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Out of This World Ring Found By Metal Detectorist in Kansas

Out of This World Ring Found By Metal Detectorist in Kansas

Quite often we get calls from people who have lost jewelry and need help finding it.  Recently I received a call from a gentleman in Spring Hill, KS who had lost a very unique wedding band while he was stringing up lights for Christmas. He wasn't quite 100% certain he had lost it there but wanted to make certain.  

While I was tied up at the shop, our newest addition to the High Plains Team, Mike Eiser, an experienced metal detectorist was able to pull away for a bit and go help the man out.  What made this ring unique is that it was fashioned out of a space rock.  That's right, a meteorite!  The thin ring was crested with a small blue stone and the owner cherished the ring and was hopeful we could help him recover it.

What makes finding any ring difficult is there are so many different alloys used depending on the ring.  Rings also come in so many sizes, very few will read the same on a metal detector.  What makes a ring made of meteorite more difficult is that meteorites are often comprised of a nickel/iron alloy.  Both metals are not ones typically at the top of a metal detectorist's wish list.

Mike says of his recovery,  "After a little discussion and a thorough search of the area around their bushes, I found his ring!  What made the ring unique is that was made out of metal from a meteorite!  An actual ‘out of this world find’!"

Mike search for a little while with his Equinox 800 metal detector but with so much junk in the area and the fact it was in such a shrubby, tight space, he resorted to poking around the shrubs with his pinpointer.  In less than an hour Mike found the man's ring. 

Since the ring's composition was partially iron, there was some rust and tarnishing. However, after a little TLC, this man will have his ring looking beautiful again.

This was yet another successful ring recovery by the High Plains Prospectors team.  Great work Mike!

  • Joshua Turpin
What Metal Detectors Do They Use on The Curse of Oak Island?

What Metal Detectors Do They Use on The Curse of Oak Island?

Metal Detectors Used on The Curse of Oak Island

The show Curse of Oak Island has been chugging along for several years now.  The brothers Marty and Rick Lagina have been featured on the History channel since 2014 and have yet to unearth any real treasure.  They, and their metal detection cohort Gary Drayton have, however, unearthed some really interesting finds using metal detectors.

The Minelab CTX 3030 Metal Detector is a Popular Choice for Serious Metal Detectorists, but discover the Minelab collection to find your right fit:
  • Joshua Turpin
Garrett Goldmaster 24K Owners Manual

Garrett Goldmaster 24K Owners Manual

Nowadays many of the modern metal detectors do not come with a warranty. Such is the case with the new Garrett/White's Goldmaster 24K metal detector. So, we have provided you the link and manual for your use. Simply click the image below to be taken to the printable version of the Goldmaster 24K user's manual.
  • Joshua Turpin
Mine Lab Equinox 800 Metal Detector Does Not Stop Producing Good Finds for Kansas City Metal Detectorist.  Nor does he.

Mine Lab Equinox 800 Metal Detector Does Not Stop Producing Good Finds for Kansas City Metal Detectorist. Nor does he.

Mike H. from Kansas has been a very busy metal detectorist .  Just before Christmas of this year he had been doubling down.  Here is Mike's most recent story about his metal detector finds:

"I had to share my latest finds as I cannot believe the luck I've had. A few days before Christmas, I went to a new permission in a field. My second target was a 1940 Mercury dime. I then proceeded to find several more modern coins until I found a 1947 wheat cent. As I wondered if there was any older coins to be found I could not believe what I dug shortly after. I dug my second 2-cent piece! it was a 1864 and my second ever in just a few weeks! A little later I found an 1897 Indian Head. Overall I found several interesting items in what turned out to be an excellent permission. And I still have lots of area to cover there. Looking forward to getting back out there."

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