Welcome - Historical Metal Detectives

Clean & responsive

While you get your hands dirty we will keep your data clean and up to date.

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Easy management

Easy to use

No complicated GPS trackers, Geo tagging of photos , downloading and labelling when done. The tool will enable you to manage this on site without having to worry that it will be lost or spend more time just to label all your finsds.

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Revolution

Customizable

The latest in technology to assist you as a metal detective to find, share(or not), capture and then store all your finds in one place.

Field Guide
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What We Do?

Freshly Grounded is to be used to research and locate areas of interest where past events took place and to learn as much as possible from artifacts recovered from these areas. Where possible, this will be done in collaboration with archaeological, cultural history and museum societies. This app will assist in uncovering artifacts in a scientific, ethical way in order to help preserve our past and teach our future generations.We develop modern applications just for you the metal detective and make it available on all playstores for your convenience.

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Modern Application

We created a mobile application for all ethusiasts to collaborate all their efforts.

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Powerfull Metal Detectors

We supply and give advise on our most important equipment

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Treasure Articles

Articles that cover all aspects of our entusiasm and where we all can benefit

Have You Seen our Works?

Here are a few show cases for you to wet your appetite.

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Some of our Activities

Caption:Mount Alice Natal
Date 2 September 2012
AreaSpionkop Natal
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

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Some of our Activities

Caption:Darren check on Date of coin
Date8 September 2014
AreaVredefort weg concentration camp - Koppies—Free State
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.

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Some of our Activities

Caption:Where the tent stood of the mother Of the Oosthuizen Family of Schweizer Reneke at Vredefort Weg Station Concentration Camp Anglo Boer War 1899—1902
Date8 September 2014
SkillsVredefort weg concentration camp - Koppies—Free State
Areahttp://examplecomp.com

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

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Some of our Activities

Caption:Old “ Kruit huis “ Graaff Reinet 1893
Date2 September 2011
AreaGraaff Reinet - Eastern Cape
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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Some of our Activities

Caption:Jansenville Boer War Blockhouse
Date2 September 2011
AreaJansenville - Eastern Cape
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.

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Some of our Activities

Caption:Kruger Rand and Kruger Pound—Prizes for best Annual Hunt Find 2008
Date10 September 2008
AreaNatal Annual Hunt
Linkhttp://examplecomp.com

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

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    Planning

    Mount Alice Natal...

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    Labelling

    Darren check on Date...

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    History

    Oosthuizen Family of Schweizer Reneke...

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    Landmarks

    Old “ Kruit huis “...

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    History

    Jansenville Boer War...

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    Activities

    Annual Hunt...

Who We Are?

Metal detectives enthusiasts..

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Lukas vd Merwe

Founder

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.

About Us

We search far and wide for relics from the Anglo Boer War.Armed with a metal detector we travel throughout South Africa's battlefields.. searching , mapping , digging looking for the elusive find of our lifetime.

Skills

  • Geography

  • South African War History

  • Memorial Museums

  • Metal detectors

We're searching ...

We learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything...Thus we are using digital platforms to enable more detectives to find , search and map new territories.

Elegance is not the abundance of simplicity. It is the absence of complexity.

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What our Detectives Say?

Just a take on some of our detectives and how they find the platform and how it enables them forward. .

"Looking for an app that caters for everything I need. Freshly grounded does it all."

client 1 John Livingstone Detective

"In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I am motivated by history and thae past, and learning from that drives my future. I store all this passion in my new Freshly Grounded app."

client 2 Markus Roberts Detective

"Determine never to be idle when it comes to finding the paraphernalia of the past. No person will have an occasion to complain of losing refrences of your worked done when using Freshly Grounded."

client 3 Steven Engelbreght Client

"Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away"

Our Articles

  • Treasure Talk  Nov Dec 1986

    Treasure Talk Nov Dec 1986

  • 2 - Treasure Talk Nov Dec 1979

    2 - Treasure Talk Nov Dec 1979

  • 3 - Treasure Talk Mei June 1998

    3 - Treasure Talk Mei June 1998

  • 4 - Treasure Talk March April 1999

    4 - Treasure Talk March April 1999

  • 5 - Treasure Talk Mei June 2001

    5 - Treasure Talk Mei June 2001

  • 7 - Treasure Talk Jul Aug 1999

    7 - Treasure Talk Jul Aug 1999

  • 9 - Treasure Talk Jan - March 2000

    9 - Treasure Talk Jan - March 2000

  • 10 - Treasure Talk Apr - June 2000

    10 - Treasure Talk Apr - June 2000

  • 11 - Treasure Talk June 2000

    11 - Treasure Talk June 2000

  • 12 - Treasure Talk Jul - Sept 2000

    12 - Treasure Talk Jul - Sept 2000

  • 13 - Treasure Talk Oct - Dec  2000

    13 - Treasure Talk Oct - Dec 2000

  • 14 - Treasure Talk Jan - March  2001

    14 - Treasure Talk Jan - March 2001

  • 15 - Treasure Talk Apr - Jun  2001

    15 - Treasure Talk Apr - Jun 2001

  • 16 - Treasure Talk Jul  Spec  2001

    16 - Treasure Talk Jul Spec 2001

  • 17 - Treasure Talk  Jun 2 nd Spec  2001

    17 - Treasure Talk Jun 2 nd Spec 2001

  • 18 - Treasure Talk Jul - Sept  2001

    18 - Treasure Talk Jul - Sept 2001

  • 19 - Treasure Talk Oct - Dec  2001

    19 - Treasure Talk Oct - Dec 2001

  • 20 - Treasure Talk Jan - March  2002

    20 - Treasure Talk Jan - March 2002

Price for the paltform

Yes keeping your data clean and your hands dirty does cost money.

Articles

  • R15.00
  • Past Articles
  • Information Sharing
  • Download as many times but only pay once
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Mobile Application

  • R250.00
  • Free Setup
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited Photo Storage
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Annual Hunts

  • R00.00
  • Free Signup
  • Email Notification
  • Prizes to be won
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