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Old 05-23-2019, 09:44 PM
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Default Golds #6, and #7 fty. Bucket Lister!

Today, I went to an elementary school that has a large field, that I ALWAYS am able to pull out a few rings from. I've gone over it, but probably have never full gridded this thing, though I've come close. There's always a bunch of pennies and stuff in the field, and sometimes I've skipped them.

Today, I chose not to skip anything. Glad I did! In the pics below, you'll find images of a target that rang up a sketchy 71. Normally, this is a penny signal, but it sounded funny. I figured it was a corroded penny, but dug it anyway.

Wow, was I surprised! This was a bucket lister for me. A gold ring on a chain. Bingo! Number was up, apparently.

The gold ring is marked 14K and is every bit of it. The chain was missing the clasp, but since it was shiny in the dirt (which is typically never dry, year round), I figured it was gold, too. Acid testing revealed 10K pass, 14K fail.

Was thrilled to have nailed golds #6, and #7 for the year. It's the third "Double" gold in a single hole for me, this year. I could get used to this.

Pushing ring #100 for the year, too. Not too far off.

Ring came in at 5 grams on the nose, and the chain at about 1.2 grams. $140 for 90 minutes of detecting... Wish EVERY hunt was like that. Pulled another 2 kid rings, too, along with $1.45 in change, a BFF pendant necklace (which I gave to a kid who was politely following me around... probably 5 years old), and Poke'mon token.

Cheers!

Skippy
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:50 PM
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Wow, great find. Congrats. I'm still searching for my first gold.

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Old 05-23-2019, 09:51 PM
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Beautiful find......Congrats !

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Old 05-23-2019, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by HDMontana View post
Wow, great find. Congrats. I'm still searching for my first gold.

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Its out there. About 1/3 of my gold comes in the form of penny signals. usually pretty big, too. Sometimes as high as 14-15 grams (class rings). Don't forget to dig um, if they even remotely sound "not like a perfect penny".

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Old 05-23-2019, 09:56 PM
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Congrats skippy! I am encouraged to detect a park field now.

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Old 05-24-2019, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View post
Its out there. About 1/3 of my gold comes in the form of penny signals. usually pretty big, too. Sometimes as high as 14-15 grams (class rings). Don't forget to dig um, if they even remotely sound "not like a perfect penny".



I dig the penny signals. Came home with 26 clad pennies today, along with other clad.

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Old 05-24-2019, 12:53 AM
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Congrats and great photos. I could almost feel the anticipation of scraping off the dirt to see what was hiding

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Old 05-24-2019, 06:38 AM
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Absolutely beautiful ring, this type of one is on my wish list, congrats !!
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:20 AM
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Yes gold! Congratulations! Thanks for the photos.

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Old 05-24-2019, 09:28 AM
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Awesome post! Great story and pictures. Park/grass gold is not easy to get! Big congrats to you! Im still looking for my first gold to come from a nice plug of dirt.

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Old 05-24-2019, 09:41 AM
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Congrats on the gold, and your bucket lister!!!

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by HDMontana View post
I dig the penny signals. Came home with 26 clad pennies today, along with other clad.

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Yeah, I usually pull about 500 or more a month, too. They're not all gold, that's for sure. LOL

But... given that the value of just this gold is well over 50% of my clad count for the year, it's worth it to dig em.

Skippy

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve View post
Congrats and great photos. I could almost feel the anticipation of scraping off the dirt to see what was hiding
I've pulled out the camera on a few occasions when that "gold" shiny turns out to be everything from bottle caps, to pen rings (that middle part in a nice pen), and even stupid gold-colored pop-tops. LOL

I don't save those photos...

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As of 6/17/2019: Clad=$250.52; Rings=102; Keys=26; Silver=17;Gold=7; Flat Penny=11; Hunts=58

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Old 05-24-2019, 10:30 AM
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Nice find! A couple weeks ago, I dug a ring on a necklace, with a chain bracelet attached too. No silver or gold in the set, though.
Sounds like you're doing good this season; as usual. Hoping your big scores are yet to come!
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:47 AM
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That's an awesome gold ring! Congratulations!

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Old 05-24-2019, 11:25 AM
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Love the gold band, that color never gets old!!

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Old 05-24-2019, 11:43 AM
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Congrats on the gold you dirt pirate!

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Old 05-24-2019, 01:12 PM
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Fantastic find Skippy. Glad to see you still racking them up. I dug 32 pennies yesterday at a ballfield complex, all I got was 32 pennies - and sore knees. Still, your post gives me hope.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:46 PM
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Luv that in-situ reveal ! The perfect self-control to stop, and capture a pix
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Congrats on the gold!
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