New Zealand Gold Prospecting, Fossicking & Metal Detecting Forums


The forum has moved to community.paydirt.co.nz, see you there!

This forum is now an archive to preserve the knowledge and finds posted here. Existing users can still login to retrieve old messages they may still need access to.

Welcome Guest! To enable all features please Login. New Registrations are disabled.

Notification

Icon
Error

3 Pages123>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
WestieDigger  
#1 Posted : Friday, 1 January 2016 3:01:44 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
First recovery for the year.
Went to a popular city Beach to scratch around for fresh drops from the NewYears festivities last night.
Found that the storm has eroded the sand at the city end of the beach. Got a worthwhile amount of spendies making it worth braving the rain and wind.
Was just putting the detector back in the car when a guy pulled up and asked me if I could help find his auntys silver earing the she had lost at the beach last week.
Grabbing my gear we headed down to where they had been sitting on the seawall. As he pointed out the exact spot there it was..
Easy find itvwas sunbaking in full view.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160101_130037.jpg
20160101_130032.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 8 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
creamer on 1/01/2016(UTC), Metal Kiwi on 1/01/2016(UTC), oneounce on 1/01/2016(UTC), Erickd on 1/01/2016(UTC), number8wire on 1/01/2016(UTC), GoldPandemic on 2/01/2016(UTC), LepreSean on 14/01/2016(UTC), LittleKiwiDetecting on 31/01/2016(UTC)
Sponsor
Erickd  
#2 Posted : Friday, 1 January 2016 5:29:49 p.m.(UTC)
Erickd

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 14/06/2014(UTC)
Posts: 628
Man
New Zealand
Location: Christchurch

Thanks: 473 times
Was thanked: 695 time(s) in 297 post(s)
Good stuff and an easy recovery..sweet
2016
Silver coins -400
Silver Jewellery/items - 22
Gold Jewellery/items - 7
Spendie $132.90
Fisher F75 & X-pointer
number8wire  
#3 Posted : Friday, 1 January 2016 7:59:49 p.m.(UTC)
number8wire

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 10/06/2012(UTC)
Posts: 1,175
Man
New Zealand
Location: Christchurch

Thanks: 913 times
Was thanked: 880 time(s) in 425 post(s)
Awesome work WD....bet Auntie was happy.
Like.your signature...."Returns 1"...nice touch.
TEKNETICS T2 SE plus X-POINTER
2016
Silver coins- 233
Other silver- 13
Gold- 1
Sovereigns-0
Spendies -$119.00
WestieDigger  
#4 Posted : Sunday, 3 January 2016 5:43:56 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Gave up on the beaches and headed back to the 3d Spot.
With the ground well wetted i got 2 silvers in perfect condition and a bit of silver jewelry that had got the lawnmower chop.

WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160103_173629.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 4 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Metal Kiwi on 3/01/2016(UTC), The Hatter on 4/01/2016(UTC), creamer on 5/01/2016(UTC), LittleKiwiDetecting on 31/01/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#5 Posted : Sunday, 10 January 2016 9:41:26 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Just returned from the south island. Managed to fit in a little bit of time detecting first was 3hrs one evening in Christchurch.
Headed to the reserve bank of Big Park but chickened out at the imaculate grass and vast numbers of people.
Went to Little Park with rougher grass and bushy areas that were more discrete and didn't get much a few old decimals and a lot of tinfoil. The ctx 3030 was indicating some nice targets at 9 inches plus but wasn't prepared to dig that deep in the dry rock hard soil.
Anyway a local came up for a chat and suggested another park so I headed there. Much better a few spendies and 1c2c and a 1950 ozzie penny and a 2000 Macedonian 1 denare coin.
Strangest thing I found is a hot rock that I kept because its so heavy once I got it home and hit it with the rock hammer its silver inside. Hitting the chip repeatedly made silver powder Any ideas?

Edited by user Sunday, 17 January 2016 3:03:25 p.m.(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160110_200945.jpg
20160110_202832.jpg
20160110_203016.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 1 user thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
LittleKiwiDetecting on 31/01/2016(UTC)
GoldPandemic  
#6 Posted : Sunday, 10 January 2016 9:48:26 p.m.(UTC)
GoldPandemic

Rank: Gold Ingot

Medals: Donation: Made a donation helping cover the running costs of the site - thank you :)

Groups: Registered
Joined: 27/10/2014(UTC)
Posts: 350
Man
New Zealand
Location: Auckland

Thanks: 266 times
Was thanked: 141 time(s) in 102 post(s)
TEST THE SILVER! I'm dying to know.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaYh3SlRK0w
Treasure/coins: $1
Other artifacts: 1888 button
Lead: 914g
Copper: 46
Mudwiggle  
#7 Posted : Sunday, 10 January 2016 9:50:52 p.m.(UTC)
Mudwiggle

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered, Moderators
Joined: 22/10/2013(UTC)
Posts: 742
New Zealand

Thanks: 182 times
Was thanked: 683 time(s) in 317 post(s)
I'd say the silver "rock" is either galena or nickel ore if you were near the container wharves.
We often get chunks of it in the corners of empty containers.

If you really wanna know what it is, a pinch of the crushed powder is all I need for the XRF.
thanks 1 user thanked Mudwiggle for this useful post.
WestieDigger on 10/01/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#8 Posted : Sunday, 10 January 2016 9:56:27 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
We then hit the road to Queenstown and I hit a few playgrounds along the way got a few spendies out of the wood chip.
Went to a public fossicking area and got a good signal after digging a bloody dip hole in a running stream I claimed my prize a 1oz lead sinker.
Did a few beaches for coins and public fossicking areas for nuggets and got a few spendies and foreign coins and a probily old 9ct gold ring. Its got not a hallmark that I can find but it has 9ct ring fe/co numbers and tone a gold test kit will soon reveal the truth.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160110_202959.jpg
20160110_202850.jpg
20160110_202840.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 2 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Iggyrulz on 10/01/2016(UTC), GoldPandemic on 10/01/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:31:30 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Quick swing at the 3d Spot.
3 and a half pennies. Earliest was a 1919 Australian penny.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160112_221927.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
WestieDigger  
#10 Posted : Thursday, 14 January 2016 6:51:13 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
.
2 silvers and a Australian Army Shoulder title. I thought the Army badge was a broken washer till I saw the letters it had similar fe/co numbers to a 1c.

Edited by user Thursday, 14 January 2016 6:55:02 p.m.(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160114_182718.jpg
20160114_182729.jpg
20160114_182749.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 4 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Erickd on 14/01/2016(UTC), Metal Kiwi on 14/01/2016(UTC), Iggyrulz on 14/01/2016(UTC), mickey on 15/01/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#11 Posted : Friday, 15 January 2016 1:09:45 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Had morning off so shot out to the 3d Spot. Got 3 silvers.
one was my first .925 aussie silver - a lovely slightly worn 1941 Melbourne mint 3d.
And the others a 1944 nz 6d and a 1940 nz 3d along with the usual pennys and halfpennys.
The other unusual coin was a very worn queen Elizabeth 2 half penny about the size of a nz 1 cent, I thought it was a token at first till I spotted the 1/2 and the Crown.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160115_125059.jpg
20160115_125035.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 2 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Metal Kiwi on 15/01/2016(UTC), Erickd on 15/01/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, 19 January 2016 4:59:37 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
After a couple of crap hunts trying to eek some cash out of playgrounds and another empty handed returned from another cleaned out Bushmans camp. I headed back to the 3d Spot to get my silver swagger back.
Blam blam blam first 3 holes 3 silver. With my Mojo restored i scratched out a non silver florin and sixpence and called it quits for the evening.

Silver
1933 3d damaged
1943 3d
1934 sixpence

Non silver
1950 florin
1958 sixpence

Edited by user Tuesday, 19 January 2016 7:36:25 p.m.(UTC)  | Reason: spellings

WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160119_163158.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 2 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Metal Kiwi on 19/01/2016(UTC), Iggyrulz on 19/01/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#13 Posted : Saturday, 30 January 2016 8:11:01 a.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Despite several hunts I have been going through a severe lack of worthwhile finds., all my favorite spots are dry rock hard soil now so have been skulking in trees looking for new spots nothing of note except for these token s from B&S laundromat.
Went to a popular waitemata beach for this mornings 0615 low tide to try my new Andre scoop and gotthese 2 junk earrings. BBeautiful morning to be on the beach.

Edited by user Saturday, 30 January 2016 8:23:24 a.m.(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160130_074207.jpg
20160130_081500.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
Iggyrulz  
#14 Posted : Saturday, 30 January 2016 6:11:49 p.m.(UTC)
Iggyrulz

Rank: Gold Ingot

Medals: Donation: Made a donation helping cover the running costs of the site - thank you :)

Groups: Registered
Joined: 21/12/2013(UTC)
Posts: 438
New Zealand
Location: Dunedin

Thanks: 501 times
Was thanked: 327 time(s) in 196 post(s)
We all get those hunts, keep your chin up it will improve. Gold will be where you least expect it.
Iggy
WestieDigger  
#15 Posted : Sunday, 31 January 2016 7:01:40 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Got my earliest coin tonight after work a 1903 Britainia half penny and a cool 1950s die cast toy sheep.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160131_185204.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 3 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Iggyrulz on 31/01/2016(UTC), LittleKiwiDetecting on 31/01/2016(UTC), creamer on 1/02/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#16 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2016 5:45:02 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Rain has soaked the ground and those silvers are singing again.
5x 3d 1933-1940
And a quarter of a aluminum disc with a number 4 on on side blblank on the other.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160218_173830.jpg
20160218_173824.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 8 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Metal Kiwi on 18/02/2016(UTC), oneounce on 18/02/2016(UTC), LittleKiwiDetecting on 18/02/2016(UTC), Iggyrulz on 18/02/2016(UTC), creamer on 19/02/2016(UTC), number8wire on 19/02/2016(UTC), mickey on 22/02/2016(UTC), roy1954 on 23/02/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#17 Posted : Tuesday, 23 February 2016 8:49:59 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Down the line for work and found a nice picnic and swimming area after work. Bit trashy but enough finds to make it worth another visit tomorrow. Also found a USA copper 1c coin but must have dropped it or turfed it in the bin with the trash.
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160223_204308.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 5 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
Iggyrulz on 23/02/2016(UTC), roy1954 on 23/02/2016(UTC), LittleKiwiDetecting on 24/02/2016(UTC), creamer on 24/02/2016(UTC), mickey on 26/02/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#18 Posted : Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:10:04 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
A late finish at the work site and a 1 hour commute meant that there was no time to goto yesterday's spot.
Went instead to the reserve near where I am staying and got
A junk ring probably copper.
A junk bracelet or watch strap link
4 and a 1/2 cents

Happy hunting
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160224_215759.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 4 users thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
creamer on 25/02/2016(UTC), Metal Kiwi on 25/02/2016(UTC), Iggyrulz on 25/02/2016(UTC), mickey on 26/02/2016(UTC)
WestieDigger  
#19 Posted : Monday, 29 February 2016 5:51:48 p.m.(UTC)
WestieDigger

Rank: Gold Ingot

Groups: Registered
Joined: 6/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 217
New Zealand
Location: North Island

Thanks: 207 times
Was thanked: 291 time(s) in 135 post(s)
Quick blat at the 3d spot in the pouring rain.
1946 3d
1946 nz half penny
1938 ship half penny that got pacman 'd by a lawnmower
WestieDigger attached the following image(s):
20160229_174650.jpg
2016 Totals

Gold 0
Silver 3
Silver coins 25
Returns 2

my blog-
http://westiedigger.blogspot.co.nz
thanks 1 user thanked WestieDigger for this useful post.
LittleKiwiDetecting on 29/02/2016(UTC)
Iggyrulz  
#20 Posted : Monday, 29 February 2016 10:34:37 p.m.(UTC)
Iggyrulz

Rank: Gold Ingot

Medals: Donation: Made a donation helping cover the running costs of the site - thank you :)

Groups: Registered
Joined: 21/12/2013(UTC)
Posts: 438
New Zealand
Location: Dunedin

Thanks: 501 times
Was thanked: 327 time(s) in 196 post(s)
Nice ship half penny (still looking for my first) shame it got munched.... But I guess it adds some uniqueness.
Iggy
Rss Feed  Atom Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest (2)
3 Pages123>
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.