Detecting an old camp ground

We headed out to an old camp site today with the X-Terra 705’s. The area was used for school camps as far as I’m aware and was still in use until about 15 years ago. Today all the buildings have been removed and there is a lot of trash left lying on the ground. It didn’t take long for the coins to start turning up though, usually concentrated in small patches.

pile of coins
54 coins, not a bad few hours work.

All that for about $6 in change with a 1951 penny thrown in. Picked up a few random things among the trash. Round button (top left) looks to be gold plated, it was a solid 18 on the X-Terra.

I was on the way back to the car when I got a nice sharp 42 on the road leading in. The tag was a good 7 inches down, below the driveway gravel buried in the dirt. I’ve only given it a quick wash under water so it’s in nice condition for it’s age. I’m not up on dog tags so if anyone knows what district it is (South Australia District 58) please shoot me an email or leave a reply.

1894 dog tag
1894 – 1895 SA Dog Registration Tag

1894 dog tag back

We barely covered a tenth of the site due to the amount of trash and the need to move slow to discriminate targets. We’ll head back to this site in awhile but there are a couple of old farm houses we have permission to check out so we are off there next.

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