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Maybe it depends upon soil type but I find that many targets on my pasture are enclosed in about a 2" harder but darker soil ball. Often it is quite easy to see where the target is in the clod just by the soil discolouration due to copper or silver leeching. Maybe the cattle help to create this effect? Do you find this too? :Thinking:
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I very rarely get coin balls. I really do think it’s the soil type. Mine is either clay or a crumbly dark soil. I am rather jealous. Having the fun of opening up clumps of soil is something I love doing :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:19 am I am rather jealous. Having the fun of opening up clumps of soil is something I love doing :D
I get absolutely loads of them and quite savour the moment of the slow unveiling hoping to see a thin silver edge, and sometimes there actually is! But it's still quite fun guessing the item from the initial part glimse. Maybe I could collect a few up for forum guessing amusement? :D
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Easylife wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:14 am I get absolutely loads of them and quite savour the moment of the slow unveiling hoping to see a thin silver edge, and sometimes there actually is! But it's still quite fun guessing the item from the initial part glimse. Maybe I could collect a few up for forum guessing amusement? :D
Ohhhh yes please! Love a mystery clump!
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Can`t say i have come across this before.
Soil tends to be crumbly or stuck together clay depending on saturation.
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:42 pm Ohhhh yes please! Love a mystery clump!
Okay, but I'll have to resist the temptation to open them on the field so that we can open them together. :angel:
But to give you maybe some idea of what to expect see my lastest search there - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1603
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Dave The Slave wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:27 pm Can`t say i have come across this before.
Soil tends to be crumbly or stuck together clay depending on saturation.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Here's an example, the copper target is in the discoloured more compact soil ball in very centre of pic . Who needs a pinpointer! :D
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Easylife wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:08 pm Okay, but I'll have to resist the temptation to open them on the field so that we can open them together. :angel:
But to give you maybe some idea of what to expect see my lastest search there - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1603
Bring your phone, like you did in the other photo, so you can take a photo in situ and your patience doesn’t have to be tested :Party: Looking forward to this :Star:
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I hope no worms were harmed in the making of this thread :ugeek:
I spend most of my detecting time saving the worms i disturb :lol:

I think there was another target there too, possibly a button
Bottom of the photo, 2 thirds of the way across it looks like a button hiding there in plain site!
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Blackadder43 wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:13 pm I hope no worms were harmed in the making of this thread :ugeek:
I spend most of my detecting time saving the worms i disturb :lol:

I think there was another target there too, possibly a button
Bottom of the photo, 2 thirds of the way across it looks like a button hiding there in plain site!
Well spotted! :shock:
After a session there are usually twice as many worms but only half the size! :-?
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Easylife wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:40 pm Well spotted! :shock:
After a session there are usually twice as many worms but only half the size! :-?
Don’t tell him that or he might hit the ban button :rollinglaughing:
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:59 pm Don’t tell him that or he might hit the ban button :rollinglaughing:
Surely not, as how could anyone possibly resist the offering of a pot of chopped worms! :lol:
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:42 pm Ohhhh yes please! Love a mystery clump!
Now just why did you have to go and call them clumps, I could have had loads of fun with double entendres if you had called them balls! :lol:
Anyway Cath asked to see my 'clumps'! :-? Last time out there were about a dozen 'clumps', most contained plain small buttons or suchlike so I won't bore you with those. Here's some of the better ones.
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A small coin.
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A small Midland Railway button.
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A silver thimble.
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Getting those "clumps" looks painful Ian. I believe syrup of Figs shifts them though. :lol:
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