Fair ground finds

JVA5th

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Was out in my local fair grounds for a few hours and for some reason my detector coil died really quickly. Kicker is though I found so much just eye balling the field where the rides and a few stands would normally be. A huge storm days ago took a lot of the top soil from so many areas and I just saw change and all kind of stuff everywhere. So I decided to spend the time walking the area and found a ton of change, multiple rings one 925 silver thst says 1THES4:3 4, earrings, a belly button piercing which upon picking up quickly threw in my junk bag, lots of lock pins, and various objects. Not bad for all eye ball finds.
 

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JVA5th

JVA5th

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Also my generalized anxiety disorder made it so hard for me to do this lol. I was so anxious around this area is a busy road and lots of activity. I felt so awkward and weird walking all over the place looking down the whole time. I was thinking of all the things people must be thinking lol.
 
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JVA5th

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Congrats on all you eyeball finds. That’s crazy to find all that eyeballing. I am sure you had a great time finding all that. And a silver ring, wow.
I just got lucky I've used my detector so often there and would of not thought that wind storm would reveal so much and no one noticed. Though made it easier as it is closed off to the public normally but I'm allowed to detect there due to my families business renting buildings there.
 

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Was out in my local fair grounds for a few hours and for some reason my detector coil died really quickly. Kicker is though I found so much just eye balling the field where the rides and a few stands would normally be. A huge storm days ago took a lot of the top soil from so many areas and I just saw change and all kind of stuff everywhere. So I decided to spend the time walking the area and found a ton of change, multiple rings one 925 silver thst says 1THES4:3 4, earrings, a belly button piercing which upon picking up quickly threw in my junk bag, lots of lock pins, and various objects. Not bad for all eye ball finds.
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

Red-Coat

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Nice assortment of finds.

The inscription on the ring is a biblical reference to “1 Thessalonians 4:3-4”. The actual verses read “It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honourable”.

They're generally known as "Purity Rings".
 

pepperj

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Well done on the eyeball finds.
I don't think I've seen that quantity ever posted up before.
Good on ya for just doing it-even though you thinking about what others were thinking.
 
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JVA5th

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Man, you killed it out there! I don't think I've ever found that much WITH the detector. Good going, and a super nice ring, congrats!
I just was lucky. My detector coil having issues was the only reason it happened and the fair grounds being closed off to the public along with a storm pushing away all the top soil. I myself never expected to do so well just using my eyes(also mind you my eye sight is terrible lol). Also I was out there for hours I'm sure I looked strange lol
 
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JVA5th

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Nice assortment of finds.

The inscription on the ring is a biblical reference to “1 Thessalonians 4:3-4”. The actual verses read “It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honourable”.

They're generally known as "Purity Rings".
As always thank you for the info always appreciated
 

billb

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Was out in my local fair grounds for a few hours and for some reason my detector coil died really quickly. Kicker is though I found so much just eye balling the field where the rides and a few stands would normally be. A huge storm days ago took a lot of the top soil from so many areas and I just saw change and all kind of stuff everywhere. So I decided to spend the time walking the area and found a ton of change, multiple rings one 925 silver thst says 1THES4:3 4, earrings, a belly button piercing which upon picking up quickly threw in my junk bag, lots of lock pins, and various objects. Not bad for all eye ball finds.
John Congratulations !!!!on your beautiful recoveries Your determination to stay out there and continue will greet you with big rewards
Take Care.
 
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JVA5th

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John Congratulations !!!!on your beautiful recoveries Your determination to stay out there and continue will greet you with big rewards
Take Care.
Thank you Bill, my stubbornness shall continue even with my metal detector down I kept the search going lol
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Was out in my local fair grounds for a few hours and for some reason my detector coil died really quickly. Kicker is though I found so much just eye balling the field where the rides and a few stands would normally be. A huge storm days ago took a lot of the top soil from so many areas and I just saw change and all kind of stuff everywhere. So I decided to spend the time walking the area and found a ton of change, multiple rings one 925 silver thst says 1THES4:3 4, earrings, a belly button piercing which upon picking up quickly threw in my junk bag, lots of lock pins, and various objects. Not bad for all eye ball finds.
pays to pay attention, wtg
 

crashbandicoot

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Also my generalized anxiety disorder made it so hard for me to do this lol. I was so anxious around this area is a busy road and lots of activity. I felt so awkward and weird walking all over the place looking down the whole time. I was thinking of all the things people must be thinking lol.
I used to be like that too.Since getting older I don,t give a flying fig.I figure folks think,it,s just an old coot stumbling around and all the while I,m finding stuff,he who laughs last laughs best!Have at it and Foooiiieee on them.
 

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