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    Gold in the scoop!

    Hi all,
    Got out to 5 different lakes today without much to show. The first one I had high hopes for but only found someone else detecting the water. Not even a penny there. Most of the lakes were the same.
    But, the 4th lake was the one I needed to hit. It was tough with a lot of natural iron on the bottom, plus a mostly large stone base. But I started finding several buckles in the water just off the beach. Figured it was a great sign. Along one edge of the swim area I got a typical foil signal, a 12-03. Figured I would dig it anyway since it was nice and consistent from every angle. Surprised the heck out of me when I say that shiny gold color! It's 14k, and the ruby tests real.
    I also picked up a junker ring there that has hallmarks in it. I can see the 18K, so must have been plated. As usual the toy car was a screamer, and that stainless washer got me good. I was sure it was gold too.

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    Congrats on the gold! That's awesome!

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    Grats on the gold, Chris. For a sec I was confused as the ring had the 14k mark.... The big washer just overshadowed the junker ring that I didn't spot it right away. I swear I am good at those where's Waldo puzzles.
    Future goals: Capped bust coin, Flowing hair LC, Classic head LC, VT copper, MA copper, Pistareen, Two-cent pc, SLQ, GW inaugural button, Excelsior button, Civil war token, and a gold ring.



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    Never mind found the post. great find on the gold ring. I had high hopes of water hunting this year but it is a trickier adventure then I thought. next year. Congrats WD
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    That is a pretty ring! Gold is a great motivator to get back out and detect some more.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800
    2020 Season Totals:
    Clad: $16.45
    Indians: 2
    Wheaties: 44
    Silver: 14
    Silver Jewelry: 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    That is a pretty ring! Gold is a great motivator to get back out and detect some more.
    Yes it is! That's why I put up with my leaking waders, rocks that can break legs, zebra mussels that can slice you like a razor, and driving 150 plus miles round trip to hunt as many lakes as time permits. Ok, maybe it takes a degree of insanity too? Really, it's all worth it when the shiny appears!
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705.
    Whites TDI SL.

    2017
    Silver 28 Bling 18
    Gold 2

    2018
    Silver 8 Bling 1
    Gold 1

    2019
    Silver 7
    Silver bling 2

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    Here's a photo of the ring on the scale. As you can see, it's tiny!


    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705.
    Whites TDI SL.

    2017
    Silver 28 Bling 18
    Gold 2

    2018
    Silver 8 Bling 1
    Gold 1

    2019
    Silver 7
    Silver bling 2

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    give it to a lady friend. very nice. congrats!
    Scott
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