Here's the details:Date of hunt:
Sunday 19th of FebruaryLocation:
Derbyshire. (D____'s Dig 6 Field 2)Ground:
pasture (med mineralization, low iron contamination with high patch, low hot rocks)Settings:
XP Deus with 11" coil. (3.2 version) Hunt Time:
6 and a half hoursThere's a Gold Ring That's Been Lost in that Field...
Hello and welcome to another installment of Deus Digging in Derbyshire. A big thank you to everyone for watching my You Tube videos. (I made a video of this hunt too. See the link at the end of this post). You folks who subscribed now have a special place in my heart and are official detecting buddies
Today I was giving Ironman a day off driving for good behaviour in public. It was also my turn to pay for our monthly slap up breakfast. I tried to pass him the bill but despite his advanced years he'd managed to remember. Well and truly fed and ready for action we hit the road. The weather was fair and even the sun threatened to come out. Ironman had one of his 'good feelings' I wasn't sure what would turn up by I was dead keen on finding out. We'd known for a while that the land owner's wife had lost a gold ring on one of these old farmland fields and it's not something we'd forgotten. We'd be happy whoever found it. The feeling of being able to hand something like that back would be awesome. I had not been detecting long when I hit a big signal that sounded exactly like a ring pull ( a high, double bleeping, dig me out baby signal
). I didn't get really excited until I saw the glint of gold in the sunshine then I just started shouting at Ironman over the fields " YESSSS!" "YESSSS!!!"
I could see a stamp inside it. I thought I'd made an incredible find.All That Glitters...
The dawning realisation came upon me that the gold had tiny green patches. Plus those areas felt rough. I couldn't believe it! How could a fake gold ring be here right in the middle of the field? Arghhhhhh! Alas, the cruel gods doth taunt me like some plaything. To be taken to the heights of joy only to be crushed by a worthless bauble.
Yet again, the glory of gold has been denied but I will not waver in my mission. The hammered gold coin is out there. I only need the luck, patience and dedication to my craft to find it. I shall press on dear friends. I must.The Field that Keeps Giving: That's All You Can Ask For.
Well, I still felt excited to carry on. False hope is better than none at all! I found a beauty of a Tudor buckle with back plate remaining. I found plenty of buttons and even an old George III farthing 1806. I even managed to dig out an entire farmers tractor from the field. See the pics below
Iron x16, modern x7, lead x18 copper alloys x3Average bitsTotal Finds: 74 Ironman 0 DeusDigger 3
The quest for the gold coin will continue.
If you would like to see the short video on this hunt please see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6CAHRMZi5w
Cheers all and happy hunting! I Hope you enjoyed the read and I hope you'll join us on the next dig.
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