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.
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…