Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)
First I would like to thank White's for making such great Metal Detectors! I am the proud owner of an XLT (purchased in March of 2008) and DFX (purchased in November of 2008).
After detecting in various parks and schools in my area, it never dawned on me to go to the Arboretum (tree park) that is across the street from my home. The tree park has been there since the early 60's but is hardly used except by people in the neighborhood for walking their dogs and just recently for a yearly picnic.
One day in late October I was feeling the urge to detect but did not want to travel to far from home. So I decided "What the Heck", I'll just go swing for awhile in the Arboretum, not expecting to find anything. Much to my surprise while swinging my XLT under some low hanging braches of a Noble Fir tree I got a very loud signal. After looking a the LCD screen on the XLT and seeing a VDI number bouncing between 80 and 82 I decided to dig. I cut a horseshoe flap in the sod and started removing the dirt from under the flap. At five inches down I saw the glint of silver and retrieved a Silver and Black Hills Gold pendant with a stone in the center. I did not know what the stone was, but after some research I discovered that it was a Mossy Agate more commonly know as a Montana Agate. What a GREAT find!
Since then I have been back to the Arboretum numerous times and have found many clad coins and four silver rings, I will continue going there on occasionally as it is so close to Home. I guess it just goes to show you that you can find treasures where you least expect them to be.
Thanks again White's for a wonderful product that I will enjoy for years to come.