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The triple ‘A’ is probably a jewelers trademark.

14kt GF means that it is 14kt gold that is sandwiched together with the silver acting as the base metal.

That is why GF means gold filled as they can use any base metal. The gold content may not be that much so don't be surprised if you melt it down.

Hope this helps.

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A nice variety of finds Mitchel - good job!

- I assume you know the "15" year ring is a quincenera piece as they are pretty popular in southern California.

- That 1 bead looks a little like a brass ferrule used for compression fittings.

- Could that "footprint" jug have been used for a pet's ashes?

- Love that Gucci ring!

- After I outgrew my wedding ring I started wearing rings that I had found for years until I finally had my original wedding ring re-sized.

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Great finds MN,

   Impressive and unique collection by any standards!😮 You obviously put in many hours! You save all those, or cash any in?? Looks like having your equipment paid for, is a no brainer!!🍀👍👍

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I believe when they have 2 metal marks it is 2 different metals. Hard to see if in pic what is gold tone and what is silver.

Very good run there.

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1 hour ago, Compass said:

A nice variety of finds Mitchel - good job!

- I assume you know the "15" year ring is a quincenera piece as they are pretty popular in southern California.

- That 1 bead looks a little like a brass ferrule used for compression fittings.

- Could that "footprint" jug have been used for a pet's ashes?

- Love that Gucci ring!

- After I outgrew my wedding ring I started wearing rings that I had found for years until I finally had my original wedding ring re-sized.

I do know the quincenera ring is popular.  I think I've found two others in the last 10 years or so.

The compression fitting 'bead' fits for me too.  I've found some EMT fittings in the past.

The footprint jug is solid which I believe to be stainless steel but it is a little heavy as a pendant.  I wouldn't want to wear a gold nugget that weighed that much.

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These were the 'raw' hunt photos of the items I found just dumped into the pans.  The last one was the 'good stuff' from an exceptional hunt where I found 10 rings!

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11 hours ago, mn90403 said:

This is some sort of little 'weight?'  If I had to guess I'd say brass but ... It weighs .391 ozt and doesn't match up with any other unit of measure on my scale.  The rusty ring in it means it is probably not as old as I might think.  Does someone have an idea?  It is pretty rough and stretches my imagination that it would be jewelry quality.

Nice eclectic collection of finds.  I doubt that a calibration weight would have an attachment ring such as that shown.  I thought it might be some kind of charm for a bracelet (those used to be super popular with children) but at ~12 g. it seems too heavy for that.  I'm stumped.

That cross in the last photo is an Ankh which has been used by various groups (religious, fraternal, etc.) over the centuries.

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