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Re: Easylife's free competition!

Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:33 am

Spearhead wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:12 am
A Jetton, a medieval pot leg, a 19th century Egyptian revival pendant and a Sunday school attendance medal.
My field is clearly not like your field. ::g
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:40 am

Bargeman wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:19 am
Puddles ::g

[:) BM
It was just a bit more moist at the downmost end. x;
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:41 am

Keef the Frog wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:43 am
Lester Piggott's stash
That depends upon what he stashed? x;
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:30 am
A silver sixpence, 3 17/18th century coppers, a whistle, a roman grot and lots of lead/ iron malarky.
You just blew it with the whistle. :))
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:49 am

Blackadder43 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:11 am
Something Gold ::g
Gold is so dense that it would have sunk the deepest and will only now be revealed :D
Not in this instance but In theory you are correctly for say a large nugget, though most unlikely in these parts. But this field has previously given up gold in the form of a Georgian fob ring. ::g
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:50 am

Dave8472 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:05 am
At least one of those decimal 1971 halfpennies :)) They seem to always be at mega depth ::g

Dave ):=
Could so easily have been but afraid not on this occasion. :))
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:51 am

littlehove wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:14 am
1 hammie 1 George iii halfpenny, 1 bent George iv penny, 2 modern buckles, 5 horseshoe nails and some canslaw.
Not really , no! :D
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:53 am

GeorgeMK wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:30 am
Two pieces of lead rod about 1/2” diameter and 3/4” long, a 1943 threepenny bit, one small green disc that might be a grot, a piece of brass wire. two very worn coppers probably Georgian, and half of a rifle cartridge case thought to be a .303

Three items will be in the excavated area, the others in the spoil heap.
Maybe some overthinking there? x;
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:55 am

InofftheRed wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:54 am
I predict a drive shaft from a Roman tractor and a wheel bearing from a Saxon quad bike, Lord Lucan and Shergar. .
OMG, just how could you have predicted that? Do you do the lottery also? =))
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:57 am

Incognito wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:10 pm
A 19th century pocket watch that is mysteriously still working and set to the right time.
Actually I forgot to take my phone with me so that came right in handy when it was unearthed. =))
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:59 am

hartsman wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Half sovereign ::g
More gold would be very welcome but never expect it! :D
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:01 am

Rambocantona wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Snuff tins, bath plug 4 1890-1925 pennys,2 1/2 pennys, Pair of japanese navy binoculars,
Nokia 3210 and lots of lead and a gold chariot x; x; x;
Err, only a very little bit right! :D
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:06 am

fred wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Probably got rained off! ::g
It's been totally dry here today. It got a bit warm in the rain coat so was just in short sleeves in afternoon. :D
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:10 am

PeakDetectorist wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 pm
You may be surprised by the clay layer.
I would but this is clearly dense undisturbed virgin clay. ::g
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:15 am

Incognito wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:20 pm
He'd have been back here if so, and you know how it becomes a mission once there are people waiting...probably wading around in a couple foot of water and not returning to shore till he finds at least something.

It's ok Easylife, we forgive you and you tried !!!
I did try out of personal interest, but with no wading and no goals to be scored. :))
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:17 am

shaggybfc wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:32 pm
I can confirm that Easy life is taking this time to remortgage to be able to buy the prize for this competition.... last I heard it was a lamborghini :D :))
Gee Shaggy, don't believe all you hear on social media. =))
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 am

And so you found.........?

Don’t keep us in suspense any longer, please, pretty please ;))
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Post by fred » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:41 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 am
And so you found.........?

Don’t keep us in suspense any longer, please, pretty please ;))

I think that we are now at the stage where threats might succeed where being nice didn't! :D
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:45 am

fred wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:41 am
Oxgirl36 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:37 am
And so you found.........?

Don’t keep us in suspense any longer, please, pretty please ;))

I think that we are now at the stage where threats might succeed where being nice didn't! :D
Oh go on then, I’ll hold all the moderators back from interfering d;
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Post by JonM » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:59 pm

A farthing, a penny, a halfpenny and a sixpence.

Fingers crossed. ::g
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Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:45 pm

Your guesses were far exceeded the actual reality, now if you had said lots of buttons! x; There were just two coins, a farthing and an 1816 George III shilling forgery. Also a section of chunky silver chain with the lion standard on each link which gave a interesting response.
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A wander around the rest of the field produced just these bits.
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So nowt much good really but was worth doing out of interest. With the grass scraped off it was easy to spot fragments of pottery and clay smoking pipes. I like the coin forgeries and had previously found another George III shilling forgery about 20m away from this one. It's funny how silver virtually always shows up each outing. My apologies for not finding anything amazing. :D
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Post by JonM » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:33 pm

on the contrary, still a good haul ..............

Erm, who said a farthing perchance x;
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:02 am

I’d forgotten to check back on what you actually found =))

Thanks for the update. How did you miss that roman coin though? You should have been more careful ;)
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Post by oldartefact » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:21 pm

Easylife wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:39 am
Upon arrival I found that only part of the intended area had been scraped back before work had been halted due to wet ground. I would guess an area of about 15m x 12m had had about 6” of soil scraped off and was a totally flat compacted surface so I targeted that. The location of this was directly behind the stable block and I last recall it being very infested with small iron and particularly messy in winter. Though a smaller coil may have been better for target separation I still gave it a going over with my normal set up with the 15” coil for quicker full ground coverage. But not knowing if there were actually going to be any targets present at all I was relieved to find that there were quite a few though the entire area sounded like it was full of small iron nails. My normal Nox set up is 15” coil flat out in Field 1, Sense 25, All-metal, 50 tones, Reactivity 5, and Iron bias 0. After I had fully gridded that area, I had a sandwich break and a drink before swapping over to the 6” coil. I have not really used the 6” coil before but thought it could prove interesting to slowly run it over the most heavily iron infested area, but it wasn't really, though I did increase Reactivity with it. I scanned the area at 90 degrees to the previous one but with no intention of full ground coverage. That small coil just looks so ridiculous like a button on the end of a stick, too light in fact! Pinpointing is so most impressively deadly accurate though, well it can hardly be off when your coil is actually smaller than your dig hole can it! It found a few more bits but nothing that the larger coil wouldn't have got, so I changed back to the 15” coil and had a bit of a wander around the rest of the field which I had previously searched quite well a couple of years ago. But conditions are just so perfect now, short grass and moist ground so managed to pull a few more bits out that I just was not expecting to be where they were. :D
To summarise the above "I found nowt!!" Why use 253 (actually 346) words when you can use 3??? XXX
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Post by fred » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30 pm

That lot isn't nowt, it's a perfectly normal detecting day on many of my well hammered fields. :D
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Re: Easylife's free competition! Now ended.

Post by oldartefact » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:14 pm

fred wrote:
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That lot isn't nowt, it's a perfectly normal detecting day on many of my well hammered fields. :D
Normal days detecting Fred?? Thats stretching it a bit thin :) :) :) It seems that if you dont manage to come up with at least one Goldie ... its not normal :) :) :) ... Me??? .. i remain in the lead and brass brigade. :) :) :)
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