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    Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    My hunting partner and I hit a beach Saturday morning that gave up four pieces of gold. We were hunting out knee to waist deep. I got a men's 14K wedding band and a strange piece of smashed gold that I almost gave up trying to find among the rocks and shells in my scoop. I Finally had to dump the scoop out on the beach, and pick through the rocks to find what was giving me the signal. The blob of gold weighs in at 5 grams and tested as 14K. Another signal turned out to be a smashed bottle cap, but when I scooped it up, I found a small old bottle in my scoop that says Burnett, Boston on the bottom. Research dates the bottle to mid to late 1800's. I also found a silver ring on this hunt. My hunting partner found a very old men's 14K wedding band, and the case of an antique 14K Hamilton woman's watch with 4 small diamonds.

    Here are Saturday morning's finds...













    Here is the smashed 5 gram gold blob...





    UPDATE: I was just looking at this gold blob that I found last week - 5 grams of 14K gold that looks like it has been smashed, and it just dawned on me that it looks melted more than smashed.

    Do you suppose it could have been a wedding band on someone who was cremated, that melted during the cremation process, and ended up in the urn of ashes? Many people take their loved ones ashes to the ocean and scatter them in the water - this could have been in among the ashes that were scattered.

    I guess it is a possible theory. I'd love to hear other thoughts and opinions.


    Happy Hunting

    Jim

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring, old bottle

    As for the gold blob it looks like persistence payed off!!! and great finds o all the rest I only got 4.08 in clad for my finds this weekend!!!!
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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring, old bottle

    Good finds............ thats a neat old bottle
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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring, old bottle

    Nice finds.

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring, old bottle

    Nice hunt. lucky the bottle was in one piece.Does the 585 in the ring stand for the % of gold?

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring, old bottle

    Could the blob be a filling that got hammered between some beach rocks?

    Great finds.

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    I like em all.. cool hunt ya had.
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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB:

    I was just looking at this gold blob that I found last week - 5 grams of 14K gold that looks like it has been smashed, and it just dawned on me that it looks melted more than smashed.

    Do you suppose it could have been a wedding band on someone who was cremated, that melted during the cremation process, and ended up in the urn of ashes? Many people take their loved ones ashes to the ocean and scatter them in the water - this could have been in among the ashes that were scattered.

    I guess it is a possible theory. I'd love to hear other thoughts and opinions.



    Thanks,

    Jim

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    I would almost say with absolute certainty that your theory of it being a melted down wedding ring from someone who was cremated is not the case. No one would leave jewelry on the deceased to be sent into the crematory. Rarely is anyone even buried with jewelry, the family almost always removes any jewelry after the viewing and the casket is closed for the final time to be lowered into the ground. This is done behind the scenes.

    Now if you wanted to go with another cremation theory, a plausible scenario could be they are gold fillings, however dentists usually use 10K gold, but maybe it was a high roller? Another thing that does not make that theory plausible is the gold is usually recovered by the people who process cremated ashes. There are a number of things that are not consumed by the cremation process. Even the bones are not always entirely reduced to ash, so someone is tasked to actually grind the bone pieces into powder so that everything will fit in an urn. I'm not saying it would be impossible for a gold blob to make it's way past a mortuary technician, but it would be highly unlikely. They keep a sharp eye out for this stuff.

    But the question does remain why someone would melt approx 5 grams of 14K gold and it end up in the ocean. People do strange things, so let me offer another scenario that is almost as strange as the one you proposed. It was a wedding band from a nasty divorce that someone melted down and threw into the ocean so no one would ever see or hold that evil ring again. Just fiction for thought.

    By the way, I'm a happily married man.

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    Is it small enough to be a gold filling that a swimmer may have lost?

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring, old bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by bottomscratcher
    Nice hunt. lucky the bottle was in one piece.Does the 585 in the ring stand for the % of gold?
    585 (58.5%) is the European mark for 14K, nice ring

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    maybe it was in the sand and lightning hit the beach ?

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    i found one similiar.i thought mine was a gold nugget or and old gold coin

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    Quote Originally Posted by pinebarrens1
    maybe it was in the sand and lightning hit the beach ?
    almost impossible.2reasons #1 the chances of lightening striking you,you have a better chance of winning the lottery.and a ring is much smaller than you.#2 the ring would have to be laying on the surface and take a direct hit,which would mean it would be spotted by someone and pocketed quickly. burried under sand when lightening strikes it goes outward not down so thats out.you can bet your asteriods thats out

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    Re: Saturday hunt - Gold ring, gold blob, silver ring - UPDATE ON GOLD BLOB

    I bet someone dropped their ring in the camp fire. Or a fire was built over a previously dropped ring or pendant. It is a scenario really easy to over think though.

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