Sterling Ring and Some Coins

Sometimes making a great find is simply a numbers game.  Dig enough targets, eventually one will be something good.  That’s basically what I did last weekend when I detected for the entire day, and hunted a few different spots.  On the way home I remembered a small neighborhood park near where I used to live, so I decided to swing through and detect for an hour or so.

Immediately I started finding clad quarters from the 1980s everywhere, so I assumed that the area probably hadn’t been detected before.  Based on the number of targets all over that small park, I said to myself “There is a ring in this park somewhere.”

About 30 minutes later, I got a solid quarter tone, and thought that it might even be a silver quarter based on the slightly higher TID numbers, and about 6 inches down, I was lucky enough to find this honker of a Sterling Silver ring.

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The hallmark inside indicates that this is a vintage sterling silver ring, crafted by Clark & Coombs who were well known silver smith at the turn of the century until 1915.image079


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Days Finds

Total days Finds!


All in all, it was a great day of diggin’ and topped off with a very cool silver ring!  Thanks for checkin out my blog!


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CTX3030 Finds 2 Silver Rings

It’s been awhile since my last post, but I’ve been super busy lately.  But, not so busy that I haven’t had a chance to get out with my Minelab CTX3030!  I met up with one of my hunting buddies, and met a new digger too, Mike.  We had a blast detecting an old camp grounds that’s been used since the 50’s.   Mike found a 1964 Nickel, and man was he stoked! Stoked to find his first silver coin…  We didn’t have the heart to tell him that it wasn’t silver, he was too pumped up and stoked to let him down like that!

We moved over by a volley ball court and baseball diamond, and while scanning next to a metal upright that holds the volleyball net, I heard a sweet tone mixed in with the high tone coming from the metal pole.  Dug down about 6 inches and voila! A Silver “knot” ring!


It felt good to find that ring, because prior to that all I was finding was a handful of modern coins.

Later I moved over by the baseball diamond and slowed down… After about 30 minutes in that area I heard another sweet high tone that was shallow, so I dug it…about 4 inches down was this .925 silver “fish” ring, I guess it is the Christianity symbol?  I dunno, but I was super happy to find a second silver ring with my CTX3030!

It was a great day of diggin’ with good friends, we had a blast!

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I finally did it, I broke down and registered the domain It’s all part of the master plan, but basically this Fall I plan to shoot video of my detecting finds in the woods of the Ozark Mountains.

Yep, I’m going back to my roots, and have decided to return to many of the original sites that I detected when I first started out in the hobby.  Surely I missed a few good finds here and there, plus, I know much more about metal detecting than I did way back then.

As we know, this hobby is all about learning and making adjustments, and I feel like at this point I have learned quite a bit that I didn’t know then. Couple that with better equipment, and the adventure is to see what type of finds I can pull out of previously detected spots.

US Cavalry Curry Brush circa 1880-1905

US Cavalry Curry Brush circa 1880-1905

Wonder if I will find some more cool finds like these?  Guess we’ll just have to watch the videos to see wont we?





Until then my friends, thank you for visiting OzarksDetector.Com

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