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#176

Goldpick
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16 September 2019 07:48 pm

The half crown is a beauty, looks like you will be returning to that spot. thumbsup


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#177

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16 September 2019 08:53 pm

Best looking half crown I've seen by a long way. Well done. You just never know where or when a great find like that will pop out of the ground, makes all the rubbish and dud hunts worth it!


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#178

DetectingSA
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16 September 2019 09:21 pm

Heck yeah I’ll be returning ASAP!

Did a little clean up of her, gonna leave it like this even though it’s still got some black staining:

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What a pearler of a find, I’m over the moon with it! My best coin yet!


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#179

silver
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16 September 2019 11:24 pm

yikes ....... yikes
power cool thumbsup
tongue inlove drooling


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#180

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16 September 2019 11:51 pm

Beautiful... idea rainbow thumbsup


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#181

DetectingSA
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18 September 2019 05:22 pm

Cashed in an RDO today for hunt #80 and went back to the site I found the half crown.

I headed out early to make the most of the day, to say it was cold would be an understatement!

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Unfortunately the day was abit of a bust. Found 1x 194-something penny and a child’s money box full of BBs

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Pretty cool box with “commonwealth savings bank” written on it. Shame it was full of BBs and not juicy silvers tongue

Kinda surprised about the haul today, or lack there of... 4 hours and nothing to sing about.

Owell, that’s the game!

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#182

DetectingSA
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21 September 2019 10:47 pm

Went out to a permission site for hunt #81

... found bugger all, 3 pennies, part of a lantern and a harmonica reed

So here’s some shots of the site, was a pearler of a day:

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Cheers thumbsup


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#183

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22 September 2019 09:30 am

DetectingSA, you are lucky you live close to so much history. Great pics.

I would have been so chuffed to get permission & just known that I'd come home with a decent haul. (Happens a lot where you think this is going to be "the one")

It's all gone to those before you. Keep going back because everyone misses something.

It's exercise & a great day out. sunny


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#184

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22 September 2019 08:25 pm

Might be worth trying to track down the household dump, I could imagine there would have been some good relics thrown away over the years (thinking broken cricket buckles etc). Any idea on how old the structures are? big_smile


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
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#185

silver
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22 September 2019 08:28 pm

Is it a FC panelvan/station wagon ?
Drag that out as a find and do it up thumbsup


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#186

DetectingSA
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22 September 2019 10:00 pm

Goldpick wrote:

Might be worth trying to track down the household dump, I could imagine there would have been some good relics thrown away over the years (thinking broken cricket buckles etc). Any idea on how old the structures are? big_smile

Had 3 blokes there including myself all with equinox’s looking for the dump, but couldn’t find it. We spent 5 hours down there and didn’t find much at all. There there were 4 structures, 2 older than the main house which was still mostly standing derelict. The ruins of some sort of kiln there too!

Problem is, there was ALOT of tin fragments from all the roofs buried everywhere. Thousands of pieces, reckon 80% of the time we were digging up that stuff. It gave off good signals too and varied due to size etc so couldn’t really avoid it!


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#187

DetectingSA
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22 September 2019 10:01 pm

silver wrote:

Is it a FC panelvan/station wagon ?
Drag that out as a find and do it up thumbsup

I couldn’t tell ya mate, never been a car guy!

“Find” it huh? Sunbaker, nice sunny cool


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#188

Goldpick
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22 September 2019 10:56 pm

DetectingSA wrote:
Goldpick wrote:

Might be worth trying to track down the household dump, I could imagine there would have been some good relics thrown away over the years (thinking broken cricket buckles etc). Any idea on how old the structures are? big_smile

Had 3 blokes there including myself all with equinox’s looking for the dump, but couldn’t find it. We spent 5 hours down there and didn’t find much at all. There there were 4 structures, 2 older than the main house which was still mostly standing derelict. The ruins of some sort of kiln there too!

Problem is, there was ALOT of tin fragments from all the roofs buried everywhere. Thousands of pieces, reckon 80% of the time we were digging up that stuff. It gave off good signals too and varied due to size etc so couldn’t really avoid it!

Yep, those tin targets are certainly a pain, have the same issue on the older sites down here.


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
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#189

DetectingSA
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25 September 2019 11:42 pm

This was dropped on my doorstep today

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big_smile big_smile big_smile

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#190

Mr T
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26 September 2019 07:27 am

Nice gear
See if you notice. Any difference

Weigh shaft and coil on original set up
Against new set up

#191

DetectingSA
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29 September 2019 10:32 pm

Went out to a few sites for hunt #82 in my local area.

First stop was used as a market in the mid to late 1800s:

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Spent a good 2 hours sniffing around and came up with squat! Me thinks it’s been done to death by detectorists previously!

Stop 2 was a current picnic ground that previously been a 1900s house site, upon arrival I noticed the “private property - keep out” signs, which confused me, so I decided to give my buddy a call who works for the local council. Turns out the council sold the land off back a month or so roll

Back into the car and around the corner I went to a spot that used to be the local Community’s swimming pool, opened in 1936 but quickly fell into disrepair during ww2 since all the local lads were overseas. I’ve had luck there previously, so I spent an hour down there and only came up with a single black threepence:

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So pretty low on the finds today, $3, 4 BBs, a wheelchair sports SA badge and the lone thrippy

thumbsup

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#192

silver
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30 September 2019 12:22 am

perfect silver day DSA !
power cool thumbsup


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#193

DetectingSA
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30 September 2019 11:11 pm

New finds bag today. Never head of the brand but she seems decent enough quality. Pin pointer holster with D ring, pockets inside for probe, toothbrush, digging knife and a big spare pocket inside and the trash area with holes at the bottom for drainage. Zipped pocket on the outside for good finds and a water bottle holder (which I’ll probably use for my hard shell good finds box) not bad for $30 posted

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Here’s a random YT video from the seller:

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#194

DetectingSA
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07 October 2019 05:07 pm

Hit some random spots up for hunt #83, in abit of a finds slump atm... didn’t find much.

$6 and 3 roo pennies

But I’ve got a pearler permission lined up for next weekend with structures from the 1840s and 1890s mine site also on the property!

Aside from that, Had some cufflinks for my wedding custom made, I might be bias... but I think they’re awesome big_smile

curtesy of Vintagespirit.com.au

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Cheers


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#195

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07 October 2019 05:47 pm

Very awesome! Good luck with the wedding thumbsup


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#196

DetectingSA
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10 October 2019 06:58 pm

Took an RDO for hunt #83

Came up with a few bits:

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Got this too, can’t make out what it says, likely a school badge I guess:

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Not a bad days digging, unfortunately though this happened to my digger:

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It’s split right through and is going to break... I paid good money for that and had it less than a month... I’ve emailed the company, they better replace it or refund me! mad

Last edited by DetectingSA (10 October 2019 07:00 pm)


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#197

Dave79
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10 October 2019 08:21 pm

Very nice shilling, the wartime ones are pretty rare. Well done.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#198

golddiggerart
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10 October 2019 09:19 pm

Dave79 wrote:

Very nice shilling, the wartime ones are pretty rare. Well done.

Yup they must be rare because I still haven't found one. Lol big_smile


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#199

Goldpick
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10 October 2019 10:53 pm

Nice shilling, shame about the digger. Blackada do say that they guarantee their welding, though it is only made of mild steel and probably only really strong enough for loose soil.

If you want to look at something stronger, I can highly recommend the Model 31C Raptor - prefect shape for digging plugs and very strong. All their diggers are heat treated and tempered, and made from Chrome-moly aircraft quality steel. They also do serrated tools made from the same quality metal. big_smile

https://www.predatortools.com/collections/handtools


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

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#200

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11 October 2019 01:28 am

Goldpick wrote:

Nice shilling, shame about the digger. Blackada do say that they guarantee their welding, though it is only made of mild steel and probably only really strong enough for loose soil.

If you want to look at something stronger, I can highly recommend the Model 31C Raptor - prefect shape for digging plugs and very strong. All their diggers are heat treated and tempered, and made from Chrome-moly aircraft quality steel. They also do serrated tools made from the same quality metal. big_smile

https://www.predatortools.com/collections/handtools

I've been looking for a mini shovel thanks... Although I still prefer my screwdriver. thumbsup


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