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Old 06-18-2018, 05:54 PM
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Default Gold on a BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT DAY

Absolutely gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest....water is getting warmer and the depositors are starting to show up .

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. Initially I thought it was a junk ring (with the same level of confidence I thought the first ring was white gold). 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!!

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Old 06-18-2018, 05:58 PM
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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.

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Old 06-18-2018, 06:32 PM
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Good weight on that baby! Congrats on the lake gold

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:22 PM
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Awesome finds! You're doing well on gold this year. Congrats.

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:51 PM
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Nice! I like the onyx too.

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Congrats on the Gold!

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Congrats on your ring finds. Keep those good finds going.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:39 PM
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Chunky Gold !!
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:07 PM
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nice score congrats

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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
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

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Good weight on that baby! Congrats on the lake gold
I was surprised that the ring was solid when I took a closer look at it

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Awesome finds! You're doing well on gold this year. Congrats.
Thanks Kev...the "underwater" season is upon us

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Nice! I like the onyx too.
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Congrats on your ring finds. Keep those good finds going.
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Charlie and Bubba....thank you. I try to keep finding them

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Chunky Gold !!
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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nice score congrats
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Nicely done Col.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:31 AM
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Nicely done Col.
Thank you sir, everything I learned...I learned from you

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sweet

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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!!

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that will be a beauty cleaned up! congrats!
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Nice and chunky, great save!

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

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Old 06-20-2018, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Numil View post
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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that will be a beauty cleaned up! congrats!
That IS cleaned up it came out looking like a copper ring. I am pretty sure it is an older ring.

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Nice and chunky, great save!
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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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nice ring. gold is always good
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Nice chunk of gold! Congrats!

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