« Back to Finds Posted June 1st, 2009 by Steven G.

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Item Found: Gold

Location: Maine

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)

June 1st, 2009

I got out Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours, it was the 2nd time out this year. I went to the beach but there were to many people at 3 of the beaches I hunt, so I checked out the field I last detected at in November. The sunny side of the field was free of snow and the soil was thawed, so I walked around with my XLT just listening for any signal. I started hitting pull tabs, I didn't mind digging pull tab, being the 2nd time out, any signal was good. I began to get more signals. I hit a small coin spill, all clad, a small bell, and buckle. As I was wandering up and down the hill, I anchored myself to a tree at the top of the hill, looking at it every time I got to the top, then turning around. I went back and forth numerous time, listening for the weakest signals from my machine. I finally finished detecting the hill, I looked at the tree at the top of the hill, it was a split cherry tree.

I wanted to check around it, as I was doing the field. I imagined someone laying there long ago looking at the stars on a warm night. I wondered if they lost anything. I detected around the tree and got a couple more pull tabs and then another pull tab signal, I dug it and out popped a USN 10k gold ring, it was only 2 inches down.

Digging the ring made me gitty and I lost my concentration. A moment later a couple, walking their dog, stopped to talk and they asked what I looked for, I told them I had a good day and showed them what I dug, I lost track of time talking and playing with their dog, I hope this is a good omen for the season.

Steven G.

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