Sunday, January 1, 2017

First 2017 hunt

New years day hunt on the beach at 7am where I found 5 other hunters already swinging earnestly. Not to be deterred by this I set about  searching 5 - 10m each side of the high tide line and this is what I found.


Unfortunately all that glitters is not gold. Here is the rest including $13.20 and a silver chain n pendant. 


Thanks for looking.
Happy New Year to all.
MK


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2 nice finds

Had a 3 hour hunt over 2 beaches today. First hit on the first beach was the 14k Gold pendant and the 925 chain was the first hit on the second. Not complaining. Also $5 cash and some junk jewelry.


HH
MK


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sterling and cash

I have not had a lot to report lately as although I have been on hunts the results have been poor. However I had a more interesting beach hunt today as the pic shows. The two sunnies are past it but I did dig $7 plus and a sterling silver ring, Also saw a very nice black bikini, a young guy practicing his ballet jumps and a camera crew doing an interview all on the sand so there were no dull moments. I think the silver ring will clean up well.



Thanks for looking.

MK



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