Went over and paid a visit to the site I have been looking at recently, equipped with all my tools of the trade. Once over there and set up, strong signals where present instantly. The "You've found something good" sounding signals. Sadly, all these good signals where mostly junk. Big bits of deep junk that gave off really good signals, so I just had to dig them all to see what they were. This made my day quite tiring because of the huge amount of holes I dug, only to be met with huge bits of metal for my efforts. At one point I was digging a signal that was so big I actually thought I had found a buried car! It wasn't a car, just a huge hunk of wrought iron. Such a disappointing day. My back was killing me at the end. Tree roots were also quite a problem, some were very thick. Some of my finds included, cans, lumps of lead, copper, nuts and bolts.
Here is one of my finds. This heavy iron spear / steak was pretty deep down.
Some of the tree roots that I was having to karate chop with my spade.
Phantom signals were driving me crazy too! I dug one hole for so long it was a joke. Every time I re-scanned the hole with the detector the signal was still there. There was just no finding the target. And I didn't find it. In the end I gave up. Still though it was nice to go over and check out this site. Like I said before " If you don't go, You'll never know".
I did manage to find something worth keeping though..A huge bullet shell casing. It has to be from World War II, and looks way too big to be from a handgun. After reading about this shell casing it seems that it's possibly come from a high velocity, long range World War II Sniper Rifle. Though at first I thought it was from an anti-air craft gun because of it's size. The bullet is stamped with "SL 43" at the base.
SL-43 World War II Bullet Casing
Until the next time..