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  1. Was out today using the 15" on a local softball field. Park 1, 18 sensitivity, all metal, 7 recovery speed, 0 iron bias, ground balanced. Granted, I could have found this with my first detector, an Ace 100, but the 15" on the Equinox sure covers the ground. This ring was at most 1" deep. I knew it was either a few quarters or a silver ring. I was just thinking today as I was detecting before finding this that my silver ring count was low; I have found more gold than silver. Ironic. And no, I am not complaining.😉
  2. I haven’t been getting out as much compared to last year. This is my first gold for the year and first silver (1858 seated dime). I got to the beach at 5 am for low tide and surprisingly I was the only Detectorist out there. Maybe the slight rain and the lack of sand movement kept everyone else at home. There were almost no targets on the wet sand but somehow I managed to snag this 14k bracelet. The silver dime, Indian head and most coins were from a spot that has given up a few oldies in the past. Good luck out there and HH.
  3. I recently returned from a MD’ing trip to Cancun and the 3 of us used Minelab Equinox detectors. Finds included 100’s of coins, probably 10+ pairs of sun glasses, with 1 of them being Ray-Bans, 2 cell phones, numerous ear rings with 1 of them being 14K gold and another was a diamond stud. Chains, bracelets and metals, some broken and others hole. Over 30+ rings with many sterling, a few of the modern Tungsten and Stainless wedding bands and even gold rings (both white and yellow gold). 2 rings really popped out that were both 14K gold. One was the blue sapphire with diamonds and the other a wedding ring with a nice 1+ karats of diamonds. Even the 1st time lady digger scored a nice 14K white gold wedding band with a couple cool sterling rings. I managed 21 of the 30 rings so I won't complain but the amount of gold was certainly off my standards. Pic of rings on my hand were the ones I found minus a sterling that broke when being tumbled. We all enjoyed the warm weather, water and experience. The Equinox detectors performed as hoped. Used Beach Mode #1, GB on, open screen by pushing the Horseshoe, SENS around 17 to 19 and Threshold so I can hear it. All other settings were FP. What amazes me is the gold to modern metal ratio. The resorts I hunt used to produce more gold than modern metals and now it has flipped. in years past, I'd come back with 15 or 20 gold rings on a weeks hunt and never a modern Stainless or Tungsten. Now it seems I'll get more of them than I actually do the gold ones? Well the wife still likes going down there so I might as well get used to it and realize 5, 6 and 7 Gold ring days are long gone at those places. Guess I'll jump into a lake and follow BeechNut around as his gold ring counts are still good.
  4. Yesterday's gold ring was found on the second dig of the day. Today's was literally the first dig of the day. It was in the grassy area where people sit and eat concession food by the fields I hunt around home. It was a 10-11 on the display, and I was using the same settings as yesterday. It is 14K.
  5. Out for 5 hours, 6 gold rings, 7 silvers. Was tracking a storm crossing the midwest late last week and into the weekend. Luckily it was just the right winds and I was able to catch one very good lowtide. Most of the Gold was stained bad , been under many years. One very interesting gold is the band..OB three crowns then 14k, a rare early years Ostby Barton. The real question for me this hunt is I found a very small gold ring, I think it was gold, Some how and some where she is still in the Bay I believe. Think it got stuck to my glove as I was putting it in my pouch, Got it on video..just not the full shot of it going into my pouch. Had this happen before, should have been more careful. Lesson learned.. Over all had a great time, got workout and found treasures. The Excalibur is doing it's job and hopefully by summer we will see the "AQ" as my clean up machine.
  6. Busy learning the Multi Kruzer and been picking up some nice stuff that was missed. Silver ear ring was from local park as I was looking for gold ear ring a lady had lost the other day. Today I found an old bullet, mid/late 1800's was about a foot deep. Running the MKK at 14khz 4 tone and just kicked up the disc to 15 and gain to 95. Amazing how deep that machine goes! The beat up quarter is 80's I think, also pretty deep for some reason. Prize for the day was the Sterling St. Christopher Protect Us pendant. I'm not a religious but almost seems like a sign of some sorts in these days. The pendant was pretty shallow in hard pack gravel path. Machine works really well for relic hunting in the woods. The smaller coil with incredible depth is perfect for these parts. So far the 14khz seems to the best frequency for coins and relics. The 19 khz is excellent in 3 tone mode and shallow trashy park hunting. I found not much difference in depth between 5 and 14 khz yet but find the vdi a little vague in 5.
  7. While detecting several hundred yards south of the Daytona Beach Pier, an elderly gentleman approached me to tell me about a lost ring that was “flung” from the patio deck of their hotel and asked if I might be able to find it. He said they looked for it several times without any luck. I asked him several questions such as how long ago this happened and in what general area did he think the ring landed. He told me he could show me the area and where they thought it landed after being tossed off the hotel deck. As we walked over to the area below the patio he told me how all this happened. It seems his grandson threw something off the patio onto the beach and the ring went with whatever it was he “flung” [the grandfather's word]. When we arrived at the area below the patio, the gentleman described where they were standing on the deck and about how hard his grandson “flung” whatever it was. I laid out a general search area based on what the grandfather described. Fortunately it was in dry sand not more than 15 feet from an elevated patio overlooking the beach. I began to grid search the area and within several minutes the distinct tone of gold rang out. I pushed my scoop into about 4-5 inches of dry sand and out popped a ring. Not showing what I'd found, I asked him to describe the lost ring. He said it was white gold but that's all he knew. He would have to ask his grandson's wife for a more specific description. I told him to please ask her to come see me. A few minutes later a young lady approached me and identified herself as the wife of the man who lost his ring. I asked her to describe it in as much detail as she could and she nailed it to a T. I showed her the ring I'd found and a big smile brightened her face as she exclaimed “That would be it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!” I asked if I could take a few photos and she agreed. She then quickly headed back to the surf where her husband and the older gentleman were. As I resumed my detecting near the water line, I caught site of the grandfather making a bee line my way with a big smile on his face. He couldn't thank me enough. I simply told him that I was happy I could help. After we exchanged a few pleasantries, he wished me “good fortune in my day's hunt” and rejoined his family. That was the only ring I found that day but I walked away from Daytona Beach convinced beyond any doubt that my time was extremely well spent as there were big smiles all around for those visitors from South Carolina!
  8. Hello to all ,after few weeks detecting only on the beach i return to the Thames river ,like an unfaithful lover full of guilt but how excited ...........forgot how light the Deus was and how different it is to dig on the Thames foreshore(i use an Hodan Pick) So i started with the rugby ball hard to miss then the small silver ring followed 30min later by a gold plated.....well gutted,a thimble and 3.09 british pounds .Lots of lead and brass bits as usual.This spot has moved not eroded this time but deposited thats what i though...............i was nearly cut off by coming the tide has it has eroded next to the stairs access😅😅😅😂on a positive note it will be harder to access i think but not a problem for me . Ladies and gentlemen the finds: Enjoy RR
  9. Thought id post my finds from Jan. Dec was a bust for me ... just one gold which was odd compared to other years. Normally Oct, Nov or Dec id have one good month with a high count of gold. Could be the cooler weather.... because its not been warm enough for people to want to get in the water. Some good stuff to test a machine on...... tiny earring, that 18K ..... size 2 small ring, and the open peace ring. I seem to be dialing in pretty good on what a target is now. To me in AM almost no iffy targets...... weak but i can tell its a target over just a mineral pop which is very fast... but might be longer on other machines giving that iffy signal. Running so hot i get a lot more jumpy digits.... you almost have to hold the detector on the target with a brief wiggle. But im more concerned about is it a tone lower than a high tone. DEEP pulls ..... say in the 8" range often upscale .... as high as 26 digit... a quarter reads 21. Iron on the surface or big iron can wrap around ...... 27 to 30ish. In all honesty i could pass most high pings. Ive only seen one ring come in at 12..... a penny reads 13 air testing. Most machines on a cross or a broken ring like that peace ring might have a broken tone. Not on this machine in AM...... them may sound smaller.
  10. I found this ring with amber stone while detecting in a park a couple weeks ago. The park was established in the early to mid 1950's, and previously it was a pasture. I certainly don't know when this was dropped but I think it may be old. It was only about 3 inches deep, but other targets in the general area (e.g. bullet casings) indicated that area had not been re-landscaped, likely ever. Sorry for my poor photography -- the red background I chose has polluted the color of the ring. A friend with a high quality camera shot some photos of the hallmarks, which were actually on the outside surface of the ring -- not where I'm used to finding markings. Because the ring surface isn't flat, you can see that the middle mark is out of focus, but I think it is simply '925' with the numeral 9 not having been stamped well. I think the left mark is either 'MI' or 'IW'. The rightmost mark is the most interesting. This one is actually upside down in the photo. Again there is a '925' but the other two inscriptions are what I'm especially curious about. Can anyone help with either the 'MI'/'IW' mark or the multi-icon RH mark?
  11. Was pounding sand at the local beach and at the end of my hunt I scored a beautiful Tiffany & Co. PT950 wedding band. I’m super happy about this find. Thanks for looking!
  12. This is a collection of my last two hunts at a local beach. There really has not been that much to brag about but you just have to stick with it as they say. Yesterday was better than the previous day with the cheap bracelet, cheap ring and the nice 14k cross (that is how it is marked on the clasp but who knows about the other parts of it). The swinging was sparse until I got to a culvert that I normally skip over because of the iron wire in it. Just before I got there I found the coin with a hole in it. It is a 1959 East Africa 1c coin. I've never seen one. That slowed me down with the 3030 and just before I got to the culvert I got the high pitch of a quarter. As it turned out that was the first of 5 $1 coins. This was the only good area I could find and I got nearly on top of the culvert and could still hear targets. I'll go back with the 800 now that it is working again but I need to give it the latest update. I tired of the gridding near the culvert and I went over to where the day before a grounded sailboat had been removed. About a month ago I looked out and thought there was a movie shoot going on and it turned out to be a 40 ft sailboat aground. It looked like it had not been there long and could be pulled out on the high tide. That didn't happen and over the weeks the mast went down and waves pounded it and then a salvage crew from San Diego just removed it by land yesterday. The only thing I got from it was the trash on the right side of the items. After I walked back towards my car I went over the $1 coin area again and found I missed one. It then 'dried up' and it was time to go but I worked my way out on the line that held the coins. I got a signal and looked down in the scoop and it reminded me of the screw scrap but ... it wasn't. Sand was sticking to it and in the top but I knew it was pretty good if real. It does have good markings. Nothing was near so I kept the same line and about 300 yards down the beach was the bracelet. It sounds good but it is cheap. Today I used the 800 at a couple of different beaches and found next to nothing. What a difference. More about that another time.
  13. Amazing what a week of the wrong direction winds can do. Keeping tides very high and pushing sand in...Not Good. But luck was with me the last two hunts and I was able to get into a small section out in the middle of no where and dig some treasures. Four Gold rings and eight silvers.
  14. Hello to all was was away in Vietnam for 3 weeks weeks eating and discovering the country but the crave for beach combing pushed me to schedule all my shifts straight at work then head to the coast. A Strom is battering the UK at the moment but i wasn't really interested in that i had my eyes on a beach which i think has been ignore for a while......not a really good access as the road isn't maintained and i dont have a 4x4 so i need to be careful if i dont want to leave most of my car there😅 So i took my nox which i swap for my CTX in January and headed to the spot at 5 am. Signals started straight away with big lump of brass, then i started to pick up fishing weight one after another then i hit Gold with this nice 9ct 4.45gr alas 9ct.....😪 Then few holes later my DIY unbreakable shaft broke but i brought a super dupa spade so i headed to the car and after a water refill(Was sweating despite the strong winds and low temp) i carried for another 2 hours finding the biggest anti aircraft shrapnells i ever found ,imagine been hit by that.The fishing weight are apparently 70/80s.....and the deus shaft you see on the picture of the broken shaft was actually the one i put inside to reinforce Anyway please find the result in picture,i think that that beach has much to offer will try to do another or two long session with the Nox then i will hit it with the PI.....if i succeed it will means 1 thing...my tenacity has paid off or maybe i am just getting to know the beaches better.............. Enjoy RR
  15. My day started off with an eyeball find at the post office. I spotted a round object on the ground as I was walking into the post office. I didn't look at it closely until I got into my car. I thought it was some costume jewelry at first until I saw some faint lettering on it. Still, not thinking much of it, I drove 5 miles to hunt a new beach on the lake I've been hunting. I picked a spot and was doing some sampling and not having much luck, very few signals. So, I drove to a new spot and started hunting. First signal was a penny, a good sign, walked about 20 feet and got a solid 21 signal. I thought for sure I was digging a zinc, much to my surprise I found another piece of turquoise jewelry. It's been a while since I've found a piece of turquoise, here I am today with two! Not much else was coming out other than clad, so, I decided to head home and eat lunch. After taking a couple of pictures of my finds, I enlarge the pics and darn near fell outta my chair. The 2 pieces of jewelry are silver and they are made by 2 Navajo silversmiths from different states, but, the makers are related to one another. The pieces were found 5 miles apart, the large one in the parking lot and the small one at the lake. That's one of the many things I love about this hobby, you just never know what weirdness is going to turn up.
  16. Today I had a chance to go out to the beach for a 2 hour afternoon hunt using the 3030 while I wait on my bracket piece from Minelab. Thank you Minelab. Lately I've been working the same beaches which have not been producing much in the way of coin or jewelry finds this month. We've had a bit of energy in some waves but the intervals have been so great that there is no grouping of objects so the beaches are hard to read. When I started I was finding nothing for a few hundred yards and then I got a hit. It was some larger steel trash that I didn't save but I started circling around that and found some of the pieces below. I still had not found a coin. Just because there was something and it was deep I decided to grid mostly because there were no other clues. I doubled my lines up and down across the black sand line and I managed a couple of quarters and the button below the ring. Then I got the key which sounded like a penny. Then the deeper steel parts because they were sounding scratchy. The flattened bottle caps were in there too but at least they were something. During this time an older white guy who looked like a tourist tried to stop me and ask me what the best thing I ever found was. I kinda looked and pointed at my headphones and kept gridding my beach. I didn't want to be bothered. He was not very pleased with me but what could I do? Then I got the high pitch you always love with a 3030 and thought it was another quarter until I looked down into the scoop. Silver I hoped and a honker at that. It felt heavy but not solid ... maybe a biker's ring? I didn't know. It does say .925 but I can't make out the other mark and this picture I have of the backside doesn't capture it either. It weighs just over a half ounce! It fits although I could size it easily because it has a crack. Most of the red is gone. I've looked on the internet and found the same shield design on a stainless steel costume ring but this one is silver. I continued to grid this section of beach for another 30 minutes and picked up the piece of pipe and another couple of quarters before a group of 5 guys came walking by. These are normally the type you don't want to tell anything to when you are on the beach alone. I would have ignored them if it was at night but this one black guy (I use these descriptions just so you know the total story) about 30 asked me what the best thing I ever found was. I lowered my headphones and I said "Since you asked, I'll show you something." I reached into my Minelab pouch and pulled out this ring and his eyes went BIG. Ah ... it was great. His buddies who were local Mexican and black guys too came over and said 'Hey dude, you got a Templar, way to go!' I've got this ring in my hand and the guy who asked me about it reaches down to take it from me to look at it but I'm not letting it go. haha He gave it a tug and then understood I was showing it, I wasn't letting him handle it. He and his buddies went walking down the beach with a nice laugh. I don't think these guys will ever pick up a metal detector. Before I left the beach the first guy who asked me about my finds came walking back and I thought ... I'll show him the ring too. Well, once burned, twice shy, he didn't look at me. I wanted to run after him and tell him I was detecting my pattern when I saw him before and couldn't talk but he was gone down the beach. It was a good afternoon. Can someone give me their ideas about this ring? Mitchel
  17. During the winter here in the Chesapeake bay my main goal is to watch for the best conditions, then try put and myself in the right location to find gold. I seen a Opp coming Monday mornings lowtide, No winds and calm water. Perfect conditions and I knew where to go, a spot that has been very good to me since July 2019. First target of the day a Nice 14k cigar band, 45 minutes later gold ring number two for the day. A Victorian ladies gold ring, no fineness mark. Ring was badly stained. Third and final gold came as water was starting to get rough. Cutting across in the water and headed in I got a strong signal, two scoops and out came a badly stained gold band. Unmarked / No fineness mark which is very common for this beach since it opened in the 1880's. Not many targets this hunt, 3 gold rings, 2 coins, several sinkers and a few pieces of brass in a little over 3.5 hours. Water temps are now in the low 40's, a month from now should really be some great hunting with constant lowtides and NW winds......water will be in the lower 30's but I can do about 4 good hours with my drysuit setup....Thanks for looking...Joe
  18. Beautiful here in central Texas, so I headed down to the lake to see if I could score any jewelry. I made my first pass to the water and was headed back up to the shore when I spotted a park ranger truck pull up and stop. He got out and headed my way, so, I put my gear down and walked straight to him and stuck out my hand and introduced myself. I knew as soon as he stuck out his hand and smiled, he wasn't here to harass me. He told me his name and began to ask me how I was doing and that I should keep my eyes open for arrowheads as quite a few have come from the beaches on the lake. I was able to get some good info from him about which park was the most popular and where most of the swimming took place. He also told me that the lake level was down quite a bit from full capacity and trying to give me an idea as to the best place to hunt might be. I also was told that I'm the only one he's seen hunting on this beach :super: Anyway, after about 10 minutes, he wished me good luck and drove off. The next 3 hours was digging nothing but garbage. Toward the end of the hunt, close to the water, I got a nice, solid, repeatable 9, pinpointed it and grabbed what I thought was a piece of wire. Fortunately I was able to pull it from the sand without breaking it. I was very pleased to see a charm and both ends were intact. I'm pretty sure it's silver from the looks of it. As luck would have it on the next pass and down by the water, within 6-8 feet of the other necklace, I dig another one. Up until this point of hunting the lake I hadn't dug one until today. Unfortunately it's junk, it read 3-4, but, a solid repeatable signal. My settings were as follows Park 2 GB 5 Sens 21 Recovery 3 Iron bias F2 0 2 tones Digging from -1 up
  19. I found this 1946 $2 gold coin in a pendant today. Found with a kruzer in 3 tone mode, disc3,notch 4, gain 92, pp 8 inches, GB 81, range up 25 to 27. Thanks for looking!
  20. Hit the gravel area of the river where I dug up the two silver coins. After a couple of hours of hunting I dug up a nice silver pendant.
  21. You'll have to excuse me as I don't get on the jewelry site much, but I found an interesting one. On my recent beach hunt in Caribbean I scooped this little darling. What I find interesting is the symbol, as I have seem many of these when visiting England. In fact I'm most certain in years past, I have found one in sterling and last year found one in MX that was gold. This one is sterling with a golden heart. Anyone else find these style and types of rings? I'd love to see others finds and the variety of them.
  22. I've been hunting a lake nearby for the last week, so far, every hunt has produce some nice silver or gold jewelry. Today I was able to retrieve 3 more rings, 2 silver and 1 junk. I found something else, but, I'm not sure what it is. Here's my setting: Park 2 Manual GB Sens 22 2 tones Iron bias 0 Tone break +5 up Tons of trash to wade through to find a keeper, but, very satisfying when it happens.
  23. I use my Nox 600 most of the time for coin and jewelry hunting in the super trashy parks in the Denver area. It takes a real beating in all kinds of weather and I must have put 1500 or more hours on it already. The Nox 600 needs more Love😘 in my opinion. It can definitely get the coin, jewelry and even relic job done in really bad soil conditions. I was mostly looking for deep silver today in some of the most trashy areas of the park so I was bouncing back between default Park 2 and a trashy park notched Park 1 depending on the tiny aluminum fragment chatter. Luckily I was in basic Park 2 when I got the coil over this target since it came up as a steady, beautiful, round, medium toned 18 at 7" (3 depth arrows), which I had notched out in Park 1. I had three targets under my 11" coil. Initially I thought it might be a coin spill. I had already dug a 6" 22,23 screw cap and a 3" 13,14 pull tab and moved over to the last target close by which sounded even more beautiful. I was expecting either a giant pull tab, beaver tail, a thick chunk of aluminum, brass shell casing or a large caliber modern bullet. I was super stoked to see that gold. Way to separate targets Nox 600!!!!!!!!!!! And, way to go me for being willing, able (I work out a lot!!!!) and happy to dig what some people think is trash. If I hit a target with tight numbers or even better, just one number with solid tone in the 6 to 23 range I patiently dig it. I get cut, scraped knuckles and frustrated occasionally but if it sounds good I dig it............ I have yet to dig a good quality jewelry target at 10" deep or less with the Nox 600 that didn't sound fantastic. Deeper than 10" anything can happen....... Jeff
  24. We take pride in our finds and many of us display them in a man caves, on our work desks or even give some away as gifts. But we also enjoy sharing the fruits of our labor and the photos bring back so many memories. Now that the 2019 detecting season is over, I'd like to share my 3 favorite finds from the year. But what is even more cool is seeing your hard work and efforts show up for everyone to see. Yes I realize a few folks think it has all been found, but we can show them recent finds from the 2019 year. 1st favorite find of 2019 is a really rare Barber Quarter. In fact IT IS THE RAREST of Barber Quarters minted. I have not had it professionally clean and right now it looks like crap, but of all the coins I have dug up in 40+ years of metal detecting, this is by far the rarest (40,000 minted). It is a 1913-S. it was found with a Minelab EQ-800. 2nd is a gold nugget Specimen that weights over 7 ounces and has 3.55ozt of gold in it. Found with Equinox 800. 3rd favorite find has to do with skill and it was given back to the owner. After 2 different people tried to find a small diamond stud earring with no success, I was called in as a last result. Actually I had been out of town. Anyway, this small 1/4 carat diamond stud was lost in her backyard and she had the spot narrowed down to a 5' area. The EQ-800 with small 6" coil in the Prospecting Mode recovered it. Lets see 3 of your favorite finds of 2019. May 2020 be golden in so many ways with many golden grins & glory.
  25. Haven't seen much action on my local beaches since moving to Oregon these last couple of years. Beaches here are drastically different than my So. Cal. beaches. Took me years to learn my cuts and where to find them at my southern haunts. Now I'm having to learn these new beasts and it's been painfully bare of gold or coins. The beaches near me (Central Coast) are not what you consider bathing beaches. You don't see many people on the sand with blankets. These are dog walking bundle yourself up look for shells and rocks type of beaches. Luckily I also live near a river that runs right into the ocean and it requires a stone jetty to support it on either side. When the high tide pushes the river over the stone jetty to overflow it produces a slew or a calm saltwater wading pool for kiddies and young mothers. A perfect place for a towel to be put down to watch the toddler. This is where I will be finding my GOLD in the future. Ten minutes into the hunt I get a solid 10 on the Nox 800. 14kt, 2.5 gram gold ring with 4 seed diamonds (tested) and an opal. Picked up maybe ten dimes, 10 pennies, 4 nickels, an earring and four lead bullets which also read solid 10's on the Nox. GaryC/Oregon Coast
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