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  1. #1
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    nz
    Dec 2008
    New Zealand
    X-Terra 705 Excalibur 1000 Garrett Pro Pointer
    350
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    Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Yesterday I had a phone call from a woman I barely know. Met her
    once a few weeks ago when I was in getting some hearing tests done.
    I had mentioned in passing that I used a detector and she was interested how
    I went with headphones. She got my phone number from the clinic.
    Turns out the mother of one of her friends is visiting New Zealand from
    South Africa and lost an heirloom ring. She asked if it would be something
    my detector could find.
    Sure said I. Lets have some details.
    Ring owner was at one of our local beaches on Sunday last. She was playing
    with her Grandchildren in shallow water and did not notice the ring gone until
    she returned to the car. They went back over the area and searched for several
    hours without success.
    I met the woman who rang me, today, at the beach, and she was able to show me
    where they searched. The tide conditions were similar, low water, mid afternoon
    and not too many people on the beach.
    As well as it being a huge long shot, my Excalibur is out of action with battery
    problems so I took the Ace. I started a grid pattern without hoping for much.

    WITHIN 15 MINUTES I HAD FOUND THE RING.

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    This is a serious ring.. 4 BIG diamonds and 7 smaller ones. Heavy gold as well.
    We put a call into the owner, who had left town to continue on her holiday.
    She could hardly speak as she was so choked up over the fact that I had found it.
    It was her mothers, and as is the case with most jewellery, it is the sentimental
    value that means more to the owner than the value, although I hate to think what
    this beauty would be worth. She is that excited that she is changing her holiday
    plans tor return here to pick it up.
    Is this luck or what?
    John
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    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2009
    NE Indiana
    Tiger Shark,1280-x,Cortes, White's 6DB
    206
    3 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    WOW! Very nice ring and you did a good deed finding it for her. You definitely made her holidays happy John. HH,

    Ed

  3. #3
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    10,000 good karma points awarded.

  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2005
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Holy smokes, that is one big diamond ring!!!!!! I can only imagine how excited this woman must have been to get it back after having lost it in the ocean. Very nice of you to go and find it for her. Hopefully she rewards you nicely!!!!

    Now, I'm going to print a picture of this ring and just stare at it and dream of finding something this awesome at the beach some day. It just amazes me to think that there are rings like this sitting out there waiting for treasure hunters to scoop them up.

    Happy hunting,

    Jim

  5. #5
    no
    Mar 2006
    Norway
    XP Goldmaxx Power.
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Beautiful story.
    Det vi vet er så uendelig lite mot det som har hendt. Arkeologen er som den som går langs en strand og finner småtterier, skyllet i land fra et forsvunnet skib. Men selve skibet som gikk i dypet med menneskene får han aldri se.

    http://www.comepraytherosary.org/

  6. #6
    us
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
    Minelab Excal 1000, Tesoro Silver Umax, Tiger Shark and Whites MXT.
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    WOW, thats awsome!

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2008
    934
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    "Holy Crap" what a ring,Congrats

  8. #8
    us
    Treasur hunting Baton Rouge La. 70769

    Jul 2009
    Galvez La 70769
    ACE 250/2 coils BH 2 coils/ Garrett pinpointer.
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    I am with you about giving out my personal number hope you were easy on them. That had to be an incredible feeling to see that ring. All with the lowly ace 250 Honorable mention is in order and praises to the ace 250 and especially to you great story. I was going to get another detector to do some beach hunting but I think I will take the 250 out there and see what I get?
    cdltpx is my youtube screen name look there I have lots of favorites on many subjects. I also have a lot of subscribers that I have not thanked a single one of them for subscribing. I figure they subscribed same reason I sub to others to learn from what they find or post.

  9. #9
    us
    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
    XP Deus, White's Surfmaster Dual Field, Tesoro Sand Shark, Garrett ATX
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    900 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Congrats!

    I REALLY like your story ... a super good deed on your part.

    HH Joe
    Regards, Joe (California)

  10. #10

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac, Infiniuim
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    congrats on the recovery. That is some ring!!
    Debby

  11. #11
    TreasurdiggrNY

    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Great story congrats on the recovery.

  12. #12
    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Many congrats on finding the ring for her. An that is one heart attack ring to see in the scoop.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2008
    SOUTH WEST OHIO
    whites XLT
    389

    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    awsome find
    BANNER
    jeffk
    if theirs treasure I will find it!!!

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2006
    Palm Harbor, FL
    excal / Fisher
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Wow now those are some ROCKS!!!!!!! Let me put on my sun glasses I'm getting blinded!!!!!!!!!

  15. #15
    us
    If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough!!!

    Dec 2007
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
    Minelab and Aquapulse
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    50 times
    Shipwrecks
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    Re: Unbelieveable find today. Longish story.

    Wow, I don't know if that can be put on the banner, but it should be.
    Of all the things I've lost... I miss my mind the most!!!

 

 
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