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    Does anyone here go metal detecting in or around Chch

    Anyone here in or around Chch go metal detecting. Or have an old property or know of an old property I can roam around?
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    Go to the Red Zone. There are hundreds of houses and sections there abandoned in haste. I am sure it would be full of bounty for metal detectors.

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    Go to a rifle range and it will go off
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    Popular beaches might also produce something. Have found plenty of fishing sinkers etc.
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    I have a Gold Bug 2 and it really picks things up well underground.
    Discriminates well between ferrous and non ferrous metals

    Got it for noodling for gold nuggets on the west coast.
    Done it a few times with no luck so far.
    Have found some treasure on the farm.

    Also good for finding tools and machine parts lost in the grass when you break down in the field
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    In a few years you will be able to go around looking for all the buried firearms that didn't go into the buy back !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_H View Post
    Go to the Red Zone. There are hundreds of houses and sections there abandoned in haste. I am sure it would be full of bounty for metal detectors.

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    True, I have thought about that, but it is such disturbed ground and fill of junk when they ripped the houses down and leveled the ground. Im not sure it would be worth it.

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    Go to a rifle range and it will go off
    Ha yeah, that would get it in a knot for sure. Probably better just going with a shovel and big sieve and leave the detector at home.

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    Popular beaches might also produce something. Have found plenty of fishing sinkers etc.
    I think there are quite a lot of people giving beaches a hiding already, chances are pretty slim I think. Where have you been finding sinkers (not that Im interested in finding any lead, just interested to know where people have been fishing).

    Would like to get out onto some old farm steads or something. I used to get up into the hills in Central where they used to gold mine, found a few old chinese coins on several occasions, but havent found any gold or anything of any real value.
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    Waimak mouth mainly. Just using mark 1 eyeball following old fishing line.

    Might find much more treasure with a detector though. Always
    plenty of people there.
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    What kind of detectors are you guys using

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allizdog View Post
    Waimak mouth mainly. Just using mark 1 eyeball following old fishing line.

    Might find much more treasure with a detector though. Always
    plenty of people there.
    Nice. I've only been there twice, once we drove out onto the sand to try and find a reasonable free spot to fish, the other time we were up closer to the boat ramp and were bumping shoulders with other fishermen until the guy beside kept doing bum casts and throwing his line over mine and dragging my line around. Gave up, went home and have never been out there since.

    I bet there is just about as much lead laying in that river mouth as there is at a gun range.

    Still, it could be a good spot for a few goodies. Certainly a popular spot as you say.
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    I need to get one.There is redundant medieval road on my property and the Germans had a big camp 500 meters away during the war.

    The locals looted that after the Germans left,the tilly lamp in my cellar is a German one it might have come from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    What kind of detectors are you guys using
    The old one I used to use in Central Otago was a Garrett Deep Seeker. Old metal thing, used to take a bank of 6 9v batteries. Very good at its job though.

    Now I have gone and bought a Garrett AT Max.
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    I use a Gold Bug 2 here in Central Otago. It is very sensitive and I have recovered gold specks about the size of grains of sand. Lead shot, .22 bullets and empty cases give strong signals that you have to dig! Every now and then it is gold. My detecting partner (much more experienced than me) found a large flat nugget about the size of a 20 cent piece working about 50 metres from me a couple of months ago. I got a small collection of hob nails, bottle tops, and a toe plate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    I use a Gold Bug 2 here in Central Otago. It is very sensitive and I have recovered gold specks about the size of grains of sand. Lead shot, .22 bullets and empty cases give strong signals that you have to dig! Every now and then it is gold. My detecting partner (much more experienced than me) found a large flat nugget about the size of a 20 cent piece working about 50 metres from me a couple of months ago. I got a small collection of hob nails, bottle tops, and a toe plate!
    Bring it up here @gundoc I'm sure there's gold here sum where
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    I use a Gold Bug 2 here in Central Otago. It is very sensitive and I have recovered gold specks about the size of grains of sand. Lead shot, .22 bullets and empty cases give strong signals that you have to dig! Every now and then it is gold. My detecting partner (much more experienced than me) found a large flat nugget about the size of a 20 cent piece working about 50 metres from me a couple of months ago. I got a small collection of hob nails, bottle tops, and a toe plate!
    Is that a Fisher? They are one of the best on gold I have heard. And wow, awesome to find a cracking big nugget like that, you must be into some good ground either missed or not mined. I know a guy who found a 1/4 ounce nugget up the Upper Fraser river just wedged in between two rocks. They are still out there.
    Good stuff, I hope you enjoy getting out with it. Happy Hunting - with the gun and the detector.
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