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#2576

Dave79
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06 October 2019 08:19 pm

Nice rings, especially the cameo, haven't seen one of those since my grandmother passed away, and always a good day when some silvers pop out of the sand.


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

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#2577

Heatho
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07 October 2019 09:38 am

Nice work mate, thought you'd have to get a gold ring soon. big_smile


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#2578

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07 October 2019 10:05 am

Heatho wrote:

Nice work mate, thought you'd have to get a gold ring soon. big_smile

Yeah mate it was well overdue lol but I as m only a few digs into the new season. Haha
I lowered the threshold which seems to have worked wonders..
I did find that the deeper signals were a little scratchy but as soon as the targets were out of the hole they were solid tones. thumbsup


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#2579

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07 October 2019 10:17 am

Nice lot of finds there mate.
Makes me keen to get out.
Congratulations on the gold.


No pain No gain..

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#2580

golddiggerart
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07 October 2019 10:53 am

Cheers Smoky, that is what we do, inspire everyone to get out there and save the treasures. thumbsup
Pack up your gear and go get some. smile big_smile


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#2581

Goldpick
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07 October 2019 12:26 pm

Love the gold ring, it does look a lot older than the dating would suggest, though it is in good shape. perfect


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#2582

golddiggerart
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07 October 2019 06:38 pm

Seems they're rather popular Goldpick thumbsup


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#2583

wiley coyote
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07 October 2019 09:30 pm

How are you going to clean that button, as they're very fragile?

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#2584

golddiggerart
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07 October 2019 11:48 pm

wiley coyote wrote:

How are you going to clean that button, as they're very fragile?

I just soaked it in vinegar.. The backing was corroded badly and the front is pretty toasted but I will get a pic up..

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#2585

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10 October 2019 06:27 pm

Got out last night for a dig even though it was a hide tide.. Concentrated my efforts where I found the threepence.. Definitely a spot that will give up more finds as the sand and stones shift.

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Brrmm brrmm

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These screws and nails? Scattered around..

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Interesting rock..

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Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda thumbsup

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#2586

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10 October 2019 11:38 pm

Great ring. Does seem older than 1960s. Congrats!

Sandta wrote:

The smiley $1 is pretty cool
I wonder why they made it upside down after all that work

If it's hanging from your neck and you pick it up to look at it holding the chain ….

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#2587

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13 October 2019 02:36 pm

Been out a couple of times over the last week and got a few finds, checked tides and thought I would miss the low tide so dressed for dry sand detecting.
When I got to the beach the tide was still low so I checked the timetable again and it said high tide... Next time I will prepare myself better.

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Bling looks so good at night..

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Hitting the low tide tonight.. Until next time
Happy detecting
Cheers Gda big_smile thumbsup

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#2588

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13 October 2019 04:01 pm

awesome Art. you do quite well their.

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#2589

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13 October 2019 05:15 pm

Lucky finds Gda .... looks like you could hold this up to your ear and hear the ocean yikes
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What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#2590

golddiggerart
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13 October 2019 05:48 pm

numpty wrote:

awesome Art. you do quite well their.

Yeah I do seem to attract some good finds and it's not even summer yet... Only low 20 degrees celcius days. thumbsup


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#2591

golddiggerart
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13 October 2019 05:49 pm

silver wrote:

Lucky finds Gda .... looks like you could hold this up to your ear and hear the ocean yikes
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -13-27.jpg

I found it interesting for a rock lol


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#2592

golddiggerart
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14 October 2019 02:23 pm

Got out last night for a swing at the local beach, after an hour of silence with no beeps I changed the threshold to 8 on the nox from 4 and was soon pinging signals, a few coins gathered up before hitting the silvers spot.
Another thrippy 1961 and a penny, half penny in rather good shape.
Still don't know why one area has the older coins but it is still a spot to be worked over as the sand shifts.

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Can anyone I.d this? Many different sizes popping up.

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Someone had to replace a propeller hmm

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While the weather is good I'll be back at it again tonight, until next time happy detecting.
Cheers Gda thumbsup

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#2593

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14 October 2019 03:55 pm

Nice finds Art,but I would be getting rid of those knuckle-dusters,pretty sure they are illegal.

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#2594

golddiggerart
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14 October 2019 04:11 pm

Eldorado wrote:

Nice finds Art,but I would be getting rid of those knuckle-dusters,pretty sure they are illegal.

thumbsup Custom coin holder, in the bin..

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#2595

Smoky bandit
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14 October 2019 06:02 pm

Nice one mate... smile
The threshold wouldn't of had anything to do with no signals mate.. thumbsup
Also you probs already know but you don't need the threshold on beach mode or any other mode .Though it can be beneficial in some areas in prospecting mode.
Love the busters perfect


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#2596

Dave79
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14 October 2019 06:21 pm

Reckon that is an old copper boat nail with washer. I get heaps of similar ones around boat building sites on the river near where I live.


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#2597

golddiggerart
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14 October 2019 06:32 pm

Dave79 wrote:

Reckon that is an old copper boat nail with washer. I get heaps of similar ones around boat building sites on the river near where I live.

Meg mentioned an old boat, the screws that are there as well would be from the same source. Cheers Dave thumbsup


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#2598

golddiggerart
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14 October 2019 06:33 pm

Yeah Smoky I just like to hear the humming sound. big_smile

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#2599

Smoky bandit
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14 October 2019 07:05 pm

golddiggerart wrote:

Yeah Smoky I just like to hear the humming sound. big_smile

thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup smile
Drives me nuts...Don't know how those blokes with Gpxs...Sdcs ...etc cope with that constant hum. ops smile


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#2600

Whisp
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14 October 2019 08:09 pm

golddiggerart wrote:

Got out last night for a swing at the local beach, after an hour of silence with no beeps I changed the threshold to 8 on the nox from 4 and was soon pinging signals, a few coins gathered up before hitting the silvers spot.
Another thrippy 1961 and a penny, half penny in rather good shape.
Still don't know why one area has the older coins but it is still a spot to be worked over as the sand shifts.

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Can anyone I.d this? Many different sizes popping up.

While the weather is good I'll be back at it again tonight, until next time happy detecting.
Cheers Gda thumbsup

It's a copper boat nail fitted with a rove. The rove is a small copper disc placed on the nail after it is driven into the hull and the rove is then driven down the nail very tightly, the nail is cut off and riveted over with a hammer. A very common method of building clinker boats. Could be remains of an old boat that has disintegrated there.

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