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#26

Wally69
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11 February 2020 08:14 pm

........part of an Edwardian Enamel pendant ????.??.?..
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#27

Dave79
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11 February 2020 08:40 pm

Nice pendant, looks like solid silver to me thumbsup


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

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#28

indi
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13 February 2020 07:04 pm

hi guys
the bottom of the bullet case any idea of possible date1581581081_243_wincester.jpg

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#29

indi
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13 February 2020 07:09 pm

Hi Guys another outing another couple of firsts. These are my first English penny 1902 and my first Australian threepence really quite happy. Also just wondering what number do other equinox users dig, I go 10 and 13 if firm and above 17 and above should i be digging more numbers?1581581371_1902_penny.jpg

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#30

Dave79
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13 February 2020 08:00 pm

All depends on where I'm detecting and how much energy I have on the day. I like old buttons so if I'm in an old area without too much non ferrous junk I'll dig up 5s and sixes but in a park full of mowed up can slaw I'll usually stick to 18 and up and ignore anything that jumps around from 18-24. Some beaches are full of crap and the 18+ rule comes out again but if it's reasonably clean dig anything over 9.


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

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#31

Clodmaster
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13 February 2020 09:04 pm

I agree with Dave. Depends where you are and what you're hoping to find. Sometimes I notch out everything below 18 if I'm just looking for predecs. Other times, especially at a beach I'll dig most things. But then again if the beach is high in junk I'll be more discerning. Don't forget, gold can ring up really low on the Nox!

#32

Thomo
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13 February 2020 09:26 pm

indi wrote:

hi guys
the bottom of the bullet case any idea of possible datehttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/14416/1581581081_243_wincester.jpg

243 Winchester have been around for quite a few years now.
Could have been dropped yesterday or 40 years ago

#33

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14 February 2020 07:20 am

indi wrote:

Hi Guys another outing another couple of firsts. These are my first English penny 1902 and my first Australian threepence really quite happy. Also just wondering what number do other equinox users dig, I go 10 and 13 if firm and above 17 and above should i be digging more numbers?https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/14416/1581581371_1902_penny.jpg

Sounds like a good strategy, I tend to dig anything 16 and above as where I hunt many brass relics like buckles etc tend to ring up as a solid 16. There are three common items here however that dead set keep me up at night:

Aluminium can tabs - sit on about 14, right where the 50% silver threepences tend to be, I'm sure I've left many coins in the ground just so I didn't have to dig another tab
Leather rivets - make an awesome sound up about 24-26 and you can tell that they are small, so you start thinking .925 threepence. They always seem to give an inconsistent ID though but you still gotta dig...
Perforated copper mesh fragments - This stuff is just satanic. High 20's and sounds perfect in pinpoint, although maybe a little too perfect like aluminium does.


Equinox 600 / White's GMT / Go Find 40 . Combined age of predecimals found so far: ~20,545 years (188)

#34

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14 February 2020 09:13 am

I'm also guided by depth at some sites. If a 14 is buried deep I'm more likely to dig it than if it's near the surface as there's a better chance it's something old like a button.

#35

indi
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14 February 2020 09:51 am

thanks for that yes this site high trash was used as a picnic area from about 1900 and still very popular today this week i found a half penny and a dollar coin laying next to each other but there is a lot of pull tabs was worried i was missing too much but i think i so need the six inch coil

#36

Perth Tim
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14 February 2020 10:07 am

The 6 inch coil is magic in high trash.

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#37

indi
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14 February 2020 04:51 pm

was a quiet day 1 and a half hours and four coins sadly no pre decimals maybe next week1581659463_dollar_coins.jpg

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#38

happyenough
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14 February 2020 10:02 pm

indi wrote:

hi guys
the bottom of the bullet case any idea of possible datehttps://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/14416/1581581081_243_wincester.jpg

I cannot tell you that but it looks pretty new to me,the writing is mint condition.

Still nice find.

#39

indi
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19 February 2020 05:49 pm

Some mixed results last couple days the pre decimals are a nice bonus, tried a new spot today a park near a river picked up a 2 dollar and 5c and then the copper ring is very thin so not sure if its a finger ring or not after the ring met another detectorist who also had some success in the park could explain why the limited success there

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#40

indi
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26 February 2020 09:20 am

Very lean times at the moment, 3 coins the 2c, 1c amd penny came from a site ive been getting a few pieces gridded it off to make sure i got everything, will try again after i get the 6 inch coil, The other 1c came from a site i thought was going have great potential but after 3 hours only got the one coin

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#41

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26 February 2020 10:30 am

You never know until you try, Indi! Keep at it.

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#42

indi
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29 February 2020 09:01 pm

Found this today at a old wharf site can just see the young queen victoria coming through i think it might be my oldest coin sadly in grotty condition1582970458_vic_thrreepence.jpg

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