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Plan B - 800 finds double gold thumbs up

April 05, 2021 08:20PM avatar
It's one of those days that I had to go to Plan B.

You know how they are, right? I've been chatting this past weekend with Kickindirt about acquiring an HF coil for my Deus and one thing led to another and since I have today off work, we thought, Hey, why not meet up at a ghost town and see if we can scare up a few keepers. I was squared away for the time to go out ghost towning, but Joel needed to talk to Mrs Kickindirt. So, while i waited for a verdict, I checked over my Deus stuff, making sure all is charged up and ready to go.

Well, granted it was Easter Weekend and there is stuff to be caught up on after a family weekend and cutting to the chase, the kitchen pass would have to be issued another time. (looking forward to it) But detecting for the day was a no-go for Joel.

What to do? I could make that trip solo, but admittedly, ghost towning is much more fun with 2 or more detectorists. Hmm, looking back at last year, I fell miserably short of all my detecting goals. Most embarrassing for me was the complete lack of gold rings. I had plans on focusing some detecting time on ring hunting and . . . . . due to moving and time constraints and the crazy year, it didn't happen.

So, looks like today was the day to start playing catch up. Plan B - ring hunting.

Some of you know that one of the reasons I acquired my 800 just over 3 years ago was so I could do some shallow water hunting in hopes of having more success finding lost gold rings. The last several years, I've been scouting places where people would be MORE LIKELY to lose jewelry, specifically, rings. And the last few years it has been paying off. Compared to previous years, my ring count is way up.

I had a place in mind, but first needed an equipment change, so I headed out to the car and swapped out my Deus and ghost towning gear and replaced it with my shallow water gear and headed out.

Arriving onsite, the place still looked promising. Once geared up, i walked the shore and picked a place to start. Moments later, first target - a solid 16 on the target ID. Some difficult digging and signal is out of the hole. And there is a men's black tungsten carbide ring with a center insert that looked like wood under epoxy. thumbs up I was hoping it was going to be a good day. And it was.

More hunting; some pull tabs, some square tabs, some fishing lures, a couple gold rings, a .925 bracelet. a couple more 'other' rings and two hours later, I was out of area I could hunt with the gear I brought. Looking in my finds pouch I see 5 rings, 2 of which are gold, a 3rd is a maybe and the last 2 are definitely NOT made of precious metal.

After arriving at home, the magnet test shows the unmarked white gold looking ring responds very faintly to a super magnet. First water hunt of the year yields 2 gold rings (1 marked with a very worn 14k, the other unmarked) and 3 others, 1 Mex .925 bracelet, and the miscellaneous junk / garbage found where people meet water.

While I missed out on having a go at an old ghost town, it was nice to turn up a couple of gold rings and a silver bracelet to get the year started.

Rich -


- exploring with a detector

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Plan B - 800 finds double gold thumbs up Attachments

UtahRich 674 April 05, 2021 08:20PM

Well done Rich!

zincoln 315 April 09, 2021 09:15PM


D&P-OR 324 April 06, 2021 09:07PM


OregonGregg 332 April 07, 2021 06:33PM

LOL. No scuba diving for Gregg

UtahRich 328 April 07, 2021 07:28PM

Re: LOL. No scuba diving for Gregg

D&P-OR 311 April 07, 2021 08:52PM

snake protection

UtahRich 324 April 08, 2021 03:15AM

Re: snake protection

D&P-OR 328 April 08, 2021 08:30PM

snake wrangler

UtahRich 329 April 08, 2021 10:22PM


D&P-OR 319 April 07, 2021 07:15PM

We call it diversification Del!

UtahRich 322 April 06, 2021 09:53PM

Re: We call it diversification Del!

D&P-OR 314 April 06, 2021 10:41PM

Road Trip

UtahRich 324 April 07, 2021 06:15AM


DW-BGW 313 April 06, 2021 09:27PM


D&P-OR 317 April 06, 2021 10:19PM

sweet finds rich ! well worth the trouble! N/T

jmaryt 325 April 06, 2021 08:11PM

Re: Plan B - 800 finds double gold thumbs up

Timbertodd 304 April 06, 2021 07:35AM

Re: Plan B - 800 finds double gold thumbs up

UtahRich 312 April 06, 2021 11:46AM

Re: Plan B - 800 finds double gold thumbs up

Timbertodd 319 April 06, 2021 08:19PM

Way to go! Any multi-keeper day with gold & silver is great. N/T

Monte 310 April 06, 2021 06:02AM

The day turned out well. Thanks Monte. thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 301 April 06, 2021 11:47AM

Re: Plan B -RingMaster

Kickindirt 330 April 05, 2021 10:37PM

Rain check

UtahRich 327 April 06, 2021 02:17AM

Plan B

OregonGregg 336 April 05, 2021 10:24PM

5 golden rings, . . . 4 calling birds . . .

UtahRich 342 April 06, 2021 02:14AM

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