Phenomenal! This is what I think every time I venture back to the bottomless pit and today was no exception. I am working areas that I have been over and over but I am still pulling coins from this once in a lifetime place. It will be a sad day for me when it actually dries up but I have to say I am wondering if it will. There are a few people that I have taken to the bottomless pit, they have witnessed first hand how many targets are about. Today my lovely wife came along, laid out her blanket and read a book while I detected, it doesn’t get much better than that. I think curiosity got the better of her and she came over and had her first detect, unfortunately her first coin was a brown bugger (2 cent piece) but it is a start. It turned out to be a bit of a brown bugger day but as always there was a nice silver lining. The very first target for me today was a 1951 sixpence, now these are only 50% silver as are any of the 1946 to 1964 Australian pre decimal coins but to me silver is silver. Then came a long stream of one and two cent pieces before I locked on to a signal that sounded very much like a sixpence, it was not to be but instead a beautiful St Christopher silver pendant.

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There was a succession of copper coins and a small copper brooch before I had another silver, this was another 1951 sixpence. The small brooch has a man on it who he appears to be offering a bottle to heaven or something like that. I didn’t find much more and it was time grab my wife and head for home. The tally at the pit is now at 2732 and rising, happy hunting all.

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