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Buellride 06-18-2018 05:54 PM

Gold on a BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT DAY
 
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Absolutely gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest....water is getting warmer and the depositors are starting to show up :D.

Hit a location that I haven't hunted with my SNUBA (but have chest deep hunted it with a scoop), it is a lake beach area that is still popular with folks but has been around since the early 1920s. Honestly didn't think I would find much due to the weather just starting to warm up but I was hopeful.

Within a few minutes of my hunt I hit a very nice ring (love seeing the edge rim of a ring in the sand) but it turned out to be tungsten carbide ring (I could have swore that it would have been white gold) but within 30 minutes I got another nice tone and out came this is 10K beauty:yes::yes:. Initially I thought it was a junk ring (with the same level of confidence I thought the first ring was white gold:roll:). But when I got out of the water and looked at the band I noticed a hallmark and confirmed the stamp 10K when I finally found my glasses at the truck!! Weighs out at 6.3grams...a solid ring with the onyx stone encased in the "yella".

Super awesome day for me, had my 19 year old with me as well (home from college) and he swam laps in the lake while I hunted....again a PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL DAY!!

HH all.

FelixtheCat 06-18-2018 05:58 PM

:dingding: Nice score! I have a similar looking ring with a synthetic emerald that was bought for me in 1977 in St. Thomas - I remember my dad paid $99.

GroundSweeper 06-18-2018 06:32 PM

Good weight on that baby! Congrats on the lake gold :thumbsup:

cruiserkev 06-18-2018 07:22 PM

Awesome finds! You're doing well on gold this year. Congrats. :grin:

Steve77 06-18-2018 07:51 PM

Nice! I like the onyx too.

goodtimecharlie 06-18-2018 07:53 PM

Congrats on the Gold!

bubbaron 06-18-2018 08:08 PM

Congrats on your ring finds. Keep those good finds going.
Bubbaron

OBN 06-18-2018 08:39 PM

Chunky Gold !! :pirate2:

brncofan 06-18-2018 09:07 PM

nice score congrats :D

Buellride 06-18-2018 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat (Post 2965079)
:dingding: Nice score! I have a similar looking ring with a synthetic emerald that was bought for me in 1977 in St. Thomas - I remember my dad paid $99.

Thanks Felix......1977, that was when gold was at like $161/oz....man have times changed:shock::shock::shock::shock:

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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper (Post 2965086)
Good weight on that baby! Congrats on the lake gold :thumbsup:

I was surprised that the ring was solid when I took a closer look at it

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Originally Posted by cruiserkev (Post 2965099)
Awesome finds! You're doing well on gold this year. Congrats. :grin:

Thanks Kev...the "underwater" season is upon us :D:D:D

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Originally Posted by Steve77 (Post 2965105)
Nice! I like the onyx too.

TY

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Originally Posted by goodtimecharlie (Post 2965107)
Congrats on the Gold!

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Originally Posted by bubbaron (Post 2965111)
Congrats on your ring finds. Keep those good finds going.
Bubbaron


Charlie and Bubba....thank you. I try to keep finding them :yes:

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Originally Posted by OBN (Post 2965123)
Chunky Gold !! :pirate2:

OBN, I getting an Excal from Swing that has your mod on it....may not be for SCUBA but it will be full use in a bit

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Originally Posted by brncofan (Post 2965137)
nice score congrats :D

TY

Aquaman 06-19-2018 04:01 AM

Nicely done Col.;)

Buellride 06-19-2018 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Aquaman (Post 2965262)
Nicely done Col.;)

Thank you sir, everything I learned...I learned from you ;)

DirtyRob 06-19-2018 12:04 PM

sweet

Numil 06-19-2018 04:51 PM

Congrats on finding gold! A very nice looking ring and I will agree with you that the feeling you get seeing the ring either in the sand or bouncing in the scoop is fantastic!!

cntrydncr1 06-19-2018 04:56 PM

that will be a beauty cleaned up! congrats!

matmit 06-19-2018 09:21 PM

Nice and chunky, great save!

3.14R8 06-19-2018 09:43 PM

That's a nice looking ring and some good weight too, congratulations. So were you using your snuba rig?

schmitzplumbing 06-20-2018 12:09 AM

nice ring. gold is always good

Buellride 06-20-2018 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Numil (Post 2965445)
Congrats on finding gold! A very nice looking ring and I will agree with you that the feeling you get seeing the ring either in the sand or bouncing in the scoop is fantastic!!

Always awesome to recover roundness

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Originally Posted by cntrydncr1 (Post 2965448)
that will be a beauty cleaned up! congrats!

That IS cleaned up :laughing:it came out looking like a copper ring. I am pretty sure it is an older ring.

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Originally Posted by matmit (Post 2965532)
Nice and chunky, great save!

TY

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Originally Posted by 3.14R8 (Post 2965554)
That's a nice looking ring and some good weight too, congratulations. So were you using your snuba rig?

Yes I was... Love mine, the crappie fish were continually "striking" my coil...

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Originally Posted by schmitzplumbing (Post 2965607)
nice ring. gold is always good

TY

Vermonster 06-20-2018 11:43 AM

Nice chunk of gold! Congrats!


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