Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Recent Gold

Have not been hunting as often this year so good finds have been a bit scarce but these two turned up on two recent beach hunts.

18k charm with stone and a 9k Cross.

They are both small but I'll take them.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

A bit patchy

Not a lot found since my last post. Been hitting the beaches but very few targets recovered as I seem to have been following other keen hunters on a few occasions. However they are not getting everything and (tee hee ) there is something about finding a nice target you know they have missed.

10k ring

925 ring

Stainless ring and Canister pendant 

Cleaned up quite well.

Thanks for looking.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

10k today

A 2 hour beach hunt today produced this nice 10k gold ring and a few coins. As my last hunt was 27 days ago it sure felt good to find gold the first day back.

Hoping the ear ring is silver and not just plated. 

Good luck everyone.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bogus 925

Enjoyed a couple of hours detecting at a beach this afternoon. Managed to get $2.90 plus two rings from this well hunted city beach. One ring is stainless and the other bronze and stamped 925 so I guess it was once silver plated. Someone got swindled with the 925 mark no doubt.

Happy hunting to all.

Friday, August 31, 2018

2 is better than 1

This Friday afternoons adventure gave up two 925 silver rings and a few coins. Good finds have been scarce on the beaches this year so I was quite pleased to get them.

And from last Friday $13.00 and a junk ring.

Good luck with your finds.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Silversmith T.M

It has been a while since I have posted here as although I have been hunting regularly my finds have not been noteworthy. However today I visited a beach where I had been told a lot of sand had moved and it sure had. I hunted for about 3 hours and found several bits and bobs among the many targets.

The better finds were a small 9ct Gold signet ring and a Sliver Fruit knife which according to the hallmarks on the blade was made by an English Silversmith, Thomas Marples of Sheffield in 1910.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday at the beach

Friday afternoon at the beach. $0.90 , more old earrings an a couple of rings. One sterling silver and the other a toe ring that acid tests 10ct although it has no marks. Think i will say it's Gold until I can prove otherwise.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Nice mix today

Had an enjoyable hunt today in the heat. A 925 ring with stones, a stamped 18kt ear ring but is it gold, a coloured stainless ring and a plated steel chain in good nick plus a little cash. Happy days.


Monday, January 22, 2018

First Gold 2018

Last Friday was a great day as I got my first gold for 2018 from one of my regularly visited beaches. The sand had been stripped quite a bit and the coins coming up were pretty crusty so the possibility of gold was good. When this plain gold band popped up early in the hunt it sure kicked in the motivator and so I ended up gridding a massive area but alas just the one. Next time maybe.

The other ring was a kids junker and the small bottle popped up when I dug a 20c.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Storm. What storm.

Could not resist the hunting urge yesterday so I visited two beaches in the rain  Lots of sand moved by the storm as hoped for and expected. $25.20 in cash + 1934 Silver NZ Florin + 1909 English Silver 3p. Also two lead toys and a stainless ring. Lots of fun..

Looking for the next storm now. :-)