Platinum Ring Lost in the Bush, Maungaraki, Wellington, New Zealand

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Anna was putting up some Christmas lights on the handrail of their deck.  When finished she realized that her Platinum engagement ring was no longer on her finger.  There was a 2 – 3 metre drop into native bush below.

Anna with her Platinum engagement ring firmly secured by her wedding ring

Anna with her Platinum engagement ring firmly secured by her wedding ring

There was some heavy undergrowth to get through and when I started swinging the coil on the CTX3030 I was picking up trash all over the place.  I was also having problems with the standard size coil.  I was using the Propointer to eliminate as much junk as possible, but I had to bring out the good old AT Pro with the 6in coil just so I could maneuver around the vegetation.  I hit another trashy area and used the Propointer to clean it out.  Thought I had everything but gave the area another sweep and got a good clear signal with the right number.

When the leaves were brushed aside the ring was exposed

When the leaves were brushed aside the ring was exposed

I couldn’t see anything but the Propointer was telling me there was still something there.  I brushed away the leaves and Anna’s beautiful Platinum and diamond ring was just sitting there.  It is amazing how these rings manage to bury themselves so easily.

Well, the reaction from Anna was magic.  She was so excited and I think the smile in the photo says it all.

Lovely to meet you Anna and I appreciate the generous reward.

3 Responses to “Platinum Ring Lost in the Bush, Maungaraki, Wellington, New Zealand”

  1. Fitzy says:

    As the saying goes….a pinpointer in hand is worth a treasured ring in the bush! Nice find…Merry Christmas from the States!

    Fitzy

  2. Chris Turner says:

    Way to go Al, sometimes these searches arn’t as easy as some people would think…Patients plays a big part in recovery a prize possession for someone… thankfully you have lots of it… Happy Holidays, Chris Turner

  3. Bevan says:

    Good Onya Kiwi!!

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