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Monday, 18 May 2015

Metal detecting on my deep pasture permission 17/5/15, coins and a ring thing.

Hi all, its not often that I get out metal detecting two days on the bounce but this weekend has been one of them times!

Granted both sessions were only about a couple of hours each but with lovely warm and sunny weather I could hardly complain.

Anyway today I completely missed the tide so the beach and river were both out the equation so that left me one option, my deep pasture site.

I used the Makro racer detector with my usual settings of 3 tones, 90 gain, 35 I'd filter and the rest of the settings as per the factory. I find these settings to be very deep on clean pasture.

Today's session turned out to be a bit of a coin shoot with quite a few pre-decimals coming up from a good depth and also so other bits and pieces. One piece that does intrigue me is a bronze ring which I don't think is a finger ring but it does look to have some age to it, I have heard of ring money but I don't know if this is one of them. Any ideas anyone?

Anyway here is the video with all the finds made.

link to video

Many thanks all and happy hunting

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Small coin spill today, metal detecting at the River Humber.

So today I had a list of jobs to get done including washing, waxing and servicing the girlfriends car. So metal detecting was right at the bottom of the pile of things to do.
By 2 oclock I had managed to get all the jobs done and the mrs said why don't I pop out metal detecting for a couple of hours as she was off into town to get her nails done, I was out the door in a flash.

I decided to head up to Hessle foreshore on the River Humber just upstream from hull. Upon arriving I noticed that a large new section of foreshore had opened up as the silt that covered it had washed away.

The area was only slightly upstream from where I had found hammered coins before so I was pretty excited. Unfortunately I missed the tide by a couple of hours and the water was already well on its way in by the time I got searching.

I had a few finds including a little pocket spill but I won't ruin it, you will have to watch the video to see the finds :)

Here is the video link

I must say I was yet again very impressed by the Makro Racer on what is very iron infested and mineralised ground. It is deep and has great target separation which is something I need a lot when searching these sort of areas.

Happy hunting

Monday, 11 May 2015

Metal detecting in the River Humber 10/5/2015.

Hi all, its been around a month since I last managed to find some time to get out detecting but today I found a couple of spare hours. 

So armed with the makro racer I hit the river humber foreshore at hessle for some sloppy mud searching. This is the first time I have used the racer down there and a test I was very eager to make. The conditions down there are less than perfect with lots of iron infestation from the building of the bridge and also the water is a fresh\salty mix. I decided the best route to go was to use the beach mode to over come any mineralisation.

I must say the racer was spot on, although a tad noisy with all the iron around. I have tried this area with many machines and this is definatly up there with the best. 

The finds we're not plentyful but I was more than happy with them. Some modern stuff and also my fave find of the day which was a weird hand made lead whale, I believe it has got some age to it due to the fact that the idea I found it on has only ever produced older finds. Watch the video and let me know what you think of the whale, guesses of its age would be very much appreciated.

link to video :)

Happy hunting all.