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    Andrew

    Jul 2012
    Huntsville, AL
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    First Beach Hunt Results!

    First trip to the beach with my MD was pretty good. $4.12 in clad, couple of toy cars, some costume jewelry, a sterling silver charm from a bracelet, AND.... A 10k GOLD RING WITH 7 DIAMONDS!!!! First ever gold find and I found it in about 30 minutes on a volleyball court the first night I was there! Here are the pics:
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    Andrew

    Jul 2012
    Huntsville, AL
    Fisher F2
    34
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    P.S.-Please give an estimate as to what you think the ring and charm are worth.

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    Andrew

    Jul 2012
    Huntsville, AL
    Fisher F2
    34
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    GOLD!!!!!!!

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    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
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    Bassmaster, those are beautiful finds!

    Congratulations...keep 'em comin'

    Lorraine
    Quod facis bene fac

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    May 2011
    Halifax, N.C.
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    Congrats on a great start to your beach hunting. Gold and ice!

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    us
    Apr 2012
    East Coast
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I found a similar 10k white gold man's band with 5 diamonds. 10k is less than 1/2 gold, so the gold value is small. I jewelery store that buys gold and diamonds offered me $50. Obviously retail is much more than that and you can probably get more than that on ebay or craigslist. He said that small diamonds are not worth much. Of course one time my wife lost a small diamond from her engagement ring and it cost $100 to have it replaced, so I guess the value of small diamonds to a jeweler depends on whether you are buying them or selling them. If you know the weight of the ring in grams you can find several gold value calculators on the net that can tell you the value of the gold alone. Super hunt for your first time at the beach. It took me months of beach hunting to find my first gold ring.
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    Jun 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bassmaster View Post
    P.S.-Please give an estimate as to what you think the ring and charm are worth.
    WORTH A LOT OF SATISFACTION!!
    Look up gold price on Karat Kalculator, you must have the weight. Most diamods are not worth much because of being poor quality but some are worth a lot. See a jeweler!

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    Dec 2007
    Western, N.C.
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    Congradulations! Super find and you looked in the right place! Take Les advice, see a jeweler

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    Dec 2009
    New Jersey
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    Hook line sinker!

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    Shawn

    Apr 2012
    Saint Marys Georgia
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    Beach Papa said it right....the mark up on jewelry is insane. Go try and buy something like that and they want to charge you a small fortune. Find one and try to sell it back to them.....its not worth much because of this or that. Its a great find, especially on your first time out, congrats.
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    Anita

    Apr 2012
    New Hampshire
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    Nice, nice finds! Congrats on the gold ring.

    HH,
    Anita
    Silver, gold - I don't discriminate! I like sparkly things". ~ Charlaine Harris

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    Feb 2012
    North Pole
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    Very nice!!
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
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    Coins usables=50436
    Silver= 890 pieces
    Gold= 63g


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    Feb 2012
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    Great haul.Happy hunting.

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    Mar 2009
    Central Kentucky
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    Congrats on great finds. I'm still waiting in my first gold ring.

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    Andrew

    Jul 2012
    Huntsville, AL
    Fisher F2
    34
    9 times
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    Good luck! The funny thing is that the ring was only the third thing I found, after a bottle cap and a fake necklace. And It was only like 30 min after I started, on my first ever beach hunt. Got me pretty pumped up for the rest of the week, but that was the only gold I found.

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    GEORGE

    Feb 2007
    NORTHEAST, USA
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    nice find!!!!!!!!!!

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    Aug 2012
    Central Illinois
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    It always nice to break-in a new macine that way!

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    Fred

    May 2007
    Huntington Beach,CA
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    I'm still looking for that first gold ring! Well done.
    Flip-flops are fine, but barefoot is best!

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    Apr 2012
    Riverside,California
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    Great Finds,WTG on your first GOLD

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    Andrew

    Jul 2012
    Huntsville, AL
    Fisher F2
    34
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I can't believe I didn't notice this before, but I was looking at the silver charm and noticed that there are 4 small diamonds on the ends of the shoes. Hopefully they're real! Though probably not worth much, they add value.

    P.S.-By the way I am thinking of upgrading to the Garrett AT Pro by selling this stuff in combination with some cash and selling my F2.

 

 
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