Logging finds

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Logging finds

Post by dajome » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:40 am

Advice required on logging finds please - how do you find/ show the position of a find - do people use gps tech or a manual system? If tech, can you recommend any devices?

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Re: Logging finds

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:44 am

Hi there are a number of topics on this subject in this section (note i’ve just moved your post). This one is a great starting point.


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Re: Logging finds

Post by jcmaloney » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:40 am

Depends how techy you wish to get. :))
Minelab CTX has built in GPS.
Phone Apps.
Garmin or similar hand held GPS unit.
Use the web: http://gridreferencefinder.com/

I just use my Garmin (despite having a CTX) and numbered finds bags.
Make find, log as waypoint.
When in the comfort of my own home save & back up the Garmin.
The kml. file info can be loaded into Google Earth.
Find goes in clean bag with a Finds record note (NGR/Land conditions/date/description or ID) and then a bundle goes to our FLO every month or so.... although i should be self recording,sadly I`m "time poor" ! =))
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