March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

Anybody got a metal detector?

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Anybody got a metal detector?

Post by mech10 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:23 pm

I'm stuck !!!!
my first cache "wooden-town hunt" GC1KARO has been buried in topsoil to a depth of about 24 inches (at the deepest point)

It happened during the M50 widening project, they piled a hill of spoil right beside cache and it has spread out just enough to cover the hiding place.

I'm sure that i could dig it out if only i had an exact location, I've got good co-ords to an area about 6ft in diameter (at the most) but dont want to dig 6ft wide hole

it was a very well stocked cache at the time of burial but thank goodness it had no trackables in it at the time!

I have tried to meet the road workers on several occasions in order to ask them to help but my work hours and theirs do not seem to assist this, every time i visit the site is abandoned.

The cache is large and had many metal items in it including at least 10 coins, large metal keyrings and a large heavy metal clasp, so i would be confident of finding using a decent metal detector.

No damage to the environment would be done by digging at the very edge of this low spoil pile.

all help welcome,
Pat, Mech10.

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