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Metal detecting?

Discussion in 'General Freewheeling Chit-Chat' started by Spectre73, Apr 19, 2017.



  1. Spectre73

    Spectre73 Paranormal Adept

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    Hi guys

    Has anyone tried thier hand at metal detecting before?

    I fancy giving it a go, I enjoy history and I have a machine. Just wondered if anyone engages in this hobby?
     
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    Ron Away Paranormal Adept

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    Im a novice,only been a handful of times on some of the local beaches.Found nothing of any interest.There are a few groups near me but membership is full at the moment.I'm trying to get permission from a local farmer to try on his land.,His farm dates back 400 years.
     
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    Spectre73 Paranormal Adept

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    Great Steve.

    I'm a novice also, but I got my first permission while on holiday at St Andrews last week, a large field next to the Caravan park :)

    Really enjoyed it and found some smashing items. Nothing of value really but was very pleased.

    I'm looking to get in touch with some farmers in my local area also - I find the initial approch the difficult part.

    Something else we can chat about come July ;)
     
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    Double Nought Spy May I please go back to the zoo now?

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    I found some nails, aluminum can tabs, and a few screws with mine. Obviously, I need to get better at choosing sites to search.
     
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    Similar to my success story,some of the bottle tops I found were vintage coke ones!
     
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    Ron Away Paranormal Adept

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    Definitely,we can try to convert Goggs to the joy of spending hours and getting nothing!,like reliving my teenage years.:)
     
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    Haha - Yes - I can relate to the latter also!
     
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    Back in the early '90s, I went w/ a friend (who is an avid metal man w/ top-o-the-line gear) to the stream that flows thru the old mining/ghost town of Bonanza, in the northern San Luis Valley. We found some gold dust at a couple of bends in the stream and I found a little nugget just outside one of the old abandoned stamp mills. It was a fun afternoon and I learned a lot about the process.
     
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    Sounds great Chris.

    I found it really relaxing - getting permission is the stressful part.

    Every so often I would sit in the field and watch the skies just in case!
     
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    Gold dust and nuggets are all very well but did you find an old empty can of Oranjeboom beer like I did on the Mersey estuary?,I think not!!.:)
     
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