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    us
    Jun 2009
    Piedmont N.C.
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    Finally found it after all these years!!

    My good friend Jack has been telling me for the past 22 years about how he lost his class ring in 1961 while digging a water line on the property I now own. His Grandfather built the house in the late 1920's and Jack grew up there. Got my first metal detector a few years ago and every time he would come by he would ask "found my ring yet?" It became a running joke between my wife and I every time we went out in the yard to find "treasure" (we have found quite a few nice old items in the yard-it's about an acre).
    Well Friday I was bored and decided to do a little hunting where I knew I would find some old black powder bullets and such. Dug 5 bullets, an intact mason jar lid, and a few odds and ends when I decided to try another spot. First signal was different from any I had heard before so I pinpointed and dug. Saw a glint of yellow, pulled it out, knocked off the dirt and there it was-Jack's long lost ring!! My wife was close by and I said "you aren't going to believe this-I think I found Jack's ring". Needless to say she thought I was pulling her leg until I walked over to her and showed her the ring. She was so excited she made me call Jack right then and ask him to come over. Called him and told him I needed his help on a project I was working on. He arrived about fifteen minutes later and my wife had the ring in a box and handed it to him saying "do you think this is worth anything-we found it in the yard". He opened the box and was speechless (which is a feat in itself if you know Jack!!). I can't imagine a better find!!
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2009
    NC
    Whites XLT
    3,142
    45 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    You found THE ring Awesome

  3. #3

    May 2008
    Chicago
    Fisher 1266 X Fisher F75
    1,606
    3 times

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Way to go!
    That smile sure says a lot. Great story with a nice ending.
    Mike

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2006
    Anchorage AK
    Exterra 70, Etrac, AT Pro
    392
    7 times

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Now that's an awesome story. Way to go on Making Jack's day(probably month), good job sir.

  5. #5

    Oct 2006
    North Central Oklahoma
    CTX 3030, Etrac, White's DFX, Garrett Ace 250
    366
    160 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Great story, great find, well done!
    [size=14pt]Numismatic Archaeologist[br]Oklahoma Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Club[/size]

  6. #6
    us
    Dec 2006
    Ocean City, Md
    XP Deus. Have Blisstool V6 but only used once.
    1,344
    1568 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    very cool!

  7. #7
    us
    30 years in this addicting hobby.

    Jan 2007
    Oklahoma
    CURRENTLY USING: Minelab Go-Find 60, Nokta Fors CoRe, Macro Racer, Whites MXT All Pro, Fisher F19, Garrett AT Gold, Minelab CTX3030, XP Deus. USED: Garrett ATX, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Minelab
    1,027
    205 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    way to go. You know tons of mders go most of our lives without finding a gold ring.

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2009
    Long Island E-end
    Minelab Sov GT,Sovereign xs2-pro Fisher CZ21 Custom Skullies , Stealth 720-i
    2,805
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Nice ring good story i still have not found a gold ring yet .Good hunt dd60
    If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver copper and iron why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!

    4-12-2011 Retired from the Rat Race by Choice

  9. #9
    us
    Pirate Tobias Jibsheet

    Apr 2010
    Fort Myers Beach Florida
    Excalibur II
    35
    5 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    What a great story.

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2008
    Wisconsin
    Garrett AT PRO
    280
    2 times

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    you just never know what will turn up in the hole.....thats what makes this sport my new found passion....excellent story
    WAYUPNORTH

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2006
    Palm Harbor, FL
    excal / Fisher
    687
    76 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Outstanding recovery and he looks thrilled to have it back!!!

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2009
    Southern Middle TN
    Whites Spectra V3i, Fisher f75
    441
    1 times

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Great story great ending. Way to go.
    I HAD RATHER DIG ONE RELIC THAN TEN COINS

  13. #13
    us
    MDCCLXXVI

    Dec 2005
    Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
    299
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Isn't it great to return something dear to someone, long running joke is no longer a joke anymore! And every time he looks at that ring he will think of you
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure."

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2009
    Northern VA
    Whites Blue Gray & Tesoro Cibola
    2,737
    15 times

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    Very cool.

  15. #15
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    16,642
    3379 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Finally found it after all these years!!

    now that is a ""treasure find"

 

 
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