I got an email notification from a Doug in Bedford New Hampshire who dropped his wedding ring in his own back yard. He saw where it went, which was a simple one square foot hole next to where he was having a pool installed. Simple enough right! The next day he emptied the hole and put all the dirt through a strainer, but no ring? He then bought a metal detector and scanned the hole and the dirt he got out of the hole and still no ring? I showed up Sunday at Douglas’s home and listened to his story while staring at the hole. Listening and thinking about all the crazy possibilities I have encountered over the last few years. It can be very amusing, but knowing Doug was stressed over this magnificent ring I kept a serious mind set and demeanor. I put on my sniper coil and scanned the hole and the dirt just as Doug had and got no response. I did get a few indications that the detector was trying to pick up a signal, but absolutely nothing that would indicate a target of any size or metal remotely made of gold, so I backed off the discrimination and increased the sensitivity and still only a few bits of static. I backed the discrimination down to zero and started picking up a few small bouncy iron signals, so those being my only options I chose to check each one with my hand held pin pointer. Turns out the ring some how rolled, bounced, or slid underneath the edge of the sidewalk. You can see in the one photo where Doug is
kneeling, above the white pipe, there is a dug out portion. The ring was standing on edge and packed underneath the sidewalk, which contains some small amounts of metal debris or maybe reinforcement, which was making it partly invisible to the detector. Fortunately I recognize when my Teknetics T2 is trying to tell me I have two different metals intertwined. There was probably a crack or a small crevasse running along the edge there and the ring must have gotten there and then was covered in the initial excavation process. I wont go into detail, but Doug showed some serious relief, which almost made me show some serious relief. LOL It was a happy occasion to say the least!
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