Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284-LSP)
My story begins on March 14, 2009 with the purchase of a new White's DFX from Jerry's Metal Detector Sales, our nearest authorized White's dealer. I couldn't wait to get started metal detecting with the DFX, however time and weather had not been favorable so my outings were limited.
After work on Friday March 27th, I had a couple of hours to hunt and this would only be my sixth outing. My wife suggested I try an empty lot up town where the Odd Fellows Hall, which later became the Town Hall, once stood. She reminded me of the story about how her mom had lost her dad's class ring in the spring of 1964 while out hunting for night crawlers. They searched for the ring for the next couple of days in the places where they had hunted for crawlers but didn't find the ring. I told my wife that the chance of finding her dad's class ring were very slim. The Hall had been demolished and the site excavated. It probably got hauled away if the ring was lost there.
I received permission to hunt the lot and proceeded to detect in a grid pattern. On my second round, I received a solid nickel tone and pinpointing indicated the depth at five inches. I cut the plug and found the nickel, then checked the hole again. I still got a signal so I dug a little deeper and pulled out a hand full of clay. Peeling away the clay, I saw the bottom of a ring. Peeling off more revealed that it was a class ring. I put the ring in my pocket and continued to detect a little while longer.
Upon returning home, I gently cleaned the class ring for any identification. The ring had the initials J and W class of 1966 on it. I had found my father in law's class ring that my mother in law had lost 45 years ago! What an awesome find! Every one in the family was very excited and surprised that the ring would ever be found. My father in law now has his class ring back. My mother in law still can't believe it and my wife said with that find the DFX has more than paid for itself!