Over the course of the residency I'll be posting meshes based on the images from metal detecting lots on eBay which you can download by clicking on the buttons below the embedded objects.
Each mesh will be available to download for 7 days, approximately the length of an ebay auction.
something about un-earthing, de-planting, of extracting. not yet touching, not quite holding, of warp and waste.
The Antiquities section of eBay (an ever-changing archive of objects from some ‘before’) allows a potential customer to believe that they too can own a piece of the past. Financial value is shaped by the context in which the seller presents it - title, starting bid and, of course, the algorithmic calculation of the seller’s authenticity signified by yellow stars and numbers.
The mediation of the online marketplace permits these mounds of metal fragments a place on par with those Things more distinctly of value, framed by the same structure which drives the continuous emergence of these objects into the public realm before becoming private property once again.
A: What does on my permission mean please??
B: It means someone was digging on one of their permissions, a field where the farmer has agreed for them to dig
C: Permissions are areas of ground that you get “permission” from the landowner to detect on.
A: I thought it was that... but just wanted to be sure cheers guys x
D: Not to be mistaken with “on my land”
Which lots of md seem to think it means.
A: would that mean land belongs to person writting it ?
D: My land - i own it. My permission - someone lets me detect on their land.
(Not necessarily exclusive permission)
A: Clear as a bell noo cheers
E: When i first started detecting , I was just going to the local parks and didn't know i wasnt allowed . Lol .
Still do sometimes .canny help myself
F: it isn't allowed?
G: You taking the piss
H: I detect forests everywhere no-one bothers me
A: I dont have a detector.. i did yrs ago.. never bothered with laws.. lol.. me and my daughter are debating to go halfs... i want water and soil friendly machine.. but dunno which is best.. i had a c scope bout 30 yr ago ?
I: And people wonder why detectorists get a bad name, if your detecting without permission your basically stealing.
A: 30 yrs ago wasnt such a big deal.. on the beach is free anyhoo
I: don't know about England but you still need a permit for beaches in Scotland as they belong to the Queen. Permit is free you get it from the Crown Estate.
A: i lived in england when i had the cscope.. i barely used it.. thats why i asked the question above... would not criminalise myself never mind give the local hobbyist a bad name
I: not having a go but people need to check things before just going here there an anywhere there's been talk of licensing for metal detecting before and folks just going anywhere doesn't help others.
A: And thats why i thought id ask some questions.. before i bought into it
J: Don't think you need permission for Scottish beaches,
K: yer right. U don't.
I: Not all beaches are public in Scotland so sorry but yes you may still need permission. Lots of beaches on private estate land which the landowners control the rights.
A: Yes am totaly aware of private beaches
L: I hope if you do start detecting up again that you follow the law and gain permission, please dont give us detectorists a bad name, theres enough people already doing it.
A: i would certainly follow rules and regulations ive never stolen anything in my life...thanks
A: Any idea what metal this might be? It rings up strong on the pin pointer. It’s a very soft and very light metal and it rubs off on hands or a cloth very easily. Found on the beach near Largs Scotland.
B: Could be coal
A: Does coal ring up on a detector? It seems to be a very soft metal. Lead? Graphite?
C: Found this, looks similar material. Not a clue what it is however..
A: This metal rubs off on your hands like you were reading a cheap newspaper.
D: (to C) Looks like the carbon core from an alkaline battery.
E: When I was on a beach , the charcoal from what I think was disposable bbq was showing uonon the detector as metal .
F: Things that are burnt or exposed to high temperatures become magnetic. Magnetic things show up on detectors quite strongly.
G: Uranium rod from Sellafield... 😀
A: I hope not we found it near a nuclear plant
H: Lards is very near Hunterston power station
A: Seriously though someone talked about bog or cannel coal. Anyone know of this in Scotland?
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