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Old 01-12-2022, 08:08 PM
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Default First hunt of the year: a good and golden deed

Got a call from a former student a few days ago and she told me her husband had lost his wedding ring while out playing with the dog. She asked if I might be able to find it with my metal detector and I told her I was reasonably certain I could. I couldn't look for it for a couple days due to nasty weather, but I eventually got out and found it after about 40 minutes of detecting.

The ring was 10k white gold the wife had told me it was silver, so I was looking for high tones on or near the surface. I gridded out the area where she said he lost it, but didn't have any luck, so I started looking for gold signals on the surface. Not long after I widened my search parameters, I got a really loud and shallow 45 on the AT Pro and that was it. I was actually surprised how low it rang up for a large-ish man's ring. But I found a 9k ring in Singapore that rang up a 42, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.

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Old 01-12-2022, 08:14 PM
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Good job sticking with it and realizing it might be a gold ring. Congrats on the success. Happy couple!
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Old 01-12-2022, 09:50 PM
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Good job and a nice story. You can't buy the kind of joy you gave that young couple with that return. Good on ya. Mark

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Old 01-14-2022, 10:07 AM
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great recovery and two happy kids.

CTX3030, Nox 800 (sold), Steves CF shaft, 6" nox coil, Coiltek 10 x 5" Nox coil, Vanquish 440. Civil War research and relic hunting and coin hunting. Lake beach hunting, short wave listening (sold radio to pay for new CTX3030). US Army veteran. shout out to all veterans and patriots!

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Old 01-14-2022, 12:05 PM
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Photo makes the story, thanks for sharing.

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Old 01-14-2022, 03:43 PM
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MD'r to-the-rescue. Love the reunion stories. Thanx for bringing us along !
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Old 01-14-2022, 06:34 PM
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Old 01-15-2022, 12:34 AM
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Awesome story!

Years detecting: (4) Equinox 800 (2), Coiltek Equinox 10x5, XP Deus, Garrett Carrots. Oldest coins: 1851 Seated Dime, 1863 IHP, 1865 IHP, 1867 2 Cent Piece. Total silver coins found: 124, 2022 silver coins: 06

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Old 01-15-2022, 06:05 AM
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Successful search, happy young faces, that's what is great to see! Win, win.

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Old 01-15-2022, 11:49 AM
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Nice work! I bet it feels good to help in that way.

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Old 01-16-2022, 04:07 PM
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Great recovery and story. I like your Smokey hat!
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Old 01-16-2022, 09:45 PM
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Good Job

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Old 01-17-2022, 01:17 AM
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Dang nice work! Happy couple

EQX800, Dos Compadres : 2022 (Total (4/13 to date)) - Clad: $0.00 ($1123.19), Silver coins: 0 (50), Wheats: 0 (165), Gold: 0 (27), Plat: 0 (1), .925 0 (98), Rings: 0 (247), Oldest Coins: 1919,20 wheats, 1921 Ten Centavos Filipinas; Chinese cash coin

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