Mr T's lost gold chain

ScubaSteveXdm

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Vdi is gold range on my Nokta Legend , solid 18 no iron. Magnet doesn't pick it up , and no tarnishing on exterior of it or between links. Low vdi # is a good sign. No markings anywhere.

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Have you weighed that chain yet? If it’s the real thing that’s a huge score!
 
Real or not, that is one of those heart stopping finds. I too hope it is da reel ting ya no. :rofl2::waytogo:
 
Yup, I dug one like that about a month ago. Looked like gold, rang up like gold, weighed like gold and non magnetic but it was plated. Hope this one is real.

Steve
I've never dug a chain that size in the dirt, but dug 4 of them while water hunting this past summer. Just about had a heart attack each time, but ya...all plated.

I wonder how that chain even got buried? I mean, If it falls off of someone for whatever reason, the next person to walk by would spot it.
 
I've never dug a chain that size in the dirt, but dug 4 of them while water hunting this past summer. Just about had a heart attack each time, but ya...all plated.

I wonder how that chain even got buried? I mean, If it falls off of someone for whatever reason, the next person to walk by would spot it.
My kids said the same thing!!! How does someone not see it walking by. Only thing I can think of is it sank real fast and the grass grabbed it.
 
My kids said the same thing!!! How does someone not see it walking by. Only thing I can think of is it sank real fast and the grass grabbed it.
I found quite a few pieces of gold that are so big you just can't help but think how could someone lose this and not know it, or why didn't someone else see it?

The necklace with the big pendant was found in a tot lot in plain sight. I got the signal and looked down and there it was plain as could be in the thin sand. Not buried but stuck out like a sore thumb.

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CP,

Ok, but a chain in thin sand can easily become hidden, by just one kid stepping on it. Plus, it was obviously lost not long before you found it, or someone would have seen it.

On the other hand, Steve's chain is much thicker, and on solid ground. Even if for some reason no one ever saw it, wouldn't it remain on the surface for years? I just don't get how that large and thick chain could be buried like that. Then again, a couple of years ago, I dug up 4 silver? spoons and a military medal in the same hole. WTH?

I wonder if Scuba Steve's chain got buried because dirt was brought in from somewhere else?



Steve,

What type of area was that chain found in, and how much foot traffic does it get?
 
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CP,

I wonder if the chain got buried because dirt was brought in from somewhere else?

Steve,

What type of area was that found in, and how much foot traffic does it get?
It was a sand elementary playground. The sand was not deep but like you'd see in a driveway. I would think the kids got out and played every day. It wasn't in an isolated area but a well-used one. I would agree that I got lucky and got there soon after it was lost. I did notice 4 wheeler tracks so it might have been lost by someone on a 4 wheeler and they didn't realize it. I just happened to be the first to the location.
 
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CP,

Ok, but a chain in thin sand can easily become hidden, by just one kid stepping on it. Plus, it was obviously lost not long before you found it, or someone would have seen it.

On the other hand, Steve's chain is much thicker, and on solid ground. Even if for some reason no one ever saw it, wouldn't it remain on the surface for years? I just don't get how that large and thick chain could be buried like that. Then again, a couple of years ago, I dug up 4 silver? spoons and a military medal in the same hole. WTH?

I wonder if Scuba Steve's chain got buried because dirt was brought in from somewhere else?


Steve,

What type of area was that chain found in, and how much foot traffic does it get?
On the red is where I found it
 

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Cool. Man, I need to start hitting around our courts. I have never checked any of them, other than the volleyball court, because I've always had my tot lots to keep me busy. Now that someone else is visiting my tot lots I need to expand.
 
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