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Archive for August 1st, 2008

Metal Detecting – 3 rings in 2 days

Posted by bunchgrasser on August 1, 2008

I spent a couple of mornings at a local park last weekend with my White’s MXT. The first morning I managed to recover some clad coins, plenty of pulltabs and a 92.5 stamped silver ring. The ring wasn’t anything special so I don’t have a photo to post.

Encouraged by my earlier success, I returned to the park the following day. After about 3 hours of detecting, I had the usual clad coins, pulltabs, bottlecaps and assorted pieces of trash. I also recovered a 1952 wheat penny and 2 rings from different areas of the park. The first photo shows both rings as they looked right out of the ground.

The ring on the left appears to be an older, vintage dinner ring of some kind. The years and soil have not been kind to it unfortunately. It is missing some stones and whatever plating it once had is mostly gone.

The ring on the right is stamped 14k gold and has 3 stones. I’d like to think they are diamonds, but this ring is very small and likely would only fit a young girl, so they may be CZ. I do plan to have them checked though.

The next two pics show the rings after cleaning.


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Red Bull Flugtag in Portland

Posted by bunchgrasser on August 1, 2008

For the first time since 2004, the Red Bull Flugtag event is coming back to Portland. Join thousands of other Portlanders at Tom McCall Waterfront Park this Saturday August 2nd, 1:00pm for the festivities. If you like watching homemade contraptions take to the sky…uh, well in a matter of speaking – then this is the event for you.

As an added bonus, I have a special sneak preview picture of the Yakima “Super Trike” entry. My office is directly across the street from yakima and I’ve been watching them put the finishing touches on their entry all week.

Best of luck to the Yakima team!


(Post Edit)

I heard that the Yakima team took first place! Well done and congratulations!

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