Sunday 5 January 2014

Four Metals in one day : Copper, Brass, Silver & Gold !

Low tide is during the day and all the holiday swimmers are in the water.
So the only way to get to a  "Drop Zone" is actually go in :-(

With all beaches being full it was hard to decide where to go, but we wanted a nice day out that would include nice food, view and decent detecting, so off we went to Waiheke in company of Olga, Dale and me.

First beach we went to was Onetangi, that was washed by current king tides, so after several pull tabs 2 scoops down and not a singe dollar coin, we went to Little Oneroa. 

With 2 hours before low tide i was battling strong waves with ok result of several coins.
It was not only hard to operate machine because of waves,  but also my Koss headphones are completely loosing sound, it seems that cable is either loose or already snapped down to connector :

so i had to switch to my 8inch Excalibur,  glad i did, first target was 5.12 gram old 9CT signet ring, my first gold for the year ;-)

within next hour i got 3 more rings - copper, Brass and Silver :-)

it was already 1600 and we didnt have anything to eat, so decided to go back up to the township above the beach and have some Pat Thai from Red Crab (14.5$ and very nice). After quick lunch we went back into water. but now at main Oneroa beach .  We met Brett there , who was battling cold waves without wetsuite or weight belt  - i could see that he was struggling. He was there for couple of hours and scored some nice ones;-)

Anyway, beach produced couple more artifacts including live round, shot through penny, busted watch and another plated spoon, but no rings.

Trip was absolutely amazing, Dale scored some as well - check his posts, Even Olga found silver earning and 2$ without metal detector as she was spending day reading a book and enjoying the views.

Another 40 minute ride on a ferry home and we were back in Auckland.

See you all at the beach!


  1. yep two hours is about as long as i could though..broke my record for golds in one day...though the previous record was one :D

    1. have you been out since that day? any more luck?
      have you tried the Onetangi below tide mark?

  2. just out a post up... no i havnt tried Onetangi yet, im guessing since its a bit mote exposed it my be deeper and sandier.. ill give it a go though... whats the link to Dales site ?