« Back to Finds Posted September 1st, 2009 by Randy

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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: Oregon

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0319)

September 1st, 2009

Dear White’s,

First I want to thank you for the wonderful Metal Detectors that you make. I own 3 of them, an XLT, DFX and my newest purchase -- a V3. I use all of them but prefer the V3 as it is a coin and jewelry magnet. As you can see by the story below, I am having a wonderful time. I have made friends and I am enjoying this hobby immensely. At 59 years of age and retired I could not think of a better way to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors while finding treasures of all sorts.

Today was my day to find 2 silver rings. I got out with my hunting buddy Matt for our Thursday hunt (we do this weekly when possible) -- First it was just me because Matt worked late last night, but he showed up around 10:00 am which was a pleasant surprise. We hunted part of the old Vanport City area which is now Portland International Raceway. I asked the track manager for permission to hunt the west end and permission was granted.

For those of you who do not know about Vanport I will explain. Vanport was a city built in 1942 for workers who were building ships for Henry Kaiser in Portland, Oregon. At one point it housed 50,000 people and then in 1948 part of the Columbia River dike gave way and flooded the whole city. It was never rebuilt after that.

Anyhow we hunted the area until about noon and found a bunch of clad. I also found a 1945 Mercury Dime and a 1944 Wheat penny. From there we went to lunch in Vancouver and then proceeded to a school not too far from where Matt lives. As we were hunting Matt found his first Sacagawea Dollar and I found the first of 2 rings -- A small silver ring with turquoise stones.

Later while we were hunting near one of the sports fields I got a good signal and as I proceeded to cut the flap Matt yelled out to me "Find something good". Just as he said the words I pulled out my second silver ring of the day and said "Like a Silver ring" at which point we both laughed. The second ring is kind of strange. It has an outer band and the inner band spins on it.

All in all the finds for the day were generous. I wound up with $6.94 total -- 19 quarters, 20 dimes (including the Mercury Dime), 19 pennies (including the Wheat penny) and the 2 silver rings. Matt also fared well -- somewhere around the $5.00 mark. It was another great day hunting with a buddy and using an incredible machine-- moments to cherish.


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