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#2976

golddiggerart
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16 March 2021 12:46 pm

silver wrote:

A Bazillion ounces still out there tongue

That's actually a good estimate.. Lol thumbsup


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#2977

Danny13
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16 March 2021 12:51 pm

Danny13 wrote:
golddiggerart wrote:

Crazy cool find at the beach last night.
Circa 1970 and it still works. yikes
There was alot on offer as the beach is sanded in due to the council topping the Beach up but nice to see some older finds making there way to the surface.

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Mate I think I might pull up stumps and head down your way - how many ounces of gold have you pulled out so far - amazing smile

Mate might head down for a detecting holiday - if your keen to meet up - pending covid situaltion


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#2978

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16 March 2021 01:57 pm

Danny13 wrote:
Danny13 wrote:
golddiggerart wrote:

Crazy cool find at the beach last night.
Circa 1970 and it still works. yikes
There was alot on offer as the beach is sanded in due to the council topping the Beach up but nice to see some older finds making there way to the surface.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 620041.jpg

Mate I think I might pull up stumps and head down your way - how many ounces of gold have you pulled out so far - amazing smile

Mate might head down for a detecting holiday - if your keen to meet up - pending covid situaltion

Any time mate... Lots of localities with history in them around here, some of the stories I've been told would put all my finds in the OK category lol


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#2979

Danny13
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16 March 2021 03:29 pm

golddiggerart wrote:
Danny13 wrote:
Danny13 wrote:
golddiggerart wrote:

Crazy cool find at the beach last night.
Circa 1970 and it still works. yikes
There was alot on offer as the beach is sanded in due to the council topping the Beach up but nice to see some older finds making there way to the surface.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 620041.jpg

Mate I think I might pull up stumps and head down your way - how many ounces of gold have you pulled out so far - amazing smile

Mate might head down for a detecting holiday - if your keen to meet up - pending covid situaltion

Any time mate... Lots of localities with history in them around here, some of the stories I've been told would put all my finds in the OK category lol

Sounds great , will pm you if im heading down to your state. power


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#2980

golddiggerart
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19 March 2021 05:22 am

Got out last night to Christen the new scoop.
Things started off slowly, lots of small coinage 5c 10c 20c, a few hours passed and still not very many finds.
I walked a long way, and decided to hit the spot I found the Pocket stop watch, small coin spill of 50c 10c 20c then nothing again.. I gridded but no luck. I decided to go back to where I started and grid slowly which turned out to be the right choice as I started hitting on some old coins, 1c 2c then a Brit penny 1888, a 1955 one penny then a beautiful Commonwealth Penny 1918 of which only 1,200,000 were ever made woop woop... Then I hit a 5c coin and for some reason I turned around and the coil ran over another signal tid 17...after 3 deep scoops I hard the target, I thought I was getting a 50c but I saw that golden colour and my night was complete.
I stayed a little longer then decided it was time to come home.
11pm I got to the beach, when I got the car it was 3:45am.. Lol Time goes fast when you're having fun.

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Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda thumbsup big_smile

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#2981

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19 March 2021 05:46 am

Nice one Gda. On the finds as always. I like the little pendant with what look like amethysts and a darker stone in the middle. Looks like that cut has some good age to it.

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#2982

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19 March 2021 06:03 am

Clodmaster wrote:

Nice one Gda. On the finds as always. I like the little pendant with what look like amethysts and a darker stone in the middle. Looks like that cut has some good age to it.

Yeah this particular spot is a real Scrooge releasing its bounty... Gotta get it at the right moment... All of the finds were deep the beach has shifted a load of new sand making the finds scratchy.
The pendent is a hair clip.


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#2983

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19 March 2021 07:29 am

Nice Penny Art , good year too


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#2984

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19 March 2021 11:28 am

Great work Art. I can't get into this treasure hunting thing with the Equinox. It would take me a month to end up with a stack like that because I get frustrated with the detector beeping a dozen signals per metre and throw it back in the bus.


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#2985

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19 March 2021 12:12 pm

Danny13 wrote:

Nice Penny Art , good year too

Yeah I saw it in the scoop heads up, I put it in my hand then slowly turned it over for the reveal, was quietly surprised. big_smile thumbsup


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#2986

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19 March 2021 12:15 pm

Moneybox wrote:

Great work Art. I can't get into this treasure hunting thing with the Equinox. It would take me a month to end up with a stack like that because I get frustrated with the detector beeping a dozen signals per metre and throw it back in the bus.

That's why I water detect, unless I want a good goldie haul... Mind you the beaches here, dry sand are very clean... The influx of detectorists has increased so I'm told by Yulia who seems to see them every time she's out detecting. thumbsup


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#2987

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21 March 2021 01:03 pm

Much of the same yesterday, wife and kiddies went to the beach park and I hit the water...
Beach has changed alot, had to walk and grid until I found a patch, thing was when I did find it the wife wanted to leave so I said, pick me up in 3 hours.
I didn't move from my patch for over an hour, waist to chest high water.
5 rings but no gold junker and 4 silver...
Also noticed detector holes in the spot I got the 1918 Penny and gold ring..

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Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda big_smile thumbsup


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#2988

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21 March 2021 03:18 pm

They never got what you got though mate tongue
perfect


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#2989

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21 March 2021 03:31 pm

nice stuff GDA, a few pandora's also, but silver is silver smile


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#2990

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21 March 2021 04:00 pm

silver wrote:

They never got what you got though mate tongue
perfect

Yup they missed the coin patch.. thumbsup


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#2991

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21 March 2021 04:01 pm

Danny13 wrote:

nice stuff GDA, a few pandora's also, but silver is silver smile

Yes I'm rather happy with my outing.. Just wish more sand would move in the Pocket Stop Watch spot, that's where old signet rings have been popping up. thumbsup

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#2992

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21 March 2021 04:05 pm

Another nice hunt mate thumbsup beer


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#2993

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23 March 2021 08:39 pm

Got out the other night for a scouting session on the high tide, the easterly winds keep the surf flat and after 2 hrs of getting very few finds I found a good low spot for the next day's detect.
The finds were OK but I could only latch onto 1 junker ring.

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The next day finds below.. The teaspoon had me fooled, the tarnishing made me think it was silver but alas it's another EPNS.

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Today was overcast with a light sprinkling of rain.
First section of beach was a bust, only managed a stainless steel bracelet.
I saw a low spot further down the beach, about 30metres long and 8 metres wide, tell tale signs of another detectorist with 4 detector holes but no gridding... big_smile smile
I started to grid and I could see why whomever detected didn't continue... Lots of iron which would make the nox beep like crazy but in between the clunks you could hear the squeaks and those squeaks turned into a 22k gold ring, 3 silver rings and some coinage...
Thoroughly enjoyable dig and more than likely I'll hit the spot again as I could make out faint squeaks very very deep.

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Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda thumbsup big_smile

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#2994

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28 March 2021 08:44 pm

Got out the other night for a couple of hours to the same low spot, 3x silver.. Beach is sanded up again so I don't know when I'll be going detecting again.

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Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda thumbsup smile


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#2995

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30 March 2021 01:43 am

Got out last night for a few hours, 3 rings, 2x silver 1x unknown metal that had a silver tid.. Little gold pendent was a nice find, it has a Buddha beneath a Cross which seemed rather weird.
I did a total count of rings since September 2020 and was surprised with 104 yikes

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King tides this week, the local beach is slowly opening up more ground.
Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda

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#2996

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30 March 2021 08:46 am

Looks like he/she got a golden record going on there..... chants over time maybe

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Unless I'm on the wrong track entirely tongue


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#2997

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30 March 2021 11:33 am

silver wrote:

Looks like he/she got a golden record going on there..... chants over time maybe

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Unless I'm on the wrong track entirely tongue

Yes very enlightening little Buddha... thumbsup


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#2998

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08 April 2021 01:34 am

3 latest digs under my belt saw a few rings and coinage.. The little abacus was a cool find. I don't know why they keep sanding up the beach, we've not had alot of weather to eat away at the shoreline. I'm thinking of doing a road trip to see how I fair next week.

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The last coin haul was strange with the right side of the pier 5c 10c 20c 50c and the left side $1 $2, the 2 rings were from the left as well in chest deep water.
Until next time happy detecting
Cheers Gda big_smile


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08 April 2021 08:43 am

Nice hunting GDA. I would say someone has done a goldie hunt on the right side leaving the small denominations behind .


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#3000

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08 April 2021 08:07 pm

Danny13 wrote:

Nice hunting GDA. I would say someone has done a goldie hunt on the right side leaving the small denominations behind .

Nah mate it's the way that beach is most times... The coins drop out of the sand bars into the deeper spots, was just weird the goldies never dropped one side and the smaller coinage never dropped out the other side.
The gold rings are also hiding in the bars waiting to be released from their sandy prison. thumbsup


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