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Re: Deus Digger Diary: My Best Ever Hammered (see day 62)

Post by Bully1970 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Great finds again, i'd be well happy with that.

Never had a hammy :((



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Re: Deus Digger Diary: My Best Ever Hammered (see day 62)

Post by samuraitrev » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:17 pm

Bully1970 wrote:Great finds again, i'd be well happy with that.

Never had a hammy :((
Just sending you some deusdiggerdiary good vibes your way (actually wiggles fingers at the screen) Now all you need to do is go out metal detecting and eventually a hammered coin will come. :D

Good luck and happy digging ::g
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Re: Deus Digger Diary Day 63: Coin Frenzy Part 2

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:59 pm

Here's the details:
Date of hunt: Sunday 12th of February
Location: Derbyshire. (M____'s Dig 3 Beer Garden)
Ground: pasture (med mineralization, high iron contamination, low hot rocks)
Settings: GMP
Detector: XP Deus with 11" coil. (3.2 version)
Hunt Time: 2 hours

Hair of the Dog
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 short (6 min video of this hunt too). The folks who subscribed now have a special place in my heart and are offical detecting buddies OooO

I went out on Saturday and celebrated my, soon to arrive, birthday. Another decade has arrived and I still haven't had my gold coin dream come true. I really believe that this is the year though. Some of the pubs we went in Nottingham date back to the crusades. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub is actually built in a cave and dates back to 1189AD and is meant to house some ghosts too! I believe I may have become host to a few spirits because when I awoke I felt like some evil presence had destroyed part of my brain. Luckily after drinking lots of water and eating unhealthily I started coming around. I decided I would brave the cold and rain and get out detecting. I arrived at the pub and fought the urge to have a hair of the dog and set up ready to detect.

Going Nowhere Fast
I spent 2 hours on 1 row today. It seems like every inch has metal objects strewn around. It was very slow going but while the coins kept coming I was content enough. I know that they're modern but I still like digging up coins it gives me a buzz. Plus I'm saving them in a tub and I'm going to take them to the supermarket and cash them in. I resisted the urge to change my settings and stuck with GMP and the setting did me proud. The Deus is so good at finding coins I even found a plastic one :)) Take a look beneath at what else I found.

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Iron x2, modern x39, copper alloys x3

Average bits
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£2.96 in spendables!

Total Finds: 93

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=M0PH4GunxN8&t=7s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Cheers all and happy hunting! I Hope you enjoyed the read and I hope you'll join us on the next dig. ::g

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Re: Deus Digger Diary Day 63: Coin Frenzy Part 2

Post by Hauptmann aD » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:10 pm

samuraitrev wrote:Another decade has arrived and I still haven't had my gold coin dream come true. I really believe that this is the year though.
For me it took also a decade - a decade of detecting, to stumble over my first gold coin last year.
Since this has been found with a Deus too, I think I can inject it to the thread to keep up your motivation continuing the series for the next years. ;)
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Coin Frenzy Part 2 (see day 63)

Post by nellyt5 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:24 pm

the old trip hey..... not been in there for about 10 years,actually come to think of it ..it will be 10 years next month because It was my 40th then.

btw I'm really enjoying this thread, very well done
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Coin Frenzy Part 2 (see day 63)

Post by samuraitrev » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:14 pm

nellyt5 wrote:the old trip hey..... not been in there for about 10 years,actually come to think of it ..it will be 10 years next month because It was my 40th then.

btw I'm really enjoying this thread, very well done
Thanks for the feedback Nelly5. ::g

Hey Hauptmann. When I see coins like that it does give me hope. Plus it's good to know the Deus hit it! I wish I could go out tomorrow and find one or two ;) Thanks for commenting ::g
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Re: Deus Digger Diary Day 64: Gold Ring Joy Turns to Sorrow

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:22 pm

Here's the details:
Date of hunt: Sunday 19th of February
Location: Derbyshire. (D____'s Dig 6 Field 2)
Ground: pasture (med mineralization, low iron contamination with high patch, low hot rocks)
Settings: GMP
Detector: XP Deus with 11" coil. (3.2 version)
Hunt Time: 6 and a half hours

There'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 OooO

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 l;. ). 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. :8 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 ;)
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Iron x16, modern x7, lead x18 copper alloys x3

Average bits
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Total Finds: 74

Ironman 0 DeusDigger 3

The quest for the gold coin will continue.
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Cheers all and happy hunting! I Hope you enjoyed the read and I hope you'll join us on the next dig. ::g

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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Gold Ring Joy Turns to Sorrow (see da

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:40 pm

You made me laugh. The life of a detectorist is paved with so many moments of true joy, excitement, best day ever finds - that are then so cruelly snatched from our grasp. That ring was especially cruel. How often do you see a wedding ring that is plated? And they can't even just say plated, they call it 'rolled' to sound like it's better. You were cheated and I feel aggrieved for you ,':(

BTW for any of you going to correct me on the technical difference just stop :x| . I doubt any of us really care (I certainly don't) because in reality it is some non precious metal pretending to be far more valuable. It is a lying, cheating ring and is not worth wasting more time on.

Anyway glad you've gone away from that pub garden and back to proper detecting in a field. You didn't get another hamerred this week but I could see the anticipation was there in your every signal.

Hope you have a great birthday and good luck next weekend!

P.S. Who have you roped in to do the filming?
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Gold Ring Joy Turns to Sorrow (see da

Post by samuraitrev » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:11 pm

Hi Oxgirl, it's good to know I'm not the only one who's had those moments. I'm sure we all have. It's part of the game. ,':(

I occasionally get Ironman to do some filming. I guess I should mention him in the credits but I don't want him to start asking for a fee :-O :))
Most of the filming I do myself.

Thanks for commenting and following my exploits. :)
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Roman find (see day 58)
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:57 pm

LOL is that a new tactic to stay ahead in the best week's find competition? ;)
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Post by samuraitrev » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:05 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:LOL is that a new tactic to stay ahead in the best week's find competition? ;)
Shhhh! He's known to read this :-O (well has it read to him) =))
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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Gold Ring Joy Turns to Sorrow (see da

Post by spazzyken » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:35 pm

Hi trev just got round to reading this episode and another great read as always,now oxgirl what a great point you made theres me on the camera whilst I'm loosing valuable digging time and then you wonder why it's 3-0.well I can tell you my camera days are over and I'm gonna get my first point this Sunday thanks for your help cheers ken
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:39 pm

spazzyken wrote:Hi trev just got round to reading this episode and another great read as always,now oxgirl what a great point you made theres me on the camera whilst I'm loosing valuable digging time and then you wonder why it's 3-0.well I can tell you my camera days are over and I'm gonna get my first point this Sunday thanks for your help cheers ken

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Re: Deus Digger Diary: Gold Ring Joy Turns to Sorrow (see da

Post by liamnolan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:54 pm

Great detecting tale as usual and thanks for sharing your feelings, we have all been there! Re the less valuable ring that you found, it may not be the one that you had in mind but the person who lost that ring would maybe have regarded it as priceless. I love this topic, has all the spirit of detecting, I should make more reply posts. Out tomorrow detecting at 9.15am, same field where my buddy found a beautiful, almost mint condition Lizzie sixpence last time out, must be my turn tomorrow .. Liam OooO
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Post by samuraitrev » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:43 pm

liamnolan wrote:Great detecting tale as usual and thanks for sharing your feelings, we have all been there! Re the less valuable ring that you found, it may not be the one that you had in mind but the person who lost that ring would maybe have regarded it as priceless. I love this topic, has all the spirit of detecting, I should make more reply posts. Out tomorrow detecting at 9.15am, same field where my buddy found a beautiful, almost mint condition Lizzie sixpence last time out, must be my turn tomorrow .. Liam OooO
Cheers Liam. Yes, you're probably right about the ring. I do wonder if the guy who lost it even realised it was a fake? :-/ By all means please comment. ::g ::g
Good luck tomorrow and happy digging!

Keep your hand steady for the filming on Sunday Ironman. I'm looking forward to a 4-0 score :))
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Post by Mega B » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:59 pm

One of the most enjoyable threads on the MDF forum,always very well written with a terrific sense of humour ::g
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Post by samuraitrev » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:06 pm

Mega B wrote:One of the most enjoyable threads on the MDF forum,always very well written with a terrific sense of humour ::g
Thanks for commenting Mega B
Awesome comment. Cheers ::g
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Post by Hauptmann aD » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:31 pm

Gold plated wedding rings are not that rare. I have collected three of those too, 2 from field, one in water.
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Post by samuraitrev » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Hauptmann aD wrote:Gold plated wedding rings are not that rare. I have collected three of those too, 2 from field, one in water.
Best greetings from Germany
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Thanks for commenting Hauptmann ::g Yes, but they still disappoint! ;))

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Re: Deus Digger Diary Day 65: Mystery Coins Turn to Stunners

Post by samuraitrev » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:33 pm

Here's the details:
Date of hunt: Sunday 26th of February
Location: Derbyshire. (D____'s Dig 7 Field 3)
Ground: pasture (med mineralization, high iron contamination, low hot rocks)
Settings: GMP
Detector: XP Deus with 11" coil. (3.2 version)
Hunt Time: 8 hours.

Time for the Last Field
Hello and welcome to another installment of my Diary. Grab your spade, wrap up well and join me for another hunt in the beautiful hills of The Peak District. Well, we've had a great time at this permission and we're on the last field now. This field is really steep but full of interesting 'ridges' like ancient evidence of ploughing. Plus some large stone platform stones. No idea what was there. Time to find out. Straight away, I could tell this area was highly contaminated with iron. The Deus was buzzing like an angry wasp but it still hit the goodies. On my You Tube video which I hope you will watch later. I dig iron and a decent find both in the same hole. So the Deus had its work cut out but she performed admirably.

Premature Coil Death
I don't know what happened but even at the point of switching her on. The battery read only 1 bar of battery power. The battery light had been flashing at home, indicating a fully charged battery. NOOOOOO! Praise the detecting Gods I had my emergency charger and I was saved out in the field. It still cost me an hour of detecting time which was immensly disappointing but we've all been through trauma in our lives and this was right up there with when my pet budgie Toby flew out the kitchen door. Anyway I digress. With the coil charged with one bar I could continue my crusade. Interesting finds kept appearing such as 2 blackened and heavily encrusted coins that looked like they'd been in a fire. To be honest, I had no hope of saving them. However, as you will see, they turned out to be beauties. Plenty of coins, buttons and other bits and pieces kept me going. I found a huge coin which upon cleaning turned out to be a George III 3 Shilling Token. Something which I'd never seen before. Unfortunately it looked like it had been willfully defaced. What a shame to ruin what would have been a beautiful (and valuable) coin. I also found a contemporary forgery of a bullhead shilling. Plus a sweet little Jetton in awesome condition.

The Cleaning of the Blackened Mystery Coins
On the drive home, me and Ironman did the 'not had anything today' game. However, when I got home after soaking all my finds in olive oil I was intrigued to find that the blackened coins that had been fused together and unrecognisable started to clean up a bit. I had read somewhere that putting them in boiling water then iced water could clean them up. I would have used electrolysis if I'd got the kit but alas my weapon of choice was the forces of heat and cold. I realised they might get damaged in the process but they were so far gone I deemed it worth the enterprise. I kept dunking them in and washing them and would you believe it? It worked! I cleaned them further with Silver Dip. Then with a silver cleaning cloth and I got them as good as I could. If you watch my You Tube video you will see the coins on the first dig. I think they turned out ok, considering how far gone they looked in the video. Here's a look at what I found today:

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Iron x11, modern x3, lead x20 copper alloys x2

Average bits
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Average finds
coins left to right George III 3 Shilling Token (willfully damaged?), George III contemporary forged bullhead shilling, George III half penny, Edward VII Penny (1906), George V Penny 1936, Farthing, 15 buttons, clay pipe bowl, x2 medieval lead tokens, buckle fragment, spoon, lead weight, modern coin spill.

Good Finds
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Good finds
Jetton 1586 - 1635 GOTTES GABEN SOL MAN LOB 'One should Praise God's Gifts'
George III Sixpence 1817
George III Shilling

Total Finds: 83

Ironman 1 DeusDigger 3
Winning Finds: 2 Hammies for Ironman congratulations that man!

The quest for the gold coin will continue.
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Roman find (see day 58)
Hammered silvers x3 (see day 60 +62)
GOLD rings (see day 68 + 70)

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