Saturday, September 24, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Yesterday I spent a couple of hours back at the same beach as my last post where I dug the 3 ring bullets. The tide was low which gave me a huge area to hunt and will mean a few more visits will need to follow. This time I was very pleased to dig an English 1908 Shilling and my first Australian Florin 1917, both coins silver. As the pic shows I also retrieved a square locket which I have not yet opened and for some reason I am a little dubious as to what it's contents might be. It is unmarked but tests silver with acid. The disc at the top of the pic is lead and I am not sure what it is unless perhaps an old bottle screw cap seal. Please comment if you know.
Oh and of course more lead. 2.8kg's this time and there is still a lot there.
Thanks for looking
Posted by Chris at 5:13 PM
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Found a new to me beach to hunt today. I will go back on a better tide as the 1916 English 3p and the 3 Ring lead bullets suggest there may be more to find of a good age. Maybe even some gold. :-) Total scrap for the day was another 1.2kg of lead.
The bracelet charm is not silver.
Thanks for looking.
Posted by Chris at 5:31 PM
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Pandora Circle of Family Silver and 14k gold charm (online at NZ$89.00). I managed to find a beach with some sand movement today. I hunted all around for the rest of the bracelet but no luck. Perhaps next time. Also got $12.00 plus two junk rings and a Greenstone pendant. The Gold is small but it still counts I reckon. Good fun in the sun.
Posted by Chris at 5:33 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Yesterday I braved the elements and went to the beach in the gale force winds hoping for sand movement. Sure enough the high tide had scoured about a foot off the top of the beach so a jewelry find was highly anticipated but sadly was not to be. After a while the wind and drivnig rain became too much and I had to depart with just 90c, a junker chain and a badge for a less dangerous hobby.
Thanks for looking.
Posted by Chris at 2:42 PM
Friday, August 5, 2016
Today I traveled East to a beach I had not hunted before but knew that it has been thrashed by many detectorists in the past. When the tide went out it revealed heaps of scoop holes on the mud flats so I did not expect to get many tickets. However as you can see below I was lucky enough to get get some jewelry and coin while enjoying the Winter sun. One ring is .925 and the other appears to have gold edges so happy with that and the small pendant is also silver.
Posted by Chris at 9:14 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Not a lot I can say about Sunday's finds as they are not that great. Just $5.00 a Ford and a nice Brass knob of unknown origin.
Not sure what it is off but possibly a bed head. Had also wondered if it might be off a walking cane.
Hollow without a screw thread.
I found it about 80m out from the high tide line so I guess someone just threw it.
Posted by Chris at 11:37 AM
Sunday, July 17, 2016
I found a shallow trough cut on the beach today. The first hit was the Silver ring only 30 seconds in to the hunt From then on I dug every signal but it was mostly trash and for the 4th hunt in a row a single silver coin. This time a 1934 NZ 3 pence.
I have emailed Medic Alert to see if I can return the bracelet as I suspect it is a fresh drop.
Posted by Chris at 4:59 PM