Protecting the Mar Menor with the Plumbum project

One of the important functions of our Metal Dectecting group in recent years has been to remove lead items from the Mar Menor as these contaminate significantly an area which already has many problems with pollution.

The group leader Rod Toms has recently been contacted by the Plumbum project director, José Luis Alcaide Sanjurjo, to confirm their most recent count of 58 lead pieces weighing 3,570 kilos, much of which has been collected by our Metal Detecting group along with scuba divers working on the sea bed.

José Luis has also confirmed that our Metal Detecting group to date has found 1039 pieces weighing a total of 115.76 kilos which as he says is an “awesome” achievement… and we agree!

Your can find out more about the Plumbum project on their website: and here is a picture of our Metal Detectorists Sue working in the Mar Menor

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