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#201

DetectingSA
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11 October 2019 02:49 pm

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

Yeah the digger issue threw me off my game for abit there, stood around talking to my mate and didn’t detect for 10-15 just watching him And chatting... and about 3m in front of me was a bucketlister for me...

Australian military forces button roll

But anyhow, I’ve contacted BlackAda and they’re going to replace it. Hopefully the next one holds up better than this one which I’m going to take into work and re-weld for a back up


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#202

DetectingSA
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12 October 2019 09:54 pm

Went out for hunt #84 today... and damn, my best hunt ever on the silvers. 14 in total including 4x British thrips

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Here’s some photos as they came out of their earthly prison:

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Wow, what a hunt! Very little metal in the ground and no modern trash. Seemed like every hole was a pre decimal! Also got 5 pennies and 3 half pennies!

I’ll be back there later to Hoover up the remaining silvers wink

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#203

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12 October 2019 10:27 pm

That's a nice honey hole you have, wonderful result. thumbsup


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#204

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13 October 2019 04:23 pm

wow and wow nice. thumbsup

#205

DetectingSA
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13 October 2019 08:14 pm

Only had an hour for hunt #85 but I dashed back to the field for a quick look. Scored 2 more:

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I gave the location to my mate and he scored 10, including a 1817 shilling the lucky so and so!

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Together that’s 26 silvers so far and counting wink


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#206

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14 October 2019 01:02 am

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

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#207

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15 October 2019 05:30 pm

Back to the field of dreams for hunt #86 big_smile

Managed 8 silvers:

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And scored this ripper queen vic half crown, my second half crown cool cool

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Pretty faded but I think the date might be 1881:

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Certainly looks like double 8s, so maybe 1881/7/4.... something like that playful

My mate joined me for an hour but only managed a thrip and sixpence

Total silver count for this site: 36 cool

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#208

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15 October 2019 06:01 pm

LOL, showed Kato your pics and she is now telling me to take up your offer to go out into the field together.

She is salivating at your little 'crop'.

Kids, what do you do with them ??

LOL 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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#209

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15 October 2019 07:06 pm

The funny this is, I found my Eddy Half crown on the 15th of last month - September, I just found the Vicky half crown today... the 15th of October.

Now I’m not a superstitious fella... but

My birthday is the 15th, my house number is 15, 15 was the number on my high school basket ball jersey, and it also happens to be my favourite number...

All I’m saying is... I can’t wait for the 15th of next month lol lol lol


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#210

silver
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15 October 2019 07:37 pm

Could all be lucky because it's the number straight after 14 which is two sevens...... regardless... the luck is obviously strong with this one yikes
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#211

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15 October 2019 08:34 pm

Field of awesome... Very nice thumbsup


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#212

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15 October 2019 09:12 pm

Great spot for the silvers & lovely half crown - hopefully the site has a few more silvers in it yet. thumbsup


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#213

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17 October 2019 09:47 pm

DetectingSA wrote:

The funny this is, I found my Eddy Half crown on the 15th of last month - September, I just found the Vicky half crown today... the 15th of October.

Now I’m not a superstitious fella... but

My birthday is the 15th, my house number is 15, 15 was the number on my high school basket ball jersey, and it also happens to be my favourite number...

All I’m saying is... I can’t wait for the 15th of next month lol lol lol

I feel the force is strong in this young one, Obiwan.

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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#214

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03 November 2019 10:38 pm

Headed out for hunt #87 with a mate of mine to one of his spots:

Managed a pre decimal full house, which is my second ever full house so pretty happy with that:

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Also managed my first 1 florin 2 shillings coin and it’s in great nic!

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Also managed this really nice condition 1908 Brit half penny:

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My buddy was only short a sixpence to get his full house but Unfortunately just missed out!


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#215

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19 November 2019 11:36 am

Haven’t been able to get out much in the last 3 weeks

I did manage to get out for hunt #88 recently, back to a site I’ve done okay on relics before just purely to get a taste of the hunt.

Managed to score this awesome South Australian Rifles button. Apart of the uniform of the South Australian volunteer forces

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Also got the usual spoons, Victorian buttons and buckles too but all pretty woeful condition!

Hoping to get out for an arvo/night hunt this Thursday!

Stay tuned thumbsup

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#216

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22 November 2019 12:11 am

Went for an after work hunt for hunt #89

I went back to my relic spot and scored this nice NAFC medallion:

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Also managed a 1941 thrip... a silver a day big_smile

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Not much but pretty happy with the little badge! And a silver is always nice!

Cheers


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#217

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25 November 2019 12:01 am

Got out for 3 hours for hunt #90

I found my first WW1 lead soldier and a bucketlister of mine!

Funny thing is, someone else dug it and had left it on the surface right near the hole... guess they thought it was junk!

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I also managed these two thips, 1941 and 1896

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Was a decent hunt.... but it’s never enough! Keen to get out again!

Cheers


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#218

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25 November 2019 12:17 am

Amazing how soft lead can turn over time

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#219

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30 November 2019 12:57 am

Went out on a night hunt tonight and had my first ever negative interaction in the 91 hunts I’ve been on. It’s not uncommon for me to be approached by people, but up until now everyone’s been friendly and interested in what I’m looking for ect as I’m sure we’ve all experienced.

But this bloke... now a little back story. I was detecting a reserve (council land) right across from a caravan park. Headphones on, pin pointer on vibrate only, and only turned on the head torch after I dug the plug and located the rough area of the target with the pin pointer.

So in my mind I was being as considerate as possible. I’m sure 99% of people at the caravan park didn’t even know I was there.

But anyway, this bloke storms over while I’m head down trying to pin point a target, he’s making a ruckus saying things like “what do you think you’re doing?”, “pack up you’re leaving” ect being generally abit of a d@#khead.

I told him he has no authority over me and explained to him I work all day and sometimes I detect at night and that I’m totally within my rights to do so and I’ll be staying.

Old mate didn’t want to hear none of it and said “you’re going, where’s your car, I’ll help you” being a total smart arse but he went to grab my detector which was laying on the ground, and my instinct made me just spring up and shove him, hard. And old mate fell over before he was able to get my detector. (I though this blokes a nutter, I’m not giving him any chance to smash my detector or anything)

Lots of swearing ensured from both parties, after a few choice words he said he was gonna go call the cops. I said be my guest, wouldn’t be the first time. And he stormed off in a huff.

I stuck around for another 2.5 hours until my detector went flat out of principle and the coppers never showed up.

A lot of the police in my area know me because it’s not uncommon for people to call the police on me. No one has ever confronted me before.... and the police always let me carry on detecting anyway.... it might be odd to most people to be detecting at night, but thankfully being a weirdo isn’t a crime lol

I did manage $6, 1x crusty penny, a threepence and this unidentified button:

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Any ideas?


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#220

Sandta
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30 November 2019 07:20 am

alls well that ends well ..... fortunately thumbsup
Good onya for keeping your cool as long as you did
Would have been a different story here mad

#221

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30 November 2019 09:19 am

DetectingSA wrote:

Went out on a night hunt tonight and had my first ever negative interaction in the 91 hunts I’ve been on. It’s not uncommon for me to be approached by people, but up until now everyone’s been friendly and interested in what I’m looking for ect as I’m sure we’ve all experienced.

But this bloke... now a little back story. I was detecting a reserve (council land) right across from a caravan park. Headphones on, pin pointer on vibrate only, and only turned on the head torch after I dug the plug and located the rough area of the target with the pin pointer.

So in my mind I was being as considerate as possible. I’m sure 99% of people at the caravan park didn’t even know I was there.

But anyway, this bloke storms over while I’m head down trying to pin point a target, he’s making a ruckus saying things like “what do you think you’re doing?”, “pack up you’re leaving” ect being generally abit of a d@#khead.

I told him he has no authority over me and explained to him I work all day and sometimes I detect at night and that I’m totally within my rights to do so and I’ll be staying.

Old mate didn’t want to hear none of it and said “you’re going, where’s your car, I’ll help you” being a total smart arse but he went to grab my detector which was laying on the ground, and my instinct made me just spring up and shove him, hard. And old mate fell over before he was able to get my detector. (I though this blokes a nutter, I’m not giving him any chance to smash my detector or anything)

Lots of swearing ensured from both parties, after a few choice words he said he was gonna go call the cops. I said be my guest, wouldn’t be the first time. And he stormed off in a huff.

I stuck around for another 2.5 hours until my detector went flat out of principle and the coppers never showed up.

A lot of the police in my area know me because it’s not uncommon for people to call the police on me. No one has ever confronted me before.... and the police always let me carry on detecting anyway.... it might be odd to most people to be detecting at night, but thankfully being a weirdo isn’t a crime lol

I did manage $6, 1x crusty penny, a threepence and this unidentified button:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 5c1e9a.jpg

Any ideas?

I usually/almost always ,detect before dawn ....home before the sun rises.Only really ever get stopped by the cops....Same as you they get to know who you are and now they just slow down ...I give em a wave and they move on.But the last 2 hunts have been around 6am to 8am and i get stopped by every second person asking if ive found gold awful or better yet...There's no gold on the beach hmm wink


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#222

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30 November 2019 11:07 am

I had one nutter at Shelly Beach in Manly have a go at me once, well indirectly I guess, he was talking very loudly on his phone pretending to be talking to the cops saying "yes he's detecting now and swinging that detector near people", was really weird. Then he said in a loud voice after putting his phone away that he "would belt me if I came near him".... Well after hearing that I just had to, so I started detecting directly toward him and then just stood there glaring at him, should have seen the bloke run, total nutcase. Gave me a laugh anyway. big_smile


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#223

Goldpick
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01 December 2019 12:11 am

The button appears to be a British General Service button from WW1/WW2. I'm glad things didn't get too out of hand that night, should minded his own business and definitely had no right to touch any of your gear.


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