One of the most rewarding aspects of metal detecting is the actual searching itself. It is that feel good factor of being out in the fresh air swinging your magic "wand" and waiting anxiously for that "sound" and on to discover what is the special item we might have detected. We are very lucky here in the UK to have access  to so many different venues linked to historical parts and while it is true that many wonderful artifacts have been unearthed, the reality is that in the majority of the cases when we do hear a "discovery sound", it just turns out to be a piece of metal junk.

Metal detecting technology is yet to reach that level where we will be able "to see" on a screen, an actual clear display of the item being detected, but fear not, the technology is on its way..........or so I am told.










It will need  to be along this sort of thing but with a clearer screen ????


It is quite fascinating also, how different fields/areas tend to yield a particular type of find in a larger quantity than normal. For instance, some fields I have been detecting on seem to produce "metallic buttons" in great quantity pointing to the likelihood of past military activity etc.











In other fields, old and contemporary coins seem to be the order

















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A selection of my latest medieval British hammered coins




Victorian silver thimble

Medieval crottal bell

Unusual silver ring

Artifact finds



Anglo Saxon Brooch Parts

Beach detecting


Metal detecting on beaches has always been my preferred choice of venue as I have always lived by the seaside.

Searching the beaches requires a good knowledge of the local tides and conditions in order to retrieve the numerous items that have been lost over the years quickly disappearing under the soft sands, but with patience and under the right conditions, the rewards can be worthwhile.



And this is a popular "all submersible Pulse Induction" beach detector















Finds on local beaches over a period

All of the above items over 300 years old have been recorded by my local F.L.O. of the P.A.S.