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    Jan 2012
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    "Silver Man" might have gotten me the silver but "Golden Gal" was reason I got gold

    Hunted with Whydah Sunday morning - I got a handful of coins and few other finds - but no silver or gold
    I went to another spot for PM low tide - place had been pounded - visability was zero - waters were ruff
    but I came out with huge silver spinner and large silver claddagh
    got up early Monday and went to another favorite spot - finds were few and far - once again others had been here lately
    i only had 10 pennies and 10 sinkers in my pouch - told my girlfriend to try and find me around low tide -
    Whydah was busy = but was supposed to contact him if I was killing it to see if he could hook up later
    Sooo my gal was on the shore near a levee waving trying to get my attention
    I saw her and started to work my way towards her - I was about 40 yards away - I got a signal - dug a penny
    I went about 10 yards - got a signal - dug a small sinker
    went another 10 yards - found another small sinker
    these told me that no one had hit near here in awhile - then I got a small signal - switch to ID mode and got a medium tone
    I scooped - checked hole - nothing - looked in scoop nothing - so it was something small - visability was zero -
    so I could not see if it was on the bottom - checked again and signal was off to the side - scooped again - fell thru again
    I dropped down and tried to fan - no viz - i figured it was a split shot sinker or maybe a .22 cal bullet head - found more than a few in the
    area before . I was about 20 feet from shore in about waist deep water - and about 3 feet from that small target
    I got a huge blast - and being near the rock levee figured it had to be a huge fishing weight
    I took a scoop - check spot - knew i had it in my scoop and started walking towards my gal - pulled my headphones off and she told me
    she was going to call whydah - "what do you want me to tell him ?"
    I said , "tell him waters a little rough - no visability - I only got like 10 pennies and 10 sinkers..."
    I glance down into my scoop expecting to find a huge piece of lead - instead saw huge piece of gold staring up at me
    I did not give it away - I walked up to my gal and said "give me a kiss" - she did and then i said "reach into my scoop..I just dug this walking to you" - she said "youre kidding!"
    so I told her tell Whydah everything i said but add in i just got this huge class ring - the only disappointment was the emblem was gone off the face again - 5th old gold class ring this year with emblem gone
    thought about it latter and wondered if that small target that kept falling threw could have been it
    I did try and find the area again before I got out of the water - but with no visability - I could not find the area and because I thought I had a piece of lead - i did not try and remember my exact location - usually when i get a piece of old gold i will try and remember what I was in front of or near so i can check the area again on future hunts
    I got a silver ring after going back out - tide came in fast and rough so went to lunch
    stopped at a small beach at PM and got claddagh 925 earing and fresh dropped heart ring
    wish i knew what emblem was on gold ring - it has military or political eagles on both sides -no writing on outside
    inside it has a PAT.DEC. 9. 1919 and engraved in script
    F R P '33
    and LGB Co.
    .497 oztroy of 14k gold =hair under 15 grams

    This is about the 6th gold ring I have gotten because of where she was standing or sitting on a beach causing me to head towards her
    I do not think i would have gotten them had she not been where she was at those moments
    I know in this case I was heading in the opposite direction away from her and out deeper
    whether I would have gone to that spot later in the day - dont know - glad I brought her along

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    here is everything from both days - got 3 silver Roosevelts too

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    and the trash
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    Last edited by CASPER-2; Jul 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  2. #2

    Jan 2012
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    The silver spinner and claddagh were found in a spot that had there been good visability - I would not have hit that area
    they are cleaned in pic but were older lost and were blackened and brown
    reason I found them - was in a spot that others would not normally hit - wont elaborate - i give enough of my secrets away
    but when I get better visability in this area - I will be checking spot where they were found better
    BEACH-HUNTER likes this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  3. #3

    Feb 2010
    In a scary area
    Minelab CTX 30 30 - Minelab X Calibur 1000
    1744 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
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    Glad to see that you got the Gold, there is still more OLD gold there... wish I could have hunted there with you.... Keep bringing her with you, as she is the Lucky Charm not the little silver man.... Congratulations

  4. #4
    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
    3759 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Casper, that is an impressive display of terrific finds!

    I think you shouild re-name yourself "Neptune"...and I'm not talking about the 3rd largest planet in our solar system, nor am I talking about a brand of Tuna Fish...I'm talking about "King of the Sea"!
    Last edited by lorraine; Jul 24, 2012 at 08:34 PM. Reason: typo

  5. #5

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
    2355 times
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    Well doneCongratulation
    BEACH-HUNTER likes this.
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
    Coins usables=800
    Silver= 8 pieces
    Gold= 2 Rings

  6. #6
    May 2011
    Halifax, N.C.
    Minelab Excal II, Whites Surfmaster Dual Field, Fisher CZ 6a,Teknetics G2,Deeptech Vista Gold, Tosoro Sand Shark, Minelab Sovereign GT, Sunspot sand scoop
    167 times
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    Wow! Now that is impressive. Two lucky charms. A "silverman" and a lucky girlfriend. Congrats on the silver and gold too!

  7. #7
    Aug 2011
    Southwest Florida
    Garrett & Fisher Minelab Excaliber II Garrett Pro Pointer
    432 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Man you guys are killing me ,but I guss you have to get out there and work to reap the rewards.

  8. #8

    Jun 2008
    SPECTRA V3i/BHID 300
    32 times
    Good teamwork....very nice finds...wtg!!

  9. #9

    May 2008
    Sand Shark
    26 times
    , Great finds, great job...

  10. #10

    Jan 2012
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    inside of ring
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    leprechaun and BEACH-HUNTER like this.
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  11. #11
    Jun 2012
    Excal II E-trac
    247 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Very nice! Great to have a supportive signifcant other also. Maybe you need to find her a ring like Whydah's
    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

  12. #12
    Jun 2009
    Bradenton, Fl
    Aquasound, Excal 2, Excal (NY), Infinium
    1305 times
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    WOW!! You really did well. Nice trophies.

  13. #13
    Mar 2011
    Excal II, Ace 250
    127 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You made some great finds over those few hunts! Congratulations.
    BEACH-HUNTER likes this.

  14. #14

    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.
    6605 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    All I can think to say is, "Arg!"
    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

  15. #15

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire & Maine
    V3i, Excalibur II, White's M6, Coinmaster, Teknetics EurotekPro, White's Surfmaster PI
    345 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Bringing home gold and silver. WTG!!!
    "You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach". - Jim Steinman (musician)
    You can bet he never used a metal detector!!!


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