My First Gold Find (That Almost Wasnt)!!

Infector101

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My First Gold Find (That Almost Wasn't)!!

About two weeks ago I found my first gold after 2.5 years of off and on MDing. I didn't realize it was gold because it broke several times while I was trying to get it out of the hole and I assumed it was just some cheap jewelry. Well, yesterday I decided to clean out my backpack which is were I put my trash when I go MDing, I was originally going to throw it in the trash but I figured I would check it just in case. I cleaned the clasp and noticed some faded text. When I looked closer my heart almost stopped. The clasp read '10K.' I immediately started searching for every piece of the bracelet I could find and cleaned it all. The total weight was 16.6 grams of 10K gold. My girlfriend took it to a fine jewelry store today to confirm that it was in fact gold and I decided to sell it. I'm now $260 richer and even more excited for my new coil (10" x 14" Excelerator) to arrive this weekend. I found this bracelet with my Garrett Ace 250 with the standard 9" x 6" coil.

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Marinehunter

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Good thing you didn't throw the baby out with the bathwater, nice hunting.
 

jewelerguy

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$260 bucks is a great score. congrats!
 

flakefinder

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Some times that junk is not always junk, always take time to check things out before you throw it out, Congrats on your gold find.
 

CoinandRelicMan

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About two weeks ago I found my first gold after 2.5 years of off and on MDing. I didn't realize it was gold because it broke several times
Was the bracelets links entwined with grass roots? Have seen that roots can be extremely tough at times! Nice find CARM
 
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hamiddetecting

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Congratulation. HH, Hamid
 

olekyground

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Ya gotta always double check your finds. Good pull.
 

DaleGM

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awesome hit on the gold chain :hello2:
another source to cash in on your gold to bypass the middle man would be Midwest refineries 95% or ARA I believe 98%
at today's gold price that would be 361.68 minus 5% from midwest would be a 343.15 check for your gold...........
 
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Infector101

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awesome hit on the gold chain :hello2:
another source to cash in on your gold to bypass the middle man would be Midwest refineries 95% or ARA I believe 98%
at today's gold price that would be 361.68 minus 5% from midwest would be a 343.15 check for your gold...........

Yeah, I found out about them today. A little late now but it was found money so I can't be too angry. I'll use them next time.
 

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