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Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:59 pm
by Dave79
Hi, I'm new to the Beaconsfield area and the birthday fairy bought me a nice Minelab Equinox this year so I'm keen to get out and about treasure hunting before it gets too cold and wet... and even after it gets cold and wet! If anyone else in the central northern area is up for some hunting with company let me know. Also like to do a bit of panning, mineral collecting and checking out old mines.

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:00 am
by Dave79
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Well, the equinox seems to be the metal detector for dummies. Found these over the last few weekends without changing anything from the factory preset modes. Have had a bit of a go for gold around Lefroy but I think the gold mode might take a bit of time to master.

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:29 pm
by drystone
That's a good haul for a day out, well done

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:08 pm
by Dave79
That was a couple of days worth and there's been a couple of 22c days in between!

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:24 am
by warrenaw
A very nice haul. Well done.
What are the top 3 coins? Is there enough to identify them?

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:56 pm
by Dave79
Ones another 53 shilling and I can just make out 1890 on the penny. That and the half penny have been in the salty river too long and are pretty had it. Got a few old buttons the other day. One has got 'rich treble gilt' on the back and from what I can find out it's an early 1800's English made button. The one in the middle has got something like _ _ _HITTIPS DESIGN and 692 on it and I've got no idea what it is.
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Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:14 pm
by junkhunter
Nice work Dave , there has to be lots to found around Beaconsfield as it was such a busy and rich area . I have spent many hours at Lefroy and while gold is like hens teeth for me , i have accumulated a nice collection of relics . Earlier detectorists in the area must have made some beaut finds .

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:23 pm
by Dave79
Certainly rich in ring pulls and bottle caps! Am slowly learning which signals are worth digging but got a lot too learn. Found very little in know gold bearing areas, think most of them have been pretty well detected in the past. We'll just have to find a reef the old timers missed that isn't on the maps!

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:21 am
by junkhunter
Good luck with that reef ! My Nox is a great machine on the beach and very good on grassed areas too , but fails in the bush at places like Lefroy with way to much falsing from sticks getting stuck in the open coil and reacting to mineralization . I am about to have a go at making a solid coil cover to help with the stick situation . The Nox does make you dig more junk but it finds the good stuff too , 11 silver rings , 1 x gold and a gold pendant in the last couple of months for me . Check the Minelab website for their shallow goldie program , looks like it should be just the ticket .

Re: Beaconsfield relics???

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:20 pm
by Dave79
Yeah, the sticks in the coil have led to a few wobblies for me too. Couldn't find the shallow goldies program on the minelab site. Where do you go to get to it. Agreed the the nox is a weapon on the beach and grass. How nice is the sound of goldies and old silvers?!! Let us know how the coil cover turns out.