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    New treasure hunter finds his first gold ring

    Hi my name is Zach Husiar aka Zabin,

    Let me start by telling a story and a little bit about myself. I'm 29 and mostly new to metal detecting as of a couple weeks ago. When I was a kid I had a cheap radio shack detector I played with a little. First 10 years of my life I lived in the Florida keys and when I was about 8 my dad took us on a treasure hunt at Bayahonda beach Florida. He had a convincing story and a excellent treasure map that his sister -the artist- created to look authentic. My dad worked at the dump and he collected various treasures (mostly fake) to fill the treasure box. Me and my brothers were doing the happy dance when we dug up and opened that treasure box. Later after closer inspection we realized that most of it was fake and we found out dad had made this all up. So we didn't get rich but it left me with a fond memory of the hunt and my sweet dad. Since that experience I've always been a treasure hunter at heart.

    I live in WV now and found a VX3 for sale on craigslist. He was asking $650 obo and all I had was $400 and he took it! The guy was close and he delivered it to me! Said he doesn't have time for the hobby any more with his kids and one on the way, he needed the money more. So far I'm in love with this detector and I'm still learning it and getting better. I've been lurking these forums since so figured I'd say hi.

    Today I found the gold ring and boy was I doing the happy dance .

    So here are my best finds over the past couple weeks. 1937 mercury dime, 1942 war nickle, 2 1937 buffalo's, and a 10k gold ring! Fits my ring finger and I've been wearing it all day. All found in my yard.

    $20.25 in clad from the park, my yard, and neighbours yard. Also some old bullets, 1 Euro and stuff.
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    Welcome!! You're off to a good start !!
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    Welcome to the forum Zach. You're doing fantastic, having fun and that's great. Keep up the good digging and happy hunting.
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    Welcome the forum, some great finds congrats, thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing more of your finds later on...
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    Welcome to the forum. You're doing great! Keep it up.

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    welcome to the forum ---- silver and gold cant be beat good job

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    Welcome to the forum, this hobby of our is so additive isn't it!! Congrats on all the great finds so far!! There will be many more to come!
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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first gold, you're off to a good start. Good luck. Art
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    Great hit on the ring and congrats on the merc.....
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    Thanks for the welcomes. Got out to the local park today for a couple hours and met a fellow detectorist who invited me to join a local club. Sweet! He was so nice to hook me up with a better trowel, pack, and a glove. Thanks again Pat when you read this! He scored a couple nice finds. I only got a bit of clad but I scored on an invite and some accessories

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    Score, happy hunting...
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    Your dad was great for doing that little treasure hunt for you. Nice imagination. Congrats on your finds and for making a new friend. Its a fun hobby.

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    Welcome. Enjoyed the story. Congrats on your first gold ring.

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    Very nice finds .. Congrats .. Welcome to the forum .. Good luck and happy hunting ..
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    $ - (23)
    H - (0)
    Q - 262
    D - 268
    N - 102 ( 8 %)
    P - 600
    CC - 1236
    Total$ - 126.40
    Rings - 11
    (Silver) - ( )
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    Oldest Coin - 1892 IH Cent
    1923 Liberty Peace Silver Dollar - 1858..1958 Canadian Commemorative Silver Dollar
    Silver Coins - 2 - ..... " You Just Never Know What Will Turn Up Next...or...From Where " ....

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