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My name is Phil and I live in Norfolk, England. This is my second attempt at a web page. My first page was just about general aspects of detecting and seems a popular site. Maybe you have visited it before? If you have or have not, visit it now at Phil's Detecting Page. This page however isn't just a general page, but is about the finds that any detectorist could make when detecting. It does not matter where the site is, whether it is a park in a town or a field in the middle of no where, as long as the field has a history you will make finds. 2 main factors effect the yield of a site; activity and history. If one of these factors is lacking, then the site may be useless! As with my other site none of the find pictures are actually mine. However I hope this will soon change if I can get enough money to buy a scanner or a camera. However I did ask permission from the site owners to use their images. Many thanks to thoose asked like Bill Bradshaw, The Weekend Wanderers, Gary, Paul, Yorkie Bill and the many others! I hope you enjoy my site and I wish you the best of luck when detecting!

Some Background Info

My first machine was a Micronta 4001. As some of you may know the Micronta 4001 is quite an old machine, with it's 4" search head and slight discriminating abilities. However, after much patience and practice I was finding interesting bits and pieces. I was finding artefacts and coins as old as medieval on a regular basis. My best find at the time being a 14th century French jetton. During this time I started reading "Treasure Hunting" and learned valuable information from each issue. I started to research and found out information about all of my sites. This ranged from old track ways and footpaths, to a Tudor house that had once stood in a field close to my house.

I was hooked to the hobby and I had soon upgraded my metal detector to the Viking 5. This was an amazing machine compared to the Micronta. The depth that I was getting with it was tremendous compared to my last machine. With this detector I found my first hammered silver coin and also my first roman. The hammered coin was bent and black through stubble burning, but I didn't care! I had found a coin in just less than 6 months that it takes some people to find after years. The roman coin is an AE and is very small measuring 15mm across. Even today I have no idea what it exactly is! My machine was soon upgraded again and is still the detector I use today, this being a CS5MX. This machine is excellent in my opinion. My find rate tripled and it is now no surprise to come back with 3 or more hammered silvers each time I go out. I have found numerous hammered silver coins now and various other artefacts of interest.

 


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