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  1. #1
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pointers; Garrett Carrot, Pro Find 35, Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
    1880 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    First GOLD Watch! Gold Ring, Gold Ear Ring and Silver, too. Oh My!

    I think I’ll go detecting tomorrow.”
    “You never detect on the weekend!?
    “Yea, but I did so crappy my last 2 hunts… I need to hit a different beach”
    , I said.
    The wife shrugged.

    With that, I was off Saturday morning for a few hours to hunt my favorite low tide beach. I never hunt on Saturdays; too many people at the beach. But I figured if I got there early enough, I could get my MDing fix and leave before it got crowded.

    It was a nice low tide and targets were everywhere. The main problem in target recovery was that the bottom was a mixture of stones and compacted sand that was cemented together, or so it seemed. My prior research on Nox 800 numbers and gold rings of varying weight (N=19) told me to concentrate on numbers from 5-21. I decided to ignore most pull/push tabs (14-17 on NOX 800) and cents (18 — 24; field numbers); they were everywhere. I just couldn’t pass on dimes (25-26) and quarters (27-31). Nickels run at 12-14 w stable readings.

    I couldn’t dig every target; I know I probably left some good ones behind. I passed on about 100 targets in 4 hrs. Of the dug targets, I dug half the targets with my hands and serrated digging tool. Recovery time ranged from 1 — 5 minutes; it was very tough digging. Extreme detecting, I call it. Half the recovered targets turned out to be junk; mostly aluminum including push and pull tabs, shads of aluminum, and a few sinkers.

    The first pic shows my first gold watch, or at least what is left of it (15.39g). The case and the band are both marked 14k. It took me about 5 minutes to recover this 14k watch, buried under 9” of solid rock. I had second thoughts about continuing to dig it. Came in at a consistent 12-13; could have been a nickel.

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    The 10k gold ring (2.04g) was a nice surprise when I dumped the scoop. Look closely and you’ll see it is missing 2 side stones. They were yellow. When I put the jewelry into the sonic bath, the water turned black from the watch. So I discarded the water, got clean water and sonic cleaned them again. As soon as I saw the ring come out of the bath I noticed the two missing stones — I had thrown them away, down the garbage disposal, when I replaced the water. Lesson learned…I think I’ve done that before.

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    The 14k loop (1.71g), marked on the end, needed no detector to be found. I first noticed it half sticking out of the rocks and sand.

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    The silver ring (crown?) was also a surprise; discovered when I got home. It was so black and the band broken; I was sure it was junk. Ya never know.

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    Did I also mention that I’ve never had a 3 gold day before? I’m going to have to metal detect on Saturdays more often.

    Larry! Why isn’t the garbage disposal working?!!!!
    Now that Wife is happy with large diamond ring found last year, I search for happiness and find it every time I go metal detecting.

  2. #2

    Nov 2013
    Treasure Coast Of Florida
    Minelab Equinox 800 Minelab CTX 3030 Garrett AT Pro Minelab Excalibur 1000 with SEF 10x12 coil 3 Minelab Excalibur II 10 inch Tesoro Sand shark Whites prizim 4 Minelab Go 20 Stealth Extreme 9
    1964 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    Unbelievable finds. I’m really happy for you! Congrats to you.
    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

    Minelab Dealer

    Ring Total - 2020 - 18 Gold - Total Rings 47

  3. #3

    Jul 2013
    1930 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Awesome finds!! Great score on the watch!

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000 -- Equinox 600 -- Vanquish 540 -- Minelab Pro Find 35 // Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger // Bunk's Hermit Pick // Sponsored By Fort Bedford Metal Detectors
    27155 times
    Metal Detecting
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
    AT MAX/AT PRO/GPX-4500, Equinox 800, Garrett Pro Pointer,NEL Attack Coil, Lesche diggers, and the custom made in the USA Freeloader Pack Mule Pouch!
    6152 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Great hunt,congratulations

  6. #6
    May 2008
    Okinawa, Japan
    Whatever gets the job done
    129 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Excellent digs!!! Love the watch

  7. #7

    Jan 2012
    17956 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  8. #8

    Aug 2016
    2386 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would be all over that spot like stink on ****

  9. #9
    OBN is offline
    Dec 2008
    Maryland Waters
    "Excalibur".. "AQ" Impulse
    6416 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Great Hot Spot! Don't let it rest! Things can change so fast,... a few times I've kicked myself in the bottom for not staying longer thinking it would be there the next day.
    Blood Member of RingKeepers
    2021....Gold Rings..2 ........ Misc...0 ...... Silvers ...4

  10. #10

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
    Minelab CTX 3030 AT Pro
    7813 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    So nice. Congratulations!
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  11. #11
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
    35193 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Awesome finds, congrats!

  12. #12

    May 2009
    In the Mediterranean on a yacht.
    2 x Excalibur ll, Excal 1000,
    401 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Awesome finds! congratulations... Watch has been in the water a long time

  13. #13
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    5923 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    if you still have a p trap after the disposal, the stones may still be in there if you are lucky.
    LawrencetheMDer likes this.

  14. #14
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    42283 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Wow can I hunt with you lol Boom baby thats how its done Awesome
    Still Available Approved TreasureNet Sticker $2.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::. I have 34 left PM me if you would like to buy any Tommy.................... Put it on my Trans Am FREE SHIPPING Street Racing My Trans Am W/Tnet Stick

  15. #15

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac, Infiniuim
    771 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Awesome hunt! hit it again!


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