Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Metal Detecting for Treasure Coins in England ....

    I have just returned from a Metal Detecting trip to Norfolk in England with a group of American treasure hunters. We detected for 7-days on old Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval sites.

    Cuan has granted me permission to post a link to an article (with lots of pictures) that I wrote for the International Metal Detecting Group.

    Here is a link for those that are interested in the history beneath your feet!

    International Metal Detecting Group : Metal Detecting Trip to England with Lots of Pictures ...

    Regards

    Pierre

  • #2
    great I found that interesting do you sell the items then to cover the trip or do you only do it for hobby I see you said you donated most of it I was just wondering. Kind regards
    Click here to VIEW MY ITEMS!

    Comment


    • #3
      Thank you for posting that! Wonderful stuff - I'm amazed at what you guys found (especially the fibula) - makes me want to go on a treasure hunt.
      “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
      ― Groucho Marx

      Comment


      • #4
        Hi Pierre

        The "big one" is always just one scan away... such an addictive hobby!

        Congrats!

        Scott Balson

        Comment


        • #5
          WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Now that is the kind of thing i would love to do. i always wanted to hit the beach and find stuff dropped by visitors to the beach.
          Many years ago my brother bought me a metal detector but not a fancy thing just one that works with batteries and is a Chinese plastic one but it does work perfectly and makes a noise until you go over something metal. I used it once at our local beach but only found bottle caps and now it has been standing for a few years now, maybe i need to take it out of the mothballs.

          Thanks Pierre for the history lesson i hope you will post more stories like that again.


          VIEW MY ITEMS!


          Comment


          • #6
            Well, if its GOLD you are after ...

            These two friends of mine are both Bid-or-Buyers, but I will not disclose their names.

            http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/det1-1.jpg

            They have just returned from a metal detecting trip to Bali, Phuket and Singapore.

            The gold they found on the beaches in 7 days was more than enough to pay for their airfare.

            http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/det3-1.jpg

            http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/det2-1.jpg

            Above gold items are all either 18ct or 22 ct...

            Detecting beaches for gold is nice but I prefer the ancient stuff...

            Regards

            Pierre

            Comment


            • #7
              no man that is worse then posting a picture of a hamburger in front of me. it must be a rush to see or hear that metal detector going off and you don't know what you are going to find.


              VIEW MY ITEMS!


              Comment


              • #8
                Notice how many ships are in the background:


                http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/det1-1.jpg

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cold Sea View Post
                  Notice how many ships are in the background:


                  http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e71/Pierrex/det1-1.jpg
                  jeez check that out.


                  VIEW MY ITEMS!


                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Metall detecting of coins

                    Hi All,

                    I also had to have a metal detector for rare coins and other valuables. Bought a Garrett Metal Detector ACE 250 for about R3600-00 and worked with it for about an hour. After only cooldrink can openers etc. I realise that it is not so easy to use this thing and I lost interest. Now I am thinking of selling it again. What a waist of money if you are not into the real thing like Pierre Henry.

                    Regards
                    Andrea

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by unicoin View Post
                      I also had to have a metal detector for rare coins and other valuables. Bought a Garrett Metal Detector ACE 250 for about R3600-00 and worked with it for about an hour. After only cooldrink can openers etc. I realise that it is not so easy to use this thing and I lost interest.
                      You could always go into the metals recycling business...

                      But seriously - have you looked carefully at the settings and the specs/instructions? As far as I know there are a number of ways to set or fine tune the sensitivity so that you are picking up gold/silver, etc. and losing (or not picking up) the more common metals. Also, use it in areas where you might find something of interest - around old farm houses for example, or get yourself acquainted with where some of the boer war camps or battle-grounds were and go there.

                      A waste of money indeed if you go to a beach and expect immediately to get rich...
                      "Truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Well, its all about getting Lucky ...

                        Originally posted by unicoin View Post
                        Hi All,

                        I also had to have a metal detector for rare coins and other valuables. Bought a Garrett Metal Detector ACE 250 for about R3600-00 and worked with it for about an hour. After only cooldrink can openers etc. I realise that it is not so easy to use this thing and I lost interest. Now I am thinking of selling it again. What a waist of money if you are not into the real thing like Pierre Henry.

                        Regards
                        Andrea
                        Many years ago, after Gary Player putted a long shot, some spectator in the crowd shouted “LUCKY SHOT GARY!!”

                        Gary replied “Well, the more I practice, the luckier I get ...”

                        It’s the same with metal detecting – the more you practice, the better (lucky) you get.

                        My first machine was also a Garrett Treasure Ace, and after a few months of finding bottle tops and pull tabs on the beaches I lost interest.

                        But then a year or two later I read an article on Metal Detecting in an UK Magazine that got me pumped up all over again and I bought a more professional machine – THEN things got serious – I found 25 000 coins in the following few years before I stopped counting (that was quite a few years back)

                        I started a Metal Detecting / Treasure Hunting newsletter/ magazine in SA and really got the whole hobby going – I did a SCUBA training course and also dived for shipwreck treasure – then detected Boer War sites, then went internationally – Brazil, Czech Republic, Mauritius, England etc. All over the world.

                        People that read our Bid-or-Buy Coin forum, in my mind, are all the same – they love history and especially artefacts that kind of tell you the footsteps of our forefathers (and the wonderful things that they unfortunately lost).

                        That is where the metal detectorists steps in and search for the wonderful history hidden beneath your feet...

                        For me, it’s just the best of hobbies

                        Thank you for all the kind replies

                        Pierre

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Was this field specially cleared for you to use your metal detector or can you you go to any field? I guess not.

                          I would love to be able to do this.
                          Do you have to go with a controlled group or howw does it work?
                          It is amazing what some people have found in the U.K.

                          A friend of my son told me he was mountain climbing one day when he picked up a gold Kruger coin.

                          I never asked him where the mountain is located or the date of the coin but the "Kruger millions" did come to mind.
                          VIEW MY ITEMS!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            this thread has certainly got me thinking of taking my chinese metal detector for a walk on the beach again.


                            VIEW MY ITEMS!


                            Comment


                            • #15
                              just came back from a short walk on the beach with my metal detector and only got some metal "stuff" but non the less the bug has bitten once again.


                              VIEW MY ITEMS!


                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X