I recently got married on October 15th, and got myself a shiny new tungsten ring to wear. The ring is fairly large
at 8mm diameter, and size 11.
Last weekend while I was backpacking, I lost the ring. I'm pretty sure I lost it when I was sliding down the side of a large mud hill
. This hill is about 60 feet high
and has a fairly steep edge. It's a "mud hill" which is made of very loose dirt that crumbles when you step on it. I was able to just slide down on my feet and used my (left) hand to balance myself. As I slid down the hill, I brought a lot of loose dirt down with me in a sort of mini dirt avalanche. I'm pretty sure that my ring is in that dirt somewhere. It could be a couple inches deep, it could be on top, it could be up to maybe a foot deep. The dirt also has lots of calcite type rocks in it that glisten in the sun, so the "find the shiny object in the hill" strategy doesn't work.
So, i could go and buy another ring, yes, but what sounds much more fun is to go back to the hill and find my original. So, questions:
- How should i go about finding my ring?
- The first thing i think of is a metal detector. Can i rent a metal detector anywhere? I'd rather not have to buy one for a one time use.
- can a metal detector find tungsten? They say they can find "metals" like gold and silver, and I assume this includes tungsten but I'm not sure
- any other ideas on getting the ring back?