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    Dave

    Jan 2020
    New orleans
    Nox 800 , garret at max
    18
    40 times
    Metal Detecting

    A couple of firsts today

    Couldnít decide if I was going hunting today or not, my bed felt good at 3:30 this morning. Decided I would be mad at myself if I didnít go so I got up and loaded the truck. Made it to the beach in Mississippi at 5:30 and the tide was still out.
    My first signal was a jumpy 29 on the nox, dug the signal and 2 shiny quarters are in the scoop. Made another pass around the hole and found a 3rd quarter. I thought itís going to be a good day.

    Worked my way down the beach for the next 2 hours finding some clad and the usual beach trash. I found a cut that was about 18 inches deep and started working the area. I got a solid 29/30 and thought it was a clad quarter, to my surprise I found my first SLQ. It was in really bad shape but I couldnít have been more excited. I continued to work the area and found a shotgun shell head stamp that dates 1885-1891.

    Still working the same area I got a solid 20 and figured it was a zincon, wrong again. I found my first gold ring, itís marked 18k. What an exciting day.

    Wrong again, after getting feedback here on the forum I took my knife and scraped the ring. Yep gold plated, it was fun while it lasted.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    you might want to have ring checked - 18k does not discolor - 10k does in saltwater - very rarely 14k - depends on other metals used in mix with the gold
    but congrats on the finds
    go back and work that older spot more
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  3. #3

    Jul 2013
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    Nice hunt, but Iím thinking 18k plated.
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    Dave

    Jan 2020
    New orleans
    Nox 800 , garret at max
    18
    40 times
    Metal Detecting
    I’ll be back next week. I friend of mine owns a pawn shop I’m going to have him check the ring
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Nice SLQ hope the ring is gold Ive found too many plated or gold filled errrrr. Looks like you had fun keep rippin into that spot.......Tommy

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    they made fakes yrs ago with similar stamps - some they would stamp 24k
    or actually say "pure gold" inside - they would super polish them and sell them cheaper than one that was real
    just like they do with fakes Rolex's from guys on the street
    and person wouldnt know till salesman was long gone out of town and week later they would start to turn
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice hunt, congrats!

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    "Dew" Meeker

    Mar 2006
    Gulf Coast, Fl
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    Ive got a few 18ks even from 1700s home sites that turned out to be brass....... yes they faked gold even back then. But you are definitely in a good spot. I cant see the date on that Quarter...... but sometime in the 1920s i think they changed it from raised to a lowered stamp which may help you date the area.
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    MANDAD76

    Jun 2008
    BAYTOWN, TEXAS
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    Congrats on the finds....good day all around!

  10. #10
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    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
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    Hey, great hunt even w/o real gold. But ya know the real gold is just around the cut! Keep digging and you will be rewarded...or your money back!

    2020
    Gold - 21
    Silver - 33
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  11. #11

    Jul 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by noladirtdigger View Post
    Couldnít decide if I was going hunting today or not, my bed felt good at 3:30 this morning. Decided I would be mad at myself if I didnít go so I got up and loaded the truck. Made it to the beach in Mississippi at 5:30 and the tide was still out.
    My first signal was a jumpy 29 on the nox, dug the signal and 2 shiny quarters are in the scoop. Made another pass around the hole and found a 3rd quarter. I thought itís going to be a good day.

    Worked my way down the beach for the next 2 hours finding some clad and the usual beach trash. I found a cut that was about 18 inches deep and started working the area. I got a solid 29/30 and thought it was a clad quarter, to my surprise I found my first SLQ. It was in really bad shape but I couldnít have been more excited. I continued to work the area and found a shotgun shell head stamp that dates 1885-1891.

    Still working the same area I got a solid 20 and figured it was a zincon, wrong again. I found my first gold ring, itís marked 18k. What an exciting day.

    Wrong again, after getting feedback here on the forum I took my knife and scraped the ring. Yep gold plated, it was fun while it lasted.
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    Did you get the ring tested?

  12. #12
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    Dave

    Jan 2020
    New orleans
    Nox 800 , garret at max
    18
    40 times
    Metal Detecting
    No, when I scraped the gold with my knife it came off. The base metal appears to be brass.

 

 

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