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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: Northeast

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0284)


July 1st, 2014

I wasn't sure I would ever be able to swing a metal detector again due to severe pain in my left hip, leg and foot. Slowly I began to improve and Saturday July 5th I was able to spend 3 hours detecting at the school I attended for 6 years as a child. After digging a few pieces of copper wire, memorial pennies, and pull tabs my detector rang out with a solid high tone about 6 inches deep, cutting a big plug and turning it over reveled a shining 1952 Rosie dime. Next I found the buttons and a wheatie along with more copper... I was getting a little tried and hot and decided to move to another part of the school where soft drink machines and the boys football dressing room where located way back in the day. Drinks were 10 cents and in glass bottles at the time. I unearthed the cork remains of a few decomposed steel bottle caps, another wheatie, modern pull tabs along with older beaver tail pulls then received a 49-50 VDI about 7 inches deep. It was hard cutting the plug due to the hard packed dirt in this area but after flipping it over my pin pointer located the target. It was covered in dirt, heavy, and had a gold color. I turned it over and the beauty of a red ruby caught my eye pushing out the dirt from the center confirmed it was indeed a men's high school class ring. Later after cleaning, it was from the class of 1980 but from a school located about 20 minutes from this one. After careful examination, no initials were inside the ring to aid in its return to its owner. Another silver and gold day was a most welcome reward for my return to this great hobby. Two years ago while on vacation I was able to detect a couple of hours at Orange Beach, AL and found a gold and silver bracelet and a Man’s wedding ring.

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