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Old 11-13-2017, 08:36 PM
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Default Four Night Hunts!

Finally! A tide cycle with a few negatives and no typhoon! Never mind that the lows were in the wee hours of the morning and I couldn't take off work-- time to hit the beaches!

I managed a new personal record of four nights in a row-- staying up late the first two and waking up early for the second two.

The conditions weren't great (the recent typhoons seem to have brought in more sand instead of taking it away) but the combination of good tides and good weather is rare enough that I wasn't about to give up-- and I'm glad I didn't! I ended up with a good amount of clad and a few good rings that made the long hours well worth it!

Night 1: Pretty 18k, 925 with 14k, chunky old beat-up silver
Night 2: around $17 in clad and a deadly sea snake!
Night 3: around $15 in clad and the smell of baked goods.
Night 4: 18k with Pt 850 and 5 diamonds, Pt 585 with some tiny blue stone

I thought both silvers were junkers when I found them, they were so blackened and beat up. I suppose that the sliver of 14k in the silver ring makes this night my first "double gold," but only on a technicality. The other one is really heavy, and so beaten that I have no idea what it's original shape was. I found it among a lot of old WWII bullets, so perhaps it's quite old.

The sea snake on that second night definitely made me re-think my life choices. It was swimming right in front of me in about 8cm of water. They're extremely venomous

On the third night I discovered that the hotel bakery fires up around 4:30am - the smell that flooded the beach was so strong and delicious it was torture!

The 18k/pt850/diamond ring was quite the heartstopper! Pretty gaudy, but looks brand new! And yeah, I'd never heard of Pt585. Turns out it's just a cheaper platinum alloy. It's mixed with either palladium or a cobalt and copper (probably the latter).

A good start to the winter hunting season!
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:12 PM
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Sweet hunts - congrats!!!! How much leave do you have??? I'd take at least a week off and live at the beach!!!

This side of the world has been sanded in bad.............. only managed 1 silver in about 70 hours hunting....

Thanks for posting and keep the pics coming......

Oh ya...... which beach did you find the stuff.....???

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Old 11-13-2017, 09:48 PM
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Nice stash you pulled out. Congrats.
Those snakes are extremely venomous.. luckily they are very docial, rear fanged, and the fangs are rarely big enough to break skin.
I've seen videos with kids playing with them when they come to shore to lay eggs. Name eludes me right now

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:01 PM
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Oh my, that's a plethora for the senses! That bakery smell must've been intoxicating! If I saw that snake while I detected I would've taken a...restroom break!!! Congrats on some great hunts! I really like that ugly chunky silver ring.

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:23 PM
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TK. Man!!! oops sorry. Woman!!! you really hit it hard
Some real nice looking treasure, that 18K looks quite old too. Love those deep 18K stamps they have
You got the “treasure island special” trifecta 18K, Plat and bling all in one.
Never seen that low grade Plat stamp before
Rest up and get ready for the next set of tides

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:22 AM
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Finally! A tide cycle with a few negatives and no typhoon! Never mind that the lows were in the wee hours of the morning and I couldn't take off work-- time to hit the beaches!

I managed a new personal record of four nights in a row-- staying up late the first two and waking up early for the second two.

The conditions weren't great (the recent typhoons seem to have brought in more sand instead of taking it away) but the combination of good tides and good weather is rare enough that I wasn't about to give up-- and I'm glad I didn't! I ended up with a good amount of clad and a few good rings that made the long hours well worth it!

Night 1: Pretty 18k, 925 with 14k, chunky old beat-up silver
Night 2: around $17 in clad and a deadly sea snake!
Night 3: around $15 in clad and the smell of baked goods.
Night 4: 18k with Pt 850 and 5 diamonds, Pt 585 with some tiny blue stone

I thought both silvers were junkers when I found them, they were so blackened and beat up. I suppose that the sliver of 14k in the silver ring makes this night my first "double gold," but only on a technicality. The other one is really heavy, and so beaten that I have no idea what it's original shape was. I found it among a lot of old WWII bullets, so perhaps it's quite old.

The sea snake on that second night definitely made me re-think my life choices. It was swimming right in front of me in about 8cm of water. They're extremely venomous

On the third night I discovered that the hotel bakery fires up around 4:30am - the smell that flooded the beach was so strong and delicious it was torture!

The 18k/pt850/diamond ring was quite the heartstopper! Pretty gaudy, but looks brand new! And yeah, I'd never heard of Pt585. Turns out it's just a cheaper platinum alloy. It's mixed with either palladium or a cobalt and copper (probably the latter).

A good start to the winter hunting season!
My guess is the PT585 ring is actually platinum plated 585 gold. *14K*
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:43 AM
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Those are really nice rings, congrats!

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Old 11-14-2017, 01:50 AM
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I was doing a night dive in Okinawa and went off the side of an inflatable. Turned on my flashlight and there were sea snakes everywhere. Scared me back in the boat FAST!

Wonderful bunch of rings you recovered. Fantastic

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:09 AM
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Great night hunts. I wish thing would pick up here. Without the sea snakes..

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Old 11-14-2017, 03:17 PM
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Some great finds there TK! Congrats. And I agree that 585 may be gold player with plat. A version of white gold which is gold plated in Rhenium

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Old 11-14-2017, 03:46 PM
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Sweet work! Congrats on the gold and plat and silver, heck no on the serpents!

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Old 11-14-2017, 04:17 PM
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Holt Cats! Way to slay the precious metals!!! Congrats!

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:39 PM
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Awesome bunch of rings TK- congrats! That ornate 18K band is gorgeous.

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Old 11-15-2017, 12:45 AM
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You really killed it, nice job! Those snakes look pretty nasty, good job spotting it in time!

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:16 AM
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Outstanding on all counts! Especially seeing a snake..thats good luck right there! They sure let you know you are alive...strange feeling...

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Old 11-15-2017, 05:10 PM
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Man those are some good looking rings....nice job on all the goodies.

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:30 PM
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Good God. That's a lot of hunting. Nicely done!

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Old 11-16-2017, 09:49 AM
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Awesome round of night hunts! Congrats on those very nice rings!

I know what you mean about baked goods, I was hunting a beach recently that's very close to some nice homes and caught the whiff of fresh baked toll-house cookies..

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