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Old 09-12-2017, 06:05 PM
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Default Pre Irma & Post IrmaGeddon hunts

Was having a great time last Friday at the beach, no real concern about Irma. Being a FL.Native I should of known better, but have gotten too complacent with my," yawn, just another hurricane" attitude. To my defense, Pinellas County, aka Tampa Bay has not received a direct hit since 1921, but that one did create some major passes we use today. By Friday night I was feeling the pressure and on Saturday morning in major house prep mode. Got through it ok ,thanks to her land fall farther South, but have been without power since late Sunday night and have some heavy yard clean up to do.
On Friday's hunt, I scooped up 8 rings. One 14k/with a diamond ( It's white gold but looks gold in the pics), five silvers and two junker toe rings... Two of the four toe rings are silver and one ring appears to have an opal. Also &2.37 in coin and a bunch of lead. This hunt was after Harvey had stirred things up with some pretty good size rollers & breakers that made their way over to our coast all week.
>>> after the silver rings dried out, I hit them lightly with a screw driver handle to get most of the crust off and then in the tumbler for a few hours.
This mornings low tide hunt was just a few hours and only on the beach slope since the water is still too ruff. Lots of greenies in coin and green seaweed on the beach. probably would of done better if all that seaweed was raked up...maybe would of gotten a little gold. All the jewelry is junk, but at least the $6.28 in coin is real
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:32 PM
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All the jewelry is junk?

Edit... I read the whole post...

Congrats on the killing...

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Old 09-12-2017, 06:51 PM
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Like that 14k with Diamond!! Very NIce!

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:48 PM
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Yours is the first Post Irma hunt I have read about on any of the forums! Nice job!!

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:25 PM
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Awesome hunting!
That's a great collection of rings and the 14k + diamond is quite a beauty!
But that opal though-- wow. I absolutely LOVE opals. I found a tiny, very weathered one once in a pendant. Still hoping I can maybe restore it. That's a gorgeous one you've got there!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:30 PM
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That's a beautiful 14k ring, congrats on the other finds too!

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:42 PM
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Great score congrats!

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:46 PM
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Nice finds DL. The ring is the prize of the day. Good hunting.

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Old 09-12-2017, 11:57 PM
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Nice going! That 14k is super!

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Old 09-13-2017, 09:11 AM
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Made my morning trip up to a hot spot at McDonalds to use the WiFi. People without power or internet around here fill the parking lot just for this reason. Some McDonalds open with just burgers and fries from the drive thru, that line goes around the block. My 4th day now without power....that is,me and a few 100,000 still hoping today is the day
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
All the jewelry is junk?

Edit... I read the whole post...

Congrats on the killing...


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LoL, TMI?, Get to the finds part already!!
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Originally Posted by OBN View post
Like that 14k with Diamond!! Very NIce!
Thanks Joe.

Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
Yours is the first Post Irma hunt I have read about on any of the forums! Nice job!!
Thanks Ron, hope to get in the water on today's afternoon low tide.

Originally Posted by TK-421 View post
Awesome hunting!
That's a great collection of rings and the 14k + diamond is quite a beauty!
But that opal though-- wow. I absolutely LOVE opals. I found a tiny, very weathered one once in a pendant. Still hoping I can maybe restore it. That's a gorgeous one you've got there!
Being its a 925 ring...you can have it. lol...Opals are not a hard stone and can get beat up pretty bad, this one must not of been in the water too long since it's not crusty and the opal, if it is real, still looks good. Thanks TK

Originally Posted by X-Terra70 View post
That's a beautiful 14k ring, congrats on the other finds too!
Thanks XT

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Great score congrats!
Thanks Irons

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Nice finds DL. The ring is the prize of the day. Good hunting.
Thanks DD
It was a nice prize after digging mostly crusty 925 that are pretty much toast....and about those darn toad rings, geez...don't they come in 14k?

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Nice going! That 14k is super!
thanks Steve, it made the hunt!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:31 AM
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Very nice, looks like you were on it well with the crusty stuff and that 14K is a beaut, the setting is holding onto that diamond tight

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Old 09-13-2017, 05:46 PM
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Congrats on the finds. White gold is often gold plated in Rhodium and has to be replaced from time to keep it looking white otherwise it's just gold like yours

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Old 09-14-2017, 09:32 AM
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Day 5 and still without power So, in McDonalds parking lot getting my WiFi fix. Leaving here shortly to hit the water for the first time, Gulf looks nice on the local beach cam. My real treasure find would be returning home and having power...Today is the day, I hope. If not power, then a little gold in the scoop would be nice!
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Very nice, looks like you were on it well with the crusty stuff and that 14K is a beaut, the setting is holding onto that diamond tight
Yep, going to hit that beach again this morning and see what Irma did to it.
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Congrats on the finds. White gold is often gold plated in Rhodium and has to be replaced from time to keep it looking white otherwise it's just gold like yours
Thanks Numil,
I thought the ring looked gold in the pic since my phone is gold colored and reflects that onto what i'm taking a picture of when I use flash.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Dirty Love View post
Being its a 925 ring...you can have it. lol...Opals are not a hard stone and can get beat up pretty bad, this one must not of been in the water too long since it's not crusty and the opal, if it is real, still looks good. Thanks TK
Dude! I'd take you up on that if I didn't live on the other side of the planet! Yeah, it's rare to recover an opal in such good condition-- they can be pretty delicate!

For that matter, I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable actually wearing one. I wear a lot of silver rings (imagine stereotypical eccentric art teacher-- that's me) and I am not kind to them-- even cracked a couple CZs through everyday wear and tear. Would probably break an opal 10 minutes after putting it on!

Still- opals are just fun to look at. Like staring into a campfire, ya know?
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:08 AM
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Nice job getting out there and taking advantage of the conditions.

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Old 09-14-2017, 12:30 PM
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Like that gold ring a lot, congrats!

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Old 09-14-2017, 04:21 PM
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Very nice! Congrats on the diamond!

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