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  1. #1
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    Jul 2011
    North Coast NSW.
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    My first wedding ring return.... feels SWEET, but there are bitter bits!!!!!!

    Sometime ago I joined an Australian Metal Detecting Forum, never really did anything about it just lurked now and then (Aust forums are alot less populated and I find Tnet more to my speed) anyway..... I'm lurking the other day and notice an appeal for a lost gold wedder near my home. I know the creek well and make my first post on the forum to offer my help. The place had already been searched but I thought why not? Anyway I arrange to meet the hubby, time, place etc and he stands me up - I was not happy and said so - if you read the forum link you will see this (I am Dollarmule on this forum). Anyway the guy emails me, apologises and says since I know the creek well would I have another go. I weaken this morning and go back to find another bloke detecting the spot on the map. Turns out it was the first forum member "Sweeper" - back to try again for the couple (his third and to be final hunt), and he had worked really hard to total over 40 sinkers and loads of junk in a small search area. Anyway the morning passes talking MD business and we are about to depart. I said to Sweeper -" I'm just going to go over that sandy part near the sign (right where the ring had been marked on the map as most likely) - I have not had a serious look there yet" and boom as luck would have it on my second line of sweeps out comes the couples wedding ring. We were both stoked. If you would like to read / see a pic - the forum thread it is:
    Gold ring lost in Pottsville area.Anyone with a detector can help? I'll reward!!
    There is a pic (at the bottom of this page)bad one of me with the ring and SS) and some background on the find. Also some good testament to the Sand Shark holding it's own against an Excal. Best of all was meeting and learning new stuff from Sweeper, his Super Scoop was devastating a tricky, rocky bed, I want one, he said they are not made anymore? also that sweet feeling in my gut knowing that ring is back home is mighty fine.
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    "Treasure, baby, Treasure!"

  2. #2
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    Chile Head, FLYERS FAN

    Jan 2005
    Sunbury, PA
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    Not many would have gone back after being stood up. Well done!!

  3. #3
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    Nov 2012
    Southeastern PA
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    Smoogle, doing the right thing is always the best reward. Congrats on the find and return!
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    Coin Collector 50+ years. Life member ANA, ANS.
    Metal detectorist 20+ years, mostly NJ and DE beaches.
    CRH since 1968.

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    "Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength"
    Longshoreman philosopher, Eric Hoffer

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2012
    Irving Texas and the beach
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    nice one smoogle

  5. #5
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    Dec 2010
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    Wonderful story, Smoogle!

    Great job on finding and returning that wedding band

    Lorraine
    Quod facis bene fac

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
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    You sound like the type of person that enjoys a good challenge from time to time.
    Even after being stood up, you went back and found the ring.....well done.
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  7. #7
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    WTG
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    TOM

    Dec 2012
    UPSTATE NEW YORK
    1970 COMPASS- WHITES SILVER EAGLE- WHITES DFX, 4X6DD COIL, 6X8DD COIL, 950 COIL, 10X12SEF COIL- GARRETT PRO POINTER AT, GARRETT AT PRO , MINELAB EXPLORER SE with 8.5x12.5 Cors coil
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    NICE JOB---THAT KIND OF STUFF MAKES ALL OF US HONEST DIGGERS LOOK GOOD----THANK YOU------
    CoilyGirl likes this.

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2004
    Parrish fl
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    You did a great service for that couple. I hope they appreciated your honesty !
    Steve

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2012
    Pennsylvania
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    Great story!

  11. #11
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    Joe

    Sep 2007
    Long Beach, California
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    Regards, Joe (California)

  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2011
    Southwest Florida
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    Thanks for making us all look good.

  13. #13
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
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    Great job and way to go back and do a
    great deed after the owner stood you up.
    ALLEN

  14. #14

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
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    Great story
    Scholar
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    Coins usables=0
    Silver= 0 pieces
    Gold= Nothing


  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2012
    Nashville
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    Good job,glad you went back and that couple will always have a great story to tell.
    "What if it's not just another pull tab?" - Lance

    “Fancy some lemonade Lance?” - Sheila

 

 

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