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    2 ring day...speaking of tungsten

    got in the other day - I was about chest deep and walked about 20 yrds and got a huge blast
    I thought i had a pair of sunglasses. Was shocked when I saw huge gold ring slide down into scoop as i raised it
    First target of the day and was excited as the sand ran out of my scoop but as I reached in and pulled it out
    I got a sinking feeling - the color and weight seemed a little off and then I saw it - TUNGSTEN CARBIDE
    Crap! Ive found different shades of black and gray ones but this was my first gold toned one
    Nice looking ring but....
    the tiny ring was the last find on my way out - think its junk
    Found a small handfull of fresh coins inbetween - not much else to mention
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    Bob and Denise

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    My heart would have skipped a beat seeing that big gold ring!! I didn't know they came in all gold either!
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    CASPER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenrac2 View Post
    My heart would have skipped a beat seeing that big gold ring!! I didn't know they came in all gold either!
    friend of mine first time trying water hunting with one of my spares a few yrs back
    got a large black tungsten with a real 1/4 carat diamond in it
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    These gold tungsten rings are becoming quite common, game changers for sure.
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    "Treasure is wherever it can be found."

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    Bill B

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    Congratulations on your recoveries and just getting out again is a great accomplishment..going home with more value than you left with is always a gift..

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    mr

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    i feel sorry for you as this has happened to me on several occasions , but get back on that beach and lady luck will come .
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    I've found the black tungsten crapide rings so far. I would be pretty bummed to dig a gold colored ring and then discover it was TC junk.
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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

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    Son of a gun !! We jinxed ya by talking about um !! At least your out there swinging !! Good luck Casper!!
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    At least you got the thrill.
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    That would be worthy of uttering the F word in my opinion, but getting out is always fun and for me it's the thrill of the hunt that keeps me going.
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    Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. Pure excitement in the scoop only to quickly realize that something isn’t quite right. Then the agony of defeat. However still a nice ring and the excitement keeps you fueled looking for the next real one. Found the real one two weeks later and refused to look at it until I got home. Best of luck!
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    Better than nothing, but that's just wrong. Damn fool's gold.
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    Yeah, I've found one of those gold colored TC rings too. Those and gold colored pull tabs should be outlawed!
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    CASPER

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    here is one from 2012 that was the "opposite" - meaning ...thought i had junk and was gold
    I was hunting with Whydah at an old beach. He was hunting about waist deep and i was up to my chin
    at low tide. I was hunting where there was sea grass and bottom was a little mucky so i was
    using my floating sifter to make things easier. Got a nice signal - scooped and dumped into
    sifter and saw as the muck wash away the glint of gold. I said "OH!" Whydah said "What ya got?"
    I picked it up and I said "Crap! Its a golden screw cap" it had sea grass and muck still in it - I stuck
    in water and shook it to get the muck out before putting in my pouch. I thought it was a booze bottle screw cap.
    When I cleaned it out I could see what looked like a coiled snake/asp and called him over
    and it was indeed gold. Have had a few other "junk/gold" finds over the yrs but this one stands out
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    Caver; Detectorist; Shovel Bum

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    No worries, friend, finding RINGS any day, is a GOOD Day...!
    You just struck it, GOLD...!
    Blak bart, ArfieBoy, billb and 1 others like this.
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

 

 
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