After a hectic work week and an even busier family weekend, I needed a metal detecting fix last night.
I decided to follow up on a ring I knew was lost about a year ago after a party in the front yard of a house down the street.
I had offered to recover the lost ring back when it was first lost, but I was told to get lost in no uncertain terms, thats putting it mildly.
The house has been empty a couple of weeks, so I took our pit bull for a walk and took a metal detector with me.
I remembered several people looking for the ring close to a cactus bush in the yard, and that is where I started my search.
It is not very often you get a gold ring on your first signal, but that is exactly what happened last night.
I used my Lesche tool to cut a plug in the grass and a gold sapphire and diamond band rolled out onto my lesche tool blade, it does not get any easier than that.
This story is a good example of how you can often find gold by just following up on stories of lost jewelry.
I kind of use the same approach to Spanish treasure hunting, by following up on leads I hear about old coins or artifacts found or rumored to be found.
The 1836 gold coin on my website was found after seeing a post on a detecting forum, and the Spanish silver religious artifact was found after reading about a rumored wreck site on the Treasure Coast.
I have a few more leads I intend to follow up on soon, a 2 carat diamond ring lost in an overgrown parking lot and a mason jar of silver dollars buried by a friends grandparents back in the 1950s.
The same guys grandparents remember picking up round black discs on the beach after a storm in the same area.
I know many readers of this blog must have been told similar stories, when people find out you are into metal detecting.