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    us
    Dec 2010
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    Well, I learned my lesson; silver in the washing machine..almost lost it

    Hi ,

    Had an interesting 3 hours in the rocks this morning. Found some strange objects.


    I didn't realize that I had found silver until I saw the heavily tarnished ( Looked like a piece of coal) object in the washing machine and decided to investigate the "piece of junk".

    Electrolysis solved the mystery; it was a piece of a silver ring!


    You see, I have 6 pockets in my camo wear and I put my finds in any pocket that is convenient at the time of recovery...problem is that I sometimes forget about them...like today.


    Kept hearing a "clunk , clankety clunk, clankety clunk" in the machine.

    Here's the story in pics

    thanks for looking

    Lorraine


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    Last edited by lorraine; May 25, 2012 at 06:17 PM.

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  3. #3
    us
    May 2012
    Rotonda West, Fl / Milford, Ct
    Minelab Excalibur AT Pro
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    Great find. Have thrown away similar looking. Thanks for the hint on a new way to use my washing machine.

  4. #4

    May 2012
    Foothills, Siskiyou Mountains, southern Oregon
    Minelab Xterra 705, Tesoro Sand Shark
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    26 times
    Metal Detecting
    Now see what happens when you go back to the rocky beach, Lorraine? You find precious metals and get your mojo back.
    AC1955 likes this.

  5. #5
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    us
    treasurelagoon.wordpress.com

    Jun 2010
    Wherever there be treasure!
    An older blue Excal with connector, remote, Skullie headphones, and various coils. Got rid of the rest of my machines.
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    Cool clean finds!
    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

  6. #6

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
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    Nice picture so you have the talent for to take the picture.
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
    Finds2014
    Coins usables=800
    Silver= 8 pieces
    Gold= 2 Rings


  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2009
    Sacramento Cailifonia
    V3i DFX MXT Excal II D2 6x10 950 4x6 & dx-1
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    the seaweed strewn rock would give Steven Spielberg the hee bee jebees
    fine day at the beach Lorraine
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  8. #8
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    Anita

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire & Maine
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster
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    I often wondered how to clean my silver finds...now I know....in the Kenmore!

    Send rock to Stephen King, ASAP! It will be the star of his new book. LOL

    Neat finds and great pix as usual.

    HH,
    Anita
    "You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
    You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2009
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Someone must have dumped Rogaine near the rock. Would be good advertisement.
    lorraine likes this.

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2010
    Florida
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    You never know whats in those concretions. I found 4 or 5 of them one day and layed them on my wifes beach towel when I took a break. I forgot about them until I was at home. I asked my wife where she put them and she said, the garbage can at the beach. She asked why I would want them ugly rocks.

  11. #11
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    Fred

    May 2007
    Huntington Beach,CA
    Ace250 Whites Surf PI Pro
    793
    534 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I found a rock like that today...thought I'd saved it, but now can not find it.
    I even went through the garbage bag (yuk) but could only find the bottle caps.
    Now I KNOW that was silver! Rats.
    Flip-flops are fine, but barefoot is best!

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2007
    Western, N.C.
    Bandido UMax II, Fisher CZ7, Tiger Shark, Bounty Hunter, Ace 250
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    Bet that does'nt happen again! Good recovery...twice!

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2007
    Hudson Fl.
    Excal
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    All I leave in my pockest are pulltabs. Wife not happy! At least there clean to turn in?

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2012
    CTX 3030; The only metal detector I'll ever need
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    Great find lorraine, washing machines kinda like a rock tumbler.

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2012
    Riverside,California
    MXT PRO,Whites PI dual Field,CZ21,Stealth 790
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    Nice silver,that seaweed rock looks scary WTG,,you take great pictures,,HH

 

 

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