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Old 09-17-2018, 08:40 PM
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I live in Michigan right on Lake Michigan. Iíve had my machine since August 1st so still new. I dig everything but being a small town Iím sure not a lot of rings get lost. I seen a ring in the hole tonight!! Alas it was costume!! The excitement of seeing the ring tho got my adrenaline going. So jealous of you guys on the oceans



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Old 09-17-2018, 08:58 PM
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Congrads on the first ring!! Heck it took me years to find my first ring, once I hit the water..3 months to find gold. It all comes in time...10 years in I'm still learning...
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:08 PM
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Yeah Joe, Learning how to store them all.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:19 PM
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Congrats on the ring! They donít come all that often junk or not this year it seems!

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Old 09-17-2018, 09:27 PM
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Congrats, keep looking!

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:28 PM
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You don't need oceans. You just need the right places to go. I found 4 gold today in Michigan. One is a 1925 class ring and another is a 1925 wedding ring. Forget the ocean. Michigan has it all

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:51 PM
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Congrats on the first - always gets the blood flowing!!!!

You don't need beaches and salt water - jut research the popular spots and you'll find stuff...

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:05 AM
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It might be a small town now. But where did people swim 100 years ago? Research can pay off

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It might be a small town now. But where did people swim 100 years ago? Research can pay off
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:54 AM
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I remember my first. Same... costume. Keep working it, gold's out there!

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:35 PM
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I live in Michigan right on Lake Michigan. Iíve had my machine since August 1st so still new. I dig everything but being a small town Iím sure not a lot of rings get lost. I seen a ring in the hole tonight!! Alas it was costume!! The excitement of seeing the ring tho got my adrenaline going. So jealous of you guys on the oceans
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You don't need oceans. You just need the right places to go. I found 4 gold today in Michigan. One is a 1925 class ring and another is a 1925 wedding ring. Forget the ocean. Michigan has it all
I lived 7 miles from Lake St. Clair and now live 7 miles from the ocean. I dream about going back to MI to hunt. No sharks, eels, stingrays, crocodiles, alligators, water mocassins, rattlesnakes, scorpions, or jellyfish. Not to mention, go to any beach at a given time and you'll probably see at least 4 other hunters....sometimes as many as 20. Competition is fierce in FL. Meanwhile in MI, the only thing you really have to compete with is freezing temps.

Keep pounding the sand, you'll get one!

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:47 PM
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Congrats on your 1st of many!

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:55 PM
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Hey a ring is a ring. I love them all so don't be discouraged. There will be more and congrats!

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:59 PM
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Look at it this way. Michigan cold water shrinks fingers and rings slide off easily.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:19 PM
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Your junk ring is prettier than the junk ring(?) I found yesterday at a salt water beach. I initially thought that I had a crusty sterling ring but it turned out to be just a round piece of junk metal painted black.

Keep searching there are real rings out there
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:07 PM
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There will come a day when they will be jumping (rings that is) in your scoop but most day it'll be hard to find some clad. Its mostly about luck and a little skill.

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:31 PM
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congrats on the first one,youll find alot more just keep at it. to me the thrill of a ring in my scoop outweighs the dissapointment of it only being a junker which they mostly arrghh. goodluck
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You broke the ice with that ring. Just study where people go and you will do well.

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Old 09-18-2018, 08:37 PM
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