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Cool finds Skate. I like the fact you’re hitting those nickels. Gold is sure to follow. Good luck!

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Nice assortment you got going there. Do you have an acid test kit? you can check the ring easily. lots of nice rings have no hallmark yours looks a little on the thin side but second pic makes wonder if it's gold. I like the old key fob.

 

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I don't have an acid test kit. It's pretty thin. When I dug it the breath just kind of ran out of me, I was on one knee digging and I had to take a seat. I was all giddy and then after looking at it further I just couldn't see it being real. I figured some high school romeo got it out of a bubble gum machine and tried to pass it off to this girlfriend as the real deal and she chucked it. 

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Nice hunts Skate.

You know, I don't think I have ever dug an intact harmonica reed, only pieces.

Thanks for sharing.

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On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 2:31 AM, BeachHunter said:

Cool finds Skate. I like the fact you’re hitting those nickels. Gold is sure to follow. Good luck!

I do the same thing when it comes to nickels.  Over the years, the majority of all gold rings I've found  ID at nickel or just below. 

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 7:40 AM, Mark Gillespie said:

I do the same thing when it comes to nickels.  Over the years, the majority of all gold rings I've found  ID at nickel or just below. 

agree.....only time I dig gold rings is when I'm chasing a nickel.....

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On 1/11/2018 at 9:11 PM, Skate said:

This is the good stuff I was able to pull out of the ground yesterday and today. I have really been focusing on digging "gold" type targets which is why I have all the nickels. I managed one ring but I think it's junk(no hallmark) 4 silver dimes, two harmonica reeds, marbles, some tokens, lipstick case(I think) and the 611 brass tag. What isn't here is the 67 pop tops and beaver tails that I dug in my quest for gold. I'm trying to keep track of all my trash gold sounding targets this year so I can develop some sort of ratio of how many pop tops I dig to gold. I also dug some mystery coins, bigger than a penny, smaller than a quarter and thin. No idea what they are.  

This was really made possible due to the rain we finally got on Monday and Tuesday. Instead of dirt cement I had wet dirt which allowed me to dig quickly. 

 

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I think that mystery object is off the top of a lamp that holds the lampshade on. Maybe....

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On ‎1‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 6:11 PM, Skate said:

This is the good stuff I was able to pull out of the ground yesterday and today. I have really been focusing on digging "gold" type targets which is why I have all the nickels. I managed one ring but I think it's junk(no hallmark) 4 silver dimes, two harmonica reeds, marbles, some tokens, lipstick case(I think) and the 611 brass tag. What isn't here is the 67 pop tops and beaver tails that I dug in my quest for gold. I'm trying to keep track of all my trash gold sounding targets this year so I can develop some sort of ratio of how many pop tops I dig to gold. I also dug some mystery coins, bigger than a penny, smaller than a quarter and thin. No idea what they are.  

 

Skate, I commend your dedication to digging the "gold" tones.  67 pop tops is very telling.  Here's hoping some gold will reward your efforts!

Tim.

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Thanks Tim. 2018 is my year to dig the gold or at least I had hoped it would be once my EQ gets here. It is amazing how many different pop tops there are out there in the ground. I'm hoping to have a ratio of around 75/1 pop tops to rings. I have no idea if this is possible or not as I've never really hunted exclusively for rings. 

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