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A couple of days ago we had some low tides and it was time to get out.  When I say get out I mean at 4 AM with my light on my cap.  There are a few beaches you have to get to when the tide is low and BEFORE someone else.  This was one of those mornings.  When I get there I head directly to the wet sand and the spots where I've found stuff before.  This pattern I repeated the other morning and I got a strong target on the Nox about 2 minutes in to the hunt.  I was in Beach 1 just about standard settings.  When I heard the target it sounded like a quarter (30) and then a little bit higher (31,32).  The only targets I have heard this high have been the miniature cars and cell phones.  This had to be a cell phone.  I have a big scoop with an 8" diameter and the first couple of half scoops didn't get it.  It was still chirping at me.  I was now down 8" and it was one of those broad signals.  Got'a be a cell phone.  I had to set the Nox down and dig with two hands and I flipped out the dirt and the target was out of the hole but no cell phone.  I pushed the mud around with my boot and I saw silver!  This is the heaviest silver ring I've found so far.  It is a Gucci Bamboo that weighs 18.4 grams at 10-12 inches and I think it could have seen it deeper.

Mitchel

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mn90403 Congrats on your Gucci find.

Over in Cali I always wait for the minus tide. Ive seen it so low and with the sand removal (3 feet some times)by the tide you can walk out with a bright light at nite and pick up the jewelry and coins. :ya:

Whoops another Jeanie out of the bottle? :1755362038_itsflying::action-smiley-068[1]:

AzNuggetBob

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Congrats on the nice find. Didn't know Gucci made rings so I looked it up. Can find on sale for $225.00 assuming it's in great condition.

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6 hours ago, AzNuggetBob said:

mn90403 Congrats on your Gucci find.

Over in Cali I always wait for the minus tide. Ive seen it so low and with the sand removal (3 feet some times)by the tide you can walk out with a bright light at nite and pick up the jewelry and coins. :ya:

Whoops another Jeanie out of the bottle? :1755362038_itsflying::action-smiley-068[1]:

AzNuggetBob

Those 'easy' days with the flashlight are gone.  There are too many out with PI's over the years that it is very, very hard sometimes to get anything other than clad.  The best recent years are when we've had El Nino.  Still I've heard stories from guys and gals with multiple ring days that boggle the mind.

Just like some of the gold nugget days ... what will be left in 10-15 years for my son to find?

Please everyone post your stories somewhere for others to read.

Mitchel

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5 hours ago, mn90403 said:

Those 'easy' days with the flashlight are gone.  There are too many out with PI's over the years that it is very, very hard sometimes to get anything other than clad.  The best recent years are when we've had El Nino.  Still I've heard stories from guys and gals with multiple ring days that boggle the mind.

Just like some of the gold nugget days ... what will be left in 10-15 years for my son to find?

Please everyone post your stories somewhere for others to read.

Mitchel

Apparently you don't understand the tides Mitchel. This is not a story. the minus tides are rare. and the rip that accompanies them take the sand out with them. it also takes the lighter things with it as well. gum wrappers etc. you know a lot of that crap you hate to dig.

I know the beaches in some areas are getting crowded but its also a matter of who you know.

When a PI can shoot through 3' feet of sand for coins and rings, let me know.

AzNuggetBob

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Nice find.

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Really nice find. whether silver or gold, rings are always nice.    Always fun to see anyone,s finds.   I agree with you AzNuggetBob  that the lowest minus tides are best because it rips off the surface and makes it much easier to get the good stuff.  I think anytime is good to detect but your chances are decreased radically as a opposed to severe minus tides.  I have found a lot of jewelry, keys and sunglasses buried in the sand in the upper beach where people leave their stuff under the towel and forget to retrieve it.

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We have many minus tides over here without having a current.  It depends on the pockets you detect.  The waves right now are less than a foot.  There is no sand moving to speak of.  There is no cut.  There are few targets and few detectorists.  After that find the other night I found less than $1 in change on that beach and two others.

I've lived here for 30 years (before that on Maui for 2 years and before that I grew up in North Florida with experience of East Coast and Gulf Beaches and strong rip currents in intercostal waterways) and my best days are after big waves, minus tides or no minus tides.  One thing I will get with a minus tide that I don't get on a high tide is a chance to find a big gold or silver ring where it was lost by a swimmer.  They are out playing in the surf and it comes off.  I don't go out in the surf with my detector although I could now with this Nox.  My problem would be digging it but I saw a guy a few years ago down in San Diego who made an art out of getting into the surf on a calm day and digging where it never gets dry.  That is an area where there are fewer detectorists.

I wait for waves to bring those items in to me.  It is like a crab crawl.  The waves and energy groups it together and when the beach (gold pan) separates the items then I go looking for the patches.  I'll walk along and not find anything on either side of the patch but then I'll get quarters, rings and other things all in a group.  The ring I found here was a one-off sunk deep into the muck.  It was there from the ebb tide/second low tide area at the bottom of the hill ((the slope of the beach) to be specific about our conditions now.

Just like the east coast you will see metal detectorists out after the big storms or high surf and sometimes I have found great jewelry in surf breaking high up on the beaches.  You have to get it before it runs back down.  We've stood in one place in some pockets 10-20 feet apart and we all got good things!  Those are very rare days.

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My best days are super minus coupled with a storm. the mechanics of the storm surge along with the super minus tide makes the waves come in high and hard from the water rushing back out causing the shore break. and the minus sucks all the sand back out leaving the coins and jewelry laying on the hard pan if you get there at the right time, and the minus tides are predictable. But it also depends on the beach. some beaches have a lot of sand, some don't. Just so you know I grew up in So.Cal Ventura county and have worked the beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
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Conditions are good for visiting the beaches today.  This is where a new 'supply' of lost items comes from both in the water and the blanket line.  If you look closely in one of these pictures you will see a metal detectorist working his way around the people in his way!

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15 minutes ago, mn90403 said:

Conditions are good for visiting the beaches today.  This is where a new 'supply' of lost items comes from both in the water and the blanket line.  If you look closely in one of these pictures you will see a metal detectorist working his way around the people in his way!

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OOOOOHH what fun, this is like "Where's Waldo with his metal detector"

What do we win if we find him???

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Cool Find Mitchel 

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Nice find Mitchell :)
Here is what it is...bamboo ring.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/121996227598

Tom H.

 

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