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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005
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    Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Hey everyone,

    Finally broke my gold slump here today. I dig alot of trash that I never show you all. So I was happy to get some gold today.

    I decided to take my boys out today for a hunt. We haven't been out in awhile. I know why.

    I didn't expect to find much today. I wanted to hunt a set of woods and paths my one boy could handle.

    I have been through these areas more than once. But they are large and I never walk a grid pattern.

    I also been working area's over again for the first time with the 1400 coil. I have know problem locking onto targets 8 plus inches with this coil.

    We got to see a bunch of deers today and even a few just born. In this area there so used to people that at times they can get really close to you. They'll come 15 to 20 ft away from you.

    Things were really slow for the first hr and 20 minutes. I had like 10 pennies and just a few relics.

    Then I find the gold cuff link on the surface. It was in awesome shape. I wiped it some to get the oxidation off and thought it was silver.

    There is absolutely no corrosion on this cuff link. I know it's old because I have found alot of others non gold in this area. The only markings it has is a 4 leaf clover on the stem of the cuff link.

    I think it may be 9 carat gold.

    About 5 minutes later I get a fairly good hit up against a tree root. I start to dig and see the glimmer of silver on the edge of the hole. I almost got it with the shovel. Tough target to detect and pinpoint.

    It's a lot thinner and smaller than it looks. All stones are in it but dirt got behind 2 of them. It's marked sterling on the back and the pin is missing.

    Then almost ready to pack it up. Go and retrieve my kids diggin tool on the path I get a broken pulltab signal reading in the 30's. I wasn't paying real close attention.

    Dig down about three inches. Plug flips over and there it was. A 1952 St Alvernia church ring.

    It was a great few seconds. You all know what I'm talking about. When you go on a gold drought for awhile it can really surprise you when it comes.

    I'm not a jewelry hunter either. I choose old coins and relics over it.

    Thanks for looking everyone,

    HH Jer
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  2. #2
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    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    congrats on the gold GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY... Don't give up persistance will pay off...

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  3. #3
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    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Very nice stuff Jer, WTG!!!
    Cleaned up nice...
    Continued Good luck, & Happy hutning~

  4. #4

    Jun 2006
    Mississippi
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Awesome job. Love the ring!! Its a beaut!! HH

    Dishinet

  5. #5

    Oct 2004
    MID TENNESSEE
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Great finds

  6. #6
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Nice finds, congrats on the gold and silver Jer!!! HH, Mike

  7. #7
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    Oct 2005
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Cool pics, thinks for showing us.
    Sometime's there's not a right way, or a wrong way.
    Sometime's there's only one way.

    Where there is no economy, people will create one.

    No one rule fit's all

    '' 17 Tons of Gold in New Mexico " Thread started in 2005.

  8. #8

    Mar 2003
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    congrats on the finds Jer, very nice wtg
    hh
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    Feb 2006
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Cool finds. I like the ring.

    99Brown

  10. #10

    May 2006
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    As always, great finds, Jer! What is that silver and diamond thing? Pretty!
    Keep searching!

  11. #11

    Sep 2005
    Cleveland, OH
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Nice stuff. Like the before and after pics. I know what you mean about the coins vs jewelry. However, the rings are where the $ is. Not to easy to find a $100 coin but a decent ring will fetch that. Of coarse it's not too easy to find a nice ring either.

    Bob
    Minelab Exp II, Whites DFX, Whites Classic III(former Tejon, CoinStrike & Quattro user)

  12. #12

    Jun 2006
    Minnesota
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Very nice finds. If you were on a drought then I've been stuck in the desert! LOL Still waiting for My first gold, but having one heck of a good time anyways!!!
    Congrats & HH
    Garrett GTI 2500 , BH Discovery 3300,Automax pinpointer

  13. #13

    Jun 2006
    Eastern N. Carolina
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Very cool ring! GJ

  14. #14
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    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Way to go, Jer. That's a really great day for you!

  15. #15
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    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
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    Re: Gold,Gold,Silver: 1 Year Gold Drought Comes To A End Today.

    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    Ratracer, It's a old sterling silver pin that would have been attched to clothing. I have found about 5 different one's at this same location.

    They must have been popular in the earlier 1900's.

    Mirage, Glad you liked the pics. It's pretty cool to show them dirty then cleaned. The only problem I have been having is the lighting for taking the pics.

    I've been coming straight home from hunting scaning the dirty coins real quick and then eager to wash them off.

    Also to show folks what I can do with a item also. And at times to make sure know one questions me.

    People have been great on this forum to me. So I would think that would be there last thoughts.

    I love to find jewlery but that means more clad hunting and newer sites. Then you only get a few wheats or maybe a roosevelt for silver but it's not real common.

    Blackjack, You'll get it. Just keep digging trash as much as you can. It will hit you when you least expect it to happen.

    HH Jer


 

 
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