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  2. Thanks you two. i'm glad that you found them interesting...Thank you for placing the photos on your shareable drive John. You are very kind to go to the extent that you have in order that others may have a look at them. It is definitely the most sensible option to take with such a quantity of pictures....That attached island ( Tintagel ) would be worth a weekends swinging but for English Heritage and the National Trust, who would send us for a very short drop from a highly precipitous location, via the U.K Crown Court system ; 'Sing-Sing' for sure!.. I'd sure love to win a fantasy dig prize that allowed the 'odd plug' to be dug, here and there! Tintagel is purported to be one of King Arthur's hang-outs, if he ever existed in the first place! He was 'King of the Britons', and fought the Saxon despoilers, so 'they' say. Looks like he lost. The attention to detail and sheer purpose of perseverance that went into the pottery re-construction is the work of the consumate archaeological expert for sure Scott. It shows a true love of one's job of work..Thank goodness that the person who discovered the bowl didn't simply brush it aside in a quest for the 'Shiny Shiny'.
  3. some cool stuff right there, Thanks for sharing Tim ... the person that puzzle-pieced the bowl and pot back together gets my vote for most patient ... reminded me of back when my mom was still alive, she and my youngest brother would do big picture puzzles ... usually taking them a week to ten days to complete ... if I stopped by at the right moment I would take one piece, then return it just before they finished or place it back in the box, if I missed the finish .. or if I hit it just right, pretend to pick it up from the pile of 'now sorted' pieces and put it into the puzzle in front of them
  4. Since there are so many pics I decided to just place them as sharable from my Google drive. Link below opens it. Some awesome stuff there Tim. Neat history of the area. I'd love to go spend a week detecting and digging on that small attached island in the picture. Finds like that deserve to be in a museum no doubt. https://photos.app.goo.gl/8cBbanjapyyvps4CA
  5. Thank you both, John; Scott. I will send them across as soon as I am able to. No doubts that John will weave his magic and bring things that bit closer for a better viewing. So pleased that you both want to look-see.
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  7. Yeah go ahead and send them and I can upload them no problem.
  8. Glad you're back to home .. and I would sure like the tour of the museum .. I use a website to post pictures to the internet, it is pretty simple, free and relatively safe, as any pictures uploaded to that site must first be on my PC .. here's a link if you chose to use it .. https://imgbb.com/ .. You should be writing a book Tim, as you have a way of spinning things to make them interesting
  9. I've just got back from what remains of the metaphorical 'Alabama' of the U.K, Cornwall, the deep South-West of the U.K: any further South-West and your under the Big Pond, and they're pumpin' air down to you once more, and sucking mine water to surface... 'Kernow.' 'God's Country', 'Land of the Free' ( yeh right, " Thanks a bunch 'mother', bloody 'mother', England"): Land of my fathers, cousins, and countless hunting dogs, farmers, fishers, miners, wreckers, excise dodgers, contraband smugglers and boot-leggers. A once 'wholesome' land of Celtic origins, a once rich land; and a law unto itself, until the coming of the Angles and Saxons spoilt things BIG style!... But. "Enough already", of that lot!.. My three week stay was basically uneventful thanks to a current wee flu epidemic; C19, coupled with a Island-wide lack of vehicle fuel distribution, due to a lack of HGV drivers( post Brexit and no HGV driver tests for 18 months due to C19). Plenty of fuel, but bugger-all means of getting it to filling stations, and the usual Neanderthal gene propensity of the panic buying British public making it scarcer still! Dumb-ass 'knuckle-dragging' morons... However, I did manage a visit to the Corwall Museum, in our 'capital' City of Truro. The little museum has had a wee make-over of late, and is far more vibrant and interesting because of it! Our Cornish history from Stone-Age to Industrial Revolution is on view, and for a relative back-water in terms of size, we Cornish have a very rich and very diverse history. In fact, at the advent of the 1700's the tiny Parish of Gwennap in South-West Cornwall was the richest square mile of the global mineral scene on the planet. Cornwall was producing 3/4's of the worlds copper back then. But I digress.....During my visit to the museum my 'brother' Paul took some reasonably good quality photos of contents of some of the show-cases on view. There are photos of ancient artefacts, coins and the like, from the afore- mentioned Stone-Age on through the Bronze, Iron, Roman, Medieval, Industrial Revolution time spans, respectively. If anyone would like to see them I'd be pleased to forward them to John for posting up. They are self explanitory for the greater part, and with John's un-doubted skills at computerised photographic enlarging and presentation (should he choose to up-load with his permission ,and at his discretion), they might be worth a look, and prove interesting too perhaps...The 'Mylor Hoard' of Bronze-Age socketed axe-heads is my favourite, being that Mylor 'Alabama' is my home village! It's up to y'all. If it's a "Yay" from John and whoever would like to see the photos, please let me know on this forum, and absolutely no worries or whingings from myself if not. Man am I glad to be in my own kitchen typing this topic....you would not believe how happy I am now! ..Phew!!! All my best to all.
  10. Yep, I'm most definitely going to continue to remain patient and await the new SF machine. God knows I've waited a 'brev ole while'. FT will not let us down as I'm sure they won't buck the trend to continue giving us quality tools. That new 12"er is for the new SF machine, so the wait may be nearing the finishing post just now. More depth than a T2/75 and quicker than a 19/G2 may be the order of the day. As for the Impulse AQ 2, what an awesome tool it too will be, no doubts there either. "Good things to those that wait, and great things to those that are prepared to wait longest!"
  11. Thanks John, I'll take your advice on a new purchase and wait a bit. The T2+ package was a great way for me to start into the hobby ... everything needed for one price and both machines about as good as it gets ... just hoping that FT is about to floor the metal detecting community with a wild and new machine like never before....as opposed to giving up on it or riding things out.
  12. They just moved into a new warehouse right before covid hit. So I don't think they are downsizing. They make plenty of money from their night vision (military and civilian) and circuit board printing they do for other companies. First Texas Products - Contract Electronics Manufacturer, ECM, SMT, Circuit Manufacturing > Home (ftpcircuits.com) Night Vision Goggles, Thermal Weapon Sights, Night Vision Binoculars, Night Vision Accessories (nivisys.com) They killed the F70 when the Patriot came out a few years back. I never heard anything about killing the F19 - but it does indeed say that on the website. Perhaps the G2+ and Time Ranger Pro are selling better. Or perhaps they are making room for other F series named releases. I mean it has to happen someday right? They have been saying the new detectors will have cousins/siblings up and down the pricing scale etc... No clue on the new 12 inch coil - they were supposed to send me one like 6 months back - have not heard anything since other than a picture at a trade show. Also no clue on the T2+. Seems odd to kill it being a new package that I thought sold decently. I would personally wait on something new since you already have a Simplex. The new NoktaMakro machine should be out by years end...getting close.
  13. stopped over to the tekneticsdirect site and noticed that the T2+ is no longer listed, so I went over to the fisher site and notice a bunch of machines no longer available including the F19 and F70 ... wondering if this is just downsizing or the getting ready for something new or what ... I was actually looking for the release of the new 12" coil, which isn't mentioned anywhere, yet ... but those three machines seemed to be good sellers, I thought, at least with the F19, which was recently put in the hands of a bunch of youtubers ... the G2+ and patriot are still on the Tek site ... are the F70 and F19 now designated solely to the teknetics division ... should I wait for a new release to purchase a new detector (don't know how long of a wait that could be), buy a CZ-21 (still available) or be happy with the simplex as a water machine (it is a workable detector for what I use it for) or look somewhere else ... wishing FT would keep their customers abreast of what is going on ... as when I started I almost bought a tesoro, right before they closed ... I'd hate to dump a grand on a detector in what could be a liquidation sale.
  14. Thanks fellas, it was a pleasant surprise for sure. Thought it was a quarter before I dug it. @Tim Kernowek 59 Feeling a bit better. Good enough to get out and detect anyways - especially now that the heat is letting up. Planning a lake hunt in a few days. Zero shade there so I usually stay away from it in summer unless going swimming. @ScoTTT2 Yeah I am almost positive it is fertilizer. I've had Merc dimes come out looking perfect in other parks - and more than one looking like this ring with the pitting from this park. I got the ring on video so there will for sure be an Impact video coming up. Unfortunately, I was skunked the rest of the day as I was hunting a very worked area by other detectorists and myself. We all missed the ring though, proof it is never hunted out.
  15. nice find .. yea, there are some places where the silver comes out looking like that .. not sure why, but fertilizer is a good bet .. it seems that the ones I have found with that sort of tarnish came from close to the roads and I was figuring it was because of the salt used to melt the ice in the winter, as even the coins will be tarnished, similarly .. but this find in CA proves it different .. is this a teaser for the HunterGT NM Impact video, due to be released soon?
  16. A really fascinating re-count Scott; ever so interesting and informative. Oh that we Brits were able to explore for gold in productive locations, sadly 'The Crown' holds sway over such places; bloody typical, Mother England says, "No". Mind you, the lunatics would really spill out of the asylum in their hoards and destroy the country-side further if hunting for AU was 'open season' everywhere. Our beaches bear sad witness to the filth that such idiots leave in their wake. Thank you for the input Scott, I love hearing about the U.S gold hunting scene as well as your metal detecting. Great stuff! R.I.P Tom, God keep you well.
  17. Beauty John! A proper good find my friend. I hope that you are healing well after your health ordeal. It's lovely to know that you are 'up and getting about', a wee bit. Long may it continue. Best regards.
  18. 3 tone mode about 3 to 4 inches down. Silver usually looks a bit better - but the soil here is pretty nasty. Pretty sure it got burned by fertilizer.
  19. A bucket full of gold dollars on a hilltop in the California Gold Country.
  20. Thanks. Perhaps so--I do Roeding a lot.
  21. Neat find for sure. I have not seen one of those before. Agree the soil is bonkers tough on coins (and just plain tough to dig) here in Fresno. I plan on heading to Roeding or Fink White on Tuesday and Wednesday both...perhaps we will run into each other.
  22. 1912 bronze Philippines under United States One Centavo bronze coin. The soil here in Fresno, California is very tough on everything but the silver. I cleaned it up as best I could, but pretty good for having been in the ground maybe 100 years. A big welcome surprise after mostly clads, the occasional wheatbacks and the rare Mercury dime or buffalo nickel in the park I usually dig in.
  23. Nice way to do some plotting .. do you also draw the locations you find and keep the record so to be able to return to the same found pathway?... where I live the history goes back to 1792, but a real population didn't start for another 20 years .. the best map of the early days is a 1857 insurance map, which shows a well inhabited western NY .. any earlier maps that I've been able to find are crudely drawn and some of those were proposed layouts ( which changed before being put into action) both of which are impossible to discern from each other .. the actual pathways are fairly easy to locate here...one would walk the narrow valley not up and over the dark forested hills....the locations of these pathways are now mostly a roadway or highway... so if you were to be searching for a piece dropped by one of the Jesuits traveling through here before the expansion...you would be searching for probable camping locations .. most of the Jesuits who traveled through this area met with a terrible and torturous end but they may have been carrying some metal trinkets as piece offerings...even the trappers and fur traders steered away from this place ..it was the wilderness and even the natives of that time only ventured here for hunting and fishing or fighting with each other...there were small camp sites located here that had a fairly constant native population .. but the villages were still north and west of here and into the flatlands .. the advancing "civilization" was only possible due to the many rivers around .. very shallow at the time but travel was made possible by damming .. it must have been a site to the natives of the area to see a large boat coming up a river that was hardly accessible by canoe. .. so the history searchable by metal detecting where I live really starts at 1800 and those who lived here during that time surely weren't using coins for anything .. it would be another 30-40 years before there was any sort of standard of commerce. .. also during that period there was what is called the "free rent" years ..where many who bought a plot of land and built there home could not pay their loaned monies .. so they didn't .. coins would have been scarce then. With that, and as an afterthought, the photos of the area from the turn of the 20th century (1880-1910), all show that there were no trees around, all logged off to a clear cut .. so during this period of time, how would I walk from one town to another? .. probably by the shortest distance or line of sight. .. with that I've been playing a connect the dots and looking for features that would allow for a good place to rest after, say, climbing a hill or shelter from the rain, etc. .. yes, horse and buggy still needed to be drawn along the major pathways but simple travel, which would have been done on foot, would be different. There would be no need to go miles out of your way just to follow a roadway to get to a place just over the hill. There would be some places where cliffs and gullies and the like would need to be avoided, but other than that, straight as an arrow. I keep thinking of a mother sending her son (a few miles away) to town for a few small items. There were native Americans who made things out of metal .. both the Maya and Inca made things out of gold and silver .. I'm not sure how far they traveled into the present US, but surely they did some stuff in the south west .. they must have made a lot of it also, as it caused the Spaniards to search that whole area hoping to find the treasure (the city of gold) for the King and a lot of it was found. .. melted down and made into reales and escudos .. but any native items made from gold or silver wouldn't come in coin form .. more so trinkets, masks, and the like. ..this history began nearly 100 years before the history that is in the eastern part of the country, except for in a few small locations here .. but at last, I'm 2500 miles NE of any chance to search for that kind of history on a practical and daily basis, other than in books. I'm getting lost in my own thoughts.
  24. I like the idea for when there might be hidden path like that. Stumbling upon an old Roman foot path would sure be nice. Oh how I wish the Native Americans over here used more metal in their workings - or had a proper coin of some sort. It would also be useful if you had a helper of some sort. They could go behind you and dig all the flags. Might be neat for the younger generation to get them interested.
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