Sunday, October 6, 2013

More Old gold with Silver n Lead

Today the club had an outing to a mudflat area that looked promising. There were many targets to dig although for me they were mostly copper and brass scrap except for a couple of coins and 675g of lead sinkers. After about an hour, two of us moved sites to a nearby beach hoping for better luck.  This turned out to be a good move for me as I found a 9ct ring, a Sterling Silver ring and a silver bow brooch along with an Aussie $2. The gold ring is hallmarked by the Chester assay office and I believe the date mark is 1898. Maker W. H. Tandy and Sons 1896 - 1957.

The lead sinkers were huge.

The day turned out pretty good with plenty to dig and some reward for it too.

Thanks for looking.



Max said...

Congrats on the old gold! very nice... but still no gold Sov? :-(

Are you guys doing Manukau flats again?

Chris said...

There are no more mudflat hunts on the club program Max. I don't know about next year.