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    Jan 2020
    New orleans
    Nox 800 , garret at max, nox600
    45 times
    Metal Detecting

    Gold with ice, silver and my first shield nickel

    Two day hunt at the beach. There is some sand work going on at one of the beaches I frequent, they have removed some of the sand on top and exposed what looks like rusted sand. I went yesterday and got a solid 15 on the nox, when I was ready to scoop the sand I saw the gold edge of the ring with the small diamonds. No scoop required, itís marked 10k and the diamonds test real, it comes in at 3.06 grams. The second gold ring came less than 20 feet away, it rang up a was about 6 inches deep. It tested 14k and weighs 1.67 grams.
    Working my way down the towel line I got what I thought was a dime signal and dug the silver ring it weighs 2.57 grams. Did manage to find 1.60 in clad.

    Today got an early start on the beach at 5 am, first area I went to there were hardly any signals so I went where I found my slq a few weeks ago. Started getting a lot of pennies, had a solid 20 and dug a tungsten ring. I worked my way over to where one of the dunes was eroding and found the bling ring with the fake stone.

    Kept working the area and was finding lots of dimes , pennies and nickels. I just put everything in my bag and finished at 9:30 it was getting hot so I came home. I didnít know I had found my first shield nickel. I put the coins in my rock polisher less the pennies with stainless shot and let it run for an hour. I couldnít believe my eyes when I was rinsing them and saw the shield. All I can make out on the date is 188 I canít make out the last number.Attachment 1846936Attachment 1846937Attachment 1846938Attachment 1846939Attachment 1846936Attachment 1846937Attachment 1846938Attachment 1846939
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  2. #2
    Feb 2015
    South East Florida
    Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Minelab Excalibur II
    72 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Sounds like you may have to go back and hit it even harder lol great hunts and great finds .... congratulations 🍾
    Blak bart and DJWEHAGE like this.

  3. #3
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
    Mine lab primary fisher secondary
    36008 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice....some of your pics dont show but I did zoom in and see those golds...nice work...congrats !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

  4. #4
    "BIG DAVE"

    Nov 2012
    Aberdeen, MD
    Fisher CZ 21, CZ20, CZ 7a Pro, Equinox 800, Stealth 920xi
    953 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Very nice!! Close up pics of the gold please!

  5. #5
    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
    1849 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Man, do I miss the sand and surf and water...
    Great day at the beach.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  6. #6

    Jun 2008
    SPECTRA V3i/BHID 300
    38 times
    Sounds like a good day....wtg.....I'd hunt that beach again!



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