Saturday, September 29, 2012

Finally...A long handle Sand/Beach/Water Scoop

I couldn't bring myself to pay the extravagant amounts asked for Scoops
from overseas,so I decided to attempt my own :)

Scoop measures 6inches(w) and about 4-5inches(h) and 8-9inches(d)

I searched and found some stainless sheet with holes in already
Cut the templates myself at home and took it down to a local factory who did the welding
professionally for next to nothing

I am quite pleased with the result :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Silver Magnet still works :)

Have not been out too much in the last few weeks

Did a few beaches looking for possible old stuff but just came away with
some bling

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Some Silver ....

Have been a bit lazy posting,so here are some of the Silver finds since last post

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Finally...Something Worthwhile Posting

Have not had much luck in the last few outings,but I went out yesterday and got a bit of everything :)

Some Small Badges

A few Silvers

And The GrandPrize for the day...
An Antique Rose Gold ring from the 1920s-1930s
Unfortunately it is not a natural Ruby as it is a 5ct stone...but hey...I can dream a little :):)

It has a makers mark but it is too worn to make it out


Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Silver Magnet works Really well :):)

Didn't find any Silver coins today but some nice Sterling Jewellery made up for it.

Here's an icon from the eighties
KITT from Knight Rider
A really weird big sinker....from nowhere near the beach

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Big Old Silver and a Antique Thimble

The Sterling Thimble and 1912 UK Half Crown came from the same site

The Half Crown was pretty much as deep as the detector would pick it up with a VDI reading,I
almost gave up thinking it was large deep rusted iron,filled the hole back in after not being able to find anything with the pinpointer the first time.....I decided to rescan and it was still picking  up a feint high reading
so I dug again and after going slightly deeper than the length of the  pinpointer I found it :)

Must say I was quite happy that I listened to my gut feeling and kept going.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A bit of Silver and a nice Antique Brass Pancake Padlock

Some of the more interesting finds since my last post

My first Silver in the 1800's
1887 UK 3 pence
Silver Ring stamped 99,maybe 99% Silver?

A Solid Brass Padlock,these were made from 1870 onwards....?
La Jaynees Lipstick Holder
And some more Bullets from the 'Lands Wars' period

Some Junk Jewellery

A Handful of NZ Pennies

1921 and 1922 Aus Pennies
And a nice condition 1895 UK Half

And two buttons from opposite ends of the world :)
The SA Navy one I found a few weeks back,but just forgot to post

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A very productive hunt with Silver and other cool stuff

Went out for a full day hunt with Max.
Max pretty much described the day in on his blog,so I will just show you my finds for the day
$51 in goldies and some other cool stuff

The headless...horseman :)..Pity,cause I like these old lead toys

A really nice Silver ring

Finally a NZ Half crown...have been trying to get one these for ages :):)

Was not expecting to find one of these..
Yet to be cleaned but it looks like 194? Farthing...Cool

All in all it was a very pleasant day out and I reckon we only just scratched the surface of that area
Thanks Max....will definitely be going again soon :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

More Silver from GCF :):)

I have not been out in a while so today I heard the detecting forces calling out to me...couldn't resist :):)
Didn't really have a game plan,so I went back to my favourite haunt and did not leave disappointed

Thursday, May 3, 2012

...And some more Silver from GCF

After yesterday I thought I had to go back and try the same methods/settings
Came away with some more spendable money and a nice pendant

This is a nice size pendant(same size as $2 coin)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

GCF produces more Silver

I have not been out in a while so I decided to go out to GCF  for the umpteenth time this morning
I went for some deep detecting,digging all those iffy signals and it turns out it wasn't for nought :)

I am convinced there will be some gold jewellery there as well but as of yet I have just been doing the
higher conductivity stuff as there must be a kazillion pulltab signals there and I have to motivate
myself to go and dig them all to find the possible rings hidden amongst it

A nice chunk of .925 Silver

A lot of junky stuff as I was digging everything above my selected VDI

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Some Silver and an Old pocket watch

I have not been out too much lately

So only a few things to show :)

The watch has an inscription and date on the back,I am trying to track down the owner but no luck so far and I don't fancy my chances seeing that he most likely would have been a young lad in the 1940-50s

Two similar Sterling Heart rings in the same week....bizarre :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Old Damaged Silver :(

  •  Sampson Mordan continued manufacturing pencils and a wide range of silver objects until the Second World war when their factory was bombed.
  • Invented the propelling pencil.
This appears to be a Silver pencil holder from somewhere between 1852- 1910...hallmarks are too worn

Intact it would have looked something like this possibly


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A little Gold n Silver

Some of the Silver coin finds
The British Shilling is 192? .. very worn

A nice gold ring from the beach with a garnet/ruby

Monday, April 2, 2012

Going through my 'Junk Jewellery Jar' and discovered 7 Silvers

Was not in the mood to go out today and thought I would go through my Junk Jar
Turns out that it wasn't all Junk :):):)

I should have taken before and after Pics as these pieces of Silver were black/copper/brown/green/encrusted/corroded etc.and some of them must have been in the sea for a veeeeeery long time as they are like half the original weight/thickness I would guess

Even Steel wool could not revive them properly but hey it's Silver