Newbies Checklist

How does a newbie know when they have finally gained veteran status?

Here is a finds checklist:

:white_check_mark: Key :key:
:white_check_mark: Skinker :fishing_pole_and_fish:
:white_check_mark: Cutlery / horse shoe :fork_and_knife: :racehorse:
:white_check_mark: Bullet :gun:
:white_check_mark: Junk ring :ring:
:white_check_mark: Vintage pull tab / corkscrew :champagne:
:white_check_mark: Wire / electronics :electric_plug:
:white_check_mark: Watch / cellphone :watch::iphone:
:white_check_mark: Toys :game_die:
:white_check_mark: Button / glasses :womans_clothes: :eyeglasses:

:flag_black:Other notable achievements :flag_white:
:checkered_flag: Detecting for an entire day.
:checkered_flag: Taking your detector on holiday
:checkered_flag: Earning some money from scrap metal recovery
:checkered_flag: Finding enough spendables to buy a well deserved snack or drink :smiley:

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Iโ€™d add: Spend time cleaning up someone elseโ€™s messy plugs.

I reckon youโ€™re a true veteran when you dig a โ€œPulltabโ€ or โ€œTrash Aluminiumโ€ signal and find itโ€™s actually your first Gold Ring.

How about the elusive gold coin!..automatic entry into the detecting hall of fame lol

Well I think we all know what the detectorist bucket list isโ€ฆ

sovereign, token, gold ring, silver ring, gemstone jewelery, gold nugget, silver coins, military badge/buttonsโ€ฆ

I like it, i like it alot.
Dont forget toy cars and getting to the scene and forgettin part of your detectorโ€ฆ or gear.

Shady :beers:


Yeah, forgetting spade, or finds bag.
Or my most often memory fade - bug repellent, it sure keeps you on move, and you donโ€™t mind getting wet and muddy so much then!