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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: Oregon

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284-LSP)

November 17th, 2008
 Two Lucky Days

The first lucky day was about a good 5 months ago. I have been too busy metal detecting until now to finally write about these finds.

I was driving around my town, and noticed a park that I had never detected at. The first chance I had later that week, I was out there bright and early. I first had my eye on an area with some trees and picnic tables. So I grabbed my Whites DFX and chose one of the good programs for parks, “coin/jewelry” and I was off.

I stumbled upon the usual pull tabs a few times before I retrieved my first good signal a dime at about 1 1/2”. It must have been lost recently, I continued to hunt the table area finding some more change and my first ever dollar coin, before moving on to the center of the park. I worked search patterns back and forth in rows until I came across my first good signal of the day, a wheat penny. I later found out the park had been used as an early R.V. campground in the 1930's, where people used to park and sleep in their cars or put a tent up right next to them.

That would explain the old penny. After not finding much else, I detected the grass next to the curb of the road where I hit the jackpot! I dug down about 4” and pulled out a 10kt. ring. That’s what it is all about when you find the good stuff like that. After a couple of minutes of celebrating and a phone call to my wife, I regained my composure and continued hunting.

I searched for a little while more to no avail, so I decided to call it a day. I watched the weather report that night and saw that I was going to be clear the next day to try my luck again tomorrow. Shortly after sunrise, I was back at the park to finish detecting what I had not searched yet. I started detecting with my Whites DFX finishing the search pattern that I had started working before towards the other edge of the park. While I was searching around tree trunks, and rhododendron bushes, I hit the jackpot again!!! This time I dug down and retrieved a man’s 14kt wedding band. Two great finds in two days I could not believe it.

What were the chances of that? After finding the second ring, I was too excited to continue hunting so I packed up and drove home. After finds like these I can’t wait for the next time to take my DFX out and go searching for my next great find.

Thank you White’s

Philip in Oregon

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