Precision detecting

Please tell us a little about your finds and if possible add a few pictures.
Post Reply
tcawood
Posts: 507
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:19 am
Has thanked: 323 times
Been thanked: 259 times

Precision detecting

Post by tcawood » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:08 am

A couple of months ago a friend mentioned that his wife had lost a white gold ring in their garden lawn about 8 years ago... Next time I come over I'll bring my detector with me I said, might be able to find it.

So tonight, armed with my Equinox 600, I went over.

I ignored the first couple of signals, too deep and didn't feel right.

Next signal, nice clear 6 on the TID, didn't vary at all and was showing as close to surface.

I carefully dug a small section of the turf out and tentatively used the pinpointer, it was about an inch further down.

I felt around, felt the tell-tale sign of a ring shape and pulled this out...

Image

The ring she'd lost 8 years ago, found within 5 minutes, 2 inches down and in the only hole I needed to dig.

Needless to say they now think i'm some sort of detectorist magician ;-)


Equinox 600, Rutus Alter 71, Makro Pinpointer, Spartan Spade

Ladybird66
Posts: 695
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Has thanked: 181 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by Ladybird66 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:29 am

What a great result, bet they were gob-smacked :-O

Shame you couldn’t have got a pic of them with the ring. Smiles all round ::g

User avatar
Oxgirl36
Moderator
Posts: 5465
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:54 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Has thanked: 2270 times
Been thanked: 2096 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:53 am

Wow really? Darn it I’ve searched for two and found neither.

Very impressed :-O ::g :D
XP Deus
10 silver hammered coins (1 in 2016; 7 in 2017) - just 2 so far in 2018 :-L

User avatar
fred
Posts: 6568
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:15 pm
Has thanked: 847 times
Been thanked: 2896 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by fred » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:49 am

Great story and well found. ::g
Equinox 800 x2
CTX x2
Explorer II (for the Thames)

User avatar
Saki
Posts: 851
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Has thanked: 1021 times
Been thanked: 562 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by Saki » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:24 am

Fantastic news. Great result. Well done ::g
Ace400i with Nel Thunder
Garrett Carrot
CScope CS2M
Wish list: MINELAB EQUINOX 800.

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation."


Dave The Slave
Posts: 1093
Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:53 pm
Has thanked: 1710 times
Been thanked: 383 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:59 am

Well done tc.
You really are the Top Cat ;)
Now they will be telling various people of your success and you never know, may lead to a permission somewhere.
Excellent news.
Well Done ::g
Dave
Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
Garrett 400 I

tcawood
Posts: 507
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:19 am
Has thanked: 323 times
Been thanked: 259 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by tcawood » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Thanks all... they were delighted to have it back!
Equinox 600, Rutus Alter 71, Makro Pinpointer, Spartan Spade

sweepstick47
Moderator
Posts: 7436
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm
Location: North Lincolnshire
Has thanked: 758 times
Been thanked: 1372 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:05 pm

A great result! ::g Well done, lost rings are seldom where they are said to have been lost!
So finding that one does in fact make you a 'Detectorist Magician ::g Regards ss47
Arado 130 - Garrett Groundhog - Tesoro Eldorado - Fisher 1265X - Goldmax Power Makro Racer. Homemade Harness!

Bargeman
Posts: 1679
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Location: Newbury
Has thanked: 603 times
Been thanked: 838 times
Contact:

Re: Precision detecting

Post by Bargeman » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:22 pm

That is a good result, I wonder why the number was so low?



BM [:)
Rutus Alter 71
Equinox 800
CTX 3030
XP Goldmaxx Power

tcawood
Posts: 507
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:19 am
Has thanked: 323 times
Been thanked: 259 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by tcawood » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:47 pm

White gold, platinum, even normal gold can come in on low numbers... well at least according to all those Youtube vids on target IDs!
Equinox 600, Rutus Alter 71, Makro Pinpointer, Spartan Spade

User avatar
Fisher1266X
Posts: 3723
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:08 pm
Location: Sunny Lancashire
Has thanked: 665 times
Been thanked: 525 times
Contact:

Re: Precision detecting

Post by Fisher1266X » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:26 pm

Well found! I can imagine how chuffed/astounded they were :D
Image XP Déus V5.2

Follow us LIVE on Twitter...... @Britains_PAST ..and check our blogs....
https://www.recoveryofhistory.com/the-past-blog

ivortripod
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:46 am
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: Precision detecting

Post by ivortripod » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:43 pm

Good news, the happiest person I remember, following a wedding ring loss, was my old school mate's mother, who had not long before, been widowed.
I found it lying vertically, [ the ring not me ] betwixt paving slabs.... a lovely lady ~ she was ecstatic and gave me a tenner !
Yes this was the good old fashioned 'Gold gold' but white gold is as mentioned, likely to produce
nowhere near as strong a signal :-O

Post Reply

Return to “Finds - Stories”