Well I was going to go Metal Detecting today, but it was just too wet … we had over an Inche of rain today, which is not good for the local farmers. We also had a big downpour of Hail which would have damaged some crops … from what I saw the damage would likely be localised to a small area, but unfortunately some farms around 500km’s east of here near Esperance Western Australia had total destruction, losing 100% of their crops.
I went out and took a few photos of the Storm, I was hoping to get a few lightning shots, but unfortunately was not quick enough.
Anyhow tomorrow I am definately going out bush Metal Detecting, the soil is very wet, which will help the Metal Detector pick up more signals, hopefully giving me more success.
Here is a few pics I took today, click on the images for a better image.
Finally after Detecting at a old Ghost Town in Western Australia, I have found my first Gold piece of Jewellery at an old townsite, near were I live in Dumbleyung Western Australia.
George Rodd in 1919, G. & E. Rodd made such popular items as watch alberts, bracelets, rings, cuff links, tie pins, brooches, lockets, crosses and from the early 1930s also presentation medals and enamelled badges. Their flatware included sets of tea and coffee spoons, souvenir and trophy spoons. By the late 1930s, G. & E. Rodd was the leading firm of manufacturing jewellers in Australia. In 1948 they became a public company, Rodd (Australia) Ltd. The firm’s successors continued the business until 1985. (See: K. Cavill, ‘The jewellery and silverware of G & E. Rodd, and its successors’, Australiana, 1987 (1), pp15-18; also K. Cavill, G. Cocks, J.Grace, ‘Australian jewellers, gold and silversmiths, makers and marks’, 1992, pp 78-79, 199-201.)
I spent around 2 hours hunting around, found a few more old pennys, and belt buckles, and a old Vintage Motorbike Number plate, unfortunately it was damaged.
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Here is some pics of some items I found Metal Detecting recently and have only just had the time to take photos of them for my finds catalogue, they are not too special, but I thought I would put them up for people to see.
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The weather here has been really weird lately, first that Tornadic Formation two days ago and now yesterday before Dusk there was an amzing rainbow, a type I have never seen before, it had 4 rings. It was beautiful, then minutes later before the sun set, there were some beautiful clouds … I love the weather, especially storms and clouds, I am actually a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society
Here are some pics I took yesterday … click on the photos to get a better look.
Yesterday was a great day for Storm Photography, I was hoping to get some lightning shots, but I missed out, but some of the photos I took are making me wonder if a Tornado was about to form, I am bit familar with Tornadoes, being a big fan of Extreme Instability Tornado Chasing Website anyhow watching the storm yesterday was amazing.
The storm centre clouds were circling 360 degrees in a typical Tornadic formation.
As you can see in the photos on the Yellow Circled bit, thats were I believe a Tornadoe was starting to form, but unfortunately did not eventuate.
I went to two different areas and saw possible Two Tornado Formations as per pics below.
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Possible Tornado Forming One