Ring number 100 for the year

Heavygold4me

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I’ve been hunting the beaches extra hard this year looking for rings. Last year I ended up with 58 total, and I felt I had a good year. I surpassed that number in august and just kept going never thinking I would find number 100. I hit this one at a really trashy beach today, 14k 9.62 grams. Unless we have some kind of weather event to stir things up I’m sure I’ll never top this year.
I've been using the manticore since January, I just got the m15 coil at the end of last month. So far I like it, the separation seems good and it’s not bad to swing in the water. settings were beach low conductor, recovery speed 5 and sensitivity on 20. Ring was probably around 8 inches deep
 

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pepperj

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Congrats on the great year of ring recoveries.
Do you know the breakdown of the total?
 

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Heavygold4me

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Congrats on the great year of ring recoveries.
Do you know the breakdown of the total?
I do,
gold 12 total 7 ,14k and 5 ,10k
silver 24
anything else tungsten ect 64
i hunted the beach so far a total of 124 times, it’s good to be retired.
 

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I can remember the years of 100+ GOLD and NO tungsten, cobalt or stainless rings. Also 100+ coins in a day.
Got to believe those days are long gone. Five GOLD or more in a day was not uncommon using an Excalibur Sword with the horseshoe coil once used by Andy Sabisch. 100 rings of any kind in one year takes a lot of time, hard work and dedication....Congratulations!
 

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Heavygold4me

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I can remember the years of 100+ GOLD and NO tungsten, cobalt or stainless rings. Also 100+ coins in a day.
Got to believe those days are long gone. Five GOLD or more in a day was not uncommon using an Excalibur Sword with the horseshoe coil once used by Andy Sabisch. 100 rings of any kind in one year takes a lot of time, hard work and dedication....Congratulations!
Man, I wish I was hunting back then. The most gold I ever found in a day was 2 and that was last year. i love hunting so much that when I retired I moved so I could be closer to the beach.
 

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I posted this just yesterday in another thread...

"When i was a kid and was first exposed / learned about detecting... i was prolly 12ish... (80's)
I would hear stories of the veteran guys out on various local to my area beaches having days at certain times where 10ozt of gold and more in a day was not out of the question."
 

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Heavygold4me

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I posted this just yesterday in another thread...

"When i was a kid and was first exposed / learned about detecting... i was prolly 12ish... (80's)
I would hear stories of the veteran guys out on various local to my area beaches having days at certain times where 10ozt of gold and more in a day was not out of the question."
I can’t even imagine what that was like.
 

hamiddetecting

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Very nice 😎Congratulations 🍹🍹🙂
 

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Man, I wish I was hunting back then. The most gold I ever found in a day was 2 and that was last year. i love hunting so much that when I retired I moved so I could be closer to the beach.
I got 11 gold rings one day Hunting a 4 foot in Hollywood. I came back the next 3 days and scored 17 more golds. 28 in 4 days. My best ever.
 

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100 is great number of rings, any rings. I like the ratios, actually, among the gold, silver and "junk" rings. Your Silver to Gold is 2:1, and I get about that here on the west Florida coast. Also your Junk to Gold is about 5-6:1, my ratio or close to it guessing. You hunted 124 times, and although the amount of time isn't noted, I would guess about 3 hrs/hunt or roughly 370 hrs. I put in 255 hrs for 11 gold and 30 silver pieces (inc bracelets and ear rings). I have never counted all the junk rings. Let's have a great 2024!!!
 

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Heavygold4me

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100 is great number of rings, any rings. I like the ratios, actually, among the gold, silver and "junk" rings. Your Silver to Gold is 2:1, and I get about that here on the west Florida coast. Also your Junk to Gold is about 5-6:1, my ratio or close to it guessing. You hunted 124 times, and although the amount of time isn't noted, I would guess about 3 hrs/hunt or roughly 370 hrs. I put in 255 hrs for 11 gold and 30 silver pieces (inc bracelets and ear rings). I have never counted all the junk rings. Let's have a great 2024!!!
My hunts are usually 3 hours, I ended the year with 107 total, 13 gold and 26 silver. So roughly 36 percent of the rings are precious metal. This year I’m going to keep track of gold and silver jewelry also. Hoping for a better 2024.
 

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My hunts are usually 3 hours, I ended the year with 107 total, 13 gold and 26 silver. So roughly 36 percent of the rings are precious metal. This year I’m going to keep track of gold and silver jewelry also. Hoping for a better 2024.
Don't you just hate it when you have so much gold & silver it gets hard to keep track of it all?
 

Blak bart

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I ended up with 24 gold rings, 2 platinum rings, 4 gold chains, 1 gold grill, 3 gold pendants, and 4 good gold and diamond earrings. Silver was about double that, and fills up an old drinking glass...I never counted the silver stuff. I should have a much better year in 2024 because I only got my boat going at the end of summer. I'll have more spots, and hope to hit some deep spots with compressed air this year. I want one of those big ten ounce days !!
 

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Heavygold4me

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Bart, that’s about a 2 year total for me. treasure hunting is just like buying real estate, location, location, location. Florida will Always win out over Mississippi.
 

Blak bart

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Bart, that’s about a 2 year total for me. treasure hunting is just like buying real estate, location, location, location. Florida will Always win out over Mississippi.
It's funny down here, and there is this misconception that the water season is year round. I have not been in the water in nearly 3 months now. Water temperature is in the high 60s, which is fine with a wet suit. But the wind, surf, overcast conditions, rain, short days and murky water really can keep me from hunting as much as I like. Much of the wi ter is spent land hunting for relics.....that has been slow because of weather too. We have had a winter this year, and at least 3 major storms with 20-50 mph winds gusting all the way to 70 !!

Also to maximize your chances its good to have a boat....this sounds like a huge additional cost, but in the islands you have to have a boat for other activities also, so it's just a matter of using the boat to treasure hunt. But it is much more difficult to hunt from land here in the keys when most beaches are only accessible by boat. It is a myth that the keys has beaches.....there are some beaches that can be accessed from land, but many are only accessible by boat, and are only beaches at low tide when they sometimes have dry sand....most are just small sand bars where boats congregate on the weekends. .... the one great thing is I can always go north and find the traditional beaches that most are used to hunting. I only snorkel detect and don't own a scoop. Maybe I'll get one this year 🤔
 

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