Sunday, May 26, 2013

Return visit

Today I took a short ride out of town to the spot pictured below where I hoped the King tides of this weekend may have reshaped the beach a little but no such luck.

I had been there before and found lots of lead and one gold item. 

Today I only got the lead and $17.20. However with the calm sea, warm sun and virtually empty beach the lack of extra good finds didn't seem to matter somehow. :-)


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hobsons Choice

Today's detecting did not give me any finds to brag about however the views from the top of the volcano I chose to climb were magnificent. Warm sun, no wind and very little haze made it an ideal day to be up high.

Devonport and Rangitoto
Auckland CBD

I have lived in Auckland for 30 plus years and this was the first time I have been up there. That is another good thing about detecting. It takes you places.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fluffy sand surprise

I spent 2 hours on an inner city beach through low tide this afternoon.
Sun shining, no wind and glassy water. A very pleasant spot to hunt.
The hard sand at the lower part of the beach slope produced nothing except a sinker. Strangely the fluffy sand just below high water tested me on several very deep 10c, 20c and 50c coins and also a small silver ring quite deep too.
So all up $2.30 ,the ring, a sinker and a rusty bangle. I had fun in the sun, hope you did too.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

15c Gold

Today's best find was a gold ring.
I found it at a spot that I first visited last weekend and it was the only worthwhile find from there despite hunting for about 3 hours.

The ring weighs 7.7g  and is marked FWC 15c. I have not seen this carat rating before but have found that 15c gold was only used between 1854 and 1931 so it is reasonably old. Unfortunately I cant find a definite reference to the maker FWC to date it more accurately. It could be Frank Clarke Wheeler. Comments are welcome.

Other finds were an assortment of coins and the Boys Brigade buckle and some brass and lead scrap.