before, but I throught I had thoroughly covered it. I decided to ignore my iron audio on the 400i and dog all targets within the good range, just incase there was some junk near it which was masking the good target. I'm not sure if that's how it even works but I have it a shot. As a result I got a few more bottle caps than usual but it was worth it

Here's everything:

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Yep, I plucked a bloody silver doing that big_smile bottle top and shillings in one hole. Looks like a '63 so I'm still on the hunt for a 92%er but I'll take it big_smile

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I'll get another close up after she's had a lemon juice bath thumbsup

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#268

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08 March 2018 07:31 am

Great Tective work DSA, paid off well for ya ! tongue
thumbsup cool thumbsup


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#269

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08 March 2018 08:40 pm

silver wrote:

Great Tective work DSA, paid off well for ya ! tongue
thumbsup cool thumbsup

Bit of coin porn for you boss big_smile

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Not sure what the pinkishy marks are, this is after 24 hours in lemon juice, they seem to be protrusions from the surface of the coin

(The phone on a cup trick is beautiful thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup )

Edit: doh I already have a '63 and the queen Lizzy obverse sad

Owell, a repeat year is better than no silver lol

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#270

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08 March 2018 08:41 pm

Nice to see you pulling out a Good One... smile big_smile smile thumbsup


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#271

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08 March 2018 10:24 pm

On ya mate I love finding those rams heads big_smile thumbsup


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#272

Dave law
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08 March 2018 10:50 pm

Any Silver is good Silver. Cheers mate. Well done.


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#273

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08 March 2018 11:19 pm

Sweet, bet that one made your day. thumbsup


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#274

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10 March 2018 06:41 pm

Had a few hours today for hunt #31, so I decided it was a dig everything type of day big_smile

Here's everything:
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No silver coinage today, but score a silver fork though big_smile

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Can just make out the word silver, has 4 symbols above which I guess will tell me when it was made and where etc.
Before the word silver it looks like it might say gem?

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Can some more experienced detectorist give me a hand in getting some more info on this? I would know where to even start

Cheers guys thumbsup


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#275

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10 March 2018 06:53 pm

Gave her a quick scrub with some vinegar

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"A P & Co" Arthur Prince and Co is the maker in fairly sure, can't find any info on what gem silver means though

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