« Back to Finds Posted May 18th, 2008 by Dave

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Item Found: Platinum

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Metal Detector Used: Beach Series (800-0293)


May 18th, 2008

Every summer I look forward to our metal detecting trip to a special lake that continues to provide great finds year after year. Usually I find a few nice gold rings and even a silver or gold necklace now and then but this year was to be the best trip of all. I had hunted in the roped off swimming area with my Beach Hunter ID strapped on as a chest mount. Chest mounting with the ID lights facing up just below your chin works great. As you look down to check the light ID, your hat will shade the lights and make them easy to ID even on a bright sunny day.

I had been searching for about 3 hours with a little less than my normal finds. I was ready to move to another beach but my hunting buddy wanted to stay and try again before we had to start home. I agreed so in I went again. After about 10 minutes I got one of those sweet gold tones in my headphones and a bright yellow light on my ID. I took a couple of deep scoops of sand off the bottom in the waist deep water. As the sand slipped through my scoop I saw what looked like a bright new silver ring with a big CZ stone( found a few of these over the years) so I placed it in my pouch and continued to find a few more coins.

When we loaded up to begin our drive home, I dug out my eye loop to check my finds. A couple of 10kt rings, a silver marked charm, and then my heart stopped. What I ha thought was just another silver ring and CZ read 900 PLAT 100 IRID. WOW! What a great find with a .65 ct VVS Diamond that appraised for over $3000. Thanks White's for a great detector and a wonderful hobby.

Dave U.

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