Our Next Meeting wil be February 19th at the The Workshop Woman's Club located at 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands.
Doors open at 7:00 P.M Meeting begins at 8:00 P.M.
The Latest Table Finds have been posted.
This time interval could be very productive as there would be no beach goers around, the deeply buried jewelry would be more accessible, and the sand layer would be getting thin as the winter storms would be moving most of the sand into the ocean. Some private beaches can be searched only during the off-season.
Winter is the best time for both dry and wet beach hunting as higher tides begin to "strip" the beach of its "summer sands" uncovering many of valuables, and most of the shallow jewelry will be moved together with sand into the surf. When the summer beach sand disappears, the beach metal detecting is at its finest!
The greatest amounts of coins and jewelry can be found washed ashore on the beach at the changing of tides - low tide to high tide, during periods of beach erosion, not during beach rebuilding. The trick is to "catch" the beach when the erosion cycle is occurring. Learn how to use the tide timetables or just learn how the tides affect your beach. When you travel around to different beaches is when you really need to be up on how tides work.
A beach hunter has to "watch" the beach - watch the weather, the wind direction, tide timetables and full moon. A nicely eroded beach can be totally ruined by just one high tide! A couple of inches of the new sand may be all it takes to turn a "bonanza detecting day" into an uneventful winter day on the beach.
One thing to remember is that 99% of all shipwreck coins to be found on beaches has already been there for hundreds of years. Finding these coins depends more on the right timing (when the beach erosion will let the ancient coins appear) than on search techniques.
Good Luck !
Guests are welcome to our monthly meetings. Trying to decide what equipment you might need? Wondering what people find? Are you new to detecting? Want to learn more about techniques for hunting? We have an extensive library of books on topics we might need to identify items we find.. Our meetings are open to interested new hunters. We have monthly raffles and refreshments for all who come.
During our monthly raffle a winner draws out of our Treasure Chest.
Depending on the number of months no one has won, prizes are added and pennies are subtracted until someone draws the single Indian penny in the chest.
Odd keep getting better as the booty increases. Winner takes all of the coins accumlated, and we begin again.
Someone won at the January meeting and went home with 5 Silver rounds.
Guests can participate in all our raffles.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO A GREAT HUNT
MORE PHOTOS IN THE MEMBERS SECTION
metaldetectors.com Rockland Store
White's New England, Stoughton MA
metaldetector.com, Southboro MA
J&E Enterprises South Yarmouth MA
Western and Eastern Treasures Magazine
The Winner of the contest for the 4 OZ Silver Proof Bill raffled off at this year’s Christmas party was Jim M. Thanks to all who participated and helped our club treasury.
2016 CLUB DUES ARE DUE
$40 for Members
$45 Family Membership
You can send them to our treasurer at
PO BOX 610121
Newton Highlands, MA 02461
or bring your membership dues to the next meeting