F5 finds What Others Missed

There is a park near my house that I detect at all the time. I have found three rings there in the past. I’ve also found a .925 bracelet, earrings, and a necklace with a heart pendant there.

The rings that I have found there were in various locations throughout the park. Each ring was a surprise and gave either a zinc tone or a tab tone on the Fisher F2. I’ve used several types of metal detectors there and decided to try out the Fisher F5 along a small tree row that I have detected many times.

I keep going back to that tree row because I just have a feeling that there is a gold ring there somewhere. I’ve gridded the area several times from several directions, and I always find a few targets that I missed or ignored previously. Usually I find can slaw, pennies, pull tabs and the occasional nickel or dime from that area. Targets are getting slim along that tree row, but I couldn’t resist taking the Fisher F5 over there and seeing if it could find anything that the other metal detectors missed.

Right next to the base of a small tree I got a zinc signal on the F5. I thought that I might have a lincoln cent, but the tone was repeatable and since targets are scarce in that area I decided to dig it.


Around 5 inches deep I pulled this pendant out of the plug. It appears to have some sort of egyptian motif on it.

It’s obviously not valuable, but what is interesting is that the Fisher F5 found it in an area that I am 100% certain I’ve detected with more than a couple of other detectors, including the F2.

I also dug a few clad coins, some shotgun headstamps, some pop tabs and a few pieces of can slaw here and there.


The rest of the items were dug at an old homestead in the woods. I found a 1945 Wheat penny, a few zinc pennies, some bullet casings, and other farm junk in an effort to get it out of the way for future hunts. Oh, and a pocket knife (lower left).

I like to show the junk items that I dig. Not only does it get the trash out of the way for future hunts, it also removes the trash from the environment making the area better than how I found it.

Final Thoughts

That pendant was in an area that has been detected by me many times. I have detected close to those tree bases each time I detect there. This pendant was deep enough that I am confident it wasn’t a recent drop so I tend to believe that the Fisher F5 found this pendant where others missed it. Pretty cool.

On to the next one…

About Ozarks

I enjoy Metal Detecting in The Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas where I primarily detect for relics and coins. I have tested and used over 20+ metal detectors as a dealer and Company Sponsored 'Pro Staff' Product Tester. Previously Senior Editor of Detecting365 Metal Detecting Magazine for 7 years. I have authored over 200+ articles published on multiple metal detecting websites and magazines. I have real world experience testing metal detectors in the field and enjoy teaching others how to become better metal detectorists. Questions? Shoot me a contact email! Check out my Recommended Metal Detecting Supplies here: http://amazon.com/shop/wedetect
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9 Responses to F5 finds What Others Missed

  1. supernova1c says:

    Hey Rob, its great that you remove the trash when you find it, way to go my friend! Its good for folk to know you are looking after the environment too 😀

    • Ozarks says:

      Right on.. Thanks for doing your part as well! Will get the AT Pro over there now that the area is pretty much cleaned up. Let’s see what it finds…lol

  2. Derek Odom says:

    Great post! Love following your thoughts on the F5.

  3. F5 is really one of the best metal detector. I am really confident to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a best metal detector. It’s priced is just right too.

  4. Those are some really cool finds. In the “farm junk” picture that largest piece in center bottom is a broken in half Scythe Blade (Reaper) Its pretty awesome by itself

    • Ozarks says:

      I thought that could be a blade to something….thanks for the ID! Taking the F5 for a stroll where it found silver last time. Hopefully with some new info, it will find some more! Appreciate the comment!

      • No problem with the ID, hope you had good luck on your “stroll” and came back with heavy pockets. I am heading out bright and early in the morning and hope to come back a little heaver myself

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