Thursday, December 8, 2011

12/8/11 Report - Chilly Air, Little Cuts & Big Bling

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

One Little Cut Found On a Treasure Coast Beach This Morning.

I now know that I've turned into a total wimp.   The beach was chilly this morning.  I actually put on an extra shirt that I had in the car.  

I was surprised by how high the water got at some spots this morning.  A one place it actually cut into the foot of the dunes a little. 

Most of the beach was loose sand, I only found this one place that was cut a little by the last high tide.

I did find more green clad coins there, and just a few old things.   I've been finding a lot of green clad coins lately.

Although I only saw this one area that was cut, I would expect at least one more somewhere on the Treasure Coast.

Overall beach conditions remain poor even though there was some sand being moved this morning.

The surf web site predictions for the next week look erratic.   I guess that is what you would call it.  They are predicting the seas to be up a little and then down a little, etc.  On Wed. they still have one short time frame when seven foot seas are predicted.  I don't know if that will hold.  Yesterday's predictions looked different than today's.   I'm not quite sure what to expect, other than nothing greater than seven foot seas.   There very well could be a few cuts popping up here and there.  Not enough to change my beach conditions rating from poor though.

Here is a good article about a field that was covered by silt brought by a flood and then uncovered many years later by another flood that exposed what was covered by the first flood.  It provides a good illustration and a good lesson.

I got an email from  a local person that is selling a little used  Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II with two coils, heavy duty scoop, and all kinds of extra accessories for sale.   For more information contact

There are all kind of treasures, and some of them are especially prominent around Christmas.  Mitch King, Vice President of the Treasure Coast Archaeological Society, puts on a real display at his house.

Here is the link.   Be sure to view the video.

Christie's is presenting an Elizabeth Taylor auction exhibit this December in New York.  The exhibit includes  a 33.19-carat diamond ring she received from Richard Burton and is estimated at $2.5 to $3.5 million.  And a 16th-century La Peregrina pearl set in a necklace with rubies and diamonds. The pearl was part of the crown jewels of Spain and was worn by many Spanish queens. Estimated value: $2 million to $3 million.

These are the kind of sugar plums that dance in detectorist's heads.

Here is the link if you want to see a selection of those jewels.

Now you have some good Christmas ideas for the wife.

Happy hunting,