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Hunting with the new machine


#1

Finally got a excal and gave it a test drive over the break looking forward to the first gold


#2

Nice. Anything exciting in the coins?


#3

Was there a boat building yard or similar there in the old days? Nice beach. Good finds.


#4

Coins are all decimals one sixpence the copper nails come from the
Estuary …probably the boat just rotted away as I’ve found quite a few in the same area


#5

Where did 160km get ypu


#6

Down to Ruakaka and Waipu Cove, bust. Then back up and looked at Ocean Beach, and the harbour beaches on the way home.
I reckon teams go around at night with huge superconducting magnets and suck all the goodies out while I sleep.

Stick to the grass I think, it’s much less fickle.


#7

I think it pays to sus out the spots where people have picnics - get changed - pee, fart and poo and also do nefarious things the latter activities of course involving nakedness and which have a tendency to make me jealous.


#8

Beaches can drive you nuts alright I’ve only been detecting for a year and leared alot from these forums


#9

I think a detectorist lives at Ocean beach or near. There were a fair amount of people at the beach when I was there, and still not a peep - did you see that fishing rod?
I was planning to go to Waipu Cove. As a child I lived next to the Oil Refinery and even though the beach near the Tanker wharfs is crappy and not popular, I saw a female detectorist as a child - and I bet she found my swiss army knife I lost that day.

Nice little haul there Chris - is that a butterfly?


#10

It is indeed …one of those heart stopping moments till you brush the crap off it’s a kids hair tie I think


#11

Spent an hour on the river at low tide best find was the clay pipe made by Davidson’s in glasgow


#12

What a lot of old knobs…

That clay pipe looks to be turn of century - should have a fairly small hole though the stem.


#13

Yip circa 1861-- 1891 l found a few with the bowl intact in Auckland when I used hunt bottles


#14

Spent an hour in the estuary at low tide pulled one 6d silver very worn half penny and a ???


#15

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It’s a padlock :laughing:

Or the disc top right, is off an outboard motor block (Fairly sure)


#16

Like a seagull ? Had me thinking found a fèw brass pieces close by makes sence


#17

If it was anything like the Seagull I used to own, that’ll be thrown in the tide as well.
Looking at the hole in it, it could have been pulled off a stolen motor to avoid ID. I’ve found a couple and they wouldn’t ‘fall off’ easily.


#18

Seagulls rule! They are an ancient motor and I am sure that many of them would have long outlasted the modern equivalent! Actually I am after one for our boat!


#19

I’ve found them a bit like my x wife very hard to start but a little adjustment with the carb gets them going


#20

Quick hunt at low tide by an old wharf a few pennies and a lot of scrap copper a silver ring made my day