2008 has been a pretty good year for me Metal Detecting.
I have definately paid for both of my metal detectors with some of the Metal Detecting finds I have made this year.
I have found quite a few rings, both Gold and Silver, all of which I have found Beach Metal Detecting in Perth Western Australia.
The best ring would have to be a beautiful nine diamond gold ring which I found at a Perth Beach… I found this out of pure luck, a lady had lost her Medi Alert Bracelet and she asked me to search for it for her, on the way to the location, I was wading in some water, with my Excallibur as I waited for her down the beach and bammo! I found the best ring so far!
I also had some fantastic luck on one day finding myself over $250 in coins in a 20 square metre area on a beach also, all of these coins were washed in that area by the tide, and the coins varied in years, and were not placed there by one person, they would have belonged to hundreds of people. It’s amazing how the tide washes and drops coins and rings in certain areas of a beach.
I have also had some great finds metal detecting at the local old ghost town, no buildings exsist there anymore, but I found the remains of an old road, bricks, burnt patches of soil, brken pieces of bottles and so forth.
I found around 80 old Australian Pre-Decimal coins, a nice gold Heart shaped locket, plenty of other interesting relics, even some nice old vintage number plates.
Its been a great year, my next tool of the trade I am saving for is a Quad Bike, which will enable me to access potential metal detecting areas more easier.
The photos you can see here on this post are some of my favourite 2008 finds!
I am really looking forward to 2009, I am going to have much more time on my hands to get out and metal detect other areas.
Here are some of my other favourite metal detecting finds for 2008