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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two examples of beach and water hunting outside the box

My 300 year old Spanish treasure ring is a perfect example of what is possible when you are not a box hunter.
This magnificent 22K inca gold 1715 fleet emerald ring, was recovered on a Treasure Coast beach back in the summer of 2005. 

I was one of the few people still searching for Spanish treasure coins and artifacts on the beach that summer. 
Just like today, there were many more water hunters searching tourist beaches for modern bling. 
I assume any Treasure Coast beach expert would have said their was little chance of finding anything during the sanded in summer months. 
Alternatively, here is an awesome old 18K jade ring recovered inside the water close to a rumored 1800s shipwreck in south Florida. 

Instead of beach hunting like everyone else after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, I braved the raging surf close to shore at low tide to mine a productive trough. 
No doubt, all the die hard local water hunters stayed at home until the surf calmed down. 
The attached photos of two bucket list old gold rings, show you what can happen when you think outside the box.
In true Jack Sparrow style, there are no pirate rules, more like a set of guidelines. 
Never get too wrapped up in following beach and water hunting guidelines, or you may miss what you are searching for.
Talking of box hunting guidelines, I wonder how many beach and water hunters are going detecting two hours before low tide today at their usual beach?
Or bothering to go beach or water hunting, because they read or heard somewhere that the beach conditions are not very good. 
In my opinion, anywhere, anytime, anyway, is the only way to beach and water hunt. 

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