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  1. #1
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    Mar 2011
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    My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Went to a new site yesterday in central Virginia that was allegedly used as a hospital for Confederate soldiers. Pulled some clad out of the ground, but nothing else . . . until my granddaughters who happened to be visiting next door showed up! That made it all worthwhile. Then, my daughter-in-law asked me if I'd mind driving about 5 miles to where her aunt lived and search for a diamond engagement ring that her aunt lost about 4 years ago. A sad story is connected to the losing of the ring. The aunt's daughter had been in a terrible accident - struck by a drunk driver. She almost died. She lived, but she is disabled for life and bound to a wheelchair. She's doing much better now, thank the Lord. However, at the time the ring was lost, her Mama had lost a lot of weight due to the stress and worry over the accident. So while she was in her front yard one day, the ring slipped off her finger. So I loaded up my gear and drove over. My granddaughters tagged along to "help."

    The first signal was a dud - something very deep and large, so I knew it wasn't worth digging. I took about 6 more steps and my MXT Pro, running in the Coin and Jewelry mode with presets, rang out loud and clear with a 0-4 VDI. Sure enough, 2 inches down was the ring. I hadn't been swinging the detector more than 2 minutes! The smile on Mom's face, along with her daughter's "thank you" was payment enough. Below is a photo of me with my other 2 "finds" for the day.
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    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Dec 2011
    Occupied Virginia
    WHITE MXT & NEW VX3 and a few others
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Way to go, sad but G reat story..

  3. #3

    Feb 2008
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Great Story!

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2012
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Couple of keepers there for sure.

  5. #5
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Arey
    Way to go, sad but G reat story..
    That's the 2nd gold ring I've found for other folks. I'm delighted to help and returning these items is a wonderful feeling. But I'd sure like to find one some time to keep!
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2006
    a few miles from the ocean
    Tesoro Tiger Shark + Cheap Radio Shack + Whites DF PI + Aquasound
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    True treasures....... I just heard of an aquaintance whose daughter lost a diamond ring years ago throwing a snowball. I'm trying to make arrangement to for a recovery hunt. Hopefully, my story will be equally rewarding. Blessings to ya, Ralph

  8. #8
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by petersra
    True treasures....... I just heard of an aquaintance whose daughter lost a diamond ring years ago throwing a snowball. I'm trying to make arrangement to for a recovery hunt. Hopefully, my story will be equally rewarding. Blessings to ya, Ralph
    Thanks. Hope you find it Ralph.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2008
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Priceless! I VOTE HONORABLE BANNER! Much better than a Banner relic find on top!

  10. #10
    us
    Jan 2005
    Panhandle of Florida
    Etrac,Excal II,Cibola with a garret and a minelab pinpointer
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    You have some real treasures there.
    God and country.

  11. #11
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland Detectors
    Priceless! I VOTE HONORABLE BANNER! Much better than a Banner relic find on top!
    Thanks Mike! I should have gotten a photo of me, Mama, and the ring, but was in a hurry to be some place and didn't take the time. Oh well.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel.




    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  12. #12
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
    Garrett AT Pro, XP DEUS, Teknetics T2SE, Fisher 1266X, Garrett Propointer
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman
    You have some real treasures there.
    You got that right. They loved the clad I gave them.
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel.




    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

  13. #13

    Jan 2007
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    What a great story and I am sure a great feeling. Don't you worry Karma is sure going to come your way. What goes around comes around! Beautiful girls

  14. #14
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    Mar 2009
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    great post !
      No matter how long the storm, the sun always shines again between the clouds ...... 

  15. #15
    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    Re: My 3 Best Finds This Year - And I Couldn't Keep Any Of Them

    Richard, I'd say that a magazine would be very interested in that story and you are the man to write it. Although I have not met you personally yet, your reputation precedes you and I'd expect an act of kindness like this from you. HH, Quindy.
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

 

 
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