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  1. #1
    Apr 2008
    DFX, Pro 6000XL, SunRay Probe, Centech Pinpointer
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    25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Well I finally got to return a ring to the place it is supposed to be, the owners hand and his wifes finger.

    What a great day it was. Started out with a stiff breeze at about 40 mph with gusts even higher but at least there was no rain. I knew it was the only day this week that Don and I would be able to get out and hunt so we braved the colder weather and we were glad that we did.

    Had permission to hunt this property that dates back to 1898 or so and I thought we would grab a bunch of old stuff. The owner, Kenny, watched us a for a while and then left to run some errands. He came back a couple hours later with his wife. We had found a 1919 wheatie and Don grabbed a 1941 Washington Quarter but that was pretty much it along with the usual clad and bucket full of trash.

    Kenny's wife said that she had lost her wedding band in a huge pile of grass clippings that was near the woods at the back of the property. I asked her how long ago and she said 2 years ago. I thought to myself, I have been in this situation before You know, where the owner says it's there but you never find it or maybe you find it on the other side of the yard. I thought we would give it a shot and asked him if he had a rake handy. He said there was one in the shed and we were welcome to use it. He then went back to his shop to work.

    I approached the huge pile of grass and thought, we are going to be at this awhile. I took my discrimination way down so as to get every possible beep. Don started raking the first layer of grass and I scanned. Figuring 2 years of yard debris on top of her ring, we would have to dig awhile.

    Nope!!!! Don's first scoop of grass was spread out on the open area and I scanned the grass pile. Hit a target at 35VDI and thought no way is this it. I saw that the target was in the ground and not in the grass clippings at about 1 inch down. Being careful not to scratch it I pinpointed it and out popped the Gold Wedding Band!! WOHOOOOOO..... I did the usual rediculous looking happy dance, Don was just as ecstatic so I ran and grabbed the camera for the photo's.

    We hunted for a couple more hours with not much more to show but the ring just topped the day off great. We then went to Kenny's shop to return the ring to him. He was in shock and said " What do I owe you guys for this?" We of course said absolutely nothing. You allowed us to hunt your property and that is all the reward we need. His wife had just gone to work so I could not get her photo but I did snap a shot of Kenny with the returned ring. He said he gave it to his wife as a 25th Wedding Anniversary Gift.

    Now it's back in the right hands. What a day. Man I love this Hobby. Sorry for the long story but I just had to tell it the way it happened. Thanks for reading...Be safe out there and goodluck on your next hunt. JGAS
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  3. #2
    Mar 2009
    Southport, NC
    Whites DFX 300

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Great story and even better finding and returning the ring.


  4. #3

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Fantastic job!!!
    Congrats on a job well done. Beautiful gold ring!
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  5. #4
    Jul 2005
    Close enough to the beach
    **Tesoro Tiger Shark** Tesoro Silver Umax** Minelab Sov Gt w/WOT coil** Whites 6000Di Pro SL**
    152 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Time is nothing, timing is everything.

  6. #5

    Jul 2006
    dallas ft worth

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    awesome story. THE best hobby period. nice pics. thanks for sharing. gf2
    so many pulltabs, so little time!!!!!

  7. #6
    Sep 2007
    Ring Of Fire
    2 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    WTG JGAS on a good job I see I'm not the only one with pinpointer re-enforcements. I fiberglassed mine as I have broke 3 already

  8. #7
    Oct 2008

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Way to go. Its people like you who will save this hobby.

  9. #8
    Feb 2008
    river valley/ Fort Smith, Arkansas
    white's DFX,Classic III, Prizim II

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    wtg Great story !!!!
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  10. #9
    Oct 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    White's Matrix M6
    151 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!


  11. #10
    Aug 2009
    White's MXT300
    166 times

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Great hunt there and great save, glad you was able to find the ring for them. Its hard to find people to give you permission its real nice to be able to do something like that in return.

  12. #11
    Charter Member
    Dec 2008
    New Zealand
    X-Terra 705 Excalibur 1000 Garrett Pro Pointer
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    A great find jgas.
    Returning a ring like that must have made your day.
    Just as well she didn't lose it in Kennys shop!!
    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

  13. #12
    Sep 2009
    Hawaiian Islands
    97 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Definitely a great story. Thanks for sharing it.

  14. #13
    Nov 2007
    SW Florida
    Bounty Hunter 202
    6 times

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Congrats on finding the lost ring! The tarot cards say your good deed will soon be rewarded

  15. #14

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
    XP Deus, White's Surfmaster Dual Field, Tesoro Sand Shark
    614 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (4)

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Great Story and very good job finding the ring!

    HH Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  16. #15
    Jul 2005
    Garrett GTAx 1000 and Whites MXT
    8 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: 25th Anniversary Ring Returned!!

    Love these story endings ...WTG !!!


    HH to all



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