Found! Small gold hoop earring

  • from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)

November 25th, 2018 I got a call from Laura. Her daughter Kelly had lost a small gold hoop earring of great sentimental value. They thought it might have been lost two days earlier while raking leaves in the backyard. I explained how difficult it was to find micro-jewelry, but they still asked me to look.

I calibrated my ATMax with the 4 inch sniper coil using Kelly’s other earring and searched the yard. I then went over the bags of leaves. I did my best, but could not find it. I put my gear in the car. As I was walking up to the front door, I saw a glint of gold on the mulch. There it was, inches away from the front step!

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Gold Wire Earring


2 Replies to “Found! Small gold hoop earring”

  1. Mike McInroe says:

    Hey Rob. I was wondering if your ATMax was able to read the other ear ring? I have a similar search that I am not able to get a reading on a matching ear ring and am wondering what settings you used for the micro gold you mentioned? Mike in sunny, hot Florida!

    1. Rob Ellis says:

      Hi Mike, It was a long time ago, but here is what I remember. Yes, it did read the other earring. But, only when very close to the 4” sniper coil. My stock coil didn’t read it. I probably used all metal, and the sensitivity as high as it could be and still remain stable. I can’t remember if I used notch discrimination, but I probably did. When I searched, I kept the coil in contact with the ground and watched the target ID. I couldn’t believe I found it visually after all that work!
      Good hunting, Rob

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