Metal Detector Used: Specialty Detector (800-0321)
I attended the invitational Diggin’ in Virginia hunt the weekend of March 20 thru 22, 2009 in Culpeper, VA. The soil in this part of Virginia is very hot mineralized red clay, which poses problems for many metal detectors, not allowing them to get any depth or by losing the target once the soil has been disturbed. Having experienced this first hand, I decided to purchase a White’s TDI about 9 months ago just because of its ability to work well in mineralized soil.
Well, the investment and practice with the TDI paid off this weekend. I was able to go over areas that had been heavily hit by other hunters finding various bullets, buttons and knapsack gear easily. Additionally, I made four finds just by removing the sod from previous diggers holes and finding the targets that they had lost. The find of a lifetime came right between two previously filled holes about 10 inches apart and about nine inches deep in an area that had had diggers on it all morning, a beautiful tongue to a Virginia two piece belt buckle, not to mention two more 3-ringers. My digging buddy Jeff said the look on my face was priceless and I have to say that kind of can really make your day! Thanks White’s, the TDI is a great machine and just earned its keep.