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#276 2014-10-26 10:50:51

Eureka Moments
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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Lashed out a couple of months ago on a Minelab CTX 3030 so I can broaden my prospecting horizons.

From using it around 20 times, and still not having my head anywhere near being around its miriad of functions and settings, I can safely say it is an absolute pisser!* (*pisser, in this instance, means extremely good.) The target id and target trace work very well, but I havent customised the preset search menus for fear of blanking out desired targets with similar readouts to ring pulls and bottle tops.

First time in the Goldfields with it I found a 1923 Aust penny. In the same hole were 2 nails, 2 pieces of wire and an enamel tin food plate. The coin gave a solid signal and was 4 inches (10cm) down. Havent found Gold nuggets or jewellery yet but im confident I will one day.

Yesterday (formerly known as today) I had my first go in a local park. Litter galore but managed to find 7 Australian copper coins in 2 hours. In chronologically regressive order they are...

1x 1 cent piece
2x 2 cent pieces
1943 half penny
1940 one penny
1917 half penny
1913 one penny.

Great fun! smile


Disclosure:  Even Barnabas Gan has changed his tune!. Last years legend called gold to be $950/oz by this years end on Jan 28 2016 but now expects $1400. 

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#277 2014-12-20 08:59:30

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Just wrapped up an evening session in a local park.

1948 sixpence
1921 halfpenny
1923 penny
1919 penny
1872 British penny

$9 of modern coins too. Might shout myself an xmas latte. big_smile


Disclosure:  Even Barnabas Gan has changed his tune!. Last years legend called gold to be $950/oz by this years end on Jan 28 2016 but now expects $1400. 

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#278 2014-12-28 09:31:17

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Dug at least 50 bottle tops today.

Also 4 British coins, 1879 and 1896 pennys plus 1888 and 1900 halfpennys. A couple of kangaroo pennys as well so worth the effort. smile

Found a 1922 threepence the other day but I dont think its an overstrike. sad


Disclosure:  Even Barnabas Gan has changed his tune!. Last years legend called gold to be $950/oz by this years end on Jan 28 2016 but now expects $1400. 

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#279 2015-01-18 08:27:00

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

1914 half penny in good condition and a 5gram Bullion Mark .999 silver pendant. smile


Disclosure:  Even Barnabas Gan has changed his tune!. Last years legend called gold to be $950/oz by this years end on Jan 28 2016 but now expects $1400. 

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#280 2015-01-25 06:51:31

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

11 pre-dec silver and 15 pennys/halves. 28 grams asw. big_smile

Yesterday went out bush chasing nuggets and got bugger all. sad


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#281 2015-02-11 01:54:55

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Eureka Moments, does metal detecting in the hot summer of Central Victoria bother you? I have a house on 40 acre bush block in Inglewood (Central Vic) that I just use to go to for long weekends/holidays. The weather there is beautiful all year round except for summers. They are stinking hot, usually around 35-40 degrees. And because of that I do NOT go there for holidays in summer. And I can't imagine someone metal detecting for hours on end in that hot weather.

You must be addicted to it.

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#282 2015-02-16 19:58:39

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Skyrocket wrote:

Eureka Moments, does metal detecting in the hot summer of Central Victoria bother you? I have a house on 40 acre bush block in Inglewood (Central Vic) that I just use to go to for long weekends/holidays. The weather there is beautiful all year round except for summers. They are stinking hot, usually around 35-40 degrees. And because of that I do NOT go there for holidays in summer. And I can't imagine someone metal detecting for hours on end in that hot weather.

You must be addicted to it.

35 in Bendigo is usually closer to 30 around my area, but still hot and uncomfortable. I found my best piece, an 8 grammer, on a 40 degree day a few years ago when I was much keener than I am nowadays. In warmer weather I usually try and hunt in areas with more tree cover or along lower lying creeks and gullies which tend to be cooler ahd shadier. Also the southern side of hills and slopes can be a lot cooler. When it gets cold and wet I go to the same areas and work the higher and unshaded spots.

Over this summer I have pretty much stopped hunting for gold and have only detected in suburban areas for coins and relics. Lots of shady european trees to work under and not far to travel home (or to a pub tongue ) if it gets too hot.

If I was going to hunt gold around Inglewood this time of year I would be doing it either early mornings or evenings/nights. Much cooler and many detectorists reckon their machines run more smoothly at night due to less electro-magnetic interference.


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#283 2015-02-17 22:34:03

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

EM, I imagine just doing the hunt for metals is thrilling and rewarding in itself. Is that why you chose that username? You love the hunt? big_smile

Yeah detecting in the morning and at night seems the only option during summer in central Vic. Although I noticed it usually does not cool down til after it gets dark, so there's lighting issues. Bring out the spotty.

I been meaning to buy a Minelab metal detector so I can do some gold detecting on my property when I'm there holidaying but the good ones are way too expensive ($5,000+) to buy for a part time hobbyist unless one spends serious time detecting. I'm thinking of buying that cheap new "Minelab Eureka Gold Metal Detector" for $1,200 from Miners Den but it's nowhere near as good as the expensive ones.

I'm certain someone is trespassing doing detecting on my property when I am not there. Sometimes I can see footsteps all over the place in some areas just like there would be if someone is detecting. I have not seen any dug out holes yet, so I guess they must be filling them back in and leaving their footsteps. All the quartz sitting above ground on the property draws them in I guess but my property is pretty secluded leading me to think it's likely a close neighbor who knows that no one lives permanently on the property. I don't like the idea of knowing that someone is trespassing on my property to come and steal my gold! mad

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#284 2015-02-17 22:45:59

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

I found an IPHONE 5s  tongue  while detecting yesterday which I am trying to - SOLD  big_smile

CGS  smile

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#285 2015-02-18 01:02:36

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

cashgoldsilver wrote:

I found an IPHONE 5s  tongue  while detecting yesterday which I am trying to - SOLD  big_smile

CGS  smile

Great find, theres always something of value to be found. Doesnt have to be old or rare to be valuable.

I found 3 virtually unused car mats the other day which i will use in place of mine when it gets wet and muddy. Also on a recent Saturday eve I found 2 cricket balls and a virtually brand spanking Grey Nicholls testical protector. Sanitized the protector and gave it to a kiddy neighbor who plays cricket but didnt have one. Gave him the balls too but he already has a couple. big_smile


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#286 2015-02-18 02:32:41

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Eureka Moments wrote:

Also on a recent Saturday eve I found 2 cricket balls and a virtually brand spanking Grey Nicholls testical protector. Sanitized the protector and gave it to a kiddy neighbor who plays cricket but didnt have one. Gave him the balls too but he already has a couple. big_smile


you what!? i wouldnt touch that with a 10foot pole!!! no stanitizer will get rid of where it's been.... neutral

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#287 2015-02-18 07:30:36

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

^^^ The kid had been using the shared ones at the cricket club and his Parents are grateful.

Waste not want not. wink


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#288 2015-02-18 17:07:16

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

EM, thanks for the advice in the PM!

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#289 2015-02-27 09:38:46

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Went for a swing after work today and knocked out a 1935 sixpence.

Didnt think much of it until I checked the mintage and (I think) found that they are the one of the lowest mintage of all Aussie pre-dec coins...392 000. smile Contrast that with the 1954 shilling I also found which has a mintage of 16 188 000.


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#290 2015-03-08 22:27:28

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

A Kerang man has unearthed a 2.7 kilogram gold nugget

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http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/keran … 3ywni.html

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#291 2015-04-10 07:15:17

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

After work session at a place I visit regularly yielded 2 nice coins...1947 florin and a low mintage 1931 half penny. Also an old "Jesus, Mary, Joseph" medal and a crud encrusted round im pretty sure is a trading token.

I keep returning to spots that have thrown up good coins and relics, especially spots from my early outings with the 3030. I am much better at using it now so theres still been good things I didnt get 1st or 2nd time there. I also remove every target I dig so there is less and less junk to deal with each time. wink


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#292 2015-07-17 08:58:32

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Found my First silver coin last fortnight an it's a florin

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#293 2015-10-14 19:13:44

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Im sure you dont want to tell anyone your spots but i have to ask where is SA is good for detecting for coins?


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#294 2015-11-20 04:42:30

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Re: Today I found (while detecting)...

Cind3r wrote:

Im sure you dont want to tell anyone your spots but i have to ask where is SA is good for detecting for coins?

Any old park or oval...do some research about what's around you and when things where built

Asking questions to senior people helps if they grew up In the area also

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