Treasure Chasers

December 26, 2010

Recovering Relics #37 – Metal Detecting – My First Gold Ring

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Today I found my first gold ring! I found it in my backyard using my new Whites CoinMaster. This weekend I also found a wheat penny and an old lock. The gold ring is only 10 K, but it is still a great find! It looks similar to a Freemason ring that I found in my front yard earlier in the year. I had a great weekend of metal detecting!
Video Rating: 5 / 5

The Wed night before this video was shot, I stopped by a local ball field for an hour or so. Found 4 silvers in a place that I thought was hunted out. I planned to work it hard the following Saturday. I thought the prospect of finding more silver was pretty good, so I decided to bring my video camera with me for the first time. Turned out to be a good decision :)
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. @villabeach I like my CoinMaster, its a good little machine. I’m hooked for sure! Thanks for watching!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 5:48 am

  2. Garrett Ace 250 is the starter that is a great unit for around $212 and will serve you well as you get used to the hobby. You’ll know if you are hooked in about 1 day with the Ace 250!
    Greatest of luck to you.

    Comment by villabeach — December 26, 2010 @ 6:17 am

  3. @47gomez47 Sorry, its not for sale!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 6:52 am

  4. how much do you want for that ring

    Comment by 47gomez47 — December 26, 2010 @ 7:19 am

  5. @Lookn4Seated Thanks! Yeah, you have to dig them all to find the good stuff! HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 8:17 am

  6. Congrats on your first gold ring. I bet you’ll be digging a lot more zinc penny signals from now on!

    Comment by Lookn4Seated — December 26, 2010 @ 8:19 am

  7. @GregoryD57 Thanks for watching! I think that ring is a Freemason ring. HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 8:30 am

  8. WOW ! That gold ring look as though it had an excellent emerald cut Citrine Gemstone center stone in it. That must of cost a pretty penny in it’s day. Keep up the hunt !

    Comment by GregoryD57 — December 26, 2010 @ 9:24 am

  9. Thanks Clad! Good luck on your next hunt!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 9:40 am

  10. Outrageously cool ring ! Congratulations RR !!!

    Comment by CladCoin — December 26, 2010 @ 10:02 am

  11. Thanks gunz! HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 10:12 am

  12. great find.congrats!!!

    Comment by 1smokingunz — December 26, 2010 @ 10:42 am

  13. awesome ring! nice finds

    Comment by thetreasurehunter21 — December 26, 2010 @ 11:41 am

  14. great find HH

    Comment by tlaza1317 — December 26, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

  15. Dude I have some new bottle vids and i really want u to check them out.

    Comment by ptjstudios — December 26, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

  16. I’m sure there are a lot of nice gold rings on the beaches of Hawaii! Thanks for watching! HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

  17. I want to find a gold ring! Nice job on the close ups at the end! From the Cousins Brothers

    Comment by thirdphaseofmoon — December 26, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

  18. @RecoveringRelics Well just wait till ya can wear those rings hehe. Myself I would’nt sell either ring for anything! Now… if a museum wanted to rent it thats another thing xD

    Comment by reddreamer — December 26, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  19. Thanks for watching! My house was built in 1963, but my neighbor’s house was built in 1704, and there used to be another old house next to mine that they tore down.

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

  20. Thanks treasureoasis! I want to get the Garrett ProPointer but I just need to save up for one. Hopefully I’ll get one before the 2011 season begins. HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

  21. Great job on the ring and finds! How old is your house this may help with dating the ring.

    Comment by AuthenticNow — December 26, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

  22. @chinchillaman1 What are you presently metal detecting with? I’ve been MDing now for 1 year and I started with Garrett GTAx550 and I’ve been quite successful and also own a Coinmaster 6000di pro (older analog detector). I know Whites has a strong reputation for quality that’s why I have 1. If you have any questions shoot me a msg and I’ll get right back you to.

    Comment by AuthenticNow — December 26, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

  23. Nice ring….And I love the padlocks….I’ve done pretty good with them myself…..Now that you have the coinmaster, you should consider a pinpointer so you don’t have to wave all that dirt in front of the coil…..You’ll wonder how you ever did without one….HH

    Comment by treasureoasis — December 26, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

  24. Thanks! I was surprised when I saw it down in the hole! HH!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 26, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

  25. Congrats! in your own yard thats Awewsome!

    Comment by jmwnycprr — December 26, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

  26. Could you please recommend a good detector? I’m a total rookie! I would love this. But, we will have snow and hard ground soon. Do you do this year round?



    Comment by chessdude67 — December 26, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

  27. me and my friend are just getting into it is there any tips you have that you are not supposed to do thanks

    Comment by eminemrulz24 — December 26, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

  28. There was an earth worm or something 4:40

    Comment by Mrpingu938 — December 26, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

  29. @asfsdavd
    I liked the vibra-probe; very sturdy and worked well. The one I use is the sun-ray X-1 (they make them for basically all machines)

    Comment by toiceborn — December 26, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

  30. nice video, thanks for sharing!

    Comment by relampago21 — December 26, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

  31. @Mririshhockey
    judging by your comments you should have no problem with that

    Comment by volksbarney — December 26, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

  32. Wow these people are jerks. I guess their x boxes broke. Change your dirty underwear that youv been wearing during your two day ”call of duty” binge, and go do something where youl feel good about ur self afterwards fuckheads.

    Let me guess. You sarcastic bitches that are talkin shit are those ”cool” guys that drink beer in the woods and leave your garbage behind for us to clean up. Get a job, move out of ur moms basement and stop trying to come on youtube solely to criticize othr ppls hbbys

    Comment by gjones555 — December 26, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

  33. Interesting. Looks like a fun hobby.

    Comment by Str8eningTheCurves — December 26, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

  34. I remember those days back in the 50’s. We had nothing to do at times,so we went down to the ball field and see who could throw dimes the farthest. GIVE ME A F—K–G BREAK.

    Comment by johnnywad47 — December 26, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

  35. great video. what probe would you recommend, they seem to help pinpoint the coin in the hole.

    Comment by asfsdavd — December 26, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

  36. Great video and finds!! I like how you use a groundcloth for the soil. I do as well. Pour it back in hole when done and replace the plug. You can never tell we where in there at all:)

    Comment by WeirdParkGuy — December 26, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

  37. @NE1469DOG
    I’ve paid for both my CZ20 and my ExpII with gold finds :)

    Comment by toiceborn — December 26, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

  38. @localdeity
    for your information
    I do not “tear up” playing fields. I do not leave holes.
    I DO make sure I dig in such a way as the grass will not die and you’d be hard-pressed to see where I dug. “Mr. Squirrel” does far more damage :) I DO make sure I pick up broken glass, sharp piece of metal, knives, pins, syringes and live rounds of every caliber. Heck, I’ve even picked up trash just lying on the ground because it annoyed me so much that other people are so inconsiderate.

    Get a grip.

    Comment by toiceborn — December 26, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

  39. @Mririshhockey
    I have a great job,a beautiful wife (going on 30 years now), I’m a musician in my church, a singer / songwriter, I fish, tie my own flies and thoroughly enjoy taking walks on the beach or through the woods at first light with my detector in hand. AND, I’ve actually made quite a few good friends because of this hobby.

    You know, you really should strive to grow up and be like me. You might actually enjoy life! :)

    Comment by toiceborn — December 27, 2010 @ 12:08 am

  40. @RicardoNY1
    LOL, thanks Rick!

    Comment by toiceborn — December 27, 2010 @ 12:30 am

  41. @RecoveringRelics
    That’s great! I remember waiting for my first machine. Worse than being 5 years old and waiting for Christmas morning :)

    Comment by toiceborn — December 27, 2010 @ 12:41 am

  42. Hi Joe. I remember before I got my first detector I would watch your videos over and over because I was so excited to find my own treasure! You had a great day!

    Comment by RecoveringRelics — December 27, 2010 @ 1:03 am

  43. @localdeity Considering the inconsideration of dog folks out here in the NY area, the kids are more likely to step on a big ol’ dog turd than harm their ankles from a non existing threat………you would NEVER know Joe (Guy digging in the video) was in your backyard even if he dug 40 plugs, trust me.

    Comment by RicardoNY1 — December 27, 2010 @ 1:34 am

  44. wow I want to grow up to be like you!!!! Have no friends. and life

    Comment by Mririshhockey — December 27, 2010 @ 2:06 am

  45. wow I want to grow up to be like you!!!! Have no friends. and life

    Comment by Mririshhockey — December 27, 2010 @ 2:53 am

  46. wow I want to grow up to be like you!!!! Have no friends.

    Comment by Mririshhockey — December 27, 2010 @ 3:37 am

  47. @localdeity …first of all the coins are worth more than 35 cents…and the holes are covered back up with the plug.

    Comment by digitaldevil7777 — December 27, 2010 @ 4:24 am

  48. so your 35 cents recovery is worth tearing up the community playing field sod and potentially threatening kids ankles?

    Comment by localdeity — December 27, 2010 @ 5:20 am

  49. just dig mf,i could of dug about 20 holes by now! in england we get old coins these ent,no history !goodluck.

    Comment by selassiewarrior — December 27, 2010 @ 6:03 am

  50. Where did you get the digging tool?

    Comment by SuperDaveMcCarthy — December 27, 2010 @ 6:47 am

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