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Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: LawrencetheMDer
Date: March 10, 2019 12:39PM


Had a good time at the beach today and even found a few interesting items; spent 5 hrs in the wash zone and in water up to chest high.

A web cam of the beach showed a gathering the day before; I suspected it was religious related. As a consequence, I decided to look closely at that section of beach. On the wet sand found a “JESUS” ring at CTX coordinates 12:02. This is a coordinate typically associated with small light foil.



As I maneuvered through the other metal detectorists swarming the beach and surf, I snagged this sterling silver 8” Tennis bracelet in 4 ft of water. Based on the tarnish, it had been there for a while.



The bracelet also registered 12:02 on my CTX 3030, a coordinate typically associated with light pieces of foil. The only reason I dug it was because I was in water and it was as quiet as outer space (because of lack of targets). Lucky me. I’ll have to pay attention to those 12:02s in the future.

Found my first iPhone this week, or what is left of one. The CTX coordinates fluctuated and I was convinced it was junk. Glad I dug it. Found a Galaxy phone last year in fair shape but water logged. Threw it out and later learned that these water-logged phones are worth a few bucks at least and perhaps several hundred. Not sure if the iPhone is worth anything.

Earlier in the week, I was digging what was sure to be a quarter when I snagged this cute heart ring made of 10k gold, silver and diamonds. The ring registered 12-13:44; typical dime or quarter territory. When I briefly looked at the ring on discovery, I saw it was marked 10k, figuring it was white and yellow gold. When I got home, I again looked at the ring and only saw 925, and thought I had misread the 925 as 10k (as I was clearing away the tears of joy when I found it). I soon found that the ring was marked 10k on one side and 925 on the other side. I do find silver rings typically in the 13:43-45 range but never find small gold rings in the area (usually below 12:34). So I guess in this case the silver dominated the coordinates.



On the same hunt I also found this Native American dollar coin at 13:46-47, my first. You don’t come across dollar coins, any dollar coins, on Florida beaches. Based on my stats, finding a dollar coin is somewhere like 10,000:1.



One interesting (read: STUPID) thing about the one dollar coin is that it is NOT dated. What? Yap, not dated! Had to get a coin book and look-up when it was minted (2010).

Last week was also a good week when I found this silver (925) ring with clear stones (haven’t tested for diamonds, yet) at 12:34.



These types of rings, with gold and channel diamonds, seem to be very popular rings based on how many I have found over the years.

Finally, can’t forget to mention the gold (?) “eye” pendant I found at 12:14-15; a coordinate typically associated with pull-tabs, foil and the occasional nickel. Well, I guess you never really know.



Happy Hunting



Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: brother steve
Date: March 10, 2019 03:13PM
The CTX is a master on the beach! Great job!

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Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: March 12, 2019 10:54AM
Great finds!
What was the Jesus ring at 12/02 mad of, or did I miss it?





Banned this clown for calling Windy City a crook in detector sales and from pm he sent me.

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: March 12, 2019 12:06PM
It is dated...all info is printed on the RIM.

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: stateguyt
Date: March 12, 2019 04:35PM
Nice to see people are still using there 3030 and posting there finds
I think a lot sold there 3030 or it’s collecting dust. Because they brought the equinox

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: March 12, 2019 05:59PM
I recently bought a new 800 also SG...and I’ve driven it around for a bit (til I snapped my shovel clean off). My CTX will continue to be my main machine,I’m a coin hunter and need accuracy. WEIGHT WEIGHT WEIGHT has been the number ONE reason why people have migrated to the EQ. Not everyone...I got the 800 because a lot of people who I respect are reporting that it’s a really good hunter. Some say it does as well as the CTX for what they hunt and where they hunt. But I don’t think it’ll be the case here. If I didn’t think the CTX and EQ would be the 1-2 punch I need for a VERY VERY long time,I wouldn’t have either of them. It’ll be great to get some time behind the wheel with the 800 and get to know it as well as the CTX,which might take awhile...

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: trojdor
Date: March 12, 2019 06:47PM
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IDXMonster
It is dated...all info is printed on the RIM.

IDX is 100% correct.

Sacagawea dollar coins have the year of minting, mint marks, and the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM on the edge of the coin.

Same thing with newer presidential coins.

mike

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: LawrencetheMDer
Date: March 16, 2019 04:06PM
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Champ Ferguson
Great finds!
What was the Jesus ring at 12/02 mad of, or did I miss it?
It wasn't marked but I thought it was stainless steel.

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: LawrencetheMDer
Date: March 16, 2019 04:11PM
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stateguyt
Nice to see people are still using there 3030 and posting there finds
I think a lot sold there 3030 or it’s collecting dust. Because they brought the equinox
I talk w lots of fellow MDers on beach and many have replaced the Excal w 800. The Excal is now their back up machine. But many who have the CTX 3030 and then try the 800 go back to the CTX.

Gold in 2019: 7 (6 rings, 1 dental)
Silver in 2019: 19
Coins in 2019: 776
so far.

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: tcornel
Date: March 17, 2019 06:31AM
Absolutely what happened to me. The 800 and the standard and big coil are collecting dust unless my back is acting up then the 800. Once the back is in better shape out comes the 3030.

Re: Beach Finds and CTX 3030 Coordinates - What?
Posted by: Geobound
Date: March 31, 2019 09:35PM
I've been using my 303 for land and wading into the water. I just bought a CZ-21 so that I can dive with it, and a Deus so that I can hit more of the iron infested sites.

Is there one machine that can do it all?? I don't think so........that or I just like to spend money on toys? :crazy:

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