πŸ† HONORABLE MENTION COUPLE REUNITED WITH LOST WEDDING BAND

ModernMiner

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Well Folks, Ridley and I were able to make one couple very happy tonight.
We received a reply on our Craigslist "wanted" ad from Gary and Kimberly (pictured).
They had asked us if we would want to try to find Gary's lost wedding band. Of course, we said "yes". We arrived at about 7:00pm tonight and Gary showed us where he thought he may have lost it while cutting and moving vines off of some trees. Gary said the ring is 25 years old, white gold with small diamond chips, and he lost it two years ago.
Off we went, me with my Mighty Tesoro, and Ridley with his Deadly DFX. We started hitting the yard and driveway. Pull tabs, bottle caps, and pennies everywhere! After about an hour of sweating, being eaten by mosquito's, and running out of light, I was starting to lose hope in finding it. Gary's wife Kimberly came outside, we all started talking about metal detecting, and she told us that we may want to try over by another tree up front. As soon as she told us about the other area to search, my mind started thinking about our fellow TN team Dave & Bobbie. I remember Bobbie always leading Dave to the spots that find the goodies. (Sorry Dave ;D) The wives are ALWAYS right!
Anyways, I took Kimberly's advice and headed over by that tree. It wasn't two minutes later, and I got a solid signal right up by the tree trunk. I dug down about 3", and saw a twinkling in the hole. I carefully removed more dirt, and there it was!!! I got a smile on my face from ear to ear. ;D Not only did I know I was going to make these folks day, but I was just as happy that I FINALLY beat Ridley to a ring. ::) ;D
By the way, Ridley found a gold earring in the front yard too. ;D
Gary and Kimberly could not believe their eyes when we went to the door to return the ring to them. Needless to say they were very happy with the team of Ridley & Miner.
Sorry for the long-winded post, but I'm still a bit excited. ;D
Have a great week,
MM
 

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Colonial KirkPA

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You dudes are a great asset to this hobby! Way to go, MM! By the way, you can't be a daddy of a teenage daughter. You look about 23...hahaha....that Tesora is kicking a$$!
 

HotTexas

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WTG Good job!!!!!!!

I was ask to look for a ring one time, she found it the next day on her desk.javascript:void(0);
Cry
 

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KirkPA said:
You dudes are a great asset to this hobby! Way to go, MM! By the way, you can't be a daddy of a teenage daughter. You look about 23...hahaha....that Tesora is kicking a$$!

Thanks Kirk. I think between always having a low-stress job, and letting my wife handle paying all the bills, it has kept me young. Fishing and metal detecting is enough stress for me. ;D
Hope you get some coppa this w/end.
-MM-
 

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great story and looks like smiles for everyone ! great find and congrats guys ;) and very good pics to !
 

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That was a BLAST!

I'm still pumped and Doug was the one who found the ring! The husband and wife were in a state of "happy shock"!

I found about 35 nickels too! :D

It's all good!



Ridley
 

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what was your settings...........?
 

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CONGRATS! Well, folks, another husband is finally out of the doghouse! Thanks to the team of Ridley & Miner....or should it now be: Miner & Ridley? LOL WTG Guys!
--Mel

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gypsyheart said:
Very cool guys ....Love the photos and your business card! :)

Gypsy took the words right out of my mouth.

;) RR
 

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What Ridley, all those nickels and no gold? Way to go, you two are really on the ball. Keep swinging!
 

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Great going guys, welcome to the Ring Return Club. It takes special people to belong to this club. Congratulations!!!

I thought I better get my two cents in before Jeff, puts your post in Honorable Mention. I sure it will be moved shortly. Jeff must not be on the net tonight. LOL

HH, Ringfinder
 

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jorge del norte said:
what was your settings...........?

JDN,
My Tesoro is a very basic model. Two knobs (Discrim and Sens.) and a toggle (all metal).
I pretty much have to dig everything when trying to find gold. I'll move up to a better model eventually. Saving my clad now. ;D
-Thanks-
MM
 

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gypsyheart said:
Very cool guys ....Love the photos and your business card! :)

Thanks Gypsy and River Rat.
Ridley is the one that designed those business cards. He's a multi-talented guy. ;)
-MM-
 

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borninok said:
CONGRATS! Well, folks, another husband is finally out of the doghouse! Thanks to the team of Ridley & Miner....or should it now be: Miner & Ridley? LOL WTG Guys!
--Mel

borninok

Thanks Mel. We'll go with "Miner & Ridley" for now. It's rare when I can beat Ridley to the good finds. I'm sure it will go back to Ridley & Miner by our next hunt. :'( ;D
-MM-
 

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ringfinder said:
Great going guys, welcome to the Ring Return Club. It takes special people to belong to this club. Congratulations!!!

I thought I better get my two cents in before Jeff, puts your post in Honorable Mention. I sure it will be moved shortly. Jeff must not be on the net tonight. LOL

HH, Ringfinder

Thanks RF.
We are proud to be new members of the RRC. :D
-MM-
 

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Wow!! Awesome my friends, congrats.
This has started my day off so well.
I will close out now keeping this thread in mind all day
and you have provided me lots of smiles and happiness
also by reading this excellent recovery and return. Wooowhooo.

SMiles!
BDoo
 

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Nice Post & Great Job MM

CONGRATS !
 

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Boobydoo said:
Wow!! Awesome my friends, congrats.
This has started my day off so well.
I will close out now keeping this thread in mind all day
and you have provided me lots of smiles and happiness
also by reading this excellent recovery and return. Wooowhooo.

SMiles!
BDoo

Thanks Bdoo. I don't know who was more excited, me or Ridley? I think the owners were though. This find could have been anyones game. I just beat Ridley over to the area that the wife told us to search.
Have a good one. Hope you're feeling better.
-MM-
 

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