Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Fun

Enjoyed a couple of hours hunting land n sand today. $14 spendable's and a ring that looks like gold but I suspect is not as there are no marks.  Nevertheless it is still quite a good looking ring and it fits so quite happy with that.


HH
MK

Friday, October 21, 2016

Just a Toe ring.

A couple of hours at the bay of the Mission this afternoon. Due to detector traffic I never expect anything at this beach but managed a few bits. $6.30 and a Silver Toe ring. A nice way to spend a Friday afternoon in the sun.


HH
MK


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chain madness

How often do you find two chains on a beach in the same hunt. Not often in my experience. Just a pity they are both not of the Gold variety but instead from our friends at Xuping . The heavier chain is past it's best but the smaller one has some life left as costume jewelry perhaps. They both gave my heart a bit of a hurry-up gleaming in the sand.




All good fun.

HH
MK

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Plain Pandora and chain

My mid week beach hunt today was quite successful  as I found 2 silver items and about $10 cash.
The plain silver ring has Pandora markings and the silver chain weighs 34 grams and also has a mark that I have not been able to decipher yet.

Although it is some time since we had a good storm to stir up our beaches the sand is still moving and I found the chain on a small 15cm cut that will probably disappear next high tide..


Thanks for looking.
HH
MK


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Locket contents

Too wet to hunt today so I decided to open and clean up the silver locket from the last hunt. Inside was just a chart of some sort. Maybe religious or relationship or who know's what.


Not the prettiest locket I have seen but I suppose someone loved it.

MK


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Silver Circles and Squares

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
HH
MK


Sunday, September 11, 2016

3 Ring lead bullets

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.
MK


Sunday, September 4, 2016

14k white gold

It's been a 14k White Gold from the mudflats kinda Fathers day. Quite a while since I have had a really decent find to post so happy as. 

Sorry about the focus on the pic. 

Thanks for looking
MK


Friday, September 2, 2016

More Pandora

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.



HH
MK


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