Click on the images to see what I found
Over the last few days I have been making the most of the beautiful weather that my area has been experiencing, so I have been busy metal detecting all around the local country side.
All up I went to the remains of 5 old local farm homesteads that I had come across on my journeys looking for places to yield their scret treasures. Some we great, and others were awful … awful because there was just way too much junk buried in the soil, like old pieces of corrogated iron sheets, which cover most of the ground. These corrogated iron sheets are the remainders of the homestead roofs which have most likely been blown off the houses due to high winds and stormy weather.
For the time being I am going to just put the photos of the coins and other stuff on this post, and when I find the time, early next week, I will write a more detailed story about each place I visited and what exactly I found at each place.
The photos I have attached here are not the best, but please see better photos at my metal detecting gallery which I am currently uploading the photos.
The other day I wrote about finding some interesting things under an old house (where the floorboards used to be) and said I would reveal what the coin I found was.
Well it is as follows:
Silver Medallion – May 12 1937 To Commemorate the Coronation of their Majesties – Western Australia
Unusual coin / medallion, but it is damaged from being in a high salt soil, but still came up good after cleaning.
Another beautiful day here today, but I forced myself to do some household chores today, washing clothes, watering plants, gardening, and preparing a wooden Jarrah Walkway I am building in my garden this weekend … can’t wait!
After I did all my jobs around the house today, I thought stuff it! I might as well go and do some more metal detecting, seeing as though I had been every day for the last 3 weeks, I might as well do it one more time… and then I am having a break for a few days.
I rang up a local farmer today to see if I could go and do some metal detecting around one of my favourite old abanoned houses in the district, and his wife answered and she said no problems, so I was pretty happy about that.
The old brick house above is 300 metres from the house I went detecting at today, owned by the same family.
I only had around an hour to detect before the sun went down, so off I went.
As usual … alot of these old house I go to have corrogated sheets of roofing tin laying around the house, due to being blown off the roof by strong wind and storms, and I find this really frustrating, because alot of it is buried, and you have to be careful moving the tin, due to the risk of being bitten by a deadly snake, which may be hiding or living under the tin, and obviously besides being bitten, you are disturbing it’s home, or another animals home, and that’s not the best thing to do.
In an hour of detecting I only found a couple of things worth keeping… enjoy the pics!