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    Hunt for lost Gold Rings nets lots of trash and first button and possibly a meteorite

    My father who is 89 has probably the most complete and largest private Lapidary Lab in the Southeast United States. The poor guy has been declining mentally and physically for a couple of years, but still manages to crank out a slew of beautiful jewelry for all members of the family, long time friends and anyone else that crosses his path. He does beautiful precise work. On two occasions he has left his lab to show works in progress that were gold. He lost two rings on two different occasions as he went to the house from his lab about 100'. He has charged me with trying to find them if I can. Today was the first day at that attempt.

    The path from his studio to the house passes two ways: First out his studio door and into the enclosed pool area and up the 6' foot wide deck by the 60' lap pool and onto the lanai into the house. The second out his studio door up the 2 foot wide concrete 12"x 12" block path. The path is separated from the pool enclosure by a 18" wide calcium pea gravel planter 70' long to the enclosure door. This planter was full of ancient palms that were removed about 6 months ago and replaced with the pea gravel. I suspect that the rings ended up in these palms or in the earth under the pea rock.

    I spent 7 hours today MDing the site. The patio had been cleaned and acid washed by me 2 years ago and I never saw any jewelry. So I tried the planter area between the pool enclosure and the outside path. My Garrett GTI 2500 picked up the aluminum cage and over rode the entire planter and most of the 24" path. I went off of All Metal Mode and that did not help. So I went Jewelry Mode and switched to coins occasionally and rarely to ALL METAL. I worked 6' out from the path and got the assorted trash and 2 pennies! I dug every target for 6'X 80'. Lots of pool enclosure scrap! Any Ideas on how to over come the "void" between the pool enclosure and the path?

    Any way a hard digging day. I found a small object that I thought was lead, but left no smear on paper, brick iron. Haven't bought a magnifying lass yet, but will tomorrow. And then what I said would be my very last target I hit my first button. It is metal and I am sure not old, but it sure sang and I count it as my first button! Also found a zipper slide head 30' from the button. Lots of nails, trash electrical connectors and to make it even more fun, I got to crawl around in dry horse poop the whole day.

    I had taken my poodle "Sunny" with me and she found a pile of fresh and made her statement and has been washed and dried. We had a great day together! If anyone has any idea on how to beat this problem I will happily listen. Thanks and Blessing On you all!
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    Good luck finding those rings! Sounds like a fun project!
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    Good Luck...
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    When I need to do a search next to large metal objects, I use my pin pointer. Takes a while, but, I can get right up next to a fence, shed, rebar, etc. Now if they just made a good stand-alone discriminating pin pointer to avoid the nails.....
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    Go for GOLD!
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    Get a gold ring that is the same size and purity of the Gold Rings that your dad dropped. Scan it with the machine that you have been searching with. Scan it from 4 different directions and see if all signals give close to the same number. Try to focus on that number or any numbers close to the number. Gold is usually a lower number and can duplicate signals that are similar to foil, pull tabs, and nickels.
    Good luck buddy.
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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Dig everything.

    Could the rings have left with the Palm Roots?
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

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    us
    Jan 2018
    Florida
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    Great idea and I have a Garrett Pin Pointer II! Kudos to you!

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    Jan 2018
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    Davers I think most likely they did and I hauled them away. This was way after he lost them too. He just didn't think to tell me about the loss out of embarrassment or senescence.

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    us
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    Thanks "Against The Wind"!!! Going to try that. I also found that I can scan and discriminate everything but that signal. " can duplicate signals that are similar to foil, pull tabs, and nickels." and lets add hundreds of little squares, rectangles and triangle cut the same size from building the screen enclosure! The good part I always have a place to hunt and get to be with my Dad. Thank you for your help!!!!

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    us
    Jan 2018
    Florida
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    Tried this yesterday and it got me to within 3" of the screen cage. Didn't find the rings..two screws and a small nail. What surprised me though was that the hour I used my Garrett Pin PointerII I went through 2 Duracell 9 Volts. At least through to the point that the low battery warning was going off. The RAOVAC 9 Volt that came with it lasted me a month and as a tenderfoot it was used quite heavily. Thanks again for your idea! I'm sure I will used it again.

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    Good luck.

 

 

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