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Old 07-15-2019, 10:54 PM
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Nice work, Woodbutcher! Last year, I went on a serious gold quest binge; bringing home huge piles of junk targets, but also every coin I came across, especially pennies. I concentrated mostly on sports field sidelines, but ended up finding my first gold ring on a school football field. It rang up like a zinc penny, but I know many gold items are reported as giving lower tone signals. SO keep up the good work, and remember: Location is an important factor.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:12 PM
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I have recently decided to start digging more in the "junk" range. I found a small women's silver rings that rang in the crusty zinc range that I normally wouldn't have dug. I have also started digging WAY more toasted zinc pennies (which get tossed in the trash) this way.

To me it depends on my mood. Right now it is HOT and I don't want to dig as much junk, so I am using more mental discrimination.

I have yet to dig a target in the foil range that wasn't just a flattened ball of foil or tiny fragment of an aluminum can, but I am digging soccer fields and ball fields mostly.

Both of the targets below range in as crusty zinc pennies on the Makro Kruzer. The men's wedding band is one of the heavy "gunmetal" type rings and the women's ring is stamped .925.
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