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    750 GOLD Ring, Detailed Silver Ring, DL & Debit Card Return

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    Huntington Beach has been good to me lately. For three hours this morning I started working the break between dry and wet sand. Found some kids stuff and coinage, then I decided to find an area to work slow and deep. I chose a high foot traffic area in the dry sand and work very, very slowly sanding down my coil cover to get extra depth. I've destroyed three coil covers in 8-months with this method. It takes a ton of patience and concentration to scan slow and deep and with my self proclaimed ADD it's very challenging to say the least

    The 750 Gold Ring could have been a deep pull tab and I got lucky. The two wheat pennies (1944 & 1945) could have been a very deep rusted bottle tops. I tested the gold ring with my 18k acid and it tested 18k, then I tested it with my 22k acid, and it tested good for 22k also, so who knows. But it's a keeper.

    That silver ring was just a faint high tone blip on my radar until I pushed the coil down in the sand while sliding it back and forth. After pushing sand out of the way for several inches with the coil, I got a good signal that repeated.

    Huntington Beach runs the beach cleaning machine almost daily and I saw the edge of the Minnesota Driver's License sticking out of the clean flat sand. I made a quick swing of the scoop and had a DL and Debit card. No telling how long they have been there. I made a scan of the area and nothing else sounded. I will send them out in the mail today with a short note of where and when I found them.

    Thanks for Looking - HH
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    Last edited by SoCalBeachScanner; Jun 05, 2014 at 02:37 PM.
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    congrats....and i really like the detail in the silver ring.
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    Nice rings!!! Wtg!!

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    Nice! What machine were you using?

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    Good job....

    Great find and a "keep at it" attitude. reference the beach cleaning machines - do they pick up coins, rings etc, or are the holes to big in their screens?

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    Hi Three Bears ... They use a couple different beach cleaning machines at my local beaches. They have a rotating belt type (like a conveyor belt) that dumps the trash into a hopper. They have a rake type that is basically long spikes spread about two inches apart that just drag in the sand and they dump it in a pile after each pass of the beach, then a loader picks it up later.

    Huntington Beach uses the rake type because they can cover a lot of ground quickly. The rake machine goes about 10 MPH. All coins and rings will go through both machines and not be picked up unless they get caught in trash or larger items. But at the same time, bottle tops and pull tabs are left behind also.


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    Last edited by SoCalBeachScanner; Jun 05, 2014 at 08:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcobra8u View Post
    Nice! What machine were you using?
    Hi redcobra ... I was using my AT Pro today, but this is one of the areas that I will go back to with my ATX when my swing arm heals
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    Three bears

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    Thanks for explaining about the machines...... I did not know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalBeachScanner View Post
    Hi redcobra ... I was using my AT Pro today, but this is one of the areas that I will go back to with my ATX when my swing arm heals
    You don't have problems in the wet sand with the ATP? I have to get down your way soon and pick up some pointers. Usually use the Excal in the wet and ATP in the dry. Can't seem to balance the ATP enough to use it in the wet.

    BTW- I found a ring following behind a rake in Santa Monica. Stainless steel but still a ring so I can verify they drop most everything lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcobra8u View Post
    You don't have problems in the wet sand with the ATP? I have to get down your way soon and pick up some pointers. Usually use the Excal in the wet and ATP in the dry. Can't seem to balance the ATP enough to use it in the wet.

    BTW- I found a ring following behind a rake in Santa Monica. Stainless steel but still a ring so I can verify they drop most everything lol.

    I run the AT Pro wide open without a ground balance, always. On the damp sand higher up on the slope is not much of a problem with mineralization (iron sound) on most beaches (except for Long Beach, CA). The wet sand mineralization gives me a headache, although I can pick out medium to high tones through the mineralization iron sound, but I avoid it and refuse to dummy down the machine to lose depth.

    Congrats on your ring ... I love seeing a ring in my scoop, no matter what metal it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalBeachScanner View Post
    I run the AT Pro wide open without a ground balance, always. On the damp sand higher up on the slope is not much of a problem with mineralization (iron sound) on most beaches (except for Long Beach, CA). The wet sand mineralization gives me a headache, although I can pick out medium to high tones through the mineralization iron sound, but I avoid it and refuse to dummy down the machine to lose depth. Congrats on your ring ... I love seeing a ring in my scoop, no matter what metal it is.
    Interesting. So you drop the balance down to zero? Thanks for the info.

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    I don't think he means he runs the ground balance at zero does he? I think he means he just doesn't do an auto ground balance

 

 

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