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Old 01-05-2014, 11:36 PM
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Default First 2014 Hunt and Gold

A friend and I went to one of our favorite lakes again yesterday and hunted for about 8 hours in and out of the water. He got this nice 5.9 gram 14K yellow gold comfort band early in the hunt:


I started off using the Dual Field and found a few dozen bottle caps before switching to the Excal 2 for the rest of the day. We continued to find a few coins and some cheap rings in this area but tried hunting a different part of the lake after lunch. I found a spot that produced a lot of targets and late in the afternoon I got my first gold ring of 2014, a 4.5 gram, 14K yellow band!


It's always nice when everyone on the hunt comes home with something good and this was one of those days!


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Old 01-05-2014, 11:40 PM
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Hey nice work man! Love that mellow yellow glow... Hopefully 2014 will bring you lots more gold.

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Old 01-05-2014, 11:47 PM
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Very sweet YELLOW!!!!

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:35 AM
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It's always a great day when everybody gets a keeper. Those are both beauties. Nice going.

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:41 AM
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Congrats on your gold! That is sure a lot of trash that you had to dig. I'm still waiting for my first gold or plat for 2014
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:59 AM
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Nice fatty to start the year, great hunt!

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Old 01-06-2014, 11:29 PM
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Nice job on the gold Compass, that's a nice one!

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 AM
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Thanks everyone for the nice replies! This might be the earliest in the year that I've scored some gold. May you all have rewarding new years! HH!

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Good seeing you getting out George and finding more yellow

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Very nice you both got the gold. I also see that the Excal loves bottle tops as much as the CZ-21. I can sometimes tell they are probably bottle tops BUT Canadian steel coins and a few gold rings have also rang up strangely and so I never pass them up.

Nice couple of rings there.

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There is a thread floating around on this section about your water's being radioactive because of the Japan reactor leak into the water's, and coming across the ocean, have you did any testing yourself ? . Nice gold ring bro, keep up the nice work, be safe, Earl
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Congrats on the golds!

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Cfmct View post
Good seeing you getting out George and finding more yellow
Thanks, you too Craig.

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View post
Very nice you both got the gold. I also see that the Excal loves bottle tops as much as the CZ-21. I can sometimes tell they are probably bottle tops BUT Canadian steel coins and a few gold rings have also rang up strangely and so I never pass them up.

Nice couple of rings there.
Thanks! Yeah, Im pretty sure that they are bottle caps too but Id rather skip a high tone than a low one.

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WTG,nice to find gold after all that caps,HH

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Nice gold!, ..Congrats to both of you.

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that's a pretty one and a heavy one,,,,I am beginning to forget what the larger golds look like,,,,,lots of bottle caps,,,,were those with the excal? GL HH

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Guess im gonna have to throw on the waders... Great job on the golds!

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Gold Digger 2 View post
that's a pretty one and a heavy one,,,,I am beginning to forget what the larger golds look like,,,,,lots of bottle caps,,,,were those with the excal? GL HH
Most all of the bottle caps were found with the Dual Field and found in the first area we hunted. HH!

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Congrats on the gold

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