I have been very limited with my time detecting lately as my wife had a mini stroke 3 weeks ago, fortunately no physical lasting symptoms but definitely left her with some anxiety and stress. She is with me 24/7 at the moment while she gets some confidence back and although it is a bit hard to get out she will happily sit in the car reading a book while a get an hour in here and there. Today she decided that she would like to get out on her own and try some retail therapy as long as I wasn’t too far away. Well just so happens there was a park only 5 minutes from where she was and given that my detectors are always in my car it meant that we would both have a bit of time out. The first 10 mins was spent wandering around a bit aimlessly worrying like hell if she was ok but then the detector started to give of a few nice high tones and the coins started to flow as I also started to relax. My first few coins were the cursed brown buggers (Australian 1 & 2 cent pieces) before the goldies started to flow (Australian 1 & 2 dollar coins). I was keen for some old coins and relics and eventually I popped out a couple of kangaroo pennies from the same hole and about a meter away I got a solid 12:45 that turned out to be a pretty chunky silver necklace. I kept at it and scored plenty more goodies including a very bent rising sun badge that took some straightening and an 1891 – 92 South Australian dog tag that was pretty deep. Well after about an hour I was starting to get a bit concerned but then my phone rang and to my surprise she wanted another half an hour so with a feeling of relief and happy that she was coping well I kept at it for another half an hour. My end total was $28 which was great and I had some old stuff to top it off.Anyway happy hunting all and keep swinging you just never know what’s coming next.
After my success with the CTX 3030 10 X 5 DD coil in a trashy area the other day It got me thinking hard about any spots where I have had good success in the past that also had trashy areas I had left undone. I came up with one such spot and it didn’t let me down. I was moving slowly through the trashy signals listening hard for the tell-tale high pitch squeal of those good targets. It was slow going but I was consistently pulling a steady amount of one and two dollar coins out when I got a solid 12:30. Now after last weeks find of a nice 9ct gold men’s wedding band that sounded exactly the same I immediately thought it may be another gold ring. I dug down about 7″ and there it was a beautiful 9ct gold ring with a nice chunky sapphire ooooh yeah, 2 gold in 2 weeks gotta love that. I managed a few more coins and a nice little silver ring before calling it a day or should I say 1 hour because that’s all I had time for. This coil is really proving up the goods and I cant wait to hit a few more of my trashy sites. Happy hunting all and keep that coil low and slow.
Just put this together after running the new coil in some trashy ground, two words bloody brilliant. My overall opinion is that this coil will definitely find some of those masked beauties that have been hiding amongst the trash. I was actually very surprised to have pulled so many coins out on this day. Happy hunting all and enjoy the new toy.