Metal Detecting 1883 Sugar Mill + Beach Hunt: Garrett ATPro: Infinium LS.

This is our return hunt to the site of an 1883 Sugar Mill. We add to our finds from the predecimal ‘coin patch’, unearthing further predecimal Pennys and Halfpennys, bringing the total predecimal coin finds from the site to 52. (Note: despite appearances, this area is not parkland, it is a fenced field which is about to be bulldozed & completely redeveloped as a housing estate – we are therefore able to use prospecting picks – rather than digging plugs – on the site). Please stay viewing to the end for BONUS FOOTAGE! The previous day we visited a local beach at dawn in the hunt for coins and possible WW2 relics. We found nothing but fish hooks and bottle tops on this visit, but rather than delete the footage, we have included it in this video. We will be returning to this beach at the next full moon low tide. Thanks for watching and please take the time to visit our blog www.nqexplorers.com

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85 thoughts on “Metal Detecting 1883 Sugar Mill + Beach Hunt: Garrett ATPro: Infinium LS.

  1. Thanks Mr DDWW, you should perhaps give that old penny a light coat of machine oil or such to preserve it and prevent any ‘Copper Cancer” – make sure it isn’t in contact with any other coins, you can purchase coin sleeves from your local coin shop, which will preserve it no worries. Thanks for watching mate and HH!

  2. [..YouTube..] Thanks Mr DDWW, you should perhaps give that old penny a light coat of machine oil or such to preserve it and prevent any ‘Copper Cancer” – make sure it isn’t in contact with any other coins, you can purchase coin sleeves from your local coin shop, which will preserve it no worries. Thanks for watching mate and HH!

  3. Thanks for watching RobSue, will attempt a few winter beach hunts, at least you can wade out into the water without the stinger suit! GL and HH!

  4. Thanks GFDigger, that Old Mill site will probably be all housing this time next year – so we are going to go back on a regular basis – as you say – you can still pick up targets you missed on previous visits – or the clumps of grass are in a different spot – always a challenge. Look forward to your first “talkie”. GL and HH mate!

  5. [..YouTube..] Thanks GFDigger, that Old Mill site will probably be all housing this time next year – so we are going to go back on a regular basis – as you say – you can still pick up targets you missed on previous visits – or the clumps of grass are in a different spot – always a challenge. Look forward to your first “talkie”. GL and HH mate!

  6. [..YouTube..] @gfdigger
    Thanks GFDigger, that Old Mill site will probably be all housing this time next year – so we are going to go back on a regular basis – as you say – you can still pick up targets you missed on previous visits – or the clumps of grass are in a different spot – always a challenge. Look forward to your first “talkie”. GL and HH mate!

  7. Oh to have a day when Pennies keep coming out ot the ground. That really is a good site. As for the ocean, as you say, so tempting and you can’t use it. HH.

  8. [..YouTube..] Oh to have a day when Pennies keep coming out ot the ground. That really is a good site. As for the ocean, as you say, so tempting and you can’t use it. HH.

  9. A great day out at the old sugar mill guys. 52 coins from the one site I’d call a coin El Dorado..! Unreal when you keep going over your own thrashed ground and keep getting great targets. A shame they’re gunna slap a housing estate on the site; you must be speeding up the swing in order to save what you can before it’s all buried forever. Great video, keep it up. Cheers gfdigger

  10. [..YouTube..] A great day out at the old sugar mill guys. 52 coins from the one site I’d call a coin El Dorado..! Unreal when you keep going over your own thrashed ground and keep getting great targets. A shame they’re gunna slap a housing estate on the site; you must be speeding up the swing in order to save what you can before it’s all buried forever. Great video, keep it up. Cheers gfdigger

  11. I enjoy watching live hunts, nice coins came up … ‘doohickey’ never heard that saying before!! Lol 🙂 loved the beach shots .. listening to Fleetwood Mac .. oh yeah I’m fully chilled out now Ha Ha …. Thanks for sharing Warren GL & HH Tina

  12. [..YouTube..] I enjoy watching live hunts, nice coins came up … ‘doohickey’ never heard that saying before!! Lol 🙂 loved the beach shots .. listening to Fleetwood Mac .. oh yeah I’m fully chilled out now Ha Ha …. Thanks for sharing Warren GL & HH Tina

  13. Thanks for watching Rich, I was convinced that the doohickey was a tiny padlock – haven’t been able to open it yet though, I believe the old Sugar Mill has a few more treasures awaiting, so will be back there in the coming weeks – and at the beach too. We can hunt the water in winter as the box jellyfish only occur in summer – but the crocodiles are a year-round proposition LOL. HH mate!

  14. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Rich, I was convinced that the doohickey was a tiny padlock – haven’t been able to open it yet though, I believe the old Sugar Mill has a few more treasures awaiting, so will be back there in the coming weeks – and at the beach too. We can hunt the water in winter as the box jellyfish only occur in summer – but the crocodiles are a year-round proposition LOL. HH mate!

  15. [..YouTube..] @fluoridekid
    Thanks for watching Rich, I was convinced that the doohickey was a tiny padlock – haven’t been able to open it yet though, I believe the old Sugar Mill has a few more treasures awaiting, so will be back there in the coming weeks – and at the beach too. We can hunt the water in winter as the box jellyfish only occur in summer – but the crocodiles are a year-round proposition LOL. HH mate!

  16. You’ve got the best metal detecting scenery in the world, Warren. Congratulations on the coin finds at the site of the sugar mills. That small round thing with the loop on it is a small padlock, at least that’s what it looks like to me 😉 A beach you can’t use in summer is a rare sort of beach indeed, but what with the jellyfish and the crocs, nothing would coax me into that water, not even a hoard of old coins. Very enjoyable video as always and a treat with hunting two locations. GL & HH 😀

  17. [..YouTube..] You’ve got the best metal detecting scenery in the world, Warren. Congratulations on the coin finds at the site of the sugar mills. That small round thing with the loop on it is a small padlock, at least that’s what it looks like to me 😉 A beach you can’t use in summer is a rare sort of beach indeed, but what with the jellyfish and the crocs, nothing would coax me into that water, not even a hoard of old coins. Very enjoyable video as always and a treat with hunting two locations. GL & HH 😀

  18. GG1, interesting about your old trees, we are a lot closer to Asia and our Quarantine Service has it’s work cut out keeping out all sorts of pests and diseases, fortunately they have been largely successful and the Government throws billions of dollars at Quarantine each year to stay on top of it. If some of that stuff got into Australia – it would be devastating for crops/livestock – and old trees too! Off to watch some of your beach vids to get some tips – HH mate.

  19. [..YouTube..] GG1, interesting about your old trees, we are a lot closer to Asia and our Quarantine Service has it’s work cut out keeping out all sorts of pests and diseases, fortunately they have been largely successful and the Government throws billions of dollars at Quarantine each year to stay on top of it. If some of that stuff got into Australia – it would be devastating for crops/livestock – and old trees too! Off to watch some of your beach vids to get some tips – HH mate.

  20. [..YouTube..] @garbageguru1
    GG1, interesting about your old trees, we are a lot closer to Asia and our Quarantine Service has it’s work cut out keeping out all sorts of pests and diseases, fortunately they have been largely successful and the Government throws billions of dollars at Quarantine each year to stay on top of it. If some of that stuff got into Australia – it would be devastating for crops/livestock – and old trees too! Off to watch some of your beach vids to get some tips – HH mate.

  21. @MrVollenberg
    Thanks for your comments Ole, going back to the beach in a couple of weeks, hopefully some good finds to be discovered! Stay warm – GL and HH!

  22. Thanks for watching and commenting – that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! Stay warm in Germany – spring is coming LOL. GL and HH!

  23. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching and commenting – that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! Stay warm in Germany – spring is coming LOL. GL and HH!

  24. [..YouTube..] @realkroschel
    Thanks for watching and commenting – that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! Stay warm in Germany – spring is coming LOL. GL and HH!

  25. Thanks for your comments Billy, appreciate you watching – hope you are in Queensland soon, look forward to your around-the-country detecting adventures! That big old tree is actually a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! GL and HH mate.

  26. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Billy, appreciate you watching – hope you are in Queensland soon, look forward to your around-the-country detecting adventures! That big old tree is actually a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! GL and HH mate.

  27. [..YouTube..] @LostTreasureComAU
    Thanks for your comments Billy, appreciate you watching – hope you are in Queensland soon, look forward to your around-the-country detecting adventures! That big old tree is actually a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! GL and HH mate.

  28. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Willo – you are absolutely right – in fact the heat/humidity at midday at the moment makes detecting really unpleasant, especially if the ground is hard and dry – and then it turns out the 10 inch hole you just dug is for a scrap of lead LOL. Much more pleasant in the winter. In fact out west in these conditions it can be quite dangerous – almost impossible to drink enough water! Look forward to your next adventure mate, always appreciate your thoughts! GL/HH!

  29. [..YouTube..] @1963Willo
    Thanks for watching Willo – you are absolutely right – in fact the heat/humidity at midday at the moment makes detecting really unpleasant, especially if the ground is hard and dry – and then it turns out the 10 inch hole you just dug is for a scrap of lead LOL. Much more pleasant in the winter. In fact out west in these conditions it can be quite dangerous – almost impossible to drink enough water! Look forward to your next adventure mate, always appreciate your thoughts! GL/HH!

  30. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Froggy, our history in this area of Australia is very short – the area was only settled in the 1870s! So any coins back beyond 1860 are rare indeed! Appreciate you watching mate – GL and HH!

  31. [..YouTube..] @FroggyFagan
    Thanks for your comments Froggy, our history in this area of Australia is very short – the area was only settled in the 1870s! So any coins back beyond 1860 are rare indeed! Appreciate you watching mate – GL and HH!

  32. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Rebel1476, that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! GL and HH mate. Enjoy your motorsports!

  33. [..YouTube..] @Rebel1476
    Thanks for your comments Rebel1476, that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! GL and HH mate. Enjoy your motorsports!

  34. [..YouTube..] @magpie307
    Thanks for your comments Magpie, that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! Good tip – it is a lot cooler under there! Agreed, our coins always seem to be in better condition that those in the UK – we don’t get that ‘edge chipping’ you blokes notice. GL and HH mate!

  35. [..YouTube..] @Ringo853
    Thanks for your comments Ringo, only clean the coppers in warm soapy water – our coins here – even the English ones, seem to hold up a lot better than they do in the UK, must be a moisture thing. Mrs NQ usually gets the better finds on most of our hunts, she even got a 1900 Victoria Half Crown a few years back so well ahead on the finds department LOL. GL and HH – love your new field videos!

  36. [..YouTube..] @MichaelSwan66
    Thanks for your comments Michael, that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! Long way to go to get to your standards on the beach LOL. GL and HH mate!

  37. [..YouTube..] @ExiledOzi
    Thanks Exiled, think of you blokes every day – can’t stand the cold – anything less than 20 degrees here and we’re all looking for jumpers LOL. GL and HH!

  38. [..YouTube..] @austinmetaldetectors
    Thanks for your comment Stef, that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! You’re more than welcome to visit Australia – just do it LOL. GL and HH!

  39. [..YouTube..] @GrizzlyGroundswell
    Thanks for your comments Chad, love to post a video of a Crocodile on one of our hunts – but on second thoughts – that may be a touch too Grizzly LOL. GL and HH mate.

  40. [..YouTube..] @IrocOn2
    Thanks for your comments Iroc, unfortunately we were unable to emulate your success at the beach – but it is early days in our beach hunting career – thanks for the tips – and the Infinium PI is fantastic in these conditions, completely unaffected by the salt water, but we need to invest in a long handle scoop – our underwater recovery was appalling LOL. GL and HH mate.

  41. [..YouTube..] @curtism4
    Thanks for your comments CurtisM4, that big old tree is a Raintree, there are quite a few in the old mill grounds, magnificent trees over 100 years in age! GL and HH mate!