I often get asked why I go metal detecting / treasure hunting? There are some who think I am totally mad getting up before first light to be on the beach for sun up, or walking around a field with my head down listening for the faint signals of lost hammered coins..
When you are metal detecting you just never know what will come to light and what will be starring at you from the bottom of the next hole you dig. That is one of the joys of metal detecting and the find shown here was one of those very unexpected finds.
I have been told it is Roman and it was certainly found on a site where Roman material had been found in the past.
This great little find came out of a field that has produced silver hammered coins, musket balls and all sorts of other great items.
It’s the first wax seal I have found and I assume its dates around the Victorian times. I do need to do a little research to confirm this as not completely sure but watch this space for information it’s date etc.
Finding green field areas to metal detect on can be frustrating and that is why I take every chance I get to get the metal detector out as you just never know what lies beneath your feet.
5 more beach metal detecting tips to help you find more
Beach metal detecting can be a fascinating hobby and there are times when it can be very lucrative. With me saying this, don’t rush out and buy a beach metal detector and expect to get rich quick. Beach metal detecting is great and you will find coins and jewelery if you put the time in. Like many hobbies you need to know how to use your metal detector correctly (make sure you buy a metal detector that can handle the wet salt sand while you are metal detecting on the beach) how to read the beach and the best conditions to search in. Below you will find 5 more tips to help you find more while metal detecting on the beach. Continue reading
Hours of fun with this cheap kids metal detector, and see it in action!
It was great fun and we will certainly be back when its warmer.
I have reviewed a few metal detectors for kids and this review focuses on the Ferrous / non-ferrous metal detector. It’s small enough to be used by children of all sizes and can be adjusted. It’s lightweight, can be used for long periods of time and has a set of simple, effective controls and functionality. Above all, it actually works as a functioning metal detector (see it in action below) that can pick up metal objects to a reasonable depth. A great choice as a kids metal detector and one that will offer hours of fun.
A great kids metal detector and for those new to the hobby
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In this metal detector review we look at another metal detector suitable for children. A metal detector that is basic but does find metal buried in the ground. Some reports have items found at 12 inches down but you have to consider the ground conditions and the size of the metal object. Aimed at children and those new to the hobby, The Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector review will give you a great insight and unbiased look at this cheap but effective kids metal detector. Continue reading
Part 2 of Beach Metal Detecting Torre Abbey Sands, looks at the middle and Corbyn Head section of the beach. An area more rocky in nature and where you will find the beach huts and the beach cafe.
Moving along the beach from the white bridge end of Torre Abbey sands, the sand drops off and is always much lower than the flatter bridge end . It’s here you can glimpse the number of steps that actually go down into the sand and this is shown in the picture below. Notice that only a few steps are visible at the other end of the beach. At the far end you can gauge how much new sand is on the beach by the number of visible steps. Continue reading
Beach Metal Detecting at Torre Abbey Sands
Some great metal detecting finds can be had at Torre Abbey Sands.
If you are looking for a flat sandy beach in Torbay to do a bit of beach metal detecting on, then Torre Abbey Sands in Torquay is certainly a beach to consider!
With a flat open surface, fine sand and very easy access, it will certainly give a up a few modern finds over the summer months.
This is one of my favourite beaches in the bay and one that has thrown up a few nice finds over the years.
With years of metal detecting under my belt, I have been metal detecting on numerous beaches in my time. Beach metal detecting can be a very rewarding hobby and sometimes lucrative. I will not give away all the great hotspots on this beach, as half the fun is finding them for yourself and having a great time doing it.
For other information on beach metal detecting take a look as some great books packed with tips to help you find more.
Below I will highlight some great spots to use your metal detector on Torre Abbey Sands and point you in the right direction for some great finds.
Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector
Ideal for children as an introduction to metal detecting
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If your a metal detectorist with young children it’s only a matter of time before they want to follow their dad onto the beach or field and try metal detecting themselves. This is the first review of a metal detector which would be ideal for the smaller members of the family. The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector is ideal for ages 8 to 11 and the length of the metal detector fits most of that age. It’s a sturdy design and build and can be used straight out of the box with the insertion of two 9v batteries. This is ideal as the children won’t be able to wait to get their hands on it. Continue reading