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  • Okay, time for the history.

    The history relates to this handsome chap.
    Sir Richard McBride, KCMG (December 15, 1870 – August 6, 1917)
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    He was the 16th Premier of BC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_McBride
    And the whole thing began when I met Tori.
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    I was out cruising around my favorite park when he approached with the story of having lost a gold ring and asked if it were possible to help find it.
    Without skipping a beat I agreed and we were off to the area he thinks that it was lost.
    There were two big problems that day.
    The first was that it had been lost a month ago.
    Either along a well used dirt pathway in the bush. Or off into the bush where he was gathering vines for his artwork.
    The second was that I had the 17" coil on the CTX.
    Well I walked up and down that pathway twice.
    Nothing but pull tabs and pennies.
    Two days later and I was back with the 5 X 10 Coiltek coil on and off into the bush I went.
    There were plenty of targets in the bush were he thought it might be.
    Sadly his ring did not show up that day nor during the two subsequent days I have since spent looking.
    By the way does anyone need a new putter?
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    Other than those needles (which buy the way only two of them had the safety caps on) there were a few disappointing finds.
    It was a bummer to find out that this was just a cheap modern button.
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    This was also a let down.
    Cheap modern replica made out of pot metal.
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    Why do the cool old items always come up broken?
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    I guess that I can't complain to much since this cigarette case is whole.
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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    On top of that gas was paid.
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    And another silver was added to the yearly total.
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    When this was just a target in the ground it hit the CTX just like those old rifle cartridges.
    A hollow sounding 12/34
    It is a real good thing that I do dig that signal because this came out of the ground.
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    There is an inscription on the top which I miss read and I was researching R M Bride.
    The only thing Google wanted to show me was stupid bridal photos.
    My good buddy Micheal set me straight toot suite by saying that I was an idiot for not seeing the small "c"
    He also wondered if my assessment on this being gold plated was right.
    To quote "You sure it is plated".
    Well I put it through the "BRUCE" cleaning process.
    First into reverse electrolysis.
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    Then into the tumbler for half an hour.
    I was not satisfied with the results so back in the tumbler it went for another half hour.
    The next day I had it tested and the Spectrometer showed that it really was gold.
    10.7K to be exact.
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    Well back home I trotted and immediately popped it into a vinegar bath over night to finish dissolving the final bits of crud.
    A final half hour in the tumbler turned this out.
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    Last edited by 2ndoldman; 09-16-2017, 02:07 AM.
    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #3
      Wow! That's an awesome discovery!!
      Child of the tides

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thank you Deb.

    • #4
      What is it? Awesome
      http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Josh, it is the top of a walking stick.

    • #5
      Dang Bruce how much u figure it weighs in gold weight ?? Thats will pay for some gas for sure :-)
      As for me and house , we will serve the lord

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        I honestly have no idea how much gold is in this Everett. It is heavy but there is still part of the wooden stick in it.

    • #6
      Custom walking stick toppers were common among well to do men in the 19th & early 29th centuries. A status symbol. A rarity today. That's quite a treasure.
      Child of the tides

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      • 2ndoldman
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        You are very right Deb, they were popular back then. I doubt that very many of them were lost though.

    • #7
      Wow what a find Bruce! What a unique and personal piece of history. The art stroll! You sure cleaned it up beautifuly.

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thank you. I have always felt that if you are going to do something, do it right.

    • #8
      Your reward for trying to find Tori s ring
      Gary

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      • 2ndoldman
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        I would have been happy just finding and returning his ring. This is an over the top reward.

    • #9
      Yes! It is beautiful.

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        Thanks. I agree.

    • #10
      Damn Bruce blown away i am. thats real history right there.insert emoji with dropping jaw. so this blokes got mountains named after him, started a university and everything, doesn`t half make ya think. how did he lose it? dya think he may have chased off some young ruffians that may have ended up in fisticuffs? it must have an intrinsical value regardless of the gold weight. Great Find Mate
      If You Know Your History You Can Predict The Future

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      • 2ndoldman
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        The possibilities of why and how it ended up where I found it are endless. It was found beside a trail that for over 100 years has been called Lovers Lane.
        Could he have been caught with his pants down?????
        Was it stolen and later discarded because it was to identifiable?????
        Your guess is as good as mine.

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        `pants down` if you had found his belt buckle too........dont go there lol. i am amazed tho really. this guy was obviously someone so well known. a guitar is just a guitar but if its Elvis guitar...........AMAZIN Bruce keep up the good work

    • #11
      Man what a prize!

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Kurt, your comment caused me to go back and check on how much this coil has found.
        Since September 21st it has produced $98.11 4 silver rings, 2 silver pendants, 2 silver pins/broaches, 1 silver thimble, 12 silver coins, 7 old copper coins, 7 relics (military buttons and pins and old dog tags) and 2 gold rings.
        This coil is worth its weight in gold.

    • #12
      That’s pretty freaking awesome!

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thank you.

    • #13
      Good golly, keep it up cause I know all of us enjoy seeing your posts!

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      • 2ndoldman
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        Thank you Kurt. I will keep digging until my knees give out.
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