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Dave79
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10 February 2020 04:30 pm

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Another Victoria diamond jubilee medallion, this one has still got most of the gilding intact. Was about 500m away from the last one I found a few months ago.


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

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#277

indi
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10 February 2020 05:08 pm

very nice you on a old school site?

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#278

Dave79
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10 February 2020 05:49 pm

Think it might be, few bits of ink bottles turned up too.


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

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indi
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10 February 2020 06:04 pm

sounds promising

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10 February 2020 07:28 pm

Told you Dave

Stop digging up your back yard.... lol lol

Nar your getting some real nice fines thumbsup

Goody wink

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#281

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10 February 2020 08:08 pm

Nice find Dave thumbsup


No pain No gain..

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#282

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10 February 2020 08:09 pm

I'm already banned from digging in the lawn till winter. ... and the vege patch is all hunted out sad


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#283

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14 February 2020 10:11 am

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Well I'll be stuffed. Another one of the number 11 buttons turned up this week, a good couple of days horse ride from the last one. This one has the makers mark still legible, Gowans, Gerrard st, London so it must be an English regimental number.


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#284

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14 February 2020 10:26 am

Nice button Dave. I'm planning to hunt for buttons this weekend at a site where I've ignored some of the lower TIDs in the past.

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14 February 2020 10:52 am

Another nice find thumbsup


No pain No gain..

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indi
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15 February 2020 01:46 pm

Hi Dave tracked the button maker to a James McGowan 32 Gerrard street london looking at Post office directories active in the 1830s and 1840s

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indi
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15 February 2020 02:02 pm

Ok very weird looks like its early 1800s Napoleonic war and belong too a Polish regiment why a english maker making buttons for the enemy at the time i dont know

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#288

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18 March 2020 02:48 pm

Some days you're the dog but this weekend I was definitely the fire hydrant.
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The coins were crusty,
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the relics were crumbling, then I dug up a European wasps nest and got tagged by 5 of the bloody things. Then to add insult to injury I got back to camp and discovered that the neighbors pigs had escaped and eaten my snuffer bottle containing my weekends meagre takings that I left down by the dam.
At least I got this nice little mirror thingy.
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Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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#289

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18 March 2020 02:53 pm

So your now stocked up on pork right perfect

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#290

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18 March 2020 04:17 pm

Mmmmm, golden crackling, sounds like good payback.


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19 March 2020 02:23 am

Pig on a spit followed by a nice hot coffee and cake. thumbsup coffee cake

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Never give up on your dreams.... They are all worthy of your focus.....

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19 March 2020 03:23 am

Could the mirror thingy be a rug beater?How big is it?

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19 March 2020 07:28 am

So is it likely the snuffer bottle will re-emerge out the other end of the pig? And has it got much gold in it? Maybe you could run your detector over the pigs and find out the culprit!

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#294

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19 March 2020 08:12 am

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Too small to be a rugbeater I reckon.
And if I get close enough to those pigs to run a detector over them they will have an ass full of buckshot already! Don't think it's worth panning pigshit for about .15 of a gram either.


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

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#295

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20 March 2020 03:05 am

Ok,too small to be a rug beater but I’m not convinced it was a mirror either.

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20 March 2020 06:46 am

Eldorado wrote:

Ok,too small to be a rug beater but I’m not convinced it was a mirror either.

Unless the fabled Fukawee tribe got really lost .... and ended up over here playful

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#297

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24 March 2020 02:43 pm

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An oldie that cleaned up pretty well with a good week soaking in water and some careful surgery with a toothpick.


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

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#298

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24 March 2020 09:02 pm

Nice find. You shouldn't use tap water on copper coins, Chlorine is corrosive and affects/dulls the green pantena. Distilled water leaves a better finish.

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#299

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14 May 2020 04:17 pm

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Got out to an old townsite yesterday and managed to pick up another different Queen Victoria diamond jubilee medallion.
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Also a little brooch and a pile of lead seals.

Last edited by Dave79 (14 May 2020 04:18 pm)


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

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#300

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27 May 2020 10:47 am

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Got out a couple of days last week and found a couple of little miners hut sites hiding in some thick scrub and blackberry thickets. Really hard to swing even the 6" coil and a few spots I poked it into I was really hoping that I didn't get a signal. Managed a few silvers, a target practice penny and a cute little locally made pocket watch winder, and plenty of prickles that I'm still picking out.


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

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