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 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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I was out on a dig with the UK Metal Detecting Group today near Sherborne.  However, I think I concentrated my efforts on the wrong fields at as by the time I finished I was considering starting a new career as a scrap metal dealer 😁 Working my way up…

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I was out again with a few people from Southwest Detectorists to look at a couple of small fields just down the lane from our Sunday site.  It was hard work metal detecting today as, despite last night’s rain, the ground in the lower half of the first field was…

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I was at a dig organised by Southwest Detectorists today, a farm near Halstock that was reputed to have a Roman villa nearby and a medieval trackway running through the site we were detecting.  It was a bit warm and sweaty for a semi-obese slob like me to drag his…

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