Sunday, February 22, 2015

Beach Quad

Yesterday I visited 4 city beaches hoping the extra low low tide would  reveal some goodies. Three of the beaches are well trodden by many hunters and the other maybe not so much which is where I found the signet ring.  I could easily have missed it as the signal was quite mediocre which is often the way with gold I have noticed.

The ring may have some history and I am researching that now for a future post.  I sure do enjoy finding the old stuff that has more to tell.


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Elephant in the room

This elephant was the only thing worth cleaning up after this mornings quite pathetic beach hunt result. Also found $4.10 whoop-de-doo! Still it was nice on the sand following the tide down and I'll be back out there as soon as I can.

FYI. Brass plated copper.

HH all


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Belly Button Pirate

Went for an evening hunt yesterday and had some reasonable success at a regular haunt of mine.
As you can see in the pics I got some cash, a watch that still works, a 1912 English silver sixpence, a nice large silver ring with stone and a belly button charm that sparkles like crazy.

The ring needs more cleaning and the stone polished.

I thought the Pirate find was a good coincidence. Pity some of the stones are missing. The skull is marked 925 but I believe it is silver plated brass.

HH all.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Summer Season 2015 best finds

Here are my best finds for this summer period through Christmas, New Year, Anniversary weekend and Waitangi weekend 2015.

5 Gold rings including one gold ring returned to owner (not pictured)
1 Gold ankle chain 9ct
5 Silver rings
1 Silver earring
1 Silver charm
2 Silver chains with one having a 375 locket attached
3 junk rings

Had heaps of fun and a few laughs too.


9ct Chain

As I was late to the beach this morning the tide was already over the flats when I arrived so my hunt was confined to a reducing beach slope and the dry sand. As it turned out the dry sand was the most productive with most of the coins and the little 9ct Gold bracelet dug there.

It's always a nice surprise when a piece of gold pops up even when it's a small one like today's.