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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Soccer field pays off again... Ring goes back to owner, just have to share...

    Hit my favorite soccer field again today, the same one that I have found quite a few good jewelry items on.. I have pretty well cleaned out the main playing areas, as evidenced by small returns and little garbage, so I was hitting the outside edges for about two hours. Finding a few coins and some junk, then switched over to the other side when an old fella started hitting golfballs. I didnt want him to worry about hitting me, and I didnt want to worry about getting hit, so I switched to the same side he was on.... About 45 ft into my line, I hit a good VDI for pulltab or small ring.. 6 inches deep.. Dug the plug at about 8 inches, and started to probe the plug. Found the item and dug it out. Looked at first like a small coin, but then I saw gold on the edge.. Popped out the middle plug and it was a nice class ring! After cleaning, found it to be 10k, which was a little disappointing, but hey, it's gold right?!
    Also found a couple of interesting "whatsits"... I found the first one at 6 inches also. Foil signal. I could see what looked like 4 stones in the middle of this square thing, and it looked as though it may have been part of a necklace or something, so I searched the surrounding area and got an exact same reading about 3 ft away. Dug it out at 7 inches and it is identical to the other one. Could not find any other pieces around that spot.
    Cleaned them both at home, and rather than 4 small stones, it is one big stone cut to look like 4. Looking at the bottom, you can see it is just one stone. But they are stamped .925, so they are silver. I still have no idea what they are after looking at them over and over through my glass..
    Anyone have any ideas? All four sides have slits in them, but I cannot see anything that indicates they were connected to anything. Guess I may never know, but again, they are sterling. I highly doubt the stones are anything but crystal or CZ, as no one puts stones that big into silver... They are about 1/2" square..
    Total clad for the 2.5 hours was $1.95, with 5 quarters, 4 dimes, 3 nickles, and 15 pennies....

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    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2008
    North Texas
    Ace 250, AT Pro
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    How old is that ring? Any chance of returning it to its owner?

  3. #3
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    us
    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
    MXT 300/Excal II/Surf Dual Field
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    I'm going to try... It is from 1987 and has "Maria" on the side, but on the inside it has what appears to be a mans name. It is a womans size, so I dont know if the name on the inside is the maker, the boyfriend, or what... I will keep you all posted. I am sure they would really like to have it back, I would...
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  4. #4

    May 2005
    Maine
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Good luck returning it Silver Surfer.

  5. #5
    us
    Let's go diggin!!!

    Dec 2009
    G P, Illinois
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    The 2 silver pieces look to be earings to me.
    Setting stones like that is very difficult.
    My guess would be not cheap CZ's

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2010
    ventura
    Garrett Ace 250
    44

    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    nice hunt

  7. #7
    us
    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

    Dec 2008
    ILL
    Minelab Safari, Garrett pro pointer, bounty hunter 202 with a 10in magnum coil, Automax pinpointer,
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    nice finds MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1784 half real, 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,63-69,73-75,81-85-09 Cent.

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
    E-TRAC,,,, SOVEREIGN GT,,,, GP 3500,,,, GB PRO.
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    great digs
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

  9. #9
    us
    Please leave a ring after the beep!

    Sep 2004
    Aiken, SC
    Ace 250
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Very nice finds! I'm guessing earrings also......WTG!

    HH,
    Moon
    Even the mightiest Oak in the forest is just a little nut that held it's ground!!

    Remember to take a walk in the shoes of a loser! Quote by Moonshadow 2/17

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2009
    Florida- Somewhere in the middle
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt fishing Wolf
    The 2 silver pieces look to be earings to me.
    Setting stones like that is very difficult.
    My guess would be not cheap CZ's
    Again, the stone is cut on top cross-ways to look like 4 stones (but I need to look at the bottom better to be sure), do you really think they would put precious or semi-precious stones in Sterling?
    Maybe I need to take it to a jeweler just to be sure?

    Going back out today to see if I can find more.. I do agree that they are most likely earrings with the posts broken off, but how strange for someone to lose both earrings in the same spot...
    You never think you need an extra machine, until the one you have breaks down...

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2007
    Northern, OH
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Good hunt. Plus good luck on finding the owner of the ring. I returned the one I found last year, the owner was happy to get it back.....Matt
    CRH 2014 find
    wheaties
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  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2007
    Chicago and Florida Keys
    Matrix M-6, Bounty Hunter, Fisher CZ-21 and Pistol Probe Pinpointer.
    948
    6 times

    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Nice finds!

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2010
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Nice stuff!!

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2005
    Spring Hill, Florida
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    Hooray for you! I have never done very well at soccer fields. Now that is the only place I've been hunting for a while since I am in this boot. I am still not doing that good. This morning netted me a whole 40 cents in small coins and no jewelry. I know it's there but I guess it's waiting for you!
    Garrett GTI 1500, CZ-20, White's Dual PI, Bounty Hunter QD II, Ace 250, Determination & persistence!

  15. #15
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    Desert Rat

    Oct 2009
    White Mountains, AZ
    Minelab Safari, Ancient coinmaster
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    Re: Soccer field pays off again...

    That ring is beautiful! Im sure someone cherished it. Possibly a break up and she threw it? may never know. But if you do find her and find out the story let us know. I love to read about them! Good haul for the day!
    "May the force be with you"

 

 
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