March 25, 2017 - I think first gold of year, and couple silvers
Got out on Sunday to Silver Beach. Knew it'd be slow going, but had hopes of at least one silver (never gone silver-less there!). Started on the slower side and quickly found a buffalo nickel and a few wheat cents. Then it slowed down quite a bit. Got a small part of an ID bracelet that's sterling. Can't quite read the name yet. While working to the more junky side got a high tone...looked down and saw a few brass-colored coins...thought, "could it be?" and it was... there were 7 dollar coins just sitting there on the surface. Wish every hunt had spills like that. Wonder how they got there?
Moved to the other side and kept hoping for a silver coin (didn't know the ID part was sterling). It was raining, I'm out of shape, and digging is rough so it was getting a bit frustrating. Got a lower tone and out popped a ring... it looked gold-ish and thought it could be 10k. Put it away (no video because I didn't bring my detecting phone for video, and I was overloaded with mud - not breaking out the IPhone 7 for a video!). While wandering around, finally got a silver dime. Haven't even broken it out of the cookie material yet but what's showing I think is a merc.
Got home and looked at the ring. saw an inscription inside dated 1975. Also saw a couple of stamps. The first stamp looked like H.LO. Ok, the next stamp has to be the karat marking... took a look and see H.LO again? Ok, where's the karat stamp? So it looks gold, but there's no stamp. what do you guys think?