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Neil Schwartz
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I recently started a new business venture so I have not had much time for detecting. Last week I finally got out for about an hour to check out a new site with my V3i. It was a wooded area surrounding an old swimming hole. It seemed promising, digging an Indian Head, a '44 Merc and some Wheaties.


Yesterday, June 30th, I returned with South Jersey Ben. Both of us had our land detectors and our water detectors. We tried the swimming hole for a while, digging nothing but modern coins. The woods, on the other hand, were another story. My first find was a small silver earring followed by a junk St. Christopher medallion. Then I got a signal which only gave a threshold change from the All Metal channel of my V3i. The soil is iron rich here and getting any depth is tough. I almost didn't dig this iron-like signal, but then I realized the display showed that the dominant frequency was 7.5 KHz, which is always a mid-range target on the "V". When I saw the gold in the hole I must have yelled out loud, because next thing I remember was Ben running over to look in the hole.


The ring is 11 grams of 10K gold from Northeast Catholic HS class of 1951. My first class ring! The owner is likely to be 79 years old now, but I have already reached out to the alumni association contact for that class. I may have tracked him down and left a message for him this morning. 

I will update this with new information as I get it!

July 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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If your were able to return that ring WOW  you may need to take some nitrogen pills with you Hes going to be suprised.Very cool

January 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Congrats on finding the ring and possibly the owner.  The one class ring I found, the two people with the initials say they never lost the ring.  It is sitting in a box with other rings, not really sure what to do at this point.  Congrats again.

January 25, 2013 at 3:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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