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The field of pain!

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:58 pm
by Easylife
I decided to have 2 hours on the 'pasture field of pain' just to remind myself how much I dislike this particular field. Okay well really because I know that there could be something good here as I've had some Roman, Saxon and Medieval finds very close to it, but it is just horrible to detect. All the fields on this particular permission have varying degrees of greenwaste but this one also has added bonfire patches for good measure as well as plenty of iron! Even though I was trying to avoid all but the deeper targets the greenwaste had other ideas and was my only finds from walking across the field until a one pound coin showed to break the streak but just more greenwaste followed that. So horrible, horrible, horrible....no likey! :pulling hair out:
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After that aluminium spree a quick time out was needed so I hopped over the fence into another field, from a target of 30 on the Nox I was expecting yet another chunky bit of aluminium so was quite relieved to be looking at a large lead ball of some sort. It's about 42mm diameter, weighs 380g or 13.4oz and has a rectangular slot 1/2" deep, perhaps where a tang was fitted? There was another odd looking find too which appears to be a bar of plastic encased in lead alloy, very strange!
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Daylight was starting to fade so back with the plan into the field of pain for some more punishment. I skirted nearer the field edge hoping to escape from the worse greenwaste but although thinner it was still showing. Then as if by magic Bully's star prize suddenly appeared, a full bull nose ring so that made a pleasant change. Coming back through an area where more better finds have previously been two halfpennies and a toy car showed. A George V and a young Victoria but almost worn completely smooth.
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Well I guess it could have been much worse and I don't think that I could tolerate any more than 2 hours in this field. But that's enough for another very long time now before I have another weak moment and fancy some more torturous detecting in the field of pain! :D But as greenwaste goes I think I about collected the full set! :lol:

Re: The field of pain!

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:20 am
by Blackadder43
Wow thats a lot of digging for 2 hours fella...you must have arms like popeye :ugeek:

Looks to be quite the dumping ground for diggable yet trashy signals
Still, a couple of coins winkled out and a car too :clapping:

Great write up too....just shows its not all gold and silver on our trips out and adventures :ugeek:

Re: The field of pain!

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:32 am
by figgis
I totally understand why you'd have a bash at that field on occasion but you have more fortitude than me. There's an undetected field right next to a moated medieval building on one of my permissions which is covered in the green waste and which I've given about half an hour to before it drove me mad. Sure there'll be something decent on it but Blow that for a game of soldiers :thumbdown:

Re: The field of pain!

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:42 am
by Charles Abbeyville
Easylife wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:58 pm I decided to have 2 hours on the 'pasture field of pain' just to remind myself how much I dislike this particular field. Okay well really because I know that there could be something good here as I've had some Roman, Saxon and Medieval finds very close to it, but it is just horrible to detect. All the fields on this particular permission have varying degrees of greenwaste but this one also has added bonfire patches for good measure as well as plenty of iron! Even though I was trying to avoid all but the deeper targets the greenwaste had other ideas and was my only finds from walking across the field until a one pound coin showed to break the streak but just more greenwaste followed that. So horrible, horrible, horrible....no likey! :pulling hair out:
IMG_20211017_203644.jpg

After that aluminium spree a quick time out was needed so I hopped over the fence into another field, from a target of 30 on the Nox I was expecting yet another chunky bit of aluminium so was quite relieved to be looking at a large lead ball of some sort. It's about 42mm diameter, weighs 380g or 13.4oz and has a rectangular slot 1/2" deep, perhaps where a tang was fitted? There was another odd looking find too which appears to be a bar of plastic encased in lead alloy, very strange!
IMG_20211017_205231.jpg

Daylight was starting to fade so back with the plan into the field of pain for some more punishment. I skirted nearer the field edge hoping to escape from the worse greenwaste but although thinner it was still showing. Then as if by magic Bully's star prize suddenly appeared, a full bull nose ring so that made a pleasant change. Coming back through an area where more better finds have previously been two halfpennies and a toy car showed. A George V and a young Victoria but almost worn completely smooth.
IMG_20211017_210030.jpg

Well I guess it could have been much worse and I don't think that I could tolerate any more than 2 hours in this field. But that's enough for another very long time now before I have another weak moment and fancy some more torturous detecting in the field of pain! :D But as greenwaste goes I think I about collected the full set! :lol:
Yer a hero! :thumbsup: