Guess There Was 3 Rings After All

In my last blog post I shared two rings that I found in a local park.  In that post I said “Hey, if there are two rings there, maybe there are three rings there!”

Ironically, there was 3 rings there and I found all three of them in about 10 minutes at the end of my hunt the weekend!

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The ring with the amethyst stone is marked .925 silver and I found it near a baseball diamond.  I was extremely happy when I found it because prior to that all I had been finding was modern coins.  About 5 minutes later, and 10 feet from where I found the silver ring I got a penny tone on my AT Pro metal detector. Only a couple inches down and I found the junker mood ring.

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I was surprised to find two rings that close together but I figured that maybe just maybe there might be another ring around there somewhere.  About 5 minutes later I got a quarter tone with a warble and thought to myself “Could it be?”  Sure enough, about 4 inches down I pulled out the square men’s ring that’s stamped .925.

I thought I might find a third ring at that spot, but I never expected to find three rings on my second trip there after finding two rings on my first hunt there.

It just goes to show that you never know what you’re going to find on your next hunt.  These rings make rings #24, 25, and 26 that I’ve found since I began metal detecting.

My wife likes the ladies ring, like I figured she would, so it’s a win win situation for me.

Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you find a big ole gold ring on your next hunt!

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Have Faith

I haven’t had much luck lately on finding silver coins the last few hunts, but I did manage to pull a couple rings out of a local park.

I was detecting the edge of a walking trail and found this “FAITH” ring.  It is stamped .925 with a hallmark on the inside of the band.

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I giggled when I found it because at the time I was getting frustrated in not finding any jewelry, then I got the reminder “You got to have a little Faith!”

The other ring was found on the same hunt but in a different section of the park. I like the Crane and flower motif on it, pretty cool!  It was a fun hunt, and I plan to go back soon.

– Hey, if there are two rings there, maybe there are three rings there!

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One Good Find Saves The Day

I have been super lucky lately when it comes to finding silver. My last few hunts have all netted silver coins or a silver ring. I was hoping that my luck would continue this past weekend when I did some metal detecting at an old picnic grounds and gathering area. This spot has been popular since the early 1960’s so you can imagine my excitement leading up to this past weekends hunt.

I started out detecting in a small strip of grass and then moved over by the creek and picnic tables. I didn’t find much but modern coins, but I suspect that the gravel and mulch that had been laid down made it nearly impossible to reach the deeper coins. The mulch layer was literally 5-6 inches thick in most places around the sitting area and picnic tables.

I then switched to hoping for recently dropped jewelry items, but again, the area was clean except a few clad coins here and there.

I gave it the old college try by detecting all of the areas that had the possibility of old coins, but after about 5 hours all I had to show for my efforts was common junk, several modern coins and a sinking feeling that I was about to get skunked on silver coins at a spot that ‘Should” hold several silvers. I was wondering if someone had beaten me to the punch, or if all of the modern improvements had put the silver coins there too deep for my detector to reach. All I really knew for sure was that I felt disappointed that I was about to be skunked.

The sun was going down so I decided to detect around a large over hanging tree.  About 3 minutes later I got that sweet sound of silver on my AT Pro and I knew that it could be a quarter based on the 85-87 ID numbers.

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I dug down 4 or 5 inches and that’s when I saw the reeded edge of a silver coin! A 1961 Washington quarter. That’s only the second silver Washington quarter I’ve ever found and believe me I was excited to see silver in the plug. It saved me from getting skunked, and sometimes all it takes is One Good Find to save the day!

Before this hunt I had high hopes for finding silver in this particular area and had told the guys in the chat room that I was dedicating this hunt to the memory of Charles Garrett.

On this dedicated hunt, the Garrett AT Pro did what it was designed to do and that is a testament to the quality of Garrett Metal Detectors.

– Rest In Peace Dr. Charles Garrett, this one’s for you.

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