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Old 06-02-2020, 12:26 AM
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Default A little gold and St. Benedict

Only been detecting once in the past 2 months due to the pandemic when a friend called and wanted to hunt a lake together. At the time I wasn't all that comfortable going out in public but I donned a face mask and headed out.

Using the Nox 800 with my 6" sniper coil I quickly found a couple of small gold items- a gold heart pendant (spent a good 1/2 hour looking for its chain to no avail) and a 1.5 gram 14K birthstone ring.

However, the most amazing find was a St. Benedict medallion encased in plastic which matched the shirt I was wearing at the time and my current avatar.

I don't think it is anything special, maybe gold plated, but it sure was strange to find it! GL&HH!

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Old 06-02-2020, 12:34 AM
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Nice finds none the less. Is that a beach scoop you're using in the dirt ?
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by KOB View post
Nice finds none the less. Is that a beach scoop you're using in the dirt ?
That IS the scoop that I used in the lake. It is a Stavr with a stainless steel lip attached.

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Old 06-02-2020, 12:13 PM
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Nice yellow!

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Old 06-02-2020, 12:52 PM
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Good to adapt to the conditions and come home with the Yellow!

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Old 06-03-2020, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Nice yellow!
Thanks Z- Good to see yellow in the scoop again!

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Good to adapt to the conditions and come home with the Yellow!
Thank you OBN, Even though I was prepared, no one even came near me. Hmmm...I might have to wear that mask more often!

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Old 06-03-2020, 05:01 AM
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Congrats the gold! The universe works in mysterious ways sometimes - that medallion find is proof.

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Old 06-03-2020, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
Congrats the gold! The universe works in mysterious ways sometimes - that medallion find is proof.
Thanks Felix, At this same lake I had, perhaps, an even more mysterious experience about 10 years ago. The day before that hunt I went to mass where I heard the parable of the mustard seed. I don't know what the odds were but here is one of my finds from that hunt:

That is a mustard seed in the center of that token!

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Congrats.

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Great finds! Love the Goldies.
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On the gold George , hope thing's are good in Ca , Earl

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Nice couple of goldies there George, congrats!

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COMPASS!

Good to see your post.

Cool St. Benedict find. Very unusual timing.

Nice hat too! ... you know who you support when you look in the mirror!

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Old 06-05-2020, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
Congrats.
Thanks Metal.

Originally Posted by DigginDoc View post
Great finds! Love the Goldies.
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Thank you Doc, The gold heart pendant was found about 10 minutes after entering the water which sure made the rest of the hunt more enjoyable.

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On the gold George , hope thing's are good in Ca , Earl
Thanks Earl, I'm sure things are as surreal here as they are in other parts of the country right now. Getting out to detect again felt good!

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Nice couple of goldies there George, congrats!
Thank you Slim, Our lakes have been good to me this year. Haven't even tried the beach much in 2020.

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COMPASS!

Good to see your post.

Cool St. Benedict find. Very unusual timing.

Nice hat too! ... you know who you support when you look in the mirror!

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Thanks Raider! Maybe people thought that "YVAN" was my name!

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Old 06-05-2020, 07:10 PM
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Well it looks like you finally have that area "dialed in" like I said, just take some time to figure it out... Like a puzzle.

Hope you are doing well and "KEEP SANDING..."

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Originally Posted by Sandcrab View post
Well it looks like you finally have that area "dialed in" like I said, just take some time to figure it out... Like a puzzle.

Hope you are doing well and "KEEP SANDING..."
Thanks Sandcrab, I decided to take a break from the "sanded in" conditions and hit the freshwater for a day. A couple of people here know that I am building a canoe and have been doing a lot of "sanding" in the garage lately!

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I like your earlier find of the mustard seed.

What type canoe? Strip?


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Originally Posted by nsfr1206 View post
I like your earlier find of the mustard seed.

What type canoe? Strip?


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Thanks nsfr, cedar strip:

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Very good. I set up the molds once and had the bits but never got it built. Did build a kayak in my teens thatís still around but it was ply


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