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Stiffwrists 11-09-2018 03:01 AM

Land Hunters! Show Us Your Dirt Gold. Dug From The Soil!
 
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The underwater and beach detectorists post some awesome gold finds! I'm a land hunter. Land gold is so hard to come by. Have to dig lots and lots of garbage. I've found 2 gold rings in a year and a half of searching. Post your dirty gold finds. I'd love to see them! Here are the 2 I've dug.

Waveoff 11-09-2018 05:37 AM

Those are some really nice gold finds there! I've only found like 3 gold items since I got back into detecting 1.5 years ago. My first was a squished 14k lady's snake ring. The second was a chunky 7.5g men's wedding band that I was able to return to the owner. The third was a tiny 14k Yosemite Sam pendant.:lol:

http://i.imgur.com/bK03EGw.jpg
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remmy 11-09-2018 07:07 AM

This is the only gold I have found and kept. I have also found and returned a certain property owners wedding ring 4 times. Whenever I am txt a picture of a ringless finger I know to head that direction. :lol:

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cellrdwellr 11-09-2018 07:19 AM

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I've found 3 or 4 total in 7 years... Ill see if I cant find old photos, but one was just the other day :D good thread idea!

woodbutcher 11-09-2018 07:53 AM

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I donít find much gold,but did hit this 9 gram wedding ring last fall in a yard.

SoOregonMd 11-09-2018 08:19 AM

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Only at this since December last year but feel I have been fortunate.

WyoTom 11-09-2018 08:44 AM

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Some rings and a 14k money clip.

Azmodeus 11-09-2018 10:07 AM

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Found lots in the water, not much on land. Here's a few pics of a couple pieces I saved from land. Still have the old brooch. The huge LofL ring was Chevrolet League of Legends 20 Years and every 5 years of being number 1 sales they would apparently take the ring back and put a bigger better diamond in it for you. This one was 3/4 carat, VS2 brilliant cut that appraised for $3300 just for the diamond (now sits in my wife's wedding ring). The fob was 14k Masonic keystone, unfortunately the chain and rest of the watch was not in the hole with it.

Stiffwrists 11-09-2018 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Waveoff (Post 3026589)
Those are some really nice gold finds there! I've only found like 3 gold items since I got back into detecting 1.5 years ago. My first was a squished 14k lady's snake ring. The second was a chunky 7.5g men's wedding band that I was able to return to the owner. The third was a tiny 14k Yosemite Sam pendant.:lol:

http://i.imgur.com/bK03EGw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UIIXe5c.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QKrbWMO.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/uLG4wOq.jpg

Awesome ring. Did the owner mention how old that wedding band was? It has an identical styled 14k hallmark as mine. 2 kind of arrows on each side of the 14k. Not sure if there is a way to date mine based on the hallmark.

Jodo_Kast501 11-09-2018 03:34 PM

Nice finds, everyone! I am super jealous Ė I've been detecting for two years and have yet to find any gold. Have found a lot of great history and a good bit of silver, but still waiting on gold.

Tilton 11-09-2018 03:34 PM

Its more rewarding finding the rings in the ground, but man I miss finding 4-5 rings at a time in hawaii. I have 4 gold rings from the dirt and 4 others I beleive. I found 160 rings in the water out in Hawaii. Haha

Here was my last gold I have found in about a year. This was in Arizona last year.

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...pstpv5mp9q.jpg

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Bagelbites 11-09-2018 04:20 PM

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Cool thread. I was fortunate enough to find 13 gold items in my 2 years of hunting, all in the dirt at local parks. I don't think all of them are included in these pics, but it was fun seeing them again.

wasatchau 11-09-2018 05:37 PM

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Stiffwrists, I have only found silver/gold hybrids in 2018 (:(), but have 10 pieces of gold from March 2015 to October 2017; 3-10K, 5-14K, 1 each 18K and .9999. Included is one diamond and one ruby. I had to borrow a bunch back from the wife to get this picture. :grin:

Waveoff 11-09-2018 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists (Post 3026785)
Awesome ring. Did the owner mention how old that wedding band was? It has an identical styled 14k hallmark as mine. 2 kind of arrows on each side of the 14k. Not sure if there is a way to date mine based on the hallmark.

I was going to say that the hallmarks looked about the same! The wedding date inside of the ring was 1974. So not crazy old.

Slimpickuns 11-09-2018 05:48 PM

Nice lookin dirt golds!

Ron 71 11-09-2018 06:07 PM

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Cool idea for a thread, I could look at dirty gold all day :yes:
I haven't found many in the dirt but here's the few Iv'e been able to save,
The banged up bracelet is silver but the bead is 14k

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jbrow 11-09-2018 06:34 PM

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I have only dug 3 gold from the dirt, here are 2 of them....

NCtoad 11-09-2018 06:57 PM

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Here's mine from 2 years and 2 months of detecting. Not shown are two 10k class rings that I returned.

matmit 11-09-2018 07:01 PM

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This year I have found more gold than any other year, seven:D
I found this white gold band in 2016, and it is from 1930, one of my favorites

Toasted 11-09-2018 07:30 PM

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10k class ring, 7gram 14k, likely very old high karat cufflink and gold coin:D. Ive got 4 more gold rings too but these are the best

DIGGER27 11-09-2018 08:16 PM

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Group pictures below, plus closeups of a couple favorites.

sandgroper 11-09-2018 08:19 PM

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I've found 5 five gold rings in the dirt so far, 4 of which in the past two years and three of those in one park. Here's the four from the past two years. All were 9k. Found one gold pendant, and that was in a playground, but the wood chips were rotten (it was deep), so kinda dirt gold, but not really.

L0S3R 11-10-2018 12:40 AM

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I've found 5 five gold rings in the dirt so far, 4 of which in the past two years and three of those in one park. Here's the four from the past two years. All were 9k. Found one gold pendant, and that was in a playground, but the wood chips were rotten (it was deep), so kinda dirt gold, but not really.



Itís a 10k fountain pen filler, still counts ha ha

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4951769308.jpg


Bounty hunter - treasure hunter - cabelas
Best find to date - 15g platinum ring and 1876 love token

Ohiodigger 11-10-2018 08:11 AM

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The only gold I found this year

jack&jill 11-10-2018 04:07 PM

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This is the only Gold for me in 2018, 14k. Trapper

Captain Silver 11-10-2018 08:41 PM

Here's a couple from the dirt with the dirt:lol: first is 14K http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2bc65b6e.jpg and this one was 18K...http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/...psmzlgwamk.jpg

Stiffwrists 11-11-2018 02:01 PM

This thread makes me so happy. Thanks to all for the contributions.

John-Edmonton 11-11-2018 10:10 PM

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Here's mine...........

Foragist 11-12-2018 11:41 PM

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Good thread! I got my first three golds ever, this year. The third one was in the water at a small beach, so doesn't count here. Here are the 1st 2: 14K white gold band in the football field; 14K yellow Victorian filigree in a curbstrip.

Stiffwrists 02-28-2019 12:40 AM

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Adding another dirt gold. This is my new favorite!

TNTGross 02-28-2019 05:17 AM

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I didn't take a Dirty Gold pic, but this is the only gold I have found so far...

GroundSweeper 02-28-2019 12:28 PM

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I have 9 gold out of the dirt, not including tot-lots (4).

GroundSweeper 02-28-2019 12:28 PM

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The rest

Iggyks 03-03-2019 01:53 PM

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My first and only, found in frozen ground a couple months ago at a ballfield. 14k, 4g. Figured it was a pulltab, hoped it might be a nickel, and decided to go ahead and dig it.

Stiffwrists 09-17-2019 12:04 AM

Latest Dirt Gold.
 
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10k

sandgroper 09-17-2019 02:36 AM

Haven't found any gold rings this year (at least with a detector). And this year I've been focussing a lot on the water so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong :lol: :?:

This has got to be one of my favourite threads, some really nice jewellery in here

Foragist 09-17-2019 09:18 AM

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10k

Nice update to your thread! Here's a couple more from 2019...so far...

Chipk 09-17-2019 11:19 AM

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Many of my gold finds were recoveries and returns but hereís a few that didnít get away.

jl1252 09-17-2019 06:01 PM

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Do nuggets found in the dirt count?

If not, my only other dirt gold was Jesus...

cellrdwellr 09-17-2019 06:13 PM

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Got a couple this year from the dirt, both 10K rings. Great thread!


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