Weighed down with lead today

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Managed a few hours today on my DMV permission I've never found so much large pieces of lead my bag was so heavy, I'm curious to know how much lead are folks digging when they go out I'm finding my fare share at the moment, if it were gold I'd be a wealthy man.
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I had a ploughed out DMV permission till I packed up 25 years ago, I still have a couple of chocolate tubs full of lead from there in my shed. Started again last August and must have picked up a couple of stone off 2 romano British sites since then. Btw how are you doing hammered wise on your dmv, I detected mine for 7 or 8 years and dug just short of 30 which I thought was a poor record.
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Grassmarket wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:12 pm Managed a few hours today on my DMV permission I've never found so much large pieces of lead my bag was so heavy, I'm curious to know how much lead are folks digging when they go out I'm finding my fare share at the moment, if it were gold I'd be a wealthy man.
I dig in pastures in Cumbria, last year I weighed in 30kg after a year of digging This year my scrap bucket is already over 40 kg. But more useful is the copper mixed alloy bucket getting good and heavy, when scrapped, will buy next years crate of whiskey for my farmers!!
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Sorry for my ignorance, but what stands DMV for? I am foreign.
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Corne wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:54 pm Sorry for my ignorance, but what stands DMV for? I am foreign.
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I find that lead is either scattered all over or just in certain areas of the fields.
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Hcelt57 wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:45 pm I had a ploughed out DMV permission till I packed up 25 years ago, I still have a couple of chocolate tubs full of lead from there in my shed. Started again last August and must have picked up a couple of stone off 2 romano British sites since then. Btw how are you doing hammered wise on your dmv, I detected mine for 7 or 8 years and dug just short of 30 which I thought was a poor record.
It's a fairly recent permission I've only had 3 hammereds up till now,some of the lead is really deep and the site hasn't been ploughed for a very long time, I'm wondering if most of the hammereds are just out of reach? Maybe the moles can help there's plenty of them👍
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Pity it's not ploughed up every year, still a DMV site ploughed or not is an excellent site to have.
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Grassmarket wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 11:17 pm It's a fairly recent permission I've only had 3 hammereds up till now,some of the lead is really deep and the site hasn't been ploughed for a very long time, I'm wondering if most of the hammereds are just out of reach?
In my own experience I feel that hammereds being lightweight for their size just do not sink much at all, whereas I would expect anything else to be at 9" or more deep there. Slow and low, listening out for the faint ones is key! :thumbsup:
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Different fields, different yields :( .
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Don't forget that lead was a farmers fix all for many years. A bit like todays plastic. It gives a good signal though doesn't it?
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All DMVs are full of the stuff. I have a few sites with them on and every one has lead everywhere. It’s a great sign and shows the place hasn’t been detected to death.

On your hammered coin finds rate I am going to ask the obvious question - how short is the grass? Is it munched to a fine velvet carpet level or is the grass a few cms tall or tickling the top of your ankles? You need a nice big flock of sheep on there for a few weeks and then you’ll be rocking and rolling on the small silver front. In the meantime clearing the lead out of the way will make the good stuff much easier to find :D
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Grassmarket wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:12 pm Managed a few hours today on my DMV permission I've never found so much large pieces of lead my bag was so heavy, I'm curious to know how much lead are folks digging when they go out I'm finding my fare share at the moment, if it were gold I'd be a wealthy man.
5 or 6 bits of lead on stubble is normally a good session.
This year the chunks have been larger but probably only have around 2kg for 100hrs of Detecting post Harvest.
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:46 am All DMVs are full of the stuff. I have a few sites with them on and every one has lead everywhere. It’s a great sign and shows the place hasn’t been detected to death.

On your hammered coin finds rate I am going to ask the obvious question - how short is the grass? Is it munched to a fine velvet carpet level or is the grass a few cms tall or tickling the top of your ankles? You need a nice big flock of sheep on there for a few weeks and then you’ll be rocking and rolling on the small silver front. In the meantime clearing the lead out of the way will make the good stuff much easier to find :D
Fairly short with sheep on ,they are regularly rotated,I managed 1 copper halfpenny yesterday of James ll so that's quite nice
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Been cleaning my large lead items from Saturday, anyone got any thoughts on this one could it possibly be lead shot? It weighs exactly 1lb ,I found a small iron cannon ball about 300yds away about 4 months ago,I know what the yellow object is😀 funny enough it was in one of my holes I dug.
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