By Jason China
I bought a Nokta Makro Pulse Dive, but I won't snorkel, I need to buy goggles and snorkel, what else? I have no experience, but I am willing to work hard to learn, only by using Pulse Dive can I avoid crowds, and that is, what kind of bag to use in the water to reduce drag to collect!
We had a blow over the weekend and I was there. A huge cut was formed at the beach. I had new personal bests in total rings (10 for a day), gold rings (5) and quarters (64). I took a break to eat during the evening so I have two 'sessions' at the same beach. It was good enough to return with my sore back. It was a target rich environment.
The total for all change was $24.03 which is also a personal high for change. I have found $20 bills on the beach in the past.
These are the rings by session. More after I went back and the tide went out a bit than the first go.
The L ring was the first ring I found it is 14k/3.2g. The other ring is 1.3g/18k.
The green ring is 1.9g/14k. The black ring is 5.5g/titanium Legend of Zelda ring.
The crusty ring is 3.5g/.925. The yellow stone ring is 3.8g/18k.
This is a little 'old' ring and a cheap 'love' ring.
The ring on the left is 16.9g/18k but I question it. The ring on the right is silver and is the last ring I found.
The reason I 'question' it is that it had some green corrosion on it you can see in the first picture and now when I go to clean it the pocks appear even with the gold color. Perhaps that means it is a high copper ring? I also think it is 'old' but some of the edges don't look like it has worn that much in the wet surf/sand where I found it. Comments are welcome.
I consider myself freshwater gold jewelry hunter with a focus on gold chains. I have used Tesoro Stingray II models for the past 20 something years and have decided to purchase either an Equinox 800, a Makro Gold Kruzer, or maybe one of the Multi's. I prefer the first 2 models because of their high frequencies but not having used either, I don't know if 40 or 61 khz. offer any significant advantages over a machine running in the 12-20 khz. range. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the matter. I tend to keep my detectors for a while so reliability/durability is somewhat of a consideration. If you have any other waterproof detector considerations you'd like to suggest feel free.
Finally made it to an old park I figured was hunted out. As usual, there is no such thing. This park has a sandy volleyball court which aerial photos indicated is over 50 years old. Other than the (wooden, yay!) posts that the net is attached to there are no impediments. Any advice on approach (e.g. coil choice, ground balance tricks, target depths to expect, target tones, TID's to accentuate/ignore) would be appreciated.
I am curious as to which machine you prefer for inland gold jewelry hunting and why. Always like learning about other peoples machines and methods.