Metal Detecting Blog

NOTE – Please, if possible photograph the location and record the 10 figure OS Grid Reference of your finds. Any find older than 1650 should be passed on to your Finds Liaison Officer for recording on the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Anything that may be classed as Treasure must be reported to the Coroner.

I went on a dig near Middle Wallop today, courtesy of the Midweek Searchers Group. It was new, undetected ground so we had no idea what there was to find. The field had just been roughly ploughed, which made a change from all the rock-hard pasture I’ve been digging lately…

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A less than spectacular dig for me today out by Yeovil, except for two small triumphs 😀 The first was within 10 feet of the car when I got a lovely signal which turned out to be a George V 1931 “Oak Leaf” Silver Three Pence coin (50% silver content). Only…

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I was invited to join Midweek Searchers who were metal detecting at a site near Waterlooville. I found nothing spectacular despite telling Sharon, the Admin on the gate, that I was going to find gold today… There actually was some found, a Celtic Gold Stater, but somebody unkindly found it…

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I was invited by a group to join their metal detecting dig in fields near Thruxton Racing Circuit. When I got there it looked like a nice pasture site, previously undetected. The only thing letting it down was the fine rain and cold breeze 😕 So waterproof coat on and…

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