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Sunday, 22 February 2015

A little silver and a broken metal detector plus metal detecting video.

I took another trip out today to my usual pasture permission in the hope of getting some more cracking finds as this field has produced me with some of the best finds I have had to date.

I thought I would experiment this morning by using my Cscope 4pi pulse induction beach detector. I had originally hoped it would allow me to get a lot better depth on this field and I though there was very minimal iron to cause any problems, I was wrong though.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Some metal detecting odds and ends.

Me and my metal detector.

I think its fair to say that I have found that special connection to my metal detectors again after falling out of love with the hobby for quite a few months. It had got to the point where I just could not be bothered to even think about hopping into the car for a session of treasure hunting but now I cannot wait for my next opportunity to be able to hit the field or beach. 

I have had a few decent finds on my last few trips which has really reignited the fuse, after a very, very long dry spell on the finds front. Also I have started recording my hunts which adds yet another exciting element to the hobby for me. For any one who has not seen my first attempts at making metal detecting video's you can check them out by clicking on this link and also this link. Hopefully soon I will get some new permissions also and a few trips to the beach which is where I prefer to metal detect.

Some countries are not as lucky

I read a little article recently about some divers off the coast of Israel who stumbled upon a huge hoard of gold coins in total dating back to over 1000 years old. At first they believed they were from a toy/game but after handling them they realised what they were and the magnitude of the find they had made. They called in archaeologist's to make sure the hoard was correctly analysed and recorded. Then we read

The find was “so valuable that its priceless,” spokeswoman Yoli Schwartz told AFP, adding the haul was now the property of the state, and that there was no finder’s fee.

How the hell is that fair? Why does the government have entitlement to just take that find that they knew nothing about, a find that the divers made and then come to the conclusion that they suddenly have the right to take it. 

Think yourself lucky that you live in the UK (if you do) where we have the brilliant PAS and also the treasure act which allows finders the entitlement to receive a finders fee reward for any treasure items that the government claims.

a picture of a gold coin hoard found by divers
Gold coin hoard found by divers.

Anyway thats enough rambling on by me so happy hunting everyone.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Metal detecting today with video, triple silvers

Hi everyone, managed to get out today on the same field that I had the gold ring on last weekend. The weather today was a bit crap with misty rain but at least it wasn't cold today.

I had a few decent finds including a hammered and two other silver coins. There was also loads if bottletops and ring pulls.

Settings used were sensitivity 8, zero discrimination and iron audio on with the teknetics eurotek pro.

I filmed the outing so if you want to check it out click this link which will take you to my YouTube video. Please subscribe :)

some metal detecting finds

some metal detecting finds

Happy hunting

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A little warning to anyone making a metal detecting video.

Just a quick post to anybody who is in the process or planning to make a metal detecting video to upload to youtube. Youtube may be the masters of housing uploaded videos but their video stabilisation software sucks, big time.

My video was the first i had ever made and uploaded and because it was my first time it took me absolutely ages editing the video and trying to make it look a bit presentable instead of just a mash up of stop/start clips. After uploading it youtube sent a message notifying me that they had detected the video image was a little shakey ( it was filmed with a smartphone) and offered to fix this for me with their state of the art video stabilisation software. Great i though, any help has got to be worth it.

It wasn't until today when a friend told me they had viewed it and were shocked at how bad the shakiness and smoothness was that i decided to take a look at the finished youtube edited version and i could not believe it. It was a total write off, luckily i had stored the original video on my PC.

So the moral of the story is that if you plan to upload a metal detecting video be very wary of youtubes friendly offer of help.

Check it out for yourself

Click here to view my original version and then click here for youtubes "stabilised" version.

Happy hunting

Monday, 9 February 2015

Add me on twitter

Just a quick post really, I have started a twitter account which is linked to my metal detecting blog and also my YouTube channel. Why not give me an add @detectorman1985  is me, I have no idea how to work the thing but I'm sure I will learn haha.

Happy hunting 

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Metal detecting trip video plus gold 7/2/15

My first metal detecting video.

So today I headed down to my local small pasture permission to record my first metal detecting video. I had to use my smartphone to record it because the sportscam I bought turned out to be a turkey so its on its way back to the seller ad we speak.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I have gone and done it (metal detecting video alert) and also a little Barford.

Time to make some metal detecting videos.....

I have bought myself a HD waterproof sportscam, the sj4000 that I mentioned in my previous blog post. It is getting delivered tomorrow along with a chest