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 300 years old 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 had another hour on my “saxon” permission today back in the same pasture as the other day, but without finding anything of note – so I’ll make all my rubbish sound interesting instead 😁 By far the most things I found were shotties in various states of corrosion. The only…

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I was going to put up a post showing my best metal detecting finds of 2019 when I realised that I don’t have photos of most of them, either I’ve given them to the landowner, or they’re with the FLO for recording. 😲 Instead I’ll show you what I found…

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A highly enjoyable day’s digging today despite the flooded roads getting there, and the mud once I arrived 😁 Once again Malcolm, Glenda, and the crew had excelled themselves with the dig location, with diggable fields stretching to the horizon…After the briefing, spoilt for choice, I headed for the first…

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My finds at Lydford-on-Fosse with SSUK today (except for a George III Shilling which I found, and later lost 😭)…Squelching through the first field, having decided to head for the second field first, I got a solid signal which turned out to be a lead spindle whorl, undecorated but probably…

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I had a great, if a bit muddy, day at Henstridge – many thanks Sean and all. I only got into three fields of this huge permission so would love to go back some time, as the fields I went in had some interesting finds. The strip of pasture just behind the…

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My wonderful daughter came visiting today to release me from home nursing duties, so I could go out and play Metal Detecting in the light rain and low temperatures with Dorset & West Pastfinders, near the ruins of Tarrant Abbey at Tarrant Crawford (she even made dinner too). 😁 After…

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On a rare break between the rain storms I went out with Southern Seekers UK on a dig near Wincanton.  The fields were mainly maize stubble and very, very muddy. Despite the conditions I did get a couple of small finds – I’m still highly impressed by this new HF…

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I went on a very wet and muddy dig with UK Metal Detecting.  Apart from the horseshoes and scrap metal which littered one of the fields, It was a good Roman and Medieval site, and was even rumoured to have had a moated manor house in one of the fields. …

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A muddy day at Mudford with UK Metal Detecting, but it was my first time out with my new HF coil on the Deus so I was hoping for good things. I wasn’t disappointed – the combination of the HF coil and Iain Crozza’s “Sniper” program was fantastic, very stable,…

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After several days of heavy rain the sky turned blue and I joined a dig with Dorset and West Pathfinders, otherwise known as “Malcolm’s Mudfest” today, and had a great day.  Thank you Malcolm et al. 😃 I started off in a roughly ploughed field down near a seeded area,…

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