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    Default So who was into metal detecting

    Before df disappeared there was a load of guys into metal detecting.
    are you still doing it?

    Have you found anything decent?
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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    it's something I have always wanted to do but never got around to it..been looking at detectors recently too but not pushed the button to buy one..lol

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by mc.dodd View Post
    it's something I have always wanted to do but never got around to it..been looking at detectors recently too but not pushed the button to buy one..lol
    I have always wanted to do it but there’s so much time money and kit involved.
    It just seems like something I would buy but then only do a handful of times before it gets put in the garage.

    There were a few lads on here that did it I can’t remember who it was for the life of me but always posting finds.
    It was always a good read and seeing what they found.
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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    I've detected for 4 years , found 3 roman hoards, medieval and Celtic gold. I'll post some photos up

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    Gold coin is a full whadden chase stater of the trinovantes tribe. 2050 years old

    Roman coins are a mix of empire and republic

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    Don't get wrong impression though, a lot of what detectorists find is junk

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    Quote Originally Posted by CallmeGoose View Post
    Don't get wrong impression though, a lot of what detectorists find is junk
    Are you still doing it ?
    I thought you were working away on the rigs a lot or have you changed jobs?
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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    I still detect once a week.

    No longer working offshore.i came ashore almost 4 years ago now and now work as a senior marine engineer for Cefas , I still on on research surveys now and again but not as much as I used too.

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    coin.jpg
    I found this while out metal detecting, is it worth anything?
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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    Aaaand we are back!

    No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    As you know me for one, sold my CTX3030 and purchased a Deus 2.
    I’m alive and kicking yeh baby.

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    anyone got any advice on starter setup/machines then please?
    I've seen Nokta, minelab go find, garrett ace etc but not sure what would be the best 'all rounder' type

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    Money is the key bit but I would look for a 2nd hand machine plenty of bargains about.

    A good machine for starters is the Minelab Equinox 800.
    I’m alive and kicking yeh baby.

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    If your on a budget then look at the minelab vanquish series

    Then upgrade to a minelab equinox 600 or 800

    I then got a Deus , then a Deus II

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    My first detector was the Minelab 800 (sold that) then I had the CTX3030 (sold it) and now I have the Deus 2 because it’s lighter in weight, good simple setup and great ratings.
    I’m alive and kicking yeh baby.

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    Default Re: So who was into metal detecting

    If I add a forum for metal detecting will it be used?
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    Hell yeah .I'll post up all the crap I find lol

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