If you are a reader of this Metal Detecting Blog, you may remember around a week ago I wrote about 10 Horseshoes and 6 hours later and no $10,000 Ring!
Well in that post I wrote about how I searched for 6 hours on a race horse training track (around 8000 square metres plus) for a girls lost $10,000 engagement ring.
The first search was very difficult, very tiring and most of all very frustrating, because the search area was massive and in my opinion I would have had more success on finding a needle in a haystack!
The track was boggy, around 50cm deep with thick beach type sand, and the sand was quite mineralised which would give off fake readings and I had no success finding the lost ring.
A few days ago I drove 250kms to the place again to do another search, once again confident I would find the ring. Again I searched for hours, around 3 hours this time, I met the girl again and I asked her to show me where she walked, rode and where she believed she had lost her ring.
Anyhow to cut a long story short, like I said 3 tiring hours later, I was searching for the ring, digging up nails, and horseshoes when her fiance came up to me and said …
Stop Search, your not going to believe it, I found the ring just then on the porch when I was sweeping!
I was struck for words, a little peed off, but glad the ring was found.
This story is a prime example of if you would like to book me for a search, that you need to be certain exactly where you lost your jewellery.
All up I drove 1000kms from my hometown to search for this ring, only for it to be found right outside their doorway.
I am glad Tara found her ring, and I appreciate the fuel fee I was given.
Frustation is one of the things that comes with my job! But nethertheless it is something I like to avoid.