Metal Detecting

An add-on to fieldwalking where instead of scanning the surface of the land with your eyes, you’re scanning it with your ears in search of buried metal artefacts.

 I was out metal detecting yesterday on a joint dig with two local clubs. It was great to have blue sky for a change after all the rain, but the breeze was really cold. The first field we were searching was next to where a club member previously found a…

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I was out on a Relic Retrievers Dig near Ilminster on pasture land between two medieval drove roads. There were four fields on offer, a field where we parked, a small five acre field to the north of the parking field, a field to the east which contained poultry and…

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John Kyritsis’s amended Goldfield program: Reactivity: 0Threshold: 2Audio Response: 3Sens: 99Freq: 7,7 KHz (or you can experiment with 3,7 KHz for your ground).Expert: TX Power: 3Any settings not mentioned are presumed to be factory default. The coil must be held at least 20 cm above the ground when searching. The…

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I was out near Westbury on a metal detecting session with the Southwest Detectorists group today, on a new field, also a “roman” field which had produced loads of really great finds on a previous visit. The weather forecast was for thundery showers, which must be a BBC euphemism for…

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