Cymraeg ardal@ardal-wales.co.uk
Ardal

Metal Detecting

Celtic Artefacts

For finding objects locally

One of the aims of a metal detecting service is to help with finding lost objects and return them to their rightful owners. This service can also be of value to local projects, charities and assisting with any land research.

Recently I have been involved in historical research and excavating, this included metal detecting, finding objects, cleaning them and sending them away for further professional inspection

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Some areas of interest may be ancient and, obviously, care must be taken at all times for preservation. You never know what you might find – from ancient buried treasures or artefacts to ancient Roman coins. It is important to work with a metal detecting operator who is properly skilled.

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Any metallic item can be found

If an item has just been lost and you have an idea where it is, this will increase the chances of retrieval.

helping with local projects

search for buried treasures

finding your lost items (rings, watches, pendants)

1 to 1 training for beginners

finding coins

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To search on any private land, permission by the landowner will be necessary. This is a rule by which all metal detecting services must abide by.

There are no rules, however, for using a metal detector on your own land.

If any archaeological item is found, it will need to be reported to PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
The landowner will be notified of all finds and any profits from finds will be split equally 50/50 with the landowner
While detecting on any land, it will be necessary to dig a small hole to locate the item. However, all holes will be refilled using the same turf. The average hole size will be around 6” x 6” square, 8” deep.
No mess guaranteed!
(the displayed images above provide an example of what can be found)