Thought I would show all of the rings I’ve found so far with my Fisher F2 metal detector.
Three years into it, I have learned that rings can show up anywhere on the target range. From High Iron to the Dime notches, these rings have all been a surprise to dig! Since I have started to dig everything above iron, my ring finds have increased! Sure, I dig alot more trash these days, but as they say, no risk, no reward! You have to ask yourself, “How many pop tabs am I willing to trade for one gold ring?” In my eyes, trading pop tabs for a gold ring is a small price to pay in the end!
Not pictured in the group is this .925 Silver Ring I found in Dec. 2012. I traded this ring, and some other silver items for a 4 Inch Sniper Coil, so I no longer have this one. It was a pleasant surprise though because I found it in an area where I had detected over 15 times previously!
The lesson to learn here is that cherry picking the good tones is fun, but if you want to find more jewelry, you’re going to have to earn it the hard way by digging everything.
Best Of Luck To You Out There Dig Fellas! Happy Hunting!
How true sir. Dig everything and you will find the goods. I have spent time doing this and it pays off. Although I have not been active myself much lately, I have spent many, many hours swinging. I will say that I became so picky if I heard a good tone, I’d look at the depth and if it wasn’t 6″ or deeper, I wasn’t diging it. We all know how many good targets I walked by.
I can think of several that were total payoffs. One was a large cent at 3″, a 1772 1/4 reale at 3 ” and a 1/2 real (dateless) at 4″!
Yes, I tired of digging pull tabs, but that doesn’t mean I don’t admire those with the patience to do so!
True, I guess it depends on the day how most will detect. Some days you just don’t feel like digging everything, and that is okay too. I just know that when I decided to dig more “trash” signals I started finding better stuff! Appreciate the comment!
I ran into a guy swinging yesterday. He claimed to have found many valuable items, mostly rings. He was swinging and old detector with duct tape. I have no doubt he finds stuff, we all do. He had a small coil and was swinging at a reasonable speed…he was looking for jewelry close to the surface. What bugged me was that he had no pouch. When I queried him he said the goods go in his pocket. I said what about the trash to which he said, I rebury it!
Ok, rule #1 take out the trash. It’s the right thing to do AND it makes it easier the next time for the next guy. I prompted him to do so,however, I could see he had no plans to do so. This behavior violates the MD code…he’s probably the same guy that doesn’t fill his hole and will get us thrown outta the park!
Shaking my head… Man people like that irk me! You don’t re-bury the trash!!!