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Australian WWII - Far North Queensland Metal detecting and recovery

Article about: Hi Blokes ~ I am posting this as an going blog for interested parties that have been following my fossicking of (extensive) WWII ~ Far North Qld Australia . This area has been described in r

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    Combined celan up ~

    Only did some 5 of the ACPs to assess potential ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

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    The forecast for Saturday was mid thirties ad coupled with the high humidity associated with the Wet Tropics is a real killer ~ So I canned any plans for a Hunt last weekend ~



    But got up in a lazy lay in and by 11:00 it was a mere 27 degs. That will do me I chanted ! A couple of quick calls and a messenger ~ but the only available one was Robert and Puppy ~

    ( Dwayne was creating school assignments and the Apprentice Bryce ~ well must have been out on the turps with his mates Friday night and phone turned off. )

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery




    Anyway Rob and I almost arrived atmeet point spot on time ~ simultaneously ~ He wanted to know where I found the ACP 45s. So decided we could have another look and I would also chase up the second Officer's Pip.


    As i said to RS ~ Officer's should pips come in pairs right! Two ~ four or even six! So there has to be a second one ~ So Rob watched on as I scoured the spot and recovered a quite a few small oddments and bits ~ No pip ~

    Anyway After about an hour Robert decided to retreat to his AC and study the notes I had printed out for him ~ ( He does not have Pooter or the net as he reckon he would never get away from it !)


    Not ten minutes later BINGO!! I rang him to announce I had found the Officer's shoulder Pip.!!!!!!!!!!!


    So I pressed on and decided to give it another 20 minutes and move on~


    Well Blow me down ~ I found another Officer's Pip ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    LOL ~ This creates another quandary ~ remember Officer's Pips come in pairs ~ 2 -4 -6 ~ Now I have gone from 1-3 ~ ( Of course even then they could be merely rejects~ but ~ they all have their mounting pins so were hardly rejected because of broken pins!)



    So did a short walk about exploring the are as I believe it was a camp site and eventually was bulldozed and the bulk of the soil was trucked away leaving some relics as per those I have dug to date ~


    So finding a few more bits I eventually stopped for a cuppa, and watched an encroaching thunder storm building ~ called it a day around 16:00 hrs ~ well pleased with the modest collection of relics.

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

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    I did a rough head count and I have dug 19 Officer's Pips ~ Plus some I bought as a part of job lots ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery



    But part of that is also a pair of shoulder boards/ epaulettes complete with Captain's pips and AUST flashes.

    Of course ~ referring back to the three pips found most recently found~

    Now I have three ~ that mystical odd number ~

    Why an odd number in one hole ~ ARE there more ~

    I assume the different conditions of wet to damp to dry soil conditions have added to the bewilderment of ongoing finds in the same area.~



    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery



    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


    Plus several Thompson SMG specialty webbing sling buckles I also dug ~ ( referencing after the 45 ACP spill )



    Too miserable today ~ at least we have cool condition ~ if not border line cold ~ but rain ~ ~

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    Had big plans for today but Autumn weather saw that shot to pieces ~ so a day sorting and reshuffling the workshop~

    Even finished off a few relics ~

    A 25 Pdr. HE frag found several months back ~ (Not a nice thought of this hurtling toward one at ~ (?) m/sec !)


    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery



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    Fossick #426 Solo ~

    Yesterday ~ Weds ~ A few hours in Solo hunt and a visit to Robert’s place.

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    SIx Pounder shell cases recovered from the Coral Sea in a Trawler fishing net ! And USAF A10 20 mm chain links ~ All legit and legal ~

    He showed some of his latest acquisitions and we chewed the fat for a while before I headed for scratch around in old ground ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


    Unfortunately the ground of recent successes with the Equinox has been given up it's treasures ~ AGAIN ~ time to let some relics regrow !

    By 15:00 hrs a storm was brewing and I was drenched through by the time I returned to the 4*4 ~

    Isolated storms and showers dotted the area but I ran slap bang into a 2-3 km stretch where the rain was Torrential down pour and vision was severely limited on a stretch of hilly roads freshly resurfaced and no road markings ~ Scary !

    But just as I pulled into the car port we could see in the distance a wall of water headed for us ~ in fact it turned into HAIL which is a very unusual event for this region ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    But what seemed a slow day in the dirt turned out once again to be a RIPPER as I found one Gem in the rough~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


    A Match Box shroud / protector ~ I saw when I dug it up that it had some thing engraved but I had NO idea what a fabulous trench art piece it turned out to be~

    ( I was hoping it may have been a serial number and Name but the result was every pleasant result all the same ! )

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


    The trench art depicts a Digger, with rifle at the “Port Arms” ~ and a Boomerang form at his feet ~


    The flip side shows a coat of arms with a very dodgy Kangaroo and an Emu ~ The coat of arms is personal interpretation is seems ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery


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    The matchbox cover makes that day worth it all on its own. Lovely find!

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    Thanks BC ~ and I could agree more ~ Seems my years of experience have served me well and I always seem to come home with ~ as my Partner Merete says !' That one special item!"

    Not sure if it is class ~ or simply ~ well ~ lucky ! LOL

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    You got to get it under the coil to find it. Certain amount of luck and perseverance needed! Nice finds!

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    Fossick #427 ~ Solo ~ In the Dumps ~

    Weather looked grim and regular showers ~ but a pleasant 22-26 Degs. ~

    Turned into a solo ~ no worries ~

    Decided to try the new Equinox on old ground ~ after all if it is that good it may well deliver again ~ but this ground is so flogged since I started out ~ and saw nothing but 303 cartridge/ shells ~ admittedly I only gave it some 40 minutes and a shower of rain~

    I moved to other ground ~ Started out checking the sides of the road ~ again amazingly ~ relics from 75 years ago ~

    Eventually I moved further afield and turned over a couple of rubbish dumps ~ ( But these dumps really need to 'sieved' which may plan out as a plan to talking to old mate Terry~ )

    I again was rained on me seriously but I plugged on ~

    Eventually retreated for a cuppa and called it a day a ground 15:45.

    Spot the Sun baker ~ been laying there for Who know how many years ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    One of the dump sites ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    A cracker axe head ~ Sorry Terry too large and heavy to carry back ~ as my relics bag was full ~ including bottles ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    To be honest the site should be 'shifted' ~ I spent some considerable time digging the ground ~


    Nothing stunning but still a great day :"out there! "

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    Triangle piece is a primer safety triangle/ guard to fit a 2 Pdr./ 40 mm shell case ~


    Left ~ Embossed ~ "Spruso - for hair" and right ~ was half full and a rusted top but that fell apart when Merete opened it ~

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    She smelt an essence ~ I did not ~ ~ embossed on base ~ three finger indents on the sides. Johnson & Johnson.

    Australian  WWII - Far North  Queensland Metal detecting and  recovery

    BAKRI, MALAYA, 1942-01-15.

    GUNNERS OF 13TH AUSTRALIAN ANTI-TANK BATTERY USING A 2 PDR ANTI-TANK GUN ACTION AGAINST JAPANESE TYPE 94 LIGHT TANKS AT A ROAD BLOCK.

    THE FORWARD TANK HAS BEEN SET ON FIRE

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    Some of that ground looks more like shale than soil AT, it must take some serious digging. Great finds again though.

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