Metal Detecting Discussions => Metal Detecting Stories => Topic started by: Val Beechey on May 10, 2018, 08:54:43 PM

Title: Afternoon Out
Post by: Val Beechey on May 10, 2018, 08:54:43 PM
Well being as I canít post any of the pics I took, Iíll tell you how I got on.
Was down the farm Sunday before last and noticed a few things going on. Grass long, not yet cut and a mountain of deep litter neatly piled and ready to go. This was at the back of my mind when I started out. I had visions of arriving to find 6 inches of smelly spread all over the maize fields. WRONG. I arrived to find them all done and ready for me to play in.
Deep litter spread and plough in, fields rolled and seeded. The only fly in the ointment, I had to struggle through a knee high grass field to get to where I wanted.
No finds of value to report. Loads of junk been brought up. Nuts and bolts bits off ploughs, an ointment tube, a brass hinge. REALY disappointing. Only finds of note, a bit of bronze with some patterning on it ? A nice bag seal with a Stork and North Shore Mills, Liverpool on one side and L TIE on the other side. Top end of a key and an ornate brass threaded nut.
The one thing Iíd have liked to show was a real weird find. Itís a fossil. Of what I have no idea but it actually gave an iffy signal. Atfer was washing it the signal disappeared. Itís got minute sea creatures embedded in concretion on both sides and is a very symmetrical triangle shape. Fascinating !
I used Field 1 today, alternating between that and all metal which Iíd already found a good way to prove some of the pesky high tones were in fact iron. The only reason I dug so much of the blasted stuff was because some of the signals insisted they were silver (or foil) will need to get someoneís opinion on that.
One good thing I noticed was that I didnít get one signal off coke like I did with the Deus, it loved the stuff. Decided Iíve got a long way to go yet with the Equinox.
Shame about the pics  :'(. They say a picture says a thousand words  ;D

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Val Beechey on May 11, 2018, 07:28:19 AM
Trying again                               YEA IT WORKED.   All ive got to do now is remember what I did to make it work  :o ;D

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: wittsy1 on May 11, 2018, 01:12:46 PM
Mmmm now all I need to look for is rolled field with pylons in the background, shoud'nt be to difficult  ;D ;)

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: relicron on May 11, 2018, 02:10:41 PM
lovely to ear your back to it val,brilliant, ;)

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Dungbeetle on May 11, 2018, 02:27:34 PM
Nice to see that you are getting back into the swing, gives me a bit of encouragement to start again Val. Keep going girl.

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Chancellor on May 11, 2018, 05:54:50 PM
Hello Val Beaches,you might have a shepherds crown fossil..just a thought.

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Val Beechey on May 11, 2018, 07:46:25 PM
O.K. I'm totally confused,,,,again.   Just tried to post another 2 pics, already down sized, getting message, File too large.
leave it with me, ill try again when my brain has cooled down.

Anyway I think I can report the Triangular thingy is a Sharks Tooth. Now how did that get into a field ? Well thought there Chancellor. Sent a message to Museum of Wales for help.They have a Marine section.  No answer as yet.

Surprised by all the welcome backs. Thanks Fellas, much appreciated. ;D :-*

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Chancellor on May 13, 2018, 11:36:42 PM
It's a sheepheards crown fossil..ain't it !!..??

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Val Beechey on May 14, 2018, 08:45:38 PM
Chancellor, it took me ages to find a pic of a Sheperds Crown and can say, no itís not one of them.
I did find some very interesting information about what mine is. Itís definately a Sharks tooth, a smaller Megalodon. Teeth range in size from 1in to 5in. They have been used as charms against all sorts for hundreds of years all around the world. And called mostly Tongue Stones because they look like the tip of a tongue.
Interestingly in some regions they were called Dragons Tongue stones
Mine is triangle shaped, 2 1/8 inches on two sides and 2 1/2 inches on the 3rd side.
One up for the Equinox. It gave an iffy signal and came up covered on one side with rusty dust. After washing the signal disappeared. I only brought it home because it looked Ďoddí. Glad I did, a good addition to my other oddities.


Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Greg on May 15, 2018, 06:14:15 PM
Val, it might be a tooth from the jaws shark, it was chewing on a diving cylinder when they got him, a long way from Amity though.

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Val Beechey on May 15, 2018, 07:53:49 PM
Ha Ha Ha  ;D ;D ::)

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: probono on May 16, 2018, 12:01:32 PM
Looks like a nice day out, even if you didn't find too much :)

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: celticspikey on May 19, 2018, 05:14:58 PM
Hi Val, great to see you back at it. Keep it up and look forward to your finds, and mastering the pictures for posting... :-* ;)

Title: Re: Afternoon Out
Post by: Val Beechey on May 19, 2018, 07:37:59 PM
Thanks Paul. I did one then next day couldnít get it to work again.

Like your idea of the chair. Iíve often felt like a sit but only got the field. If I got down that far I wouldnít be able to get up again.  ;D

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