Saturday, August 27, 2016

New vocation

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.
HH
MK


Friday, August 5, 2016

New sand success.

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.




HH
MK

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Stainless saved the day

Well it was tough going on the beach this morning. Too much deep sand about made targets scarce but thankfully not extinct. The ring is magnetic so I assume a cheap grade of stainless steel.


Thanks for looking

MK


Monday, July 25, 2016

Brass knobsville

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.

HH
MK

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Shallow trough Silver.

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.

HH
MK


Friday, July 15, 2016

New ground

Today's beach hunt just might be virgin ground. Went to a small beach for the first time and dug 50 coins. Several were sun-bakers. Almost $15 spendable's and for the third hunt in a row a single silver coin. This time an Australian 1940 threepence. Going back on a better tide to get the Gold.
Not sure about the small copper sealed pendant thing. Something sealed in plastic inside but I'm not opening it.



HH
MK


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Solitary silver again

The strong South Westerly wind made my hunt at a beach park an endurance test today. A really high wind chill factor straight off the Manukau harbor.  Brrrr. Perseverance and some luck gave me another $8.70 for the relief fund and for the second hunt in a row a solitary silver coin. This time a NZ sixpence.



Be good to see some gold next time. 

HH
MK


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Walking for cash

Pounded the sands of Takapuna beach on Friday afternoon. Mixed in with all the trash was exactly $11.00 and a 1934 NZ 3p. A young German Shepherd dropped a tennis ball just beside me as I dug one target and guess who made the mistake of throwing it for her and again and again. When I got tired of she just went down the beach a bit a found another sucker. Clever dog.  It is neat that we have some large city beaches where all sizes and types of dogs can be themselves and run around like crazy. Cool to watch especially when the targets are a bit slow.


HH
MK


Friday, July 1, 2016

Exercise mainly

This was my exercise yard today. I was quite late getting on site so missed out on mudflat hunting and had to be content with the beach slope. Great views, sun shining, very few finds but still fun in the sun. $9.70 in cash was about the best of it. . 


I will be back..

HH
MK

Monday, June 20, 2016

Beach junk with a small surprise

Last Sundays beach hunt was enjoyable but not spectacular as you can see from the pic below. I went back to the same beach I found the Gold 15ct recently as you do. I hit the same area really hard and the only joy was a 1934 NZ silver sixpence. A while later a 1933 NZ silver threepence popped up too. Spendables $ 5.00 and a small brass ring rounded out the day.



HH
MK