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    Florida Beaches are CLOSED! These may be my last finds for the season.

    Now I’m depressed. They have just closed all beaches in Florida to traffic and that includes Metal Detectorists. I was interviewed by the New York Times as I was finishing up a water hunt at Clearwater beach and asked, basically, why an old guy like me was among all the Millennials partying on the beach. Wasn’t I concerned about the Corona virus? Sure I am, but I’m a metal detectorist and this is what I do in the water away from the maddening crowds. Enough said.

    I was able to go on a nice productive hunt yesterday before beach closing with my Equinox 800 and here are some of my recent dry sand finds;

    This is my first really nice and heavy 10K 9” gold bracelet (15.77g) in a long while. Dry sand find a few days ago.

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    Yesterday also snagged this nice 10K gold ring with clear stone in the shape of a heart (shucks, stone doesn’t test as diamond).

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    Funny how these things come in pairs; also found this costume ring w center clear stone also shaped as a heart.

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    Also found a sterling 925 loop ear ring and junk child’s bracelet yesterday just before beach closing.

    Hit the water the day before and had a nice time. Snagged two sterling 925 rings; a few hrs apart.

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    Always love to find gold and this 10K woman’s class ring (4.75g) sure wasn’t a disappointment. My second class ring for the season. Going to try to track down the owner — give me something to do while in quarantine.

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    Wife loves this sterling 925 ring (7.49g) from Isreal; unfortunately, it has a missing stone. We were looking for a replacement, locally, when the Covid-19 virus hit and have delayed any further action until

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    I don’t find watches very often and I’m always pleased to find one in the scoop. This Pulsar date watch isn’t much to look at but it was still ticking when I found it in 3 ft of water. I’ll designate it as my MDing watch.

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    At the beginning of the year, found this really nice white gold diamond ring (14K, 0.6 ctw); a wife keeper. Never had a chance to publish it.

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    Want to know what brand of Vape pens Spring Breakers prefer:

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    Have a new story to tell when asked what I find on the beach. Found this 4” hook with a 12’ metal leader in 2 ft of water at CWB. Imagine the damage it would have caused if someone stepped on it! Saved by a Metal Detectorist, again. Happy Hunting.

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    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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    ARC

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    Sheesh I should never have to be asked to leave the beach... I am never within 100 foot of someone if I can help it.

    You picking up their vape pens ?

    Hope ya washed your hands good. heh
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    Love all of the treasures! You've been killing it! Hopefully this will pass by summer and all can get back to open beach's.

    Since I hunt beach's that have been closed since the late 1960's all should be ok, unless they go lock down, which is very possible before to long if they don't get this under control in the next few weeks. Someone else posted this on another forum, they closed the places he hunt's in Mexico..He said the good is no one else can hunt it either.

    Be Safe...
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    And here we are practicing safe distance in a group. It’s ok! They drink bottled water so they won’t catch the virus...
    Or get arthritis when they’re older.
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    David

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    North Eastern NC
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    Nice finds. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully this will pass soon and things get back to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrencetheMDer View Post
    Now I’m depressed. They have just closed all beaches in Florida to traffic and that includes Metal Detectorists. I was interviewed by the New York Times as I was finishing up a water hunt at Clearwater beach and asked, basically, why an old guy like me was among all the Millennials partying on the beach. Wasn’t I concerned about the Corona virus? Sure I am, but I’m a metal detectorist and this is what I do in the water away from the maddening crowds. Enough said.

    I was able to go on a nice productive hunt yesterday before beach closing with my Equinox 800 and here are some of my recent dry sand finds;

    This is my first really nice and heavy 10K 9” gold bracelet (15.77g) in a long while. Dry sand find a few days ago.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	10K 9 inch bracelet 2020.jpg 
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ID:	1813682

    Yesterday also snagged this nice 10K gold ring with clear stone in the shape of a heart (shucks, stone doesn’t test as diamond).

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	10K ring w Clear heart stone 2020.jpg 
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ID:	1813683

    Funny how these things come in pairs; also found this costume ring w center clear stone also shaped as a heart.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Costume ring w clear heart stone 2020.jpg 
Views:	83 
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ID:	1813684

    Also found a sterling 925 loop ear ring and junk child’s bracelet yesterday just before beach closing.

    Hit the water the day before and had a nice time. Snagged two sterling 925 rings; a few hrs apart.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Costume ring w clear heart stone 2020.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	42.0 KB 
ID:	1813684Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sterling Rings 925 2020.jpg 
Views:	60 
Size:	44.1 KB 
ID:	1813685

    Always love to find gold and this 10K woman’s class ring (4.75g) sure wasn’t a disappointment. My second class ring for the season. Going to try to track down the owner — give me something to do while in quarantine.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	10k class ring 2020.jpg 
Views:	58 
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ID:	1813687

    Wife loves this sterling 925 ring (7.49g) from Isreal; unfortunately, it has a missing stone. We were looking for a replacement, locally, when the Covid-19 virus hit and have delayed any further action until

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sterling ring from Isreal w missing stone 2020.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	44.8 KB 
ID:	1813688

    I don’t find watches very often and I’m always pleased to find one in the scoop. This Pulsar date watch isn’t much to look at but it was still ticking when I found it in 3 ft of water. I’ll designate it as my MDing watch.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Pulsar watch 2020.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	66.5 KB 
ID:	1813689

    At the beginning of the year, found this really nice white gold diamond ring (14K, 0.6 ctw); a wife keeper. Never had a chance to publish it.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	14k white gold Diamond Ring.jpg 
Views:	58 
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ID:	1813690

    Want to know what brand of Vape pens Spring Breakers prefer:

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ID:	1813691

    Have a new story to tell when asked what I find on the beach. Found this 4” hook with a 12’ metal leader in 2 ft of water at CWB. Imagine the damage it would have caused if someone stepped on it! Saved by a Metal Detectorist, again. Happy Hunting.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    well I guess it's time to go HOME

  7. #7
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    Deep1

    Dec 2018
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    The longer they're closed, the less new drops will be made.
    If they stay closed for the summer, then it will be another year before we see new drops.
    Thank you spring break children for ruining the beaches for the rest of the country.
    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

    "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result" Winston Churchill

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    John

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    They just closed all the State Parks in Fl. The Keys closed last night.

  9. #9
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    The beaches in St. Johns County (42 miles) are still open. The surrounding counties (Nassau, Duval, and Flagler) all closed their beaches. St. Johns has been incrementally restricting access but they are still open. Last week, they stopped all vehicular access so naturally people instead of finding a quiet spot away from people, they congregated around public parking/beach access points. Now, they have closed all beach parking lots, but people can still go on the beach.

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    I’m not sure if OC beaches are closed but here a shot near the HB Pier.
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    A very young old man

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    Here in Brevard County beaches are open. Beach parking however is closed with barricades. We walked the couple blocks to the beach yesterday, sat in our chairs for an hour or so. Quite a few people there. It was a really nice day.
    You call someplace "paradise" kiss it goodbye.
    Don Henley

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    well,dont forget about the wetfoot dryfoot policy awhile back....anchor off the beach....are you on the beach?
    the burden of life..is just to see another sunset and..no giant moray eels<<<-----]:]:]:~~~~~

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    Which beach where you at two weeks ago ? I swear I drove right by ya.... Sweet finds

  14. #14
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    Nov 2008
    long island ny
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    So far Long Island beaches are open. I’m going there today to social distance. I’m sure it is a matter of time until they close, as weather gets warmer and stupid people start congregating. Right now the beach is a good place to get fresh air and stay far away from people

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