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« on: April 11, 2009, 01:22:36 PM »

There is an area of really marshy, peaty bogland near me. It is uneven ground and on a hillside. Very bleak and barren. Anyone ever detected in this type of ground? Any tips? Doesn't look the kind of area a human has ever set foot on....but you never know!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 02:52:37 PM »

Lots of bronze age and celtic votive offerings have been  discovered in peat bogs around springs on stream banks etc I  personlly would look at a map of the local  and if accessable have a good look around the springs prime spots to search the old adage springs to mind no pun intended  Roll Eyes like looking for a needle in a haystack when searching a peat bog Huh mole
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 03:08:29 PM »

Thanks for the tips. At least I'm not expecting to detect much scrap metal! I have some local maps from 1841 and 1881 and can't see any sign of habitation except for two small farm houses.
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 05:20:59 PM »

If you are going detecting in peat bogs tie a plank to your arse!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 09:35:39 PM »

If your going anywhere near the Tregaron bog in west Wales and get a large iron signal,it's a lost Hy-mack excavator,aparently the electricity board lost it while putting in a new power-line,i walked across there years ago and it's not for the faint harted,might be worth wearing a life jacket Jon lol,i've heard stories of second world war air craft dissapearing in to bogs never to be seen again Shocked,but on the brighter side there was a hoard of roman coins found in a bog near Aberystwyth a few years ago,and as Mole says a lot of Bronze age finds have come from bogs,good luck if you make it back let us know how you get on Grin
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