Prince Charles moves forward with plans to charge £120 for beach metal detecting permit.

With the new full Tory government in place, David Cameron has given the nod for the delighted Prince Charles to move forward with his long desired schemes of charging metal detectorists to search any land in the United Kingdom that he holds a duchy.
For Decades, the heir to the throne of England has relentlessly pushed for the idea of charging detectorists to try and rapaciously scrape more money from his duchies in Cornwall and Wales, and he allegedly believes that £120 a month is a fair price to pay for a hobby that regularly gives financial return. After a special secret meeting at the house of lords attended by all seat holders, David Cameron, and Prince Charles, a decision was passed with immediate effect, that a metal detecting license is now required by law to search all beaches in Cornwall and Wales and detectorists should apply online at www. metaldetecting.gov at once to avoid prosecution. David Cameron was also heard discussing plans to build on and extend Charles’s ideas :

“Why should we stop in Cornwall and Wales Charles, and why couldn’t we be charging detectorists to search inland areas as well ? If we could be cynically profiteering from these plebs around the rest of the country, clawing away desperately in sand and mud for loose change and benefiting from the misfortune of others. All too often I hear harrowing tales of precious items being lost at the beach, be it by newly weds on a honeymoon love romp, or people in mourning that have lost items of sentimental value belonging to passed loved ones, each case results in a happy metal detectorist, and a victim of theft by finding, I say we charge these bastards to the hilt.”

Plans are now afoot to roll out the scheme over the rest of the UK by 2017, with trials in Dorset and Somerset starting early next year. Prince Charles has made it publicly known that he also wishes to make it an offence against the crown to detect on his duchy’s without a permit, as well as claiming personal ownership of any incoming valuables he chooses found anywhere he currently holds a duchy, and wants to personally oversee them all and choose at his own leisure.

Prince Charles is also under attack from the NCMD (National council of metal detecting) which has stepped in with a petition signed by amateur and professional detectorists from around the globe, including all major distributors, manufacturers, magazines and media sources including the Daily Detectorist, and every major Facebook group excluding “Dig this!” which pulled out of the petition , and also made it a ”group kick-able offence” to sign the petition, following a dispute with the NCMD over them not being interested in being an affiliate sponsor of the group. A desperate bid was also made via ritual ceremonies performed by the Druidic Council of Cornwall because the lands on which Prince Charles holds his duchy’s are heavily Celtic in history and they expressed the opinion that ‘Prince Charles has no business claiming ownership rights of Celtic grave goods,ritual items and votive offerings of any nature because he is a Christian and his ancestors were of Pagan Anglo Saxon descent anyway’.

P.A.S is coming to America , Finds older than 20 years to be classed as treasure.

“Boom baby” A landmark day in American history as the portable antiquities scheme, (an online database on which users can report and upload details of historic finds made metal detecting in England) has declared that it will be on its way to the United states early next year. In England, items of gold and silver older than 300 years are required to be assessed by a finds liaison officer under the treasure act to determine whether it is classed as treasure.But seeing as people barely inhabited America 300 years ago , major adjustments to the guidelines on treasure items had to be made. The official update to the U.S Treasure Act to accompany the PAS-USA is as follows:

“Any metallic object, other than a coin, provided that at least 10 per cent by weight of metal is preciousish metal (that is, nickel or aluminium.) and that it is at least 20 years old when found.

If the object is of pre-Clintonic date (1993-2001) it will be Treasure provided any part of it is preciousish metal.

Any group of two or more metallic objects including pre-1995 coca cola cans and farmer shotgun cases of any composition that come from the same find.

Two or more coins from the same find provided they are at least 20 years old when found and contain 10 per cent nickel or copper (if the coins contain less than 10 per cent of nickel or copper there must be at least ten of them, excluding 1980’s shopping mall water fountain deposits.

Only the following groups of coins will normally be regarded as coming from the same find: Hoards that have been deliberately hidden; by hip-hop gangsters, Jewish lawyers or Hells Angels or Smaller groups of coins, such as the contents of purses of New York office executives,that may have been dropped or lost; Votive or ritual deposits excluding the finding of mobile phones or other electrical devices.

Any object,whatever it is made of,that is found in the same place as,or had previously been together with, another object that is Treasure.”

The DD has sent Reporter Phil Maholin over to the United states in a hot air balloon and we are currently awaiting word from him. We can offer no more information on the matter at this time.