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2008/05/17 13:48:40 (permalink)
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Metal detecting

Does anyone do this for a hobby? Im thinking of taking it up, do most people make money from it? or is it relatively rare to find anything of value, even if you know the hot spots?

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    Indianabol Jones
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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 14:22:42 (permalink)
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    As much as I risk being outted as a complete geek, I too am up for buying one of those metal detector things.
    Buying a cheap one is pointless, but the more you spend on it, the more ironic the pwnage factor.

    "I bought a metal detector for £300 so I could comb a beach for pieces of tat that will fetch 30p down the local boot sale."

     
     
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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 14:44:17 (permalink)
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    id said its pretty rare to find anything of value! hot spots cant really exist as they would only be "hot" for a short period till all the stuff is found ive had thought?

    You can dream of treasure though..........
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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 14:45:34 (permalink)
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    My dad used to do this a lot when I was a child, I used to get dragged along

    Good fun actually, can't say he ever found anything of value though ... mind you the equipment you can get these days is far more superior.
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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 14:49:36 (permalink)
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    I wish I lived near the beach instead of London, but then I'm guessing a Sunday morning stroll would confirm my fears that all metal detectorerers, would be old balding men called Clive and Trevor talking about the good old days.

    I wonder if any of the Time Team pocket a few old coins on the sly when the cameras are off.

     
     
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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 14:54:37 (permalink)
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    theres a war time plane that crashed right near mine which i wouldnt mind looking for...dad has bullets from it, and the gun sight and radio


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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 14:59:15 (permalink)
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    You want to find a plane?

    I heard a story, in fact, saw a photo recently of a WWII plane that had been shot down and was either covered by sand or water in Wales (I think).
    The location is meant to be secret to stop salvagers trying to claim it, but I'm thinking just how hard is it to keep a frickin plane a secret?

     
     
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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 15:11:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Power Junkie

    You want to find a plane?

    I heard a story, in fact, saw a photo recently of a WWII plane that had been shot down and was either covered by sand or water in Wales (I think).
    The location is meant to be secret to stop salvagers trying to claim it, but I'm thinking just how hard is it to keep a frickin plane a secret?



    yea, most of it has been taken away but i think as it nose dived, the engines are buried too far into the ground to retrieve, but finding bullets and things would be good i think.

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    RE: Metal detecting 2008/05/17 15:27:47 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: 2 the max

    Does anyone do this for a hobby? Im thinking of taking it up, do most people make money from it? or is it relatively rare to find anything of value, even if you know the hot spots?
    very few people make money from it, and you have to put in alot of time, beach detecting is prob your best bet if you want to make money.
    If you own some suitable land you can make money hiring it out for detectorist rally's

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