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Thread: Canít Believe I Found Gold Ring...on way to Truck

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  1. #1
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, BH Discovery 3300 w 7" coil, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher Pulse Pointer, Whites (1970s)
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    Canít Believe I Found Gold Ring...on way to Truck

    I was finishing up a 5 hr metal detecting hunt on dry sand and was headed back to the truck. I was tired. The beach gave up plenty of coins (37), fishing weights (7), an elongated cent, a button with a crown and crossed arms (see below), 3 mini cars and even a small chain with pendant to keep me entertained. I also dug about as many junk targets that wore me down.

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    As I lumbered back to the truck I faced a split in the ďroadĒ. I could go right; turn off my detector and walk a smooth blacktop path directly back to my truck. Or, I could go to the left; drag my detector over a long row of piled beach rocks that would be near impossible to dig into let alone walk over. Of course I chose to go to the left. Duh!

    I was swinging my 6lb 4oz detector half-heartedly and carrying my scoop over my other shoulder as I moved over the rough terrain toward my car when I got a hopeful 12:26 reading on my CTX 3030. I started to dig into the beach rocks each of which was the size of a fist and after 4-5 attempts received a signal from my scoop poop and out came a pull-tab. But the pull-tab didnít register 12:26? A rescan of the hole revealed that the 12:26 target was still in the hole. Two more attempts, I dumped my scoop and out came this gold band. Really? It wasnít just another piece of aluminum or pull-tab remnant? My very last target for the day - a gold ring!

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    The gold band (7.1g) is marked 14K and has the date 5-5-73. One of the diamonds is missing and two remain. Given where I found the band, I would not be surprised if it had been lost since the 1980s. It was most probably washed-up last year in the hurricane, along with all the rocks. Iím sure it took a real beating and was left with a ďblack eyeĒ.

    Iíve found 5 gold rings this year, so far, and Iím not new to this pursuit. But there is something about this ring that just makes me shake my head in disbelief Ė I canít believe I found this ring, where I found it and when I found it. Heck, half-dozen decisions lead me to the ring and any one of them could have also lead me astray. I guess being a little compulsive about metal detecting sometimes pays off.

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    Button (1/2Ē) found metal detecting with crown at top of crossed arms. There is a lion on the left. Age unknown. Would appreciate button comments.

    Happy Hunting
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  2. #2
    "BIG DAVE"

    Nov 2012
    Aberdeen, MD
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    WTG! Nice save!
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  3. #3

    Aug 2016
    2695 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Incredible day Congrats! The low conductor numbers for gold forced me to dig over 150 pulltabs last year in an open field and I was rewarded with two gold rings. Love it when I find those small areas littered with the tabs!
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  4. #4

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    congrats! that is a nice find!
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Nov 2012
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola, White's TDI SL, Tesoro Tejon
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    As we all know, the best stuff is on the way back to the truck. Sometimes UNDER the truck! I was digging a CW camp and there was a hut under where the truck parked. It got dug up.
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  6. #6

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
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    Great play by play , pix and story . Congratz on the gold !
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    Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!

  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    AT MAX
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    Thats a great post and a big hunk ol gold I read alot of posts where. great stuff is found on the way to the car
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  8. #8
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    FLR, Upstate NY
    Equinox 600, Tesoro, Bounty Hunter, Deteknix
    1944 times
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    Nice gold & button, congratulations on all
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    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

  9. #9
    Charter Member

    Apr 2016
    Excalibur 2, CTX 3030 Stealth 720i ,RTG 6" Lesche GS 36 Predator Raptor TRX pp
    3090 times
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    Now that's a good day. Congrats!
    USMC 67-70/ VN 69-70

    "oh.... thot ya wuz whipper-snippering"

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    20556 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Congrats, nice story!

    Thank you for sharing!

  11. #11
    Mar 2016
    Inverness FL.
    Excal II
    423 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice one , congrats !

  12. #12
    Nov 2008
    long island ny
    Whites Prizm V, MX 5, Equinox 600
    332 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great story and beautiful ring!



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