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Hi from Cornwall

Post by Tetra73 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:20 pm

Hello all just joined and saying hi, I am thinking about getting into the hobby and found you so will have a look around and probably ask stupid questions :))



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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Bargeman » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi, and welcome. Ask away ::g



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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Timmy 64 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm

I is from sunny Cornwall to. Where are you based . ::g

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Tetra73 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:03 am

Just outside Launceston

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by thefiggis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:38 am

Hello and welcome.

No such thing as a stupid question (other than "should I lick this electric cable" and suchlike) so never be afraid to ask.

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by diggerdave1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:27 am

Hi Buddy.

Look up the Devon and Cornwall /Dorset Detectorists club. they have open digs through out the year mainly in Cornwall, just sign up and attend digs/ should be a good place to start for you.

Goodluck....

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Tetra73 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:11 am

Just been to see my farming neighbor (2 min walk as I am out in the sticks) asked them if it would be possible to detect on their land and they said yes ::g they will show me where they think houses may have been many years ago and a few lumps and bumps in some fields really happy now I just need to buy a detector. Was thinking about a Garrett Ace 250 are these ok for a starter and above for the future?

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by diggerdave1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:40 pm

What a Great start for you to this amazing hobby of ours :)) already have a permission/farm close by also, which sounds interesting, possible old buildings. :-O fantastic.

Choosing a detector, I'm sure u will get plenty of good advice on the forum, on which detector to start with, Garrett 250 is a good starter for sure, owned one myself many moons ago, I would also look to the Cscope 1mx 17khz areal performing unit for the price excellent macnine/ take your time on finding the rite detector for your needs/fields u are searching check out you tube vids and any unbiased reviews.

Goodluck.

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by skythepig » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:30 pm

Hi Tetra welcome to the forum from Sunny Bude. Loads of experts on here to help you out with detector choices etc. Happy to meet up if you want to do any beach detecting. :;@
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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by busterbenny2001 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:37 am

Tetra73 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:03 am
Just outside Launceston

Any time you fancy a days digging give me a yell only down the road in Tavistock and really fancy getting back detecting after a break

Buster

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by skythepig » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:56 am

Hi Tetra. Have a look at https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side
Where you can look at old maps of your farm permission and see the old buildings overlaid on modern maps. It is a great help in pinpointing good fields to detect. :;@
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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Tetra73 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:32 pm

thanks skythepig will have a look at that

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Ladybird66 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi Tetra and welcome. Another thing to bear in mind when choosing which detector is wether you’ll be likely to do any beach work.
The Garrett 250 is a good starter machine but not too clever on wet sand. It realy boils down to your budget.
If in doubt, just ask. ::g

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Tetra73 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:48 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Hi Tetra and welcome. Another thing to bear in mind when choosing which detector is wether you’ll be likely to do any beach work.
The Garrett 250 is a good starter machine but not too clever on wet sand. It realy boils down to your budget.
If in doubt, just ask. ::g
already bought the ace 250 but as I am surrounded by farm land i'm not to worried about beach work atm ::g

ps I am loving the 250 not found anything good yet but I am finding things (mostly rust :)) ) so I don't mind the way I look at it is finding rusty metal is better than finding nothing ::g

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by Ladybird66 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:23 pm

Can’t beat the attitude Tetra. I always think, whatever I find has a history all it’s own. If we can understand that then noth8ng is boring (till you’ve found enough to make a tractor of your own)
Hopefully long before that you’ll have found some goodies ::g

Happy Hunting :D

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Re: Hi from Cornwall

Post by busterbenny2001 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:02 pm

Quite right, one of my fields,here I detected for 3 years every week a few interesting bits n bobs Georgian coins and stuff, then after 3 years I started finding hammered coins, could so easily,have,given up its a big learning curve for,sure but each find was exciting in its own way.

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