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Kim’s Metal Detecting Rally in Norfolk

Nigel has attended the Kim’s Metal Detecting Rally in Norfolk  on 20 -21 August. The rally was a great success. Big thank you and congratulations to Kim for organising this fantastic event. Congratulations to all raffle winners and thank you for purchasing the raffle tickets. All profits from the rally will be donated to East…

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Roman hoard unearthed in a field in Peover Superior

METAL detecting enthusiast Ronald Lees unearthed the find of a lifetime in a field at Peover Superior. The 62-year-old initially found dozens of Roman coins, which became a hoard of almost 7,800 after archaeologists helped reveal the full extent of the amazing discovery. The bronze coins were produced in the third century, and the majority…

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Hero Postman Metal Detectorist

A postman with a metal detector has reunited a Calderdale pensioner with her soldier father’s war medal after more than 60 years. Mick Wells, from Luddenden Foot, was looking for forgotten treasures in Rishworth when he stumbled across a silver campaign medal from the First World War belonging to Pte Joseph Hinchcliffe. And after a…

The mining site concerned was actually located in the surf zone, where the violent action of the waves theoretically made mining impossible,” archaeologist Dr. Dieter Noli told FoxNews.com. “So what the chaps do is push up a huge sea-wall with bulldozers parallel to the beach, with the ends running back to the beach. The result is a large man-made lagoon, with the surf pounding on the outside. Then they pump the sea-water out of the lagoon.” It was in this drained lagoon that the wreck was discovered. Noli, who is chief archaeologist of the Southern Africa Institute of Maritime Archaeological Research, wasn’t too surprised– with the abundance of shipwrecks on the coast (Portuguese sailors once called it “The Gates of Hell”), he knew the geologists would turn up something sooner or later.

500 year-old shipwreck full of gold found in a desert

500 year-old shipwreck loaded with gold found in Namibian desert. Diamond miners recently discovered a ship that went down 500 years ago after draining a man-made lagoon on Namibia’s coast. While shipwrecks are often found along Africa’s Skeleton Coast, this one just so happened to be loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold coins. It also…