Lost then Found

In 1979, detectorist Tom Clark (now 81) found a ring in a Buckinghamshire field which he subsequently took to a local museum for identification and recording. He was told the ring was “worthless”. Continue reading

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Hey! You! Pay attention at the back of the class!

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There be  gold in them thar wet sands!

What I’ve been saying for years about one aspect of beachcombing with a metal detector has morphed into something of a ‘soapbox’ of mine. Many devotees of our great leisure pursuit, including a few who ought to know better, still cling to that load of old cojones that salt, when wet, affects the performance of a metal detector. IT DOES NOT. IT NEVER HAS. IT NEVER WILL! Comprende? Great, because it’s not up for negotiation Continue reading