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Great finds, like you said it's all gold and that is good.

Happy hunting and good luck!

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7 hours ago, Jeff McClendon said:

Five Golden Rings...

Nice, must be the 5th day of Christmas!  Without revealing too much, were these recovered from the water?

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All access to public lake beaches and rivers/streams is closed in my area due to crowd control and avoiding water rescues for paramedics who have their hands full. So these are all turf finds with some mower damage included that will definitely go to the refinery. 
 

Those water restrictions are a real bummer since my favorite thing to do (besides detecting) is to hit Clear Creek near Golden Colorado for a quarter of a gram of gold (or more!!) in an hour or two of exercise via river sluicing when the weather gets really hot like it will be this week.

Just heard water restrictions will begin to be lifted on Wednesday June 3rd.....whoopee.

Jeff

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good on you

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That's a great bunch of gold, and I agree nothing beats dropping the sluice in a creek on a hot summers day for a bit of fun.

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so,whats your ring finding technique if you don't mind my asking? Dig it all or something better?

-Tom V.

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May you have more Mays.

It is a shame you have to change your normal hunting pattern and find gold as a result.  Maybe it is a pattern worth keeping!

Mitchel

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1 hour ago, tvanwho said:

so,whats your ring finding technique if you don't mind my asking? Dig it all or something better?

-Tom V.

I use Park 2 because of high mineralization. Otherwise, I don't think it really matters what one uses. Like Steve, I hunt with a very long screwdriver and a quality pinpointer, F Pulse/Tek Point rocks by the way. I just hunt in basic Park 2 with either 5 or 50 tones depending on the trash levels. I dig any target that sounds really good between VDI 6 and VDI 21 if I am just looking for gold jewelry. In my dirt, women's 10K rings like those in the photo will hit with a beautiful round well defined tone and solid 7, 8, 9 or 10 number (not jumpy) and will pinpoint with a high to medium tone down to about 6" with an easy to hear circumference. The same sized aluminum targets will usually have jumpy numbers and tones (in 50 tones), double or triple beep and have a much higher pinpoint tone with a circumference that is hard to define. I also rarely dig coin sized aluminum past 6" depth. I do come across the occasional beaver tail pull tab at 7 to 8" which sound really good and are dug out with the appropriate foul language. 14K women's rings have slightly higher numbers between 10 and 12. The larger men's 10K ring sounded a little bit like a modern pull tab and had 13/14 for its VDI. It double beeped from all directions and was 5" deep and had a medium toned, well defined pinpoint tone. Modern pull tabs usually also have jumpy 13-15 VDIs but will pinpoint with a much higher pitch..............

All of these gold rings sounded different enough from aluminum to get my full attention. Every gold ring I have every found with the Equinox has done the same. I think I am up to 31 in 2 years and NONE were found at a salt or fresh water beach. All were buried turf finds.

 

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