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    us
    Jul 2011
    Germantown, Tennessee
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    Thank God That I Didn't Hit It!

    I got a early start this morning at the 1853 home site permission. I've pounded this site really super hard with my CTX 3030, Equinox, F75DST, CZ3D, and Deus detectors. I've pulled string lines to make sure that I'm getting my search coils over every inch of ground. Keep in mind, with every detector I'm digging all repeatable non-ferrous targets regardless of ID. I'm going back over all of it again with my Tesoro detectors and I'm still finding lots of targets.

    This morning right off I found a horse shoe and I figured it was going to bring me some good luck. I had my modded Cibola with a 8 inch concentric search coil attached. I set the threshold to a slight hum, turned the sensitivity all the way up, set to discrimination just barely high enough to disc out an iron nail and ground balanced so it would be a little on the negative side. It was running sweet and smooth.

    I was finding plenty of targets to dig that the other detectors had missed. I was finding pull tabs, some nickels and some other low conductors. In my mind those could have been gold rings. For some reason Tesoro detectors just finds stuff that other detectors can't or they talk you out of digging. lol

    Anyway, I got my search coil over nice sounding target and popped a plug. I checked the plug with my pin-pointer and it sounded off. I knock off some dirt and saw about an inch of deep yellow gold chain. I knew by how it looked that it was the real deal! I started saying oh God please let it be a whole chain that I didn't cut in half with my digger. It took a minute or so to compose myself before I started slowly and carefully pulling the chain from the plug.

    Lucky me, I didn't hit it! It's old gold marked '750' which is 18k gold. It's 25 inches long and weighs in at whopping 17.25 grams! Talk about getting excited. Finding that much gold 'dirt fishing' doesn't happen too often. I was so excited that I decided to come on home early because I couldn't concentrate on detecting. You have to be able to concentrate when you're detecting. lol I'll go back in couple of days and do some more swinging with my Tesoro detectors.

    tabman


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    CTX 3030, Tesoro Modded Cibola, F75LTD-2, XP Deus, Tesoro Mojave, Minelab e-trac, Fisher CZ-5 & CZ3D, Minelab Equinox, Whites MXT All Pro, Tesoro Eldorado

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    Brendan75

    Aug 2017
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    Hi, wow Congrats on the nice gold chain you found

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2018
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    Awesome find!
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    Oh wow!! That would blow a valve out if I dug that awesome gold chain and pendant. You absolutely hit the mother load. Fantastic! Way to go on that nice permission. Just wow!

    My Banner Vote is in.
    USMC 67-70/ VN 69-70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan75 View Post
    Hi, wow Congrats on the nice gold chain you found
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Switchblade View Post
    Awesome find!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by RVRoamer66 View Post
    Oh wow!! That would blow a valve out if I dug that awesome gold chain and pendant. You absolutely hit the mother load. Fantastic! Way to go on that nice permission. Just wow!

    My Banner Vote is in.
    Thanks! My wife give it a 'Banner Vote' as well! She knows her jewelry.

    tabman
    CTX 3030, Tesoro Modded Cibola, F75LTD-2, XP Deus, Tesoro Mojave, Minelab e-trac, Fisher CZ-5 & CZ3D, Minelab Equinox, Whites MXT All Pro, Tesoro Eldorado

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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Banner Vote!
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Thanks! My wife give it a 'Banner Vote' as well! She knows her jewelry.
    tabman[/QUOTE]

    Well, I guess my Banner Vote is not necessary now - ya got the Queen of all votes
    tabman, A2coins, Davers and 2 others like this.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Now, on that butter knife, I couldn't scan in close enough to determine sterling or not. Was it sterling?
    tabman, A2coins and Inspector like this.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Holy Cow! How do you lose something like that?
    I'm more of a colonial coin and relic guy, but I'm voting Banner on that chain!
    Spanish Silver Totals
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    Title? old fart

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    Heart stopper for sure! Awesome job on recovering it in one piece too! The whole thing and 18k to boot, crazy man!
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2011
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    OOOOOOOHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very nice and way to work the midtones, monotone if that is what that particular machine does....ever better! Excellent job!
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  12. #12
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    Wheres The Gold

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    I know that feeling cant concentrate after finding big gold My avatar is the gold medallion of St Barbra that I found 14k six rubies size of a silver doller
    tabman, A2coins, Hawks88 and 1 others like this.
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

  13. #13
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    Priv8ear

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    Tabman, tabman, they're whispering your name in the hall of ancient treasure hunters! Congrats and many happy returns! Banner!
    tabman, BLK HOLE, A2coins and 2 others like this.
    Phil

  14. #14

    Sep 2012
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    Congrats, Tabman. That's amazing. Good story and good pics. I'm voting Banner as well.
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    We've all got holes to fill, and them holes are all that's real. Some fall on you like a storm, sometimes you dig your own. Townes Van Zandt

  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2015
    Grovetown, GA
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    Beautiful chain! Congrats!
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