Precision detecting

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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...

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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 ;-)


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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

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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
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Re: Precision detecting

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

Great story and well found. ::g
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Re: Precision detecting

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

Fantastic news. Great result. Well done ::g
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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
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Re: Precision detecting

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

Thanks all... they were delighted to have it back!
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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
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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?



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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!
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Re: Precision detecting

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

Well found! I can imagine how chuffed/astounded they were :D
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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

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