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|Miscellaneous Bottles Found While Surface Hunting On The Treasure Coast Yesterday.|
A lot of people dig for bottles, but they can also be found on the surface on beaches or along waterways. I found my first old bottles after Hurricane Andrew when I was hunting silver coins with a detector and noticed old bottles floating in the surf. I started picking up the bottles, and that was the beginning of my bottle collecting.
Below is the type of area where these bottles were found. Their were many more modern bottles, broken bottles, pieces of glass and other junk. The few older bottles were partly buried, except for the small ones.
|Areas Where Bottles Were Found.|
If you find a cluster of old bottles, it might be a good sign of a nearby old detecting site.
None of these bottles are very interesting, and they aren't worth much, but if you are in an area like that something more valuable might also be found. It is worth looking. You never know what you might find.
Generally there will be so much junk in an area like this that it won't be worth detecting. You might however detect the original site that is the source of the bottles.
A bottle of wine from a blockade runner that sank in 1864 was opened and drank. The verdict - yuk!
Here is the link to that video.
|An Inexpensive Pin Pointer.|
I tested it with the four objects shown above and you nearly have to touch the object to get a signal. It could be of some help I guess. But if you really want a pinpointer, you probably want something more effective. I never use a pinpointer myself, and my experience with this one did nothing to convince me that I should.
A pinpointer is not as much help if you beach detect. You can sift sand fairly quickly. If you hunt in muddy soil or clay, a pinpointer might be of more use.
I personally pinpoint rather well with my metal detector, being able to determine a lot about the location, size, shape and depth of the object from the detector. There are also other helpful tricks that you can use instead of a pinpointer. I've talked about some of those in the past.
Some detectors provide easier pinpointing than others.
I actually made a video showing the use and effectiveness of this particular pinpointer but haven't managed to get it uploaded to the blog yet.
Here is a link to the auction lots.
There is little hope for improved beach detecting conditions on the Treasure Coast in the near future. The surf is smooth today. Tomorrow (Thursday) we're supposed to get something up to about five feet, but the wind will be southerly. That's too bad. Maybe we'll get a little stirring.
Happy hunting anyhow,