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Old 08-09-2019, 10:49 PM
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Default A real bucket lister!!!

Well I promised I would post my results from my latest detecting escapade at my favorite lake. I arrived pretty early in the morning but got into my wet suit and splashed in with my Whites under water detector. I had totally forgot how cold the water is when it runs down your back under the suit! I hadn't wore this suit since 2003 but it still fit! Total for the day was only $3.13 in change, no silver. But I located 6 wheat pennies dating from 1941 - 1957 in excellent shape, and a cheap ring. I dug I don't know how many nails, beer cans and pull tabs. I also found 4 really cool fishing lures. After about 2 hours I started getting cold so I headed for warmer shallow water. I got a signal that about blasted my headphones off, and thinking it was another buried beer can I almost didn't dig it. But something told me to at least fan away a little of the gravel, and am I glad I did! Soon I saw a golden glint, and took a picture. It looked like braided gold but I couldn't tell After a little more fanning more of it was exposed and I about messed my wetsuit! It was a gold bracelet but it was very embedded in the gravel. The more I fanned the gravel the more of it became visible. I've learned in the past not to force these things out, or they'll break. 10 more minutes of fanning and it lay fully exposed. Photographing it as I uncovered it, I then layed it across a rock and photographed it along with my digger. It turned out to be a necklace 15" long by 5/8" wide and was stamped "18K Italy". Now thats a bucket-lister guys! Picture 1 shows the 1st glint of gold I spotted. Picture 2 shows a little more of it exposed. Picture 3 shows it almost uncovered. Picture 4 shows it layed over the rock compared to my digger, Picture 5 shows the stamping of 18K Italy. Picture 6 shows my total finds for the day. When I get a chance I'm going to have it appraised. I can't help wondering WHY people wear stuff like this in the lake? I've dreamed of finding something like this in Hawaii for years, but who would have thought I'd find it in an Oregon lake? Next time however I'm using my Minelab Equinox, because it can discriminate. But.....I need some underwater headphones for it. Unfortunately my Whites TRX bullseye pinpointer drowned today in only 2 feet of water! But even though it is several years out of warranty, Whites said they would either repair or replace it under warranty because they are guaranteed sound to 10 feet deep. Sent it off today!
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:54 PM
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What the? Is that a GOLD snake? AMAZING find, congrats!

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:03 PM
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That's one nice find right there, congrats!!

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:03 PM
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Yes it is! It's a bucket lister I've had for years! Who in their right mind would wear something like this into a lake?!?!

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:08 AM
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Wow, congrats on the gold.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:30 AM
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Bucket lister or bucket filler? How chunky is that?
I'm guessing >90 grams.


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Old 08-10-2019, 07:16 AM
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That's a beauty! I dug something once I thought was going to be a can because it sounded so loud. It turned out to be a Rolex.

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:40 AM
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Wow, what a find and 18k to boot! Congrats! How heavy is it?

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:47 AM
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Excellent find! That is a nice chunk of 18K!!!!

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Old 08-10-2019, 08:33 AM
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That's a once in a lifer there, WOW!! Very Nice...

And I believe the same...

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Old 08-10-2019, 08:46 AM
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Well that was certainly worth getting cold for! Congrats
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:31 AM
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wow-congrats that is definitely one you will never forget
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:46 PM
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AWESOME find man! That's got some weight to it I bet!

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Old 08-10-2019, 01:08 PM
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Oh my of all places! With today's gold prices, you picked a good time to find it too!

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Old 08-11-2019, 03:26 PM
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WOW..

How the heck is this not a banner

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:06 PM
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WOW!!! thats awesome...believe or not, I too found an 18K chain and I could not believe. Such an awesome feeling to see something like that in the water or in the scoop like mine was. Congrats on some sweet yellow. How much does it weigh?? I bet thats at least a 1000 bucks right there.

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Old 08-11-2019, 06:40 PM
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wow thats a killer bracelet im guessing over 100 grams congrats please let us know how much it weighs

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Old 08-11-2019, 06:41 PM
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Cha Ching! Congrats!!!

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Old 08-12-2019, 12:13 AM
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Congrats on the amazing find!!! You just never know what the next beep is going to bring. You may want to share that story with White's. They used to give out $100 vouchers for finds published on their website- not sure if they still do.

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Wow wow. Awesome find Nice pics too. Thanks

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