I decided to metal detect a local walking trail near my house this weekend. Actually, I stuck by the fence around the baseball diamond where people sit and watch the games. I found a dime, a couple of pennies, and the usual tabs, foil, fencing, and other trash.
After about an hour, I decided that I was going to go somewhere else to metal detect since it was still early. I gave the area around me one more scan and got a jumpy double-signal 46-56 ID on my Fisher F2 Metal Detector. I thought to myself, “Another ZINColn penny.”
I knew that it was a shallow target by the double signal it was giving me. I knelt to dig it and just brushed the grass around but couldn’t find it. So, I scanned again, and the jumpy signal was still there but I wasn’t seeing it. I was just about to give up on it when I saw it. It was a ring, my first ring found while metal detecting!
It’s not gold, or silver, but it is a ring, and I was singing the “I got my first ring, I got my first ring” song in my head.