A lovely gal from Minnesota vacationing at Fort Myers Beach gave me a call two days after losing her cherished wedding set in the loose sand . Knowing how often the beach gets metal detected and raked by tractors in that area, we knew time was of the essence.
My wife and I made arrangements to meet at the beach a few hours later in the afternoon. When we arrived, the beach was busy with people. But, we did the best we could to search the open areas. An hour passed by with no success. As more time passed, beach-goers began picking up their towels and chairs and leaving for the day. Soon after, my CTX 3030 produced a solid tone in the ring range and the missing ring was recovered and returned to the happy owner.
This ring finder success can be attributed to excellent detailed instructions of the area where the ring was lost (landmarks/photos etc) and quality Minelab metal detecting equipment.