Murky lake water, still came up with a ring
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  1. #1

    Feb 2008
    Venice, Florida
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    Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    So we are away from the beaches of Florida this week - way up in the mountains of Arkansas, and needed a metal detecting fix.

    We checked the local maps and found a US Forest swimming area in an small, out of the way park. Then checked the internet, and found the US Forest service does allow metal detecting at established swimming areas.

    We drove over to the swimming area - a small lake - and was somewhat disappointed to find that recent high rains had flooded the area, and left the lake murky - to say the least.

    You couldn't see six inches into the water. And stuff was floating in the water that you probably best not take a close look at.

    Still, it was a swimming area, and we had our detectors, so I gave it a try.

    I gingerly stepped into the water, and found a hard rocky bottom. No sand, no mud, just rocks.

    Turned on the Excalibur detector, took about four swings, and got a solid silver tone.

    Tried to use my scoop, but with the rocky bottom, the scoop was useless.

    So I sat down on the bottom, and just scooped muck by hand and waved it in front of the coil until I got a beep.

    Finally, after about 5 minutes I found the target - a ring!

    It looks to be silver, with fake diamonds. But still, finding a ring in a murky lake is better than sitting home and watching TV.

    I also found several coins, and had a tone for what might have been another ring. But it was in chest deep water, and after seeing what was floating in the water, decided it was not a good idea to get my head, eyes and ears into that water - even for another ring.

    Not a bad day.

    Probably won't go back to this particular park until summer's over. The police had a full time presence there, and were putting someone in handcuffs as we were leaving.

    Still, a fine day of metal detecting.

    Bill
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  2. #2
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    Jan 2008
    Punta Gorda, Florida
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    Re: Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    nice job that looks like it has been there a long time . Should clean up good, I have to agree with you they hardly ever put diamonds in silver rings, but if it's real old there could be a better chance of that.
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    May 2008
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    Re: Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    Right on Bill!.. and having lived here in clean water for so long... i understand the " I'm not putting my head in there" words! WTG! nice score for zero vis. Mikey
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    Feb 2006
    Albertville Alabama
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    Re: Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    great job on the ring....if I am not mistaken i found the very same ring in the lake here in north Alabama.....my lake is also murky....it is a man made lake and was farm land until 1939.....when swimmers are present youhave about 1 foot visibility...early in the morning you have about 3'.......only one area on this lake is sand and shells....seems like the rest of the lake is rocky about 6 inches deep then clay.....makes scooping very difficult....i do the "stoop, scoop and wave" tecnique on a very regular basis

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    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
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    Re: Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    must be a popular ring. I have one like it too...but it is huge...looks to be about a size 12!! congrats.
    Debby

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    Re: Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    Quote Originally Posted by GuerillaBill
    So we are away from the beaches of Florida this week - way up in the mountains of Arkansas, and needed a metal detecting fix.
    Mountains of Arkansas LOL You must mean the hills... Highet point in the state is only 2,753 feet above sea level.

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    Re: Murky lake water, still came up with a ring

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter
    Mountains of Arkansas LOL You must mean the hills... Highest point in the state is only 2,753 feet above sea level.
    Good luck hunting, hope you find gold.......
    Considering that the higher points in Florida are the freeway overpasses, 2700 probably qualifies as a mountain!
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