Over the years I have had varying degrees of success in many locations around Otago and Canterbury mainly and one heck of a lot of fun as well.
Of course there are spots we always intend revisiting but for some reason or other we just never ever get there and so I have decided to play a little game with two of my intended spots where I know that goodies still lie waiting to be found.
I am going to put two photos on, one at a time and we will see how long it is before someone hits the nail on the head.
I did go back tot he first spot about ten years ago but found nothing because the beach had been covered up by sand but if the sand is stripped again as it was in the 1970s then I am sure that many finds would be made.
The first site was the site where I picked up about half a jar of silver coins, uncovered by the tide. I read in the newspaper at the time that quite a few gold coins, sovereigns and half sovereigns were found. I believe about 30.
I did not use a detector as I never had one then but there is also a lot of scrap metal there, steel and iron etc.
IF you happen to be passing by then I think it is well worth a visit. I will see who can work out where it is and later will confirm. The area I had most success here was along the arrow line between the two red stops.
To the left and just out of the range of this photo I found a near perfect 'Pure Bread Co. Timaru token but I do not think it was in such good condition that I think some one might have stolen it and then threw it away as I am sure that it would not have lasted the years beside the ocean without being corroded or covered in oxidation.