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    Bryce-IL

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    2 CARAT DIAMOND RING...a kind, old gentleman, and a few tears.

    I haven't posted a hunt in a year or more for many reasons...but I am always on this forum viewing and enjoying others' finds. I got burnt out on field testing coils and detectors and I just honestly needed a break from the business side of the hobby. It has been so wonderful the last many months just to enjoy the peace and solace that comes with putting the headphones on, instead of testing coils/detectors, experimenting, making notes, compiling results, different setting trials, etc. The fun part of that for me was to put all of my findings and opinions into a worded form for the company...especially if it was going into an article which was going to be in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine....or if the company was just simply going to use my article for their website.

    I still won't be posting much but will definitely be on this forum often and enjoying everyone's finds. Once detecting is in your blood, it never leaves.

    Over the last few years, Wednesday has usually been the day I am able to get out and hunt...and today was no different. Although I haven't been out to hunt for nearly a month...the weather was in the 50's and my best friend, Hercules was ready to go...so off we went.

    An older gentleman who frequents the gym where I work was telling me yesterday of how a dear friend of his had lost a very valuable ring in his yard nearly 20 years ago and had never been able to find it.
    He remembered he had lost it somewhere in his back yard while helping him mow...but after all the years couldn't remember any other details other than the ring "had a lot of big diamonds in it".
    He told me his friend had passed away 2 years previously and that he had always felt bad because neither of them had ever been able to locate the ring which his best buddy had lost while helping him mow HIS yard.

    I told him about my hobby and that I would be happy to come and try to locate it for him. He was excited and told me he had another "fellow or 2" search with their "treasure finder machines" but that they had no luck in locating it.

    Once I got there I could see it was going to be a crapshoot at best, as this was a huge yard...and no wonder his friend helped him with it!
    I hunted for nearly 5 hours and found nothing but a nice pile of can slaw...other debris....and a few coins. The best part of the 5 hours was watching Hercules chase squirrels.

    I stopped to get a drink and then decided I would give it one more shot before calling it a day and heading home for supper.

    Within 30 minutes I got a signal that sounded just like the other gazillion pieces of crap I had dug...but when I cut the plug, I caught the glimmer of gold at the bottom of the moist hole...and out popped this beautiful 14K ring with 2 full carats of diamonds in it!

    I called him over to see it and verify it...and the look on his face was priceless. I placed it in his hand and as his eyes began to water, he took his eyes off the ring...looked up at me and said "God bless you"...."I wish my friend was here to see this and put it back on his finger".

    It was priceless for me as well because I made a new friend....Herky got to chase squirrels...I was able to enjoy the hobby I love....and the look on the gentleman's face was something I'll always cherish.
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    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

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    us
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    What a beautiful ring and an even more impressive story. My hat is off to you, Sir! Great job!

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    us
    Oldest Copper.. 1736 KGII Half Penny / Oldest Silver... 1756 Spanish Half Real

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    Wow karma will visit you with a big hug .
    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"

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    MUD(S.W.A.T)

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    Man,

    I almost teared up a little... That was a touching story, great recovery, beautiful ring... I'm going to give Honorable mention vote for this for sure !!

    Keep @ it and HH !!
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    TAG: MUD(S.W.A.T)
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    "Where you find Silver, you should find Gold."

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    us
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    May your Karma be even greater - an incredibly generous and kind thing you did there Sir!
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    us
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    It was priceless for me as well because I made a new friend....Herky got to chase squirrels...I was able to enjoy the hobby I love....and the look on the gentleman's face was something I'll always cherish.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    Now that's a treasure, You did good!

  7. #7
    us
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    Good to hear that you have been rejuvenated Mr. B. and resumed hunting with your detector again.
    That is one fine looking gold ring that you recovered and returned. In the process, you made someone
    extremely happy. Well done and good karma to you. Hi to Herkie for me........
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  8. #8
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Good on ya for finding the ring and posting up the story of the return, see good Karma is already playing its part as you've got a lifelong memory to smile back upon, a treasure.

    It's good to hear that you're just swinging the coil instead of always testing the discs out, that alone would take a whole lot of pleasure out of the whole equation.

  9. #9

    Oct 2013
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    Amazing story!

  10. #10
    us
    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
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    Yes, good job by you!!!


    Sooooo... tell us more about the coins... any keepers?
    weasel606 likes this.
    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

  11. #11
    us
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    to you!
    Instagram: @surroundedbywild

    God Bless

  12. #12
    us
    Knowledge in machine struck coinage and colonial through 1800's Relics.

    Feb 2013
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    Congrats on the return, I just returned a wallet earlier today.
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  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2005
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    That's awesome man. Glad to see your doing well and still lurking. I don't post much any more either. I look daily but rarely post. I'm making great finds everyday though still. With your expertise with minelab could you give me a list of the best aftermarket coils for the etrac. I know you've spent a lot of time with there products.

    That ring is beautiful. Did the guy keep it

    Take care good to see ya again

  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2010
    Florida
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    That ring is incredible...great return...congrats.

  15. #15
    us
    Jun 2008
    Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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    Now that is one of the most awesome stories on T-Net. You ROCK Silver!

 

 
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