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  1. #1
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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    Smallest Chain Ever Found with a Metal Detector

    Things have been going rather slow of late here in Florida; cold temps and high winds have kept people from going to the beach and the high waves have keep me from water work. Been working the dry and wet sand and today found the smallest silver (925) chain ever found, by me, with a metal detector.

    I found the chain in a bed of rocks and it was tied in a small knot. In fact, I didn’t know what it was until I got home and washed the chain and cleaned the crud off it. It took me about 15 minutes to unravel the chain with the help of a pair of tooth picks and a magnifier glass. With the help of a magnifying glass saw the 925 on a very small tag on the chain.

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    The chain is 19” long and broken in the middle (probably how it was lost). Given the odd length, a section of the chain might be missing. The chain weighs 0.88g and is made of double links that measure 1/16” long by 1/32” wide.

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    I found the silver chain with my Equinox 800 and 15” coil. If I remember correctly, it registered a “6” on the screen. Given the size of the individual links of the chain, I probably detected the 925 tag or possibly clasp. It also probably helped that the chain was tied in a tight ball.

    It is common knowledge that chains and bracelets are difficult to detect with a metal detector and the (lack of) pics of MD finds bare this out — it is unusual to see a pic of a chain or bracelet and those that are found are unusually large (Yea, I’m talking about you Ron, the Ring King and you, too, OBN — those who find the BIG ones). At the other extreme, to find such a small chain is really an unusual find and it was the highlight of my 4 hr hunt, today. Like I said, things are going slow. But, hey, another record!
    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).

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    David

    Mar 2013
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    Nice and unusual. I love finding chains but I hate scooping them up a dozen times from them slipping through the scoop holes...

  3. #3
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Yup, the Nox will sure pick up some tiny stuff! Mine is a .925 bracelet at .6 grams
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    Congrads on the Small chain, Amazing,... The Nox's hunters up here are scooping those babies like there is no tomorrow. Excalibur has to be at the bottom of the list on those, I've not found a small chain in several years. But still very happy with my four xcals.

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    "Dew" Meeker

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    Remember you are still talking high conductor. I find fly specks of copper ect.... but I’m certainly not taking anything away from tha very nice find

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    Apr 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    Remember you are still talking high conductor. I find fly specks of copper ect.... but I’m certainly not taking anything away from tha very nice find
    I was thinking the same thing,...... being silver really helped it to shout out,.....

    A thin Gold chain,..... that's tough,..... a whisper compared to a shout.

    I hope you get your coil over many of each.

    HH

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    Tommy

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    I'd be happy with it

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  8. #8
    us
    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, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Yup, the Nox will sure pick up some tiny stuff! Mine is a .925 bracelet at .6 grams
    OK, I'll take second place!
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  9. #9

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    Wow that is tiny!

  10. #10
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    Aug 2019
    South Padre Island Texas
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    Congratulations! Nice Find!
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  11. #11
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    Mar 2010
    Florida
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    I got one like that a few years ago with my AT Pro in freshwater...can't remember what it weighed...I'll have to find it and weigh it again.

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    Aug 2013
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    Congrats on the small chain!
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