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#276

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
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11 March 2018 01:42 pm

More likely to be Arthur Price & Co, their manufacturing facility was on Gem Street in Birmingham. Looks like the fork was formerly electroplated silver. wink


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#277

DetectingSA
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11 March 2018 02:44 pm

Oh yeah sounds about right, that's a bit anti climatic lol lol


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#278

Northeast
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29 March 2018 11:10 pm

All ok in crow land DTSA?

Been quiet for a bit.

#279

Biggest Kev
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30 March 2018 11:37 pm

He's still celebrating Crows win. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Cheers
Kev

#280

DetectingSA
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01 May 2018 12:54 pm

Hey guys, sorry for the absence.

I'm currently building a house and life is getting in the way of my detecting at the moment.

Going to try to get out for a propper hunt in the next few weeks

thumbsup


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#281

Flowerpot
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01 May 2018 01:29 pm

Howdy there DSA, have been wondering where you've been.
Can understand it being a busy time for you building a house and all thumbsup
buttttttt
we've been missing your find photos,
hurry up and get back out into the dirt will ya and find stuff lol lol lol

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#282

DetectingSA
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From: Mount Barker, SA
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31 January 2019 03:29 pm

Alright, I’m back! I’m determined to get out on a hunt this weekend!

I’ve relocated upto mt.barker way, if anyone is keen to go for a hunt on the Sunday perhaps? I’ll shout the beers afterward!

I can’t wait to get back into it, I joined a few Facebook groups with the intention of selling my 400i and maybe upgrading to a 3030 in the future... but seeing all the finds pics reignited the fire in my to get out there and hunt!

Got no idea about spots in my new ‘hood’ so I’m gonna just have to wing it

Send me a pm if you’re local/nearby mt barker and maybe we can give her a red hot crack!

Might break out the ‘tecta tonight after work and hit my ‘new’ back garden before I lay turf, it used to be a farmers field so well so how we go!

big_smile


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#283

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31 January 2019 07:49 pm

Welcome Back DSA
Got some catching up to do.
Go get em

#284

DetectingSA
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31 January 2019 09:41 pm

StoneTheCrows wrote:

Welcome Back DSA
Got some catching up to do.
Go get em

No kidding! Been out of the game for easy 9 months now cry

But I’m back, I only got out today for about 20 mins before it got dark and went for my back garden:

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As expected, just a bunch of left over building crap

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But I did find this on the walk home from the bus stop big_smile so I’m going to chalk hunt #32 while extremely short, a win lol

Fees good to be back, going to hit the local park up tomorrow for a good 2-3 hours, hopefully I have some luck


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#285

DetectingSA
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01 February 2019 08:59 pm

Took a stab in the dark for hunt #33, just moved to a new area just just hit the closest reserve with the oldest looking trees, did not have much success over the 2 hours, just a bunch of can slaw and a few decimal currencies:

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Now before anyone berates me, I saw this sign on the way out:

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If I had any idea the park was a memorial to people and even had a body buried there, I would never have detected, as a result of seeing the sign, I’ll never go back there! Thank god I didn’t detect near the sundial, seeeeesh!


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#286

Goldpick
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02 February 2019 12:11 am

Good to see you back, plenty of good spots to detect in the hills around your area, especially if you can find some river/creek side spots that were frequented back in the day. wink


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#287

DetectingSA
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06 February 2019 11:24 am

Goldpick wrote:

Good to see you back, plenty of good spots to detect in the hills around your area, especially if you can find some river/creek side spots that were frequented back in the day. wink

I just managed to score permission on a site which used to house a post office in the 1860s!

Hoping to get there this Saturday!


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#288

Goldpick
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06 February 2019 09:03 pm

DetectingSA wrote:
Goldpick wrote:

Good to see you back, plenty of good spots to detect in the hills around your area, especially if you can find some river/creek side spots that were frequented back in the day. wink

I just managed to score permission on a site which used to house a post office in the 1860s!

Hoping to get there this Saturday!

Good luck with your permission, will be interesting to see what turn up. thumbsup


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#289

DetectingSA
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09 February 2019 07:06 pm

Went out for 4-5 hours today for hunt #34, I hit the first one of my permissions about 75km out of Adelaide

The ground was a very sandy loose soil which surprised me actually, and there was soooo much trash in the ground.

I mainly stuck around here:

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Unfortunately I pulled absolutely nothing of intrest out of the soil:

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It was a good experience, meeting some new people who were more than happy to share the history of the place with me and show me some early 1900s photos! Unfortunately it just wasn’t my day!

I’ve got a day off Monday so I’ll be back at it, possibly at one of my other permissions, or I might just go to a local park!


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#290

DetectingSA
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09 February 2019 08:04 pm

Just got back home, time for a local drop

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Just a PSA for the SA members here, a few of my permissions (the larger ones) I asked the land owner if it was okay if I bought a friend along, all of them had no problem with it, now I don’t have any mates that detect but I’d be more than happy to take along some of the regulars here, given they’re very respectful of the land owner and the privilege we’ve been given.

Send me a message if you’re interested!


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#291

DetectingSA
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From: Mount Barker, SA
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11 February 2019 03:24 pm

Used my day off today to scratch around on hunt #35, tried out a few random reserves near home.

Didn’t have much luck in the way of pre decimals, and only found 1x brown bugger, but I walked away with $12.25 more than I walked in with haha! here’s the lot anyway:

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Old pen knife, buckle, and a whooole bunch of aluminium

Best find of the day:

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Wasn’t a bad day, shame I couldn’t get my first silver of the year though, just need to find the right spot!

Cheers!

Last edited by DetectingSA (11 February 2019 03:26 pm)


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#292

DetectingSA
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12 February 2019 05:32 pm

I had another rostered day off from work today, originally I was just gonna relax at home, but I couldn’t help myself and went out for hunt #36!

Chose to go down to the local river and give it a fair crack, spent 5 hours down there and left when my swinging arm was about to fall off!

Meagre finds today:

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If I was looking for ring pulls, pull tabs and bottle tops it would’ve been a fantastic day lol

This is a particularly nasty bugger though:

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Until next time!
DSA


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#293

DetectingSA
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14 February 2019 10:51 pm

Went out for 2 hours after work today for hunt #37 after finding a pretty good map for my local area which tells me which land is public, prior to this it was hard to tell what was public and what was private:

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Me and the missus are down to one car at the moment so I can’t drive out to any of my permissions at the moment, so I chose somewhere within walking distance and I was off!

Stumbled across an area with abit of potential I think, found 3 pennies, so at least I know people were there in the right era! I’m pretty sure I saw the raft slab of an old house there too! Here’s the lot:

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Two of the pennies were in one hole, gave me a cracking signal of 96!

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I’ll 100% be heading back there when I have a chance! It’s got to have a silver for me! smile

Cheers guys


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#294

DetectingSA
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14 February 2019 11:01 pm

Ps. The orange lid has some words scratched into it but I can’t quite make out what it says:

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Obviously it’s not of importance, just interesting! I wonder what year these tins of what I assume are bandages were sold


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#295

LORD
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14 February 2019 11:13 pm

Nice work on the Pennies thumbsup , could turn out to be a good spot by the looks of it.


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#296

DetectingSA
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14 February 2019 11:23 pm

LORD wrote:

Nice work on the Pennies thumbsup , could turn out to be a good spot by the looks of it.

Fingers crossed! Thanks mate!


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#297

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15 February 2019 10:13 am

Ohhh I love Mount Barker! I stayed at someone's house a couple of years ago. They had many acres and horse, many giant sheds and old cars...And away from city life... Very very lucky! I wish I can have that kind of luxury. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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#298

DetectingSA
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15 February 2019 12:22 pm

caparobertsan wrote:

Ohhh I love Mount Barker! I stayed at someone's house a couple of years ago. They had many acres and horse, many giant sheds and old cars...And away from city life... Very very lucky! I wish I can have that kind of luxury. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Government recently rezoned large areas of land from agricultural to residential, so a few farmers sold off their land and made an absolute fortune! Thousands of more houses have popped up, I live in one of the new developments, so no such luck for me with the “country lifestyle” on my 600sqm block, but it was the only place I could afford to buy land, too expensive in Adelaide!


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