Detecting an Old 1800's Site
It was another great day in Adelaide with clear skies sunshine and a high around 33 degrees. So as I sat there looking out the window while chatting on line to my friend Shaun I was having a hard time deciding if I should go fishing off the beach or detecting at an old 1800 site that I had permission to hunt. So I mentioned to Shaun that I was considering an old relic & coin hunt and when he asked if I would like some company it pretty well made my mind up that detecting it was to be.[split]
After finally arriving at the site we looked around to try and get some idea of where may be the best place to start. I made my way toward the house site as I have found in the past that the Northern side of these old ruins are usually quite productive.
Not long after a few relics had come out of the ground I had a signal on my E-TRAC that was solid but at the same time somewhat strange, probably because of the chain that was in the hole as well. So after quite a careful dig I finally had the target out of the rock hard ground. Even though this was a coin free hunt for me I was extremely happy with this 1890's religious medal, the neat swan broach and other bits and pieces.
Sometimes I love the days when it is just relics as you get a chance to chase up some history of the area and fill in a few more blanks. The region that I am detecting has a very staunch christian background with many churches established in the area. Anyway hope you enjoy the story and remember keep the coil to the soil.