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    us
    Mar 2005
    Central Indiana
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    One of the greatest finds of the year - - -

    Man, what a great story. How often can you be thankful for disaster in your on life that lets you help someone else? Looking for this ring I thought he was along the road side ditch. Opps, how about a 12 foot deep, steep banked, muddy mess of a creek instead? He was dumping his wheel barrow when he took a trip down the bank and into three feet of flash flood rainwater. As he struggled to get up the bank he lost a sentimental ring with a touching story behind it. Short version of long story, after I looked in all of the easy places I jumped down onto a tiny island of mud in the creek. Standing there, looking up I tried to imagine where the ring might be. From my on experience with my $400 tiny, missing headphones in the same kind of place I picked a spot to start. Bingo! I held it in my hand, struggled up the bank, and asked him if I could take a picture of it. He kept saying, of what? Held out my hand, dropped it into his and watched him light up. Awesome! The stone in this handmade 24kt gold ring was from his engagement to a girl who died before their wedding.

    Don
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    us
    Mar 2013
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    Great story! Was on the beach the past couple of days and both times was asked by people to find stuff. That is as much fun as hunting on your own.

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    That is awesome. Good work. I know he was happy! HH WH

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    excellent job!

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    Mar 2013
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    Wow, well done.

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    us
    Jul 2012
    Marshfield, MA
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    Just told the story out loud to my family. What a GREAT story and good deed!

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    us
    Jun 2013
    Florida
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    Great story!

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    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
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    C'mon where's all the votes ?? Click that banner button for this Honorable Action
    My hat's off to you Kilmer. HM #2 no doubt.
    Great work
    Last edited by steelheadwill; Jul 15, 2013 at 04:03 PM.
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

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    au
    Jun 2013
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    Nice find and a great outcome , well done . cheers Mick

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    us
    May 2012
    Virginia
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    Congrats on doing the right thing!!

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    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    New Castle NH.
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    Congrats on HM #2 What a history behind that stone

    Got a question for you, did the 24 K read a higher conductive on your detector than the usual 10/14K ?
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

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    Adventure1

    Jan 2013
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    Nice job helping out.. Good for you..
    God made man.. Sam Colt made them equal

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    us
    Mar 2005
    Central Indiana
    Fisher CZ3 , F75 LTD, CZ70 pro, Teknetics G2, Deus
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelheadwill View Post
    Congrats on HM #2 What a history behind that stone

    Got a question for you, did the 24 K read a higher conductive on your detector than the usual 10/14K ?
    Wow, great question and I have no idea. I haven't dug a lot of gold with the Deus and my ring success has been mostly with men's wedding bands that ID close to a nickel. Since I wasn't sure how it would read I dug anything that sounded shallow and was in that range. To be honest that ring boomed in the headphones and I never even looked at the meter. K knew it was good by the sound. I may ask him to let me run by and get a reading on it sometime. Sorry, I was so excited about finding the ring my brain sorta froze.

    Don

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    us
    Apr 2013
    Martinsburg, WV
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    Great story.

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    Congratulations to the Winner!

    Jan 2010
    New Castle NH.
    Brain eyes ears and nose
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    Thanks Don, if I recall the hi karat gold reads up near copper. it is one or maybe the most electrically conductive metals,
    (note all the gold plated connectors), I think alloying with other metals for karat jewelery makes it drop.
    Again, Congrats and Hats Off for the return of that stunning piece
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

 

 
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