Last week I lost my mobile phone near OldCastle, county Meath. I know where I lost it, and it covers an area of around 10000 square meters. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me to find it. The phone itself does not have a great value, actually is very cheap, but I would be sorry to loose its content forever as I dont have a backup copy. Many thanks to all of you.
We can't search around protected places but otherwise we fine to use our detectors ! Can you send me private message with your coordinates
It seems I can't send private messages as a guest. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Please send me a message there. Thanks. But I am sure the site is protected, the reason I went there in the first place was to have a look at the prehistoric monuments in the area, so I guess is a hopeless case :-(
Unfortunately Jugins was had to cancel at the last minute and could not join us in the search. As arranged Daniel myself and two archeologists met in the car park near the site, after a quick run-through in relation to the agreed search criteria for the day we set of up to the first search area. I have to say, given that we were on a restricted site, it was great having the NMI there to ensure that the we stayed within the boundary and out of areas that could pose a risk to the monuments. For obvious reasons GPS and the use of lines to mark grids was not permitted , however there were plenty of natural points trees etc to be used to keep a fairly straight line. There were two main areas of search , which we covered in approx 3 hours, with enough time to research the area Daniel thought would have been most productive. although this search did not recover the Phone , we can all, NMI included, say we tried out best.
For anyone else who has lost or would like to help recover any item lost on a NMI site using a metal detector I would encourage you to follow these steps
1 The person who has lost the item should make the first approach to the NMI.
2 If it is a site where they are willing to consider a search they will send out an application form, which each person searching with a detector must fill out. If issued the license is for the named person using the named machine.
Zerovis, well done and top marks for efforts. Hats off as well to jugins and the chap who lost the phone. NMI played a part and seemed like reasonable types. This was a very good start point in building a decent relationship with NMI. Excellent.