Is an adventure. Hope you are not taking one of those "detecting tours " there but have mates. Good hunting and heading back for 3 weeks next Sept.
Unfortunately I do not have any mates on that side of the pond, if I want to dig over there going to have to take the tour ;-). Heard good things about Colcherster detecting and Chris, will see how it goes. Just excited to see if I can beat my 1674 French 4 sol coin.
Sucks about the break Tony! It's interesting that you mentioned detecting in Nfld as I've been watching a lot of the Nfld Metal Detecting youtube videos lately.
It never ceases to amaze me that things are found in the most unlikely of places. And now they think they've found another Viking Village in Port Rosee !
Watched a news program on that possible Viking settlement, I think the jury is still out on that one, fingers crossed. Going back to Newfoundland next year, also booked a trip to England, love to get me some Roman gold ;-). Didn't get much detecting in this year, currently wrapping up a six month posting in the Middle East. Did manage to pull out a 1674 French 4 soul early in the year. Looking forward to getting back to Canada and complaining about the cold again ;-)
Ok, that's it. You're off my Xmas fruit cake list...
What a find Tony! Nicely done, I'm green with envy! I'm not sure what it cost to get that horseshoe implanted but it's paying off.
BTW, that fishscale is in really nice shape. That other old coin, meh...
That's OK, not to fond of fruit cake anyways ;-). Actually it was a long wet day, large field with a lot of walking. No horseshoe up my butt, Patrick did all the leg work, I just came along afterwards. Just purchased a couple of AF Church maps, time to do a bit more research to try and find more sites.
The fish scale is nice, just wish it was a 1921 instead.
Went to a site that my detecting buddy Patrick secured, after he found a a 1675 French silver 4 Sol. So when I went to the site, I had visions of silver in my head, after 3 hours of mostly nothing, a few buttons and a large cent and a lot of rain, about 20 feet from where I parked I got a nice tone, up comes a 1784 Spanish 1/2 reale. Shortly after that Patrick drives by and stops to see how I'm doing, he can smell silver. After he leaves, about five minutes, another silver tone, heart was racing, it turned out to be a 1920 Canadian silver 5 cent piece, not Spanish or French, but nice none the less. All in all a good hunt and I can now cross Spanish silver off my list.
Very nice! Makes me want to try permission for a site I drove by yesterday. Clearly was an old homesite and was just tilled. Never know, eh?
The worst that they can do is say no and shoot you, but it's worth the risk. Was shot down on a site I had my eye on for a while. Very nice polite old man but a resounding no, to bad, this site had some real old potential. Oh well, need to keep looking. Good luck on your permission mission.
Whoa, nice dig Tony! Man I try that and all I find is shell casings and Pepsi caps (no, really, that happened...) Those are some really cool find, especially the coins. Any idea what the history on the place was?
Hey DS, I feel your pain. I secured four fields, wanted to return the favour to a detector buddy who took me to several fields where I found french silver and gold. He found nothing, and I manged one NS 1861 half cent, and that's after four fields, that's why I'm hesitant to involve people on my hunts, most are hours of empty swinging and canslaw.
Not sure on the history, but I am going to try and figure it out. Like I said, it was a last minute "accidental" permission. Didn't know the area was there, it was a fairly large field and there was definitely a nectar sector, 85% of the field, NADA, nil, nothing, but one section payed out.
Nice One Stiver from British Guyana. It's one of my favorite coins. They minted them in disproportionate numbers for the size of the colony because the Atlantic trade triangle took a lot of the coinage away. As a result, many of them ended up in British North America. They are considered to be one of Canada's pre-confederation tokens, even though they were minted and used primarily elsewhere.
A nice addition to any collection.
Thanks for the info CG, it's always nice to know the background on the strange and wonderful things we dig up. I have it soaking in olive oil right now, hoping yo make it look even more purdy ;-)
Just happened to get a fluke permission yesterday, no plans, didn't even know this field existed. Just happen to be talking to a farmer who owned the land and he gave me permission. Manage to pull out a few goodies, got lucky with little or no planning ;-)
Imagine the success I could have if I just planned a hunt ;-)