Welcome to your Artefact Journal & Field Diary…

A System to Record your Metal Detecting Finds and your Journey of finding them…

An A4 – Workbook, which has been created & used by an active Metal Detectorist & Treasure Hunter,  before being professionally published with an ISBN Number in the UK…


          This is the breakdown cost of your £ 25.00p Artefact Journal & Field Diary

     Artefact Journal & Field Diary… £19.95p        4400 X C1 Book Wrap (Tenvowrap) Mailer Postal Boxes 216x151x51mmimg_0805-2-1

            Royal Mail Postage @ £ 4.70p 2nd class signed for…

                                    Quality Protective Packing @ £ 2.12p per unit…


This A4 Wir-O-Bound book has 200 internal pages, consisting of the standard black & white main pages, where you can record your recovered artefacts, with an easy-to-use and create, Ref.-No. and a C.T.C.-No.  with other simple entries like which metal detector you were using, coil, battery life, location, weather, programs and settings etc-etc…

This enables you to keep track of the items from the field to the storage area, and back again, these Artefact and Diary pages are backed up with other different coloured pages for various other different tasks…

Out of the 200 internal pages in the Artefact Journal & Field Diary, the book has eighty-four “double-dedicated dig pages” with a further 10 Single Page Artefact Journal & Field Diary listings, plus a further six “single artefact pages” each containing 30 artefact listings per page that amounts to a further 180 Artefact Listings which can be entered, with location and site specifics as a stand-alone entry or connected to the Artefact Journal & Field Diary’s dig pages… 

By combining the digs, it is possible to enter well over two hundred & fifty different digs, artefacts & diary entries, without losing track of any hunt, by simply doubling up on the hunt pages… 

£ 25.00p

Which includes Postage & Packing to the UK mainland…


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Artefact Journal

Everything has its place, & a place for everything…

The Artefact Journal is no exception, it has been created for the sole purpose of being a dedicated recording aid to the recovered items, no matter whether you are a detectorist, digging up artefacts in a field with a Metal Detector, or participating in another form of Treasure Hunting such as dump digging, magnet fishing & even gold prospecting etc…

Every item can be recorded, & given a trackable number, from the findspot to the book, into the cabinet & visa-versa…

Field Diary

Any personal diary, written in any language is a private journal of thoughts, but in this diary, do not restrict yourself to just words, use the universal language of art, be it a line drawing with a pen or pencil, detailed artwork or even stick drawing which I tend to do,  remember to keep this an open work, in so much of the fact this is a Field Diary and should reflect your feelings, & thoughts on the day’s events… Words come in many languages, any diary is a personal essay of one’s feelings, & encounters of the day, but remember you are not restricted to words, even if you just doodle, make it yours… Like any diary, it is about the author writing a personal account of the day’s events…

Artefact Journal & Field Diary

Put the two pages together & you have a conveniently grouped pair of pages, to help create an easy-to-use recording journal, with its own unique system, helping to keep the day’s findings all grouped together, with the diary to keep notes & help you to remember the day’s events, sights & sounds… This is no different to any other diary page, except it is conveniently placed within a dedicated book, for easy access, tying all the loose ends together…

I think J.R. Tolken summed up Metal Detecting… when he said, & i quote;

“Not all those who wander are lost”

J. R. R. TOLKIEN
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Welcome to the future of recording your finds…

Let me give you a brief introduction to the Artefact Journal, as this is the future of recording your finds, along with your own individual perspective being written into the Field Diary, this could be the sights and sounds you encounter along the way, or literally anything that you think off, because everything that goes into the mix of making these books, helps create a unique & personal Journey… 

If as they say, knowledge is the key to power, then the Artefact Journal & Field Diary will give you that knowledge in a reflective history at your fingertips for many years to come, as you can keep track of the artefacts from different fields, farms, dig sites rally’s, private invites etc…   

I personally will not write a book of national importance, & although you or I might not set the world alight with our literary skills, what we can offer though is a historical insight into the locality we dig, i believe that we will be writing a book of local interest & significance’s, about the highs and lows of being out in the field, as you find another artefact, whether it’s broken or whole, as your story unfolds about every item you find, it is only one more piece of a giant jigsaw puzzle…

A jigsaw so vast, that in our lifetime we will never complete the entire picture, so whether it is local permission or from further afield, at a rally, discarded items, a treasured item lost, genuine losses, or deliberately buried items, these all start to paint the picture of how our ancestors worked, played and even fought over our search sites…

I have built the Artefact Journal & Field Diary, a lot different to all the other books out there on the same subject, to make any book functional it has to be designed to work…

All of the same features of the previous versions of the Artefact Journal & Field Diary are featured here, the front & back covers are 320 high gloss, which is protected with a “wipe clean” clear acetate sheet, to keep all but the worst of them sticky fingerprints out…

One of the major changes outside has been to change the plastic coil, this has been changed back to the “wiro metal coil” although the plastic coil worked brilliant, we felt this workbook “worked” better with the metal coil, as the metal coil closes “better by design onto itself” (-whereas the plastic coil, when attached to the pages, “appeared” to be able to slip off the paper… { only time will tell, we might revert back }-)

Although the plastic coil opens and closes quietly the metal coil is a bit noisier, but both the plastic and metal coils allow for the workbook to function as it should when in use, as a workbook the Artefact Journal & Field Diary can be opened out, with both pages facing you perfectly flat, whereas if the book was “perfectly bound” you would need to break its spine, to be able to get the book to lie flat enough to write in…