So what has been happening since i returned from Brisbane on 17 Feb ?
For a start i had several recovery requests that already been posted, but i missed this one :
The ring was lost in a VERY VERY COLD water of mountain stream going of Piha waterfall.
I am Glad that i have found it withing 10 minutes of search, but it was VERY VERY COLD even in 7 mm wet-suit and hoodie.
19 February :
Trip to one of the Local beaches produced a very nice haul of finds from wet sand mark:
Rings are 3 junk, 2 silver and 1 9ct gold
This is my 2nd favorite silver ring this year :
While evening outing on a dry sand gave couple more rings :
Silver and Junk
4 Treasure hunters packed their gear for a distant beach discovery:
But unfortunately no "bay of dreams" this time - all sanded in :-(
Just a costume religious ring:
This day was a little bit better. but just a little :
Another beach another ring! Olga also joined us on a good day out:
My result was a tiny 9 ct and silver :
23d of February
A visit to very dirty beach still produced piece of gold :
Silver & Gold, pity that gold is hollow and very light
24th of February
This is a very interesting Day as we went to Local beach - Kohimarama
Nothing special apart from some steel coins and other junk. 2 hours into the Hunt a bloke came over and advised that in DECEMBER 2014 he lost a ring at a particular part of the beach (not commonly used for swimming) .I asked him to give me general location (stairs/ rails/trees ) if he could remember any. Then advised to send me picture of the ring and description...
... Several hours later, after gridding the area and removing lots of Junk i have found it couple dozen meters away from the location he stated !
Reunited the next Day :
Trying to discover new places i will work during upcomign winter...
Not a bad result for exploration trip :
Tiny gold, silver ring and couple of silver coins :
Crap weather, bad sanded in conditions and visit to 3! beaches produced nothing more than junk ring and chain + some coins :
Full day metal detecting - visit to 2 beaches produced a pile of stuff!
Unfortunately only 1 light 9 CT gold, then some sort of fake gold ring, 2 silvers and 2 junks
Just a dry sand walk :
Pity - it is a Junker
a Very Good day at the beach for me!
9 ct ring and a hollow, but still pretty nice 9 ct bracelet. . junk ring & victorian shilling
Great to be out :
1 gold, 1 silver & 2 junk
2 silvers and a Junk
A Waiheke island trip - a Bust :-(
Please note: all the above hunts were at least 4-5 hours :-(
Silver : +11
Gold : +8
Silver coins + 2
Keys: + 7
Total Rings: 139 Precious: 87
*2015*Rings PlT/PD=0 GOLD=41 STG=46 Junk=52 TG Coins: 8,Keys:30