i arrived 2 hours before low tide and tried to do "washing board" without any success, after 1 hour got only 1$.
The good thing - i met another metal detectorist- Pam, She is a member of Te Tahi Detector Club. We had a little chat and shared couple of stories:-) - she has been detecting over 5 years now.Really lovely Lady.
So with a low tide started the "washing machine" - area were waves brake between settlement area and the shore. within minutes i found 2$ and ...an awesome condition 1936 half Rupee India :
Then i found a crap necklace(really wanted it to be silver, but no) and in about 30 minutes got....
2.4 gram 9CT 3 diamond ring :
And here i would like to stop for a second and tell you something. I decided to collect all Pull tabs i get between gold rings. and here is only a fraction of pull tabs collected,probably 10 days 151 pulltabs (all those kilos of other rubbish is usually discarded right at the beach bins ). So if to take into consideration that last gold was over 1 month ago, triple the amount i had to dig to get to the gold ring:
Now i reset the count till next gold ring. This post is for those who sometimes say:"Oh it is not fair someone lost a ring,you need to give it to police/newspaper/radio..." - all that crap. I spent hours trying to find those rings, My equipment has quite a high cost that i need to earn back. And also i clean the areas. So please, if you see that one of the rings belongs to you or someone you know- Be generous with a reward :-) And remember - if you claimed insurance, you are no longer the owner and it is illegal to double dip :-P ....
...After i finished "washing machine" i started the settlement are and found a Silver Fish, crap Ring, A belly piercing-they usually gold or at least silver, rarely stainless. But this one is crap one (that girl is stupid- Ferrous item should not be inserted) Also a small plated Bird.
And final find for the day- pretty good condition Sun Glasses! ya baby :-)
Thanks for stopping by and see you later :-)