Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)
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  1. #1
    Keep your eyes to the ground

    Feb 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Garrett AT MAX, AT PRO, MineLab Eqinox 600 Tesoro Conquistador
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    Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    I had posted an ad in the Lost and Found section of Craigsxxxx several weeks ago, offering my services to find lost items. Two weeks ago I was contacted by a lady in Austin, TX to see if I could help find her husbands ring. After working out schedules, we finally met up today. The couple explained that the ring was lost on Thanksgiving Day, while the husband was playing football in the backyard with the kids. they had tried looking for the ring after it flew off his finger, but no luck. They had even rented a metal detector, but were unable to locate the ring " Cause the darn thing beeped every 5 seconds" according to the wife. The ring hand belonged to the mans father who had it made many years ago, and he had past it down to his son prior to his passing. I figured the ring should be very close to the surface, maybe up to an inch down, since we have not had much rain lately. We had a general area, so away I went. I cannot believe how many signals I was getting!!! The yard was littered with nails, soda tops, etc... After about 30 minutes I received a signal that sounded a bit different, it was two solid signals about 1/4 inch apart, I thought it might be the ring band. After pinpointing, I used my Lesche to scrap away the grass and dirt, and there she was !!!!!
    The family were beside themselves with joy. They are renting the house where the ring was lost, and were actually considering buying the house, knowing the ring was in the yard. It's days like this that make it worth the 250 mile roundtrip. The ring was appraised last year for $2000-$3000.
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    Bike riding, bass fishing, Ham radio, metal detecting fool. I can never find time to do all in one day.

  2. #2
    Apr 2007
    God's lap
    X-terra 70 ACE 250
    69 times

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Awesome! I am sure you are a hero in their eyes today! That was really great of you to help them out! Congrats on the find and thanks for sharing the story with us!

  3. #3
    Finder of assorted junk and a few neat things

    Feb 2008
    Olympia Washington
    Garrett Ace 150
    7 times

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Great story! I'll bet he was thrilled! It's nice to be able to make someones day like that!
    As soon as I clear all this junk out of here I'm gonna find some good stuff......really, I will, just watch me.

  4. #4
    Your Only One Swing Away From Discovery

    Dec 2006
    98 times

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    excellent thing you did
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    Nov 2007
    somewhere between here and there, south of over there but north of that place
    titan 3000xd/seahunter mk ll/Ace 250/whites 6000XL Pro
    1092 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Way To Go. Makes you feel great, don't it? You just payed it forward.
    when you tug on a single thing in nature, you'll find it's connected to the rest of the world. John muir

  6. #6
    Jan 2007
    Out & About
    White's 6000 Di Pro SL
    2 times

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Good Deed! And keep in mind that it will come back to you!

    40 years of dirt fishin' & I still get excited!

  7. #7
    Oldest Coin Found is a 1853 Seated Liberty Half Dime

    Jul 2007
    Star City
    White's - DFX,Prizm V, Spectra V3
    8 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Great find and good deed! You did the hobby good. WTG

  8. #8
    I look foward to Coin Hunting anytime I get a chance...

    Jan 2008
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett Ace 250
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Great Job!! Cool Pics...HH
    Best Find Yet: 1853 $1 Gold Piece & Abe Lincoln Re-Election Pin 1864

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    1851 O Half Dime

    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Minelab SE Professional with 6" Coil
    30 times

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    WTG!!! Thanks for sharing your story. Good Karma for you!

  10. #10

    Dec 2006
    new hampshire
    a cheap $75.00 ebay one

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    great story thanks for shareing

  11. #11
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    170 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Family Heirloom Found !!! (long story)

    Awesome job! It is great finding a lost item for a person. Who ya gonna call when something like that happens? Congrats and HH, Mike



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