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  1. #1
    kn
    Jun 2010
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    Metal Detecting in St Kitts

    I have live in St Kitts for over 2 years (never seen anyone else with a metal detector) I'm really successful at finding Cannon balls ect... (so many that i just leave them there now). I want to find some more interesting stuff.

    Does anyone know good spots down here?

    Are there any old shipwrecks in the area where i may be able to find the beach close to them (like after a storm) to do some detecting maybe find some old coins?

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Justin

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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
    Whites XLT / M6
    2,538
    19 times

    Re: Metal Detecting in St Kitts

    Nice cannon balls.

    Try hunting the hotel beaches, in and out of the water. Tourists lose lots of rings.

    A friend of mine had a nice little side business on Antigua looking for lost rings for tourists. Leave your name and number with the hotel management and wait for the calls. In the meantime find the lost coins and rings that are waiting for you at the local hotels.

    Ray S ECenFL
    Ray S ECenFL

  3. #3
    kn
    Jun 2010
    9
    2 times

    Re: Metal Detecting in St Kitts

    Is it common to find lost jewelry or just a once in awhile kind of thing?

    Is it a good idea to "rule out" such things at beer tops or would i be hurting my chance of finding something good?

  4. #4

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    13,525
    9859 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Re: Metal Detecting in St Kitts

    When you ask if it is "common" to find gold jewelry on tourist beaches, it depends on what you mean by "common". You might search all day, and only find loose change, and some junk. Then on another day, when mother nature re-arranges the sand (erosion process) and groups all heavy items in distinct patterns on the wet, then maybe you can get 2 or 3 gold rings, or even 10 or 12 on the real touristy beaches, and the very right time of erosion But no, don't think you're going to go bagging an average of 2 or 3 gold rings a day. If you, or anyone, could find a beach with odds that good and consistent, you could retire to detecting as a career


    And yes: If you tune out pulltabs and foil, you will miss gold rings. Perhaps not big monster man's class ring type sizes, but will miss 95% of your gold rings, as most gold rings read mid scale and lower.
    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2007
    East Central Florida WP
    Whites XLT / M6
    2,538
    19 times

    Re: Metal Detecting in St Kitts

    Quote Originally Posted by justinb
    Is it common to find lost jewelry or just a once in awhile kind of thing?

    Is it a good idea to "rule out" such things at beer tops or would i be hurting my chance of finding something good?
    If no one else is using a detetor in your area you are sitting on a gold mine. Yes, you will find some junk, but that comes with the territory.

    Ray S ECenFL
    Ray S ECenFL

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2007
    staten island, ny
    tesoro sand shark, tesoro tiger shark, tesoro cibola, goldbug se
    55
    6 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Metal Detecting in St Kitts

    i stayed at the marriott for a week 2years ago. i detected the water (and dry sand somewhat). unfortunately, about 2 weeks before i got there they had bulldozed a lot of sand from the beach into the water. consequently, the sand in the water was a good 6-9" deep. under the sand was a rocky/coral type bottom that was extremely difficult to work in. on top of that the waves and water action were strong enough so that you had to fight to get more than one scoop in the same hole. i got enough hits but didn't manage to recover a lot of targets in the water. while i was detecting a lady came over to me + asked if i could try to fund her earring. her other earring was a post type that would easily pass thru my scoop so i told her that + then tried for a time to find her earring but to no avail. the beach guard told me about people who told him about their losses so i know there is gold out there. the biggest question i would have is about how many locals detect the resort beaches during off-hours.
    donald

  7. #7

    Apr 2013
    9
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by justinb View Post
    I have live in St Kitts for over 2 years (never seen anyone else with a metal detector) I'm really successful at finding Cannon balls ect... (so many that i just leave them there now). I want to find some more interesting stuff.

    Does anyone know good spots down here?

    Are there any old shipwrecks in the area where i may be able to find the beach close to them (like after a storm) to do some detecting maybe find some old coins?

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Justin
    Hello Justin
    Are you still on island ?
    I am just beginning and I would love to find cannon balls like the ones you found.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Many thanks
    Bruno from Frigate Bay

  8. #8

    Jun 2016
    Garrett infinium ls, Whites treasure pro
    102
    158 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I wanted to bump this thread. I'm going to be in St. Kitts and Nevis in about two weeks. I know the original poster said he just leaves cannon balls where he finds them because they are so common place, but I would love to find one. I'm going to do some shore diving in Nevis, and I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I'm not looking for jewelry...I'm looking for historical items. Cannon balls, ship spikes, that kind of thing. I wrote to the OP, but his last sign on was a few years ago.

    Thank you to anyone who can point me in the right direction!
    Bug

 

 

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