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Did something I don't normally do today.................I detected some pasture.
Working near Devizes and the landowner is amenable, didn't find to much but only had an hour
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Had a heart stopping moment but it was just a squished something
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Pewter spoon handle with a makers mark or something
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Some very flattering attention from some local ladies
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Then indulged in some of the local culture, a nice rounded day really, shame about having to do some work as well but that's life I guess.

I think the deus with hf coil performed very reasonably on the field, the grass was not very short and some of the finds were reasonably deep, 8 to 10 inches with 54khz.
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Thought you might have done better in that part of the world, still you never know unless you give it a try...
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I bet there is a few coins there if were to go back.


Love the cow pic!!
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Pete E wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:18 pm Thought you might have done better in that part of the world, still you never know unless you give it a try...
Quite possibly would have given a bit more time Pete, someone has detected there before and found a few bits, had had a hard day so only gave it an hour :thumbsup:
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Bigtim1973 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:19 pm I bet there is a few coins there if were to go back.


Love the cow pic!!
Yep, got to be Tim, someone has found a William and Mary coin on his land before.
I will put the guys contact details in my book but I have a more interesting site that I must do this year in this area.
Yes, that cow,,,,,,,,she's sexy and she knows it :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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alloverover wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:54 pm Yes, that cow,,,,,,,,she's sexy and she knows it :lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
Looks like you've pulled fella!! :Luv Ya:

Not a bad handfull of finds for an hour, but the glass find in your hand is the best find....looks like a nice pint for sure :thumbsup:
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Always get the ladies attention on pasture! :D
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:41 pm Looks like you've pulled fella!! :Luv Ya:
Yeah, I thought we were gonna see some first date pics! :lol:
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alloverover wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:02 pm Did something I don't normally do today.................I detected some pasture.
Working near Devizes and the landowner is amenable, didn't find to much but only had an hour
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I noticed by your final 2 photos that you had an urgent appointment afterwards. :rollinglaughing: :rollinglaughing:

I have driven by the visitor centre a few times but never called in, is it worth a visit?. In fact saying that I have driven through Devizes several time but never stopped there but thought it look worth a visit .... might have to make a trip one day.

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When I used to drive through Devizes those hollow ways just screamed history!
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Nice to just go somewhere different, enjoy the local scenery and get a pint. Shocked you rarely do pasture though. I still prefer it!
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:39 pm Nice to just go somewhere different, enjoy the local scenery and get a pint. Shocked you rarely do pasture though. I still prefer it!
When I detected years ago I never really fancied pasture, always thought stuff would have sunk down too deep.Since starting back this year though and pasture being the only fields available for a lot of the time I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the finds. Had some really nice medieval buckles off one field, two were complete with plates and pins, something I’d never had from ploughed land before and the 3 hammys I’ve had from another pasture permission have been in great condition.
How do you find the deus performs on pasture?
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A decent return for an hour's detecting, Phil, and you ended the day perfectly with a dollop of Wadworth's. Lovely gear :thumbsup:
mattjb wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:54 pm How do you find the deus performs on pasture?
Pretty damned fine for me :thumbsup: In fact, now we've had a drop of rain I'm off out over the weekend to have a go at a couple of paddocks which have shown some promise in previous short visits.
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figgis wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:58 pm A decent return for an hour's detecting, Phil, and you ended the day perfectly with a dollop of Wadworth's. Lovely gear :thumbsup:
Pretty damned fine for me :thumbsup: In fact, now we've had a drop of rain I'm off out over the weekend to have a go at a couple of paddocks which have shown some promise in previous short visits.
Nice one! Thats the only thing that was worrying me a bit about choosing a deus over a nox ,that people seem to suggest it’s better for small shallower targets, so much mixed information out there!
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mattjb wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:06 pm Nice one! Thats the only thing that was worrying me a bit about choosing a deus over a nox ,that people seem to suggest it’s better for small shallower targets, so much mixed information out there!
Not used the Deus to any degree, but I think you will find that it does better on some targets/conditions than the Nox, but the Nox will do better on other targets in different circumstances..

With either machine, I think at least 75% of the time, the make or break is the person using it..I am finding the more I use the Nox and gain experience the better I can drive it...And apart from a person's level of experience/expertise with a particular machine, there is also their general approach to detecting...I think some people are successful simply because they have good technique and a methodical, measured approach to their detecting and use the capabilities of their machine to the max...
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