I had a guy to contact me several months ago about a high school class ring he had lost in 2005. He had since moved out of state up to Pennsylvania. This weekend being Mother’s day he was in town visiting family and had obtained permission from the current homeowners to do a search in the yard. So this has been several months in the making. He thought it was white gold, but wasn’t certain. I wasn’t sure what kind of signal I would get on my CTX, and I knew it would be several inches deep, so I was doomed to dig just about everything. I started up towards the house and worked my way down to the street, drawing my grid lines. I had been there about three hours and had dug a bag full of trash and modern coins. It’s slow going when you have to dig nearly everything. We had only about five feet of yard left before we got to the street when I got a signal that at first looked like trash. The CTX didn’t give me a VDI number, (I think there was trash very nearby), but I did have a consistent tone and a small tight target identification picture on the screen. Since it was consistent I dug it and out popped a ring that had been in the ground for 16 years. It was 3-4 inches deep, a little deeper than I thought it might be. Another happy ring owner!