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April 30, 2022 08:04AM avatar
As far as finding, it was barely covered with grass on the edge of a sand volleyball court. It was not buried. The Simplex hit hard and ID 55. The place where the ring is was lost can be typical of placed for safe keeping and left. This is1 of the top 4 of the way rings are lost according to inland gold ring guru Skippy. I have come to believe this from my meager experience. HH Cal

Well over half-a-century of detecting let's me reflect on my favorite locations that are likely to have lost jewelry, as well as coins and other desired stuff. My 'Top Five' areas to find gold or silver jewelry, and ample costume décor, are th following in order of production:

** Tot-Lots ... virtually anywhere

** Fringe areas of grass, dirt, bark-chip that surround smaller-size recreation areas for basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc. where people empty pockets or remove jewelry and set them on a jacket, seter, shirt, towel with the intent of not losing them while in play.(Like your find.)

** Bench and Bleacher areas ... For spectators and athletes along sides of larger-size sports fields.

** Out in the large open sports fields

** Grass, and dirt areas in, around and under amusement park rides and high activity areas. Not always easy to get access into such locations, or former locations for the 'travelling shows' but I have had good success at them for both coins and jewelry.

There were some places i used to have good opportunities for success back in the latter '60s and to the mid-to-late '70s, and those were the travelling revival shows. I knew when and where they were going to be in a few places around Portland Oregon and Ogden Utah because they contacted my Dad to rent an organ from his business. Those travelling shows would put up their big ten, set up all the chairs and it would be on grass or dirt, and my two favorite locations were when they used a drive-in theater or brought in a lot of wood-chip and covered the ground with 1"-2" where they set up chairs.

They would get folks so enthused that when they passed the basket or bowl or tray around for donations, many often dropped in some rings or other jewelry in lieu of $$$. And back then coinage had a lot more value and some of those 'donations' ended up lost. They would finish their week or so of delivering inspiration, while gathering up all they could, and drive off to the next destination. The sites were left 'as-is' including all the wood-chip they had brought in. The period I mention was when I was metal detecting the locations. Prior to that, going as early as the latte '50s and into the '60s, I wasn't detecting but helps my dad and knew of the locations where the revivals had been held in years gone by. Helped when I got into this great sport.smiling smiley


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Silver/ 10k ring found with Simplex Attachments

desertsmith 561 April 28, 2022 08:43PM

Congratulations, Cal. I trust you'll have a good year.

Monte 386 April 30, 2022 07:08AM

Re: Congratulations, Cal. I trust you'll have a good year.

OregonGregg 360 April 30, 2022 09:05PM

Re: Congratulations, Cal. I trust you'll have a good year.

desertsmith 244 April 30, 2022 03:48PM

Long-duration detecting is a thing of the past.

Monte 268 April 30, 2022 07:19PM

Can you tell us more?

GB_Amateur 233 April 29, 2022 09:38AM

Re: Can you tell us more?

desertsmith 225 April 29, 2022 05:39PM

thumbs up N/T

GB_Amateur 498 April 30, 2022 06:08PM

Locations to search are always a key to success.

Monte 669 April 30, 2022 08:04AM

That's a really nice looking ring, Congrats on the nice find smiling smiley N/T

OregonGregg 235 April 29, 2022 09:35AM

Thanks, OregonGregg! N/T

desertsmith 246 April 29, 2022 05:43PM

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