Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Deteknix
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > Beach and Water Hunting

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-06-2019, 12:45 AM
Walrus350's Avatar
Walrus350 Walrus350 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Southern California
Posts: 574
Default This morning's hunt yields 2 rings and a lot of pesos.

It was a nice surprise to learn the exchange rate of 1,000 peso dollars to USD, but I'm not sure if it's current currency.
*edit- it's old currency and isn't worth anything. Gah!
A little copper ring, Tungsten ring and a couple bucks in clad sums up my 4th of July hunt.

Also got to see a grunion run and no less than 5 other detectors.

GL HH.
Attached Images
   

__________________
Equinox 800 w/ 15" coil on carbon fiber


Last edited by Walrus350; 07-06-2019 at 01:07 AM. Reason: Correction
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 07-06-2019, 08:57 AM
Tom_in_CA's Avatar
Tom_in_CA Tom_in_CA is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 9,485
Default

Good to see some CA posts. Although: Whomever invented Tungsten as a substitute for gold rings, should be shot !
Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 07-06-2019, 09:07 AM
diggin4clad's Avatar
diggin4clad diggin4clad is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Posts: 2,557
Default

I recently dug one of those Mexican $1000 peso coins and it's headed for the foreign coin junk box.

__________________
Garrett ATPro Garrett Ace 400 White's Digmaster Garrett Pro Pointer

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 07-08-2019, 09:50 AM
Skippy SH13's Avatar
Skippy SH13 Skippy SH13 is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 2,771
Default

Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Good to see some CA posts. Although: Whomever invented Tungsten as a substitute for gold rings, should be shot !
I think people who spend $300-$500 on a tungsten ring, are idiots.

LOL
EDIT: And it turns out there are a lot of idiots.

As for the ones that are $10 or less, I equate that with costume jewelry. I don't get too worked up over finding Avon... why should I care about Tungsten?

Skippy

__________________
Garrett AT Max with NEL Thunder Coil - Garrett Pro-Pointer AT - Lesche Digger. ~850 rings in 4 years ~8% gold find rate. I'm a RING HUNTER, clad is incidental.
As of 8/23/2019: Clad=$338.63; Rings=131; Keys=31; Silver=22;Gold=10; Flat Penny=15; Hunts=75

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 07-08-2019, 02:38 PM
Tom_in_CA's Avatar
Tom_in_CA Tom_in_CA is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 9,485
Default

Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View post
I think people who spend $300-$500 on a tungsten ring, are idiots....
It's bad enough that the intrinsic melt value of gold or platinum, in the jewelry store, is 50x the melt value. But with tungsten, it's even worse . Ie.: you might as well toss it in the garbage can. And good luck trying to find an after-market buyer who'll buy it as a ring-to-wear.

I think the psychological logic is the same as gold or platinum : Even though it's true that you can buy a gold band for a fraction of the cost, at a "buy/swell/scrap/melt" store, yet .... everyone (especially women) will not lower-themselves to that . Ie.: to buy a "used" wedding ring is considered low dignity, or whatever.

It makes no sense. But to some people, they simply will not buy a "used" car, or a "used ring", blah blah. There's something sentimental about paying full-price, to a high-end store with shiny glass counters, blah blah
Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 07-19-2019, 10:39 AM
Skippy SH13's Avatar
Skippy SH13 Skippy SH13 is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 2,771
Default

Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
It's bad enough that the intrinsic melt value of gold or platinum, in the jewelry store, is 50x the melt value. But with tungsten, it's even worse . Ie.: you might as well toss it in the garbage can. And good luck trying to find an after-market buyer who'll buy it as a ring-to-wear.

I think the psychological logic is the same as gold or platinum : Even though it's true that you can buy a gold band for a fraction of the cost, at a "buy/swell/scrap/melt" store, yet .... everyone (especially women) will not lower-themselves to that . Ie.: to buy a "used" wedding ring is considered low dignity, or whatever.

It makes no sense. But to some people, they simply will not buy a "used" car, or a "used ring", blah blah. There's something sentimental about paying full-price, to a high-end store with shiny glass counters, blah blah
Yep. Nailed it with the "blah blah."

I've found, though that plain gold rings often are priced only about 3x-4x more (not 50x). Which is at least somewhat reasonable. Compare that to overseas, though, and people buy gold for the gold. 22K gold items will have a premium of less than 5-10%, usually. America... land of opportunity!

__________________
Garrett AT Max with NEL Thunder Coil - Garrett Pro-Pointer AT - Lesche Digger. ~850 rings in 4 years ~8% gold find rate. I'm a RING HUNTER, clad is incidental.
As of 8/23/2019: Clad=$338.63; Rings=131; Keys=31; Silver=22;Gold=10; Flat Penny=15; Hunts=75

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 07-19-2019, 12:14 PM
jackdaniels's Avatar
jackdaniels jackdaniels is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Self imposed exile on Tatooine
Posts: 685
Default

I don't care even a junk ring puts a smile on my face!

__________________
Minelab Sovereign Elite
Garrett Carrot
2019-in progress..

Reply With Quote


  #8  
Old 07-19-2019, 12:52 PM
Slimpickuns's Avatar
Slimpickuns Slimpickuns is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,834
Default

Hey at least you got some rings, either one of them could have been gold

In regards to the floater, wonder If it was used to cross the border

__________________
Minelab Sovereign GT, 10X12 SEF Coil, Jolly Roger Head Phones, RTG 6" Aluminum Pro Scoop W/SS Tip.

Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 07-19-2019, 12:55 PM
Saltshaker's Avatar
Saltshaker Saltshaker is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 987
Default

Nice finds, congrats on the rings.

__________________
Modified Excal 800 w/ 8,10",12x13 CORS coils & PB7 Headphones
Minelab SE Pro w/ 12X10, 8X6 SEF & 6" EQ2 Excel Coil
Custom AT Pro w/Remote PP & NEL Snake 3.5x6.5 Coil

Reply With Quote


  #10  
Old 07-19-2019, 09:22 PM
brncofan's Avatar
brncofan brncofan is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: southwest,CT
Posts: 3,243
Default

nice finds

__________________
best finds to date - 1821 capped bust dime ,1853 seated quarter, (2) 1891 seated dimes, 1874 seated dime, 1887 seated dime love token , 1777 half reale ,1805 drapped bust largie, 1914 barber half dollar,1812 classic head largie, 1864 2 cent piece,(1909 barber half dollar with a 1934 walker half dollar in the same hole together)1952 ben franklin half dollar

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 07-24-2019, 10:24 AM
Vermonster's Avatar
Vermonster Vermonster is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9,125
Default

Damn, forgot about the grunion runs. Gotta get my boys out to see one of those... Nice finds too!!!!

__________________
2 V Nickels, 1 B. Nic, 3 IHP's, 10 Wheaties, 19 rings (1-Gold, 6-slvr), 4 Slvr coin (2 Seated Q's, 2 Morgans), Oldest: Mid-Late 1700s Chinese Cash Coin

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.