I live in the United Kingdom and love finding gold! I’ve been using the Teknetics® T2 Special Edition for 18 months now and apart from a load of other finds, I have found about 40 rings - not all gold but the majority are.
You may say that’s good going and although I’m probably biased I do too - what I missed telling you is I go out detecting almost every day now that I’m retired and to be honest, I love it. I would say that 70% are beach finds and 30% are parks and pasture land. Out of the 40 rings, I’ve managed to find the owners for 4 of them, the feeling that I get from returning them far outweighs anything that I get from finding them, if that makes any sense.