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Metal detecting in the desert??

Article about: There are tales of ghost columns of German armor along with their long dead soldiers that appear and disappear with the shifting sands... All in near perfect condition. Many are too supersti

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    Default Metal detecting in the desert??

    Hi.
    Does anyone go metal detecting in the desert rommels / montys old battle grounds.
    Their must be a ton of stuff their in really good condition.
    I guess shifting sands would cover things up pretty quick
    Rgds Peter

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    I reckon the political situation in Libya and Egypt over the years has dampened efforts Peter.
    But I do agree there must be gold in them thar dunes!
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Coming across a pile of camo dak helmet and mg42,s ....stuff of dreams lol

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    and landmines too!

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    Post war Libyan economy, before the discovery of oil, was almost entirely driven by trading in scrap metal. The desert is still packed with so much live ordnance that many areas are still unsafe to travel across.

    I agree there must still be large quantities of stuff in the desert, but I prefer my feet and legs where there are and not 200 feet away from me.

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    Quote by Kiwipete View Post
    Hi.
    Does anyone go metal detecting in the desert rommels / montys old battle grounds.
    Their must be a ton of stuff their in really good condition.
    I guess shifting sands would cover things up pretty quick
    Rgds Peter
    You hit the nail on the head Peter much of it is now well covered with sand !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Metal detecting in deserts is a particularly profitable means of finding Meteorites...Literally, manna from Heaven...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks Paul for posting.
    Amazing to see all the shells just stacked up like that after all these years.
    Their must be a ton of stuff covered in sand that will never be found.
    Rgds Pete

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    About twenty years ago, I was talking to a person that was working with an oil company in Libya. He told me that they came across several german tanks in the desert.

    All the best
    Stig Erik

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