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« on: June 25, 2009, 12:20:37 pm »
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Hi Folks,

In August of 2007, I was huntin in a park just one mile
from home, on a slope and under a big oak tree that
is between a parkin area and a tennis court. That is
where I found my first nice ring.

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It is a plain 925 silver ring found with a Bounty Hunter
Quick Draw II. It was about 3" or 4" deep.

That proved to me that it is possible to find jewelry.
But I wanted gold, and I started findin it in tha forum
of pendants and ear rings and so on.

Then, in September of 2007, I found a real nice silver
ring at a church with a Tesoro Cibola.

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Finally, in October of 2007, I found my first gold ring at
a little league base ball field. Found with my Cibola.

I was sold on Tesoro by then. I bought a Silver Sabre
uMax, and with in a month found my second gold ring
with it close to a public swimming pool deck.

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Those were my first nice rings, and all tha nice rings
I found in 2007.

Thanks fer lookin,

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 01:08:42 pm »
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Very nice collection!! I have yet to find a ring.  I do not live anywhere near the coastlines, but I do have a major river running along my town.  I suppose rings could have got lost in the sandy bars along it.  Anyways, thanks for sharing!! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 02:08:23 pm »
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Really nice finds, Tabdog. Your pictures will inspire a lot of others here.

MI, you can find gold and silver rings anywhere that people have congregated. Church courtyards, parks, public gardens, picnic areas, lakes, ponds, river shores and playgrounds just to name a few. Other places? Campgrounds, Boy Scout or Girl Scout camps which are closed for the season and along sidewalks or footpaths. Books have been written on the subject.
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Regarding rings, if you use discrimination on your detector, you could be setting it so high that it eliminates them. Go here and listen to the advice of another expert:

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Joggers, people walking, volleyball players, other sports teams and their spectators all lose things during activity that they don't notice going missing at the time. Gardeners working in their own yards have been known to lose rings. I've had a few people approach me when I was out detecting to ask me to find lost articles including rings. The biggest thing keeping anyone from finding rings is the fact that they sound exactly like a pull tab and your detector thinks so too. Thus, if you eliminate them by discrimination, you eliminate rings.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 02:20:13 pm »
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Hm, that may be the reason.  I had just went out yesterday for a short moment.  It was terribly humid and hot and I didn't have but little precious time.  I found scrap metal and such.  This site is a productive place, as I have found a small cache and a piece of a charm bracelet, I expect.  Anyways, I had just for the first time did not discriminate pulltabs and foil.  I heard that foil can ring up as gold as well.  However, it also has me digging up pulltabs and such, but it would be worth it sometime I hope.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 03:18:56 pm »
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You will dig a lot of trash at first but remember the feeling you get when you check the same hole and pull up a ring. It will happen one day. Believe.

Dan Hughes covers it in his MP3. Dan is a member here. Listen to all of his downloads again and again.

The technical reason that ring pulls sound like rings is twofold and technical. Eddy currents in iron and ferrous metals goes into the molecular structure because they are magnetic and your detector emits a magnetic field. In non-ferrous metals like aluminum, gold and silver, the eddy currents set themselves up as surface waves so rather then the molecular content being sensed, the shape is sensed. The eddy currents on the surface are scattered and random and not at all linear like they are in iron or steel. The ring itself becomes a radiator of a magnetic field but only during the time it is being "lit up" by the transmitted energy. Once you move away, it goes away, but while it is there, the receiver gets a boost in in the return. Ferrous targets absorb the magnetic field and cause a diminished return to the receiver coil. This sets up a sort of rule for discriminating inside the detector.

Bits of flat aluminum, even tiny ones like foil, can appear to be much larger than they actually are. In this case, the aluminum still has the surface eddy currents but because of the received signal intensity, it will - not might - hide any targets below it and near it. No kidding.

So, dig that trash. All of it. Keep a plastic pail nearby if you need it but when you clear out the trash in a small area, go over it again with your detector set to the most sensitive settings and listen carefully for those whispers of a target. Let me know what the thumping of your heart does when you find a truly deep lost treasure. And you will.

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Thanks for the information.  I suppose that it is worth investing in the book that Dan has written, called "Metal Detector Manual"? I just wanted a second opinion before I decided. 

I have read that before.  I expect that having my discriminator set up between 9-11 is possibly too high for detecting the rings? How would having the discriminator in the middle, such as six or so help? Thanks for any information. Wink Smiley

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Quote:Posted by metal_inspector
Thanks for the information.  I suppose that it is worth investing in the book that Dan has written, called "Metal Detector Manual"? I just wanted a second opinion before I decided. 

I have read that before.  I expect that having my discriminator set up between 9-11 is possibly too high for detecting the rings? How would having the discriminator in the middle, such as six or so help? Thanks for any information. Wink Smiley


Any discrimination will hurt your chances of finding anything,
especially gold.

I learned by digging tens of thousands of targets in easy
diggin places.

I have few beaches, and none that will produce. Most my
gold comes from tot lots.

Happy Huntin,

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Okay then, I suppose then zero detection is the best.  So that you can learn the sounds of different targets and be able to single them out better. 

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Nice rings!  Shocked   Great advice Golddigger1950!!!

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Quote:Posted by metal_inspector
Okay then, I suppose then zero detection is the best.  So that you can learn the sounds of different targets and be able to single them out better. 


You got it, as far as I'm thinkin.

I use discrimination to help ID
tha target after I get one that
sounds good.

Discrimination doesn't let tha
machine respond properly.

So, you not only cut out trash,
you make tha targets sound  like
they are cut off.

Sorry, but I just gotta hear it.

That's why I use good metal
detector headphones.

Happy Huntin,

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