Detecting Scenario 3 – No Strings Attached

Detecting Scenario 3 – No Strings Attached

There’s nothing sweeter than getting permission to metal detect at a new spot.

Especially if a homeowner happily gives you permission with no strings attached, but he asks that you show what you find at the end of the hunt. Sounds fair enough, right?


While detecting in the front yard, you dig a beautiful gold wedding band with a huge diamond in it. You can tell that it is an expensive ring just by looking at it. Later at the end of the day when your hunt is over the homeowner asks what you found.

What do you do?

Do you show him the ring, or do you remain quiet about it?

Final Thoughts

Often the “correct answer” seems obvious, but that might not be what you would actually do in said situation. After reading the above scenario think about what you might do if you found yourself in this situation. Please Leave A Comment in the comments section below, or reply to this article’s Twitter or FB post with your thoughts.

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Modified by Rob Williams for Detecting Scenario 3

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Roger at 1:23 pm

    Well since there were no strings attached, and know human behavior, I would say nothing about the ring at first.
    Reason being the home owner would more than likley want the ring, however after thanking him for letting me hunt I would ask him if there was anything that he or his family had ever lost that I could maybe help him look for, and if nothing was said about a ring of that description I would say nothing about it. But if he were to say funny should ask but my wife lost a diamond ring our firs year here while working in the yard, then I would say MAN Have I got a deal for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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