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#51

Dave79
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29 October 2018 06:22 am

Looks like hard digging there! Worth it for coins that old. The brooch thingy might be pewter?


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

#52

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29 October 2018 02:04 pm

Dave79 wrote:

Looks like hard digging there! Worth it for coins that old. The brooch thingy might be pewter?

I reckon so, the white and clear tiny crystals on the other side look like the lead minerals I see on proper lead objects I've dug so it's more than likely got some Pb content to it.

Located a couple more dozed late 1800's dwellings on crown yesterday, a quick scout gave me some doorknobs and a belt buckle but there's much more iron at these sites so lots of ridiculous falsing. Getting to within sight of dwellings too which I don't like, although I could hardly be accused of sneaking about being in high vis after work! More worried about upsetting stock and dogs to be honest. Did manage a 1900 half penny outboard of the cricket buckle site on the way out so the day wasn't a total duster.

I was investigating a very nice signal in some grass when something moved under the coil, a very solid red-bellied black snake! He would have been 4' plus at least, it felt like someone picked me up and shoved me in the other direction with the way I moved! I think that particular site might be a winter only job now since they are territorial, thankfully they really aren't that aggressive.


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#53

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07 November 2018 07:56 am

Slightly disappointing run up at the old's this weekend, starting to get diminishing returns although I'm trying to get permission for the old vineyard next door to give the site some more legs. 1911 and 1958 pennies, 1927 and 1948 half pennies, and a 1918 threepence. The thrip and 58 penny were plow damaged, the lawn area used to be an orchard 20+ years ago.

It's amazing how much weather and ground conditions influence what you find, found bugger all until half an inch of rain on the lawns plus overnight watering. The lawns lit up with good targets which included most of the coins, in areas I've walked over a dozen times and not particularly deep either. It was a pretty good demonstration of how limited the Go Find is despite it's ongoing success as well.

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Checked out the local defunct harness club , now public RV park for a short while for something different but I could practically feel the eyes on the back of my neck! No point detecting if it's not fun.

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Go Find 40 / White's GMT . Cumulative age of predecimals found so far: ~5360 years

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#54

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07 November 2018 01:59 pm

Got a nice one today... Just starting to check out an new and exceptionally trashy 1860's site that's giving me hell, and turned up half of an American military buckle. Civil war era I guess based on this site: http://www.relicman.com/plates/zLibrary … rtSash.htm , this one's fully cast instead of those stamped ones, and quite worn so I guess belt instead of sash. I suppose you're not going to be wearing your best sashes on the goldfields either!

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Anyone got any extra info on these? I see that a guy on this forum found an identical one last year. I actually tried to post this to the Australian Metal Detecting and Relic Hunting forum first to give them some love since they're struggling for posts, but I just couldn't get past the Tapatalk login this time no matter how many times I cleared my cookies!


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#55

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07 November 2018 02:34 pm

Lovely find, probably brought over to Oz by a US prospector previously working the Californian goldfields, has been a few US buckles unearthed recently. I've also stopped posting on AMDH due to the currently format, not sure how long it will last which is a pity.


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#56

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07 November 2018 03:38 pm

Guessologist wrote:

Got a nice one today... Just starting to check out an new and exceptionally trashy 1860's site that's giving me hell, and turned up half of an American military buckle. Civil war era I guess based on this site: http://www.relicman.com/plates/zLibrary … rtSash.htm , this one's fully cast instead of those stamped ones, and quite worn so I guess belt instead of sash. I suppose you're not going to be wearing your best sashes on the goldfields either!

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … uckle1.jpg
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … uckle2.jpg

Anyone got any extra info on these? I see that a guy on this forum found an identical one last year. I actually tried to post this to the Australian Metal Detecting and Relic Hunting forum first to give them some love since they're struggling for posts, but I just couldn't get past the Tapatalk login this time no matter how many times I cleared my cookies!

I think its in here mate
http://www.hanoverbrass.com/early-milit … lates.html


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#57

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07 November 2018 03:39 pm

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#58

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07 November 2018 08:44 pm

7.62marksman wrote:

Cheers, I reckon this one is pretty much an exact match with the angle of the eagle's head and position of the loops, circa 1861 is spot on:

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Gotta find the other half now...

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#59

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08 November 2018 02:11 pm

The Go Find has seen better days....

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#60

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08 November 2018 02:53 pm

I think you need to GO FIND a new detector lol thumbsup


No pain No gain..

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#61

liliane
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08 November 2018 03:03 pm

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hello all , I found these stones and got no clue what they are, I go for long walks and do pick whatever I find, these are the results lol

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#62

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08 November 2018 03:11 pm

Guessologist wrote:

The Go Find has seen better days....

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 244511.jpg

How did that happen??


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#63

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08 November 2018 03:35 pm

Jaros wrote:
Guessologist wrote:

The Go Find has seen better days....

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 244511.jpg

How did that happen??

Just through long time fatigue of the plastic, I probably could have stopped and tried to fix it up but it's becoming a lost cause. The central mould seam inside the arm split several months ago and has been letting the plastic flex. I used to superglue it back together but I got sick of doing that every other week. Over time other parts have just fatigued to the point of failure, hence the gaffer tape and hose clamp. They certainly work well for the price point but aren't made with durability as a top priority! I never intended to relic hunt as my main style of detecting, hence the GMT but over time it's been seeing less action. I don't think I want to get rid of it, but I certainly want to up my coin hunting capability.

Smoky bandit wrote:

I think you need to GO FIND a new detector lol thumbsup

Hopefully I won't be waiting until the EQUINOX for a new machine perfect


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#64

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08 November 2018 05:47 pm

Guessologist wrote:
Jaros wrote:
Guessologist wrote:

The Go Find has seen better days....

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 244511.jpg

How did that happen??

Just through long time fatigue of the plastic, I probably could have stopped and tried to fix it up but it's becoming a lost cause. The central mould seam inside the arm split several months ago and has been letting the plastic flex. I used to superglue it back together but I got sick of doing that every other week. Over time other parts have just fatigued to the point of failure, hence the gaffer tape and hose clamp. They certainly work well for the price point but aren't made with durability as a top priority! I never intended to relic hunt as my main style of detecting, hence the GMT but over time it's been seeing less action. I don't think I want to get rid of it, but I certainly want to up my coin hunting capability.

Smoky bandit wrote:

I think you need to GO FIND a new detector lol thumbsup

Hopefully I won't be waiting until the EQUINOX for a new machine perfect

Haha I brought my Nox the day before the last equinox. Lol smile


No pain No gain..

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#65

liliane
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08 November 2018 06:17 pm

Hello all, digging remains of history objects, maybe starting a museum would be a great contribution, what the earth has hidden all these years, you are uncovering it guys and giving it a name, location and a history, what a fantastic job, admirable, share these historic finds with the world and maybe some of it will be written in history books, who knows ? maybe you should contact schools and universities and see if they are interested in all that stuff you found? museums? who knows, anyways , have a great afternoon, cheers

#66

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08 November 2018 10:54 pm

Hi Liliane, the blue and green in those rocks look like Copper, are you near a old mine?

Cheers
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#67

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09 November 2018 10:53 am

Guessologist wrote:

The Go Find has seen better days....

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 244511.jpg

I am sure back part can be ordered! Or attach metal one. awful


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#68

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09 November 2018 09:00 pm

Got a fun one this afternoon after I splinted the detector back together. Gaffer tape fixes everything!

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My favourite site spat out two oldies, one a 1863 penny that should clean up nicely (my Andre's crayons are out of steel wool, wonder how hard they are to refill yourself?). The other I thought was another crusty Holloway token until I cleaned it up a little, definitely a George IV penny. It's in terrible shape despite how kind the soil is to all the other coins I've found there so far and the date is mostly illegible. Given it's state (the worst of the damage is mostly corrosion rather than wear) I reckon it's probably the 1827, I'll have to take a real good look with the scope to see if there's enough left to make a call on that last digit...

Action shot on the George IV penny, it was barely a few steps from where I found the 1863 half penny the other week, I swear the signal wasn't there last time!
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#69

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09 November 2018 10:03 pm

Good to see the Go-Find battling on and a couple of older coins for your efforts, any Georgian era coin is a good find. Don't think you can refill the steel wool crayon, I've used up mine a while ago and will require a new set to keep me going. big_smile


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#70

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10 November 2018 07:36 am

Goldpick wrote:

Good to see the Go-Find battling on and a couple of older coins for your efforts, any Georgian era coin is a good find. Don't think you can refill the steel wool crayon, I've used up mine a while ago and will require a new set to keep me going. big_smile

You can get just a 5 pack of steel wool refills from here (think these are the original makers?), can't seem to find more than just the brush by itself elsewhere so I might just have to bite the bullet and grab some. Works out to something like $15 AUD posted.
https://www.nettoyervostrouvailles.com/ … l-000.html

The penny is 1826, there's a single small nub of an edge parallel with the termination of the 2 left on the last digit, that fits with the inside of the 6 but can't be part of the 5 or 7 when you start overlaying images.
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#71

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10 November 2018 03:49 pm

Looks like they changed the design of the steel wool pencil to be rechargeable vs the older type which has the wool poking out from both ends. Thanks for the link.


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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