Some Silver, Some 14K and a Pearl

My last two blogs have centered around the same detecting spot. So far it has produced 9 silvers over the first two hunts there.

Before going back to that spot, I decided to metal detect at a fairgrounds where I have had decent luck on jewelry finds over the years. It seems like I always find jewelry in that field, and Saturday was no different.

First, I found this earring. It is obviously costume jewelry, but I was happy to find another piece of jewelry there.

Costume Jewelry Earring

Costume Jewelry Earring

It’s a neat earring and came in at a mid tone on the AT PRO metal detector. I think I have literally found at least one jewelry item in that field every time I have hunted it over the past few years!

Later I got another interesting tone in my headphones and decided to dig it. Where I was detecting, you have to dig all the mid tones as they are likely jewelry finds, at least that’s what history there has proven to this point.

14KT Pearl Earring Stud

14KT Pearl Earring Stud

At first I thought that this was a metal ball stud earring. I could tell that it has some small writing on the shaft, and initially thought that it said .925. I was happy thinking that I had also found some silver in that field. Later at home with a magnifying glass I could read it better and it says 14KT. After some internet research, I learned that this is actually a 14KT white gold and Pearl stud earring. NICE!

Since those were basically the only finds I was finding there, I decided to go back to the “silver spot” a third time. 🙂

A friend had told me that given the ages of the silver coins, and the date range that this particular spot was popular during, that I should go back and look for a few rings.

Obviously he meant gold rings, and that was my main goal, at first. I spent about an hour detecting before I got a decent signal that I thought was a silver coin, possibly a silver quarter. Up to that point I had been diggin penny tones and tab tones, and they all turned out to be just that. But, this tone was different, and as I stated I thought it might be a silver quarter since I had found one on my first hunt there that was just a few feet away from where I got this tone.


After diggin down about 5 inches I saw silver, and got excited as I thought I had another silver coin. When I picked up the dirt clod it was in I could tell immediately that it wasn’t a silver coin, but a silver RING! I grabbed my video camera and shot a short video of the find before putting it into my pouch. That ring find got me fired up, and over the next few hours I dug just about every signal I got.

Basically, I ended up with a few wheat pennies, tabs, beaver tails, and the usual junk finds but it was a very fun hunt anyway.


It was a great hunt at two locations and at the end of the day with all things considered I was pleased with my finds.

Next hunt will be at a historic location that has potential to produce some great finds… time will tell.

Good luck on your next hunt!

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:
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