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Old 07-01-2022, 12:42 AM
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Hey there everyone! Earlier this month I really decided to dive into metal detecting and it has NOT been disappointing. After doing some research I decided on the Simplex, and patiently awaited its arrival on the island. It arrived on the 7th, and the very next evening I was out for my first hunt!

After a few times out to the beach, I had accumulated many tent stakes, bottle caps, and almost a whole dollar in clad! But even more importantly, I was starting to understand the machine.

About a week after having received my new toy, I took it over to a different beach. Things were going pretty well. I was beginning to know when not to dig those pesky bottle caps, and I had already accumulated a couple of coins. A nice, solid 68 pings on my Simplex, and I was looking forward to digging up another penny. A coin's a coin, right?

But this was no mere penny. I see inside my scoop something... gray? I reach in to pull it out when I see an opal (badly damaged from the sand and salt, poor thing.) I examine the ring to see it: 925! Success! My first silver!

I would continue to go between a couple of beaches when I had time over the next few weeks. The beaches have given up a whole host of goodies since: 2 more silver rings, 6 non-precious metal rings, a dragon head of an undetermined metal (my favorite relic thus far) and...

My very first gold! A nice Guam pendant on a 22" chain, both 14k.

So I do have to say, I am so glad to have gotten into this wonderful hobby and greatly look forward to what the future holds!
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Old 07-01-2022, 06:43 AM
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Congrats on a great start and welcome to the forum!

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Great start MD.

I love my Simplex.

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Wow awesome. You just paid for that detector 4 times over. That pendant and chain is ...cha-ching on line. I actually really like that boy/girl ring...lol HH!!
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Great finds!
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Old 07-01-2022, 05:25 PM
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Congrats on the 14k and all the other good stuff!

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!

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That photo with the pendant/necklace in the dragon’s mouth is art!

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!! Welcome to Tnet!!!
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Wow awesome. You just paid for that detector 4 times over. That pendant and chain is ...cha-ching on line. I actually really like that boy/girl ring...lol HH!!
Thank you! The pendant and chain are actually fairly light unfortunately. They weighed in at just shy of 4 grams. And the kissing couple ring was actually the very first one I found!
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And thank you all for being so welcoming and supportive. This really seems like a great community to be a part of!
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You are on to a great start. Good detector, learning it and a very good location. All good items for success.

Have fun.

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Super finds, layout, photos and commentary. Congrats! You and the legend are on your way to becoming legendary. Welcome to the forum!
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