Metal Detecting.

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  1. Snowbird

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    Having had a break of over 20 years from the hobby I recently took it up again. I find it fits in with motorhome touring very well. Any other treasure seekers on here.
     
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    No but you can have a good game on southend pier when the tide is out. All you need is a handful of nails. ;)
     
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    "Yes"............... Going to have a poke around the Tumulus we have in our small field when I get time.. :RollEyes:
     
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    That Buttons is extremely cruel
    You should be thoroughly proud of yourself for thinking up something so funny though
     
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    The UK has had to covert all Gas and Watermains to plastic
    In an attempt to stop Mo digging up half the country:doh:
     
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    Most of the holes Mo's been digging recently have been in a straight line about three metres apart, known as 'post holes' in the fencing trade. :rofl:
    Sorry @old-mo :imoutahere:
     
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    Old Mo........... Hey I think I've found silver!!!

    Snowbird......... Looks like a Horse Brass to me
    Old Mo............ Yes but look... it's signed by the Lone Ranger :doh:
     
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  9. Snowbird

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    I have it on good authority that a funster found one of the most valuable coins ever found with a metal detector. Valued at many hundreds of thousands of pounds. Some of the machines used today are very sophisticated pieces of equipment capable of discriminating just about every metal or item.
     
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    That's interesting, I have long been intrigued with the idea. How much does one of these things cost - a decent one?

    Keith :cool:
     
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    I would like to try out this hobby as my Brother in law who lives in Berkshire has taken this hobby up and has shown me some of his finds which include loads of different sizes of musket ball and many roman coins and other very old coinage which is yet to be identified ,all very interesting.
     
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    I am using a Fisher F22 at the moment and find it a good all round machine that is waterproof. Its light and can be used for long periods without the operator becoming tired. You should be able to pick a half decent machine up for between £200 and £300.
     
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    I suppose if there are enough detectorists interested it would be a good idea for a detecting meet. Presuming a friendly farmer/landowner can be found.
     
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    My grandson is desperate to try metal detecting. He's only 7 so does anyone know if you can get child size versions?
    Always see a couple of people metal detecting on the local beaches.
     
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    There's your problem. According to my nephew, in Essex, most landowners won't give permission to anyone these days.
     
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    The Fisher F22 I use is light enough to use. Dont be tempted to get your grandchild a childs detector. they will lose interest immediately. My grandson is just getting into the hobby and is researching just about everything he finds. A great hobby for getting kids out and about and interested in history. It also teaches them research skills, both in finding good places to detect and identifying finds.
     
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    Is Essex down south, close to London :).
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'm quite keen to try it myself so would prefer to get an adult size one.
     
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    as said dont buy a childs machine. a couple of the best makes for a lightweight machine that work really well would be a garrett ace 250 or any of the tesoro or laser machines
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Garrett-A...031364?hash=item3f2fed7744:g:yPUAAOxy77hSE23Z
    or
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Laser...673647?hash=item43ec80cfef:g:xi8AAOSwT5tWF9Ck
     
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    I am based in Atherton and would like to combine the Camper with Metal Detecting . I have a Minelab Quattro but have not used it much tbh, seems hard to get landowners permission. Beaches are a different set of rules, i understand.
     
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