It was a different day and a different beach. The waves had pumped into this beach for a couple of days and it was time to go. I didn't hit the tide quite right but I have other obligations.
When I got there someone was on the beach. I thought I'd lost the opportunity but they detected fast down near the water and they were gone by the time I set up to detect the cut. I don't know where they were going but they were gone and I did my thing. I located a penny line and dug a few of them and then I went in both directions for a bit before discovering my first quarters. That was a good sign and I was the only one around. It's a grid beach when objects can be found. Five days ago I had been on this beach and I couldn't even find any of the sailboat salvage items.
I just kept working it with the limited 2 hours I had. Near the end I found a Wheat which is like finding hen's teeth on these beaches. I would have stayed a bit longer to finish the cut but about 300 yards in front of me someone had shown up. Normally this would make me very agitated but I just kept on trying to hear the good stuff mixed in with the salvage and then I got a high pitch variable at 28-31 and thought it would be another quarter. Down about 5 inches I dug up what looked like a piece of chain. Then I looked closely and it was jewelry.
This is 3.7 ounces of .925 SILVER! I think it is the heaviest piece of silver I've ever found. It is chunky templar stuff. There has to be a couple of links missing because it is not very long. It's value is in the weight but it was a good couple of hours.
While back at my old stomping grounds in Wisconsin, I had some time to do some school turf hunting at a middle school (something that can't be done in Florida due to fences). Numerous coins have come from that area when I have detected it in the past, but that was when I mainly focused on coins while leaving the "junk" signals (lower numbers) in the ground. Well, since learning that the lower numbers are good numbers for gold, let's just say that that was the focus of this day's swinging. The 15" covered the ground well and hit hard on something on the corner of a sandpit by the track. Less than an inch down, it came in a strong 6 (similar to the sport during foil covers that I had been finding) using Park 1, 7 speed, and 18 sensitivity. The chain was latched, so it must have been set aside for safe keeping and dropped.
Been a while since I have found a gold ring, usually these parts I find ear rings, silver rings etc. Found this one in a park I hit all the time, down about 6" or so between some miserable cans. Guessing the cans kept it safe from other guys that detect there 🙂
Also in the mix is a 1919 wheatie and my usual clad/trash for the day.
Woke up late😨.
Found a decent place.
Found competition at work already💀.
Heard from local fisherman's report on last week competition's success right there🤐...
Almost 5 hours, dug 5 holes found 5 items...And the sand is yet to come...
Can You guess how much I love the summer season?🙄
End of the story for today...
Today started out a little slow at an old church ground, after about 7 cents and 1 1/2 hours I packed it in. Not wanting to give up so soon I decided to try a fair ground near an old fire house. I used to go there as a kid. Thinking I would find a ton of trash I put on the 9 inch to help with all the aluminum slaw. While I was trying to remember where the Ferris wheel and tilt-a-whirl where i stumbled onto a dime and penny. Thinking I needed to move up the field 100yds, I Was swinging as I walked not caring to much as this field is big and I was hitting a million signals. Half way I got a strong silver signal and dug a really nice Silver and Amethyst Ring about 2'' deep. After a few clad and an 1 1/2 hours later I got bouncy gold level signal. Normally I would not have dug this, but something just sounded strange and strong. Good thing I did because, It was a 14k and what I believe to be ruby and small diamonds. Thinking this is the best day I've had in years and knowing It was my night to cook dinner, I headed back to the truck swinging wildly and smiling ear to ear. About 75 yards from the truck I got another really strong silver tone. I almost passed out when I popped a silver and gold Tiffany ring. Days like this are very rare for me and the MK has made detecting a lot of fun. Topping this day might take a few years.