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Old 11-01-2017, 04:31 AM
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Smile October Wrap-up - Not too shabby!!

The first few weeks of October started out slow, with just a few silver items & minimal clad. Still had fun though and on one occasion I was able to meet up and hunt with forum members MTJosh & 14KGold. Also, on a separate hunt I ran into Compass (almost literally) As I was walking around a blind corner to walk onto the beach, Compass was walking out, by the way George you left me a few large torpedo fishing sinkers and a few tent stakes but thats about it, you cleaned out the area good man , that thick black sand was hard to deal with, glad you were able to pull some good stuff outta there bud!

Well despite a slow beginning to the month I was able to rally thanks to a heads up from forum member 14KGOLD (Thanks Rich, I owe you a beer bud!), one of my favorite hot spots in northern territory was yielding a ton of targets about a week ago due to a little erosion. I hit it hard for 4 days in a row and came up with some good quality jewelry and another monster clad haul.

A few high end name brand items - a 14k white gold pave diamond ring by Effy that retails for $1495.00

http://www.effyjewelry.com/collectio...-0-71-tcw.html

a David Yurman Silver cross tha retails for a rediculous $175.00

http://www.davidyurman.com/content/d...d05763mss.html

and a Tiffany silver heart ring that retails for $200

http://www.tiffany.com/jewelry/rings...rackgridpos=84.

Total 14k gold weight is 21.1 grams, total silver weight is 90.5 grams, and clad total is $84.95 after Coinstar clawed me with their fees.

Well that about wraps October up.... Onwards to November!!!

Thanks for looking & HH!
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:28 AM
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Thumbs up No shabbiness there!

That's a great haul! Congrats on the gold and some VERY NICE silvers!!

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Old 11-01-2017, 07:39 AM
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Wow, that is a great pile of stuff you found! Congrats on the finds and having fun!

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Old 11-01-2017, 07:48 AM
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Excellent finds Slim! You gotta think the Coinstar guy is hating on you when he empties his machine! "bleeping detectorists!"!

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Old 11-01-2017, 07:51 AM
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Good job Slim... you could open up a jewelry store

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:08 AM
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Well done on keeping those beaches clean! Congrats on a great month!

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:45 AM
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Wow, you had a great October Slim- congrats! I'm glad I got to that beach before you or I might not have even found what little I did. You seem to have a knack for finding that high-end jewelry, well done! Maybe I need to be using the Excal more. GL & HH!

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:10 AM
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Outstanding finds Slim. Congrats on the gold and silver. A great haul in anybody's book.

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Cool stuff, I like the lion and the little Bible.
Of course I like the gold rings.

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Old 11-01-2017, 01:02 PM
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Congrats on the finds and nice month.

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Old 11-01-2017, 01:46 PM
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Nice haul! Congrats! Coinstar did claw you bad.

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Wooowhoo, very nice wrap up!

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Old 11-01-2017, 05:56 PM
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Nice load of jewelry, the lion is really neat. I think it's cool that you found a Cross and a Bible.

Regarding the coinstar, my local Credit Union has a coin machine that members get to use at no fee. Just thought it might be something you'd like to look into.

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Old 11-01-2017, 07:36 PM
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Some of those pieces are really nice! Congrats on an awesome haul!

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That's a great month and man,,,,,,that 925 cat is a real heart stopper,,,,,,I thought for sure it was gold until I saw the marking,,,,,I seem to have been seeing a lot of gold pated silver lately,,,,,,GL HH

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Old 11-01-2017, 10:57 PM
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You're a jewelry magnet, congrats! BTW the Coinstar at our local Kroger gives full face value if you use the money to buy groceries there. Everybody's gotta eat, so you might want to check if there's a similar deal at a local supermarket.

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:03 PM
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Not too shabby indeed, beautiful pieces and way to go hunting! Congrats on all that gold and silver!

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Old 11-02-2017, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
That's a great haul! Congrats on the gold and some VERY NICE silvers!!
Thanks Felix! I do it for the dings man!

Originally Posted by remmy View post
Wow, that is a great pile of stuff you found! Congrats on the finds and having fun!
Thanks remmy! Yea it was very fun! I get a kick out of non stop target scooping even though i'm pretty worn out after a 4 day detecting marathon

Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
Excellent finds Slim! You gotta think the Coinstar guy is hating on you when he empties his machine! "bleeping detectorists!"!
Mud you crack me up man I can totally picture the poor guy as all the shiny new clad pours out and suddenly half way though he hits a thick pocket layer of crusty beach clad "Curse you detectorist guy!!!!" ...

Ahhh well I like to keep the Coinstar folk on their feet, life gets boring without challenges

Originally Posted by Cfmct View post
Good job Slim... you could open up a jewelry store
Thanks Craig! Opening a jewelry store is a no go, it would cut into my valuable detecting time

Originally Posted by Waveoff View post
Well done on keeping those beaches clean! Congrats on a great month!
Thanks Waveoff! I use to include a picture of all the trash I scoop out as well, but I got tired of bringing all the trash home so now I just dump the trash loads in the beach trash cans...I might start posting pics of the trash again though, I don't want the new guys to think the good finds come easy, takes a lot of work and the amount of rusty trash I pull from these marathon hunts can get crazy .....Its all worth it though when you see that yellow emerge from the sand

Originally Posted by Compass View post
Wow, you had a great October Slim- congrats! I'm glad I got to that beach before you or I might not have even found what little I did. You seem to have a knack for finding that high-end jewelry, well done! Maybe I need to be using the Excal more. GL & HH!
Thanks Compass! That beach I met you at is quite a challenge for a Sov.GT/Excal with the thick black sand towards the upper slope and the large amount of rusty trash targets that accumulate. You had the right weapon of choice for that beach using the Dual Field

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Outstanding finds Slim. Congrats on the gold and silver. A great haul in anybody's book.
Thanks dirtydog!

Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
Cool stuff, I like the lion and the little Bible.
Of course I like the gold rings.
Thanks metaladdict! Yea the little bible had me perplexed for a little bit when I found it, pretty cool that it opens up and has pages in it too. I did some quick research and found similar ones online and I think this particular one is Armenian..

Originally Posted by Jamflicker View post
Congrats on the finds and nice month.
Thanks Jamflicker! I enjoy your posts over in the dirt section, my hats off to the dirt diggers, now that's some real hard work

Originally Posted by brother steve View post
Nice haul! Congrats! Coinstar did claw you bad.
Thanks brother steve! Yup they sure did! I don't feel too bad about it though since they gotta deal with those crusty beach coins

Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Wooowhoo, very nice wrap up!
Thanks Z! Hoping to see some golden posts from you soon!

Originally Posted by Wolf-Dog View post
Nice load of jewelry, the lion is really neat. I think it's cool that you found a Cross and a Bible.

Regarding the coinstar, my local Credit Union has a coin machine that members get to use at no fee. Just thought it might be something you'd like to look into.
Thanks Wolf-Dog! To top it off I think it was Sunday when I found the bible and cross the lion head sure is gaudy isn't it?

Thanks for the advice on the credit union coin machine, I gotta say though, I think Walmart is a more appropriate place for my crusty beach coins

Originally Posted by X-Terra70 View post
Some of those pieces are really nice! Congrats on an awesome haul!
Thanks X-Terra! It was a satisfying haul for sure!

Originally Posted by Gold Digger 2 View post
That's a great month and man,,,,,,that 925 cat is a real heart stopper,,,,,,I thought for sure it was gold until I saw the marking,,,,,I seem to have been seeing a lot of gold pated silver lately,,,,,,GL HH
Thanks Gold Digger! Exactly what I thought too when I saw it in the scoop, thought I hit big gold! Happy it was at least silver though, and the Ruby eyes actually register good on my gem tester, the rest of the stones don't register so probably CZ's or something..

Originally Posted by StevenB View post
You're a jewelry magnet, congrats! BTW the Coinstar at our local Kroger gives full face value if you use the money to buy groceries there. Everybody's gotta eat, so you might want to check if there's a similar deal at a local supermarket.
Thanks StevenB! Good advice on the Coinstar machine!


Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Not too shabby indeed, beautiful pieces and way to go hunting! Congrats on all that gold and silver!
Thanks GroundSweeper!

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Old 11-02-2017, 02:33 PM
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Incredible Haul! congrats

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Now THAT is a great month!! Congrats!!

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