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Offline Leehebs

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newbie and hello
« on: October 14, 2010, 06:54:51 PM »
Hi All a quick hello and history
I used to metal detect a few years ago, whilst recovering from an illness, but when I recovered I let it slide. I now in a new area of the country and still having my detector am looking to start again along with following some local clues to shipwreck sites.

I have some local records of a armada wreck on the same track coast as the Tobermorry wreck , with coins been found locally. been researching this on and off for a few years and now looking to dive the area in question. I don,t hold out much hope due to shifting sands but you never know.

Not sure if it would be worth detecting the beach with a mile of the site.

Lee Outer Hebrides



Offline Tascio

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Re: newbie and hello
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 07:05:21 PM »
Hello Lee, Welcome aboard!

You are certainly in an amazing area for detecting!

One word of caution, the salvage rights to the Tobermory wreck belong to the Duke of Argyll, so be sure to let him know if you find anything that you suspect might be from the wreck. If you haven't looked at them yet take a look at these newspaper clippings about the Tobermory wreck and the various attempts at salvage. Must be loads of Viking stuff around up there as well!

Ever thought about doing any gold prospecting?

Offline Leehebs

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Re: newbie and hello
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 08:09:36 PM »
Hi Thanks for the welcome and a very useful site indeed.

I am free from any worry about the Tobermorry wreck as I am on a set of islands about 90 miles North :) Right out on the Atlantic's edge. I keep meaning to take my detector out to the beach area where wreckage last recorded in 1946 by local records, lots of work to do :)

Never though about prospecting, I know that the mainland has deposits, however from local geological sources these islands were here before Scotland moved to its present position. Lots of remains of neolithic era, but worth looking in to