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#151

DetectingSA
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29 July 2019 05:24 pm

Goldpick wrote:

That park looks like it could have a bit more promise with the older silver and brit copper. Beaches really can be hit and miss, need some exposed rocks for the heavies or some decent erosion.

How did the Adelaide coast go after that last lot of bad weather?

Few people on a couple groups I’m on been pulling out silvers etc

My recent hunt I went to port Elliot, horseshoe bay specifically... was trying to avoid the Brighton’s/glenelgs/semaphores etc to try to get somewhere where less people have likely hit it, but no luck unfortunately!


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#152

flyrodder
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29 July 2019 11:44 pm

They get hit as well

DetectingSA wrote:
Goldpick wrote:

That park looks like it could have a bit more promise with the older silver and brit copper. Beaches really can be hit and miss, need some exposed rocks for the heavies or some decent erosion.

How did the Adelaide coast go after that last lot of bad weather?

Few people on a couple groups I’m on been pulling out silvers etc

My recent hunt I went to port Elliot, horseshoe bay specifically... was trying to avoid the Brighton’s/glenelgs/semaphores etc to try to get somewhere where less people have likely hit it, but no luck unfortunately!

#153

Goldpick
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30 July 2019 12:49 am

The secret is to get out at night on a low tide after a storm. Less or no people around, and you get first pickings. Only issue with the metro beaches is the sand replenishment program, really takes ages for any major of sand to expose the goodies - better off looking further north where there are some obstructions distrurbing the movement of sand further north.


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#154

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30 July 2019 03:23 pm

Had two hours for hunt #73 on Sunday, went to a new spot with a mate, didn’t come up with much... here’s the lot:

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Buckles unfortunately turned out to be modern trash

Only one lone pre dec for the day:

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If anyone interested in keeping up with my finds you can follow me on Instagram @ detecting_SA

I finally retired the Garrett carrot and passed it onto a mate, just purchased myself an mi-4 which hopefully comes in the post this week thumbsup


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#155

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30 July 2019 10:17 pm

1962, now that was a GOOD year.

smile


Still looking for Captain Feather-swords treasure chest !
Won't be long now - 3240+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and tabs) LOL

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#156

DetectingSA
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07 August 2019 11:40 am

Got out last night for hunt #74

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Just went to a local spot mainly to test out the new Mi-4 pinpointer and rechargeable head torch I recently got, didn’t expect much in the way of funds.

Only really came up with $3 and this:

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Head torch is awesome, much brighter than my previous battery powered one!

More importantly though, the mi-4 I found to be an excellent pin pointer. I expected some time to get used to it but I took to it right away, very happy with my purchase there!

And for the second time someone called the police on me, they were nice enough though.
I always show our law enforcement the deserved respect, and for the most part receive it back.

We had a good chat about what types of things I look for/find, and the ins and outs of relic/coin hunting!
One of them joked with me that if I found “their” 1930 penny to call them on 000 tongue

I asked them if they wanted me to move on, due to someone clearly being concerned enough with what I was doing to call the police. They said I wasn’t doing anything wrong and let me carry on perfect


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#157

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07 August 2019 12:53 pm

I like their humour lol thumbsup

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#158

DetectingSA
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12 August 2019 12:00 am

Got out today for hunt #75, managed to get to two ruins and an hour at the beach.

Pretty well known sites in council land but worth a shot!

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Didn’t come up with much, but that’s the game... here’s the lot

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Crusty sea shilling, 1931 rego tag and a water bottle I’m hoping is old, I haven’t cleaned it up yet but I’m hoping for some markings!

Unfortunately this is as close as I got to gold today

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Cheers cool

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#159

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13 August 2019 10:45 am

Did a different type of hunt yesterday.

Finally got around to sorting out my scrap into copper/brass/lead like I had initially intended... the plan was to come home from every hunt and before the next one divvy up what I had into appropriate tubs... in reality what happened is I’d come home knackered, forget about it and just before my next hunt dump everything into one tub big_smile

This went on for 2-3 months, so I decided yesterday was the day to sort it all out.

Here’s the hoard of trash:

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I ended up just ditching the aluminium slaw but keeping the aluminium piping etc. and obviously kept all the lead/copper/brass

As a bi product of just dumping my trash into a tub, every now and then I’d accidentally leave something in the “keeps” section of my finds bag that made its way into my tub

Here’s the selection of keepers that almost got trashed

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Bunch of buckles, $4.60, bunch of BBs, 3 bong parts, reading challenge medallion, half a pocket watch, some junk jewellery and a couple of keys

I call this “a visual ode to getting stoned and losing my keys”

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Im hoping to get down to the beach next weekend, starting to enjoy the beach more and more now I have my scoop! Stay tuned cool


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#160

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13 August 2019 12:47 pm

LOL Kato does this every hunt, too tired then panics to get her act together for the next hunt.

BUT she is getting better at sorting her stuff

Last hunt, 1st swing I found a nice three pence 1936, she was not happy with me, but at the end of the hunt she did alright too.
3/4hr at a local oval playground.


Still looking for Captain Feather-swords treasure chest !
Won't be long now - 3240+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and tabs) LOL

#161

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13 August 2019 03:03 pm

I call this “a visual ode to getting stoned and losing my keys”

HAHAHA lol

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#162

DetectingSA
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07 September 2019 01:11 pm

Updating for hunt #76 and #77

Haven’t been able to get out much lately, I did a night hunt at a local oval for hunt #76

Didn’t come up with much, one thrippy and a cool footy club medal:

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I spent yesterday’s RDO on a hunt at another oval and playground.
Managed to finally score a pre decimal full house:

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I also got this very worn Brit penny:

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Probably my best day interms of Volume if coins yesterday, shame they were mostly brown buggers:

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Cheers thumbsup


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#163

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07 September 2019 07:20 pm

Congrats thumbsup
Looks like you have found some virgin ground there
Well worth another visit wink

#164

Goldpick
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07 September 2019 09:56 pm

A very productive outing going by those results, lots of BB's are always a good indication that the area hasn't seen to many detectors. Well done on the full house. thumbsup


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#165

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08 September 2019 12:05 am

Congrats on the full house DSA tongue
power cool thumbsup


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#166

DetectingSA
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08 September 2019 10:19 pm

Upon closer inspection, the florin is a 1942, which makes it my first .925 florin and one of my bucketlisters!

Been a while since I’ve been able to post this:

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Yes, it’s grown substantially since last time tongue I add more than I ever end up ticking off

Unfortunately the area wasn’t that big, I spent a good 4-5 hours carefully grinding in so I’m fairly confident I got 90% of the stuff out the ground


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#167

DetectingSA
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11 September 2019 09:52 pm

These two bad boys arrived today, direct from the motherland inlove

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Can’t wait for the weekend


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#168

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12 September 2019 06:57 pm

What Austria?

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#169

DetectingSA
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14 September 2019 09:37 am

Mackka wrote:

What Austria?

Haha what? You mean Australia or do you think I’m Austrian lol

I was born in the UK, God’s country tongue


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#170

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14 September 2019 07:25 pm

Slim pickings for hunt #78 but a few gems amongst it:

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Couple bucks, a 1947 dog rego tag, few pennies, a nice 1924 thrippy and a little .999 fine silver pendant:

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thumbsup


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#171

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15 September 2019 06:43 am

Nice photos too DSA !
power cool thumbsup


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#172

DetectingSA
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15 September 2019 08:38 pm

Popped out for hunt #79 to a new spot, didn’t expect much... only had two hours...

Only just went and scored a bucketlister 1909 British half crown:

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Also scored another 1947 florin, an almost mint 1940 sixpence, a 1908 dog rego tag and a threepence I forgot to take a photo of in the field:

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Like the terminator, I’ll be back big_smile


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#173

Sandta
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16 September 2019 08:03 am

Great find party
Looks to be pretty good condition too thumbsup

#174

Heatho
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16 September 2019 08:56 am

That half crown is a real cracker of a find, well done!! thumbsup


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#175

Wally69
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16 September 2019 08:59 am

Very nice inlove bucket lister rainbow party money trophy


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