« Back to Finds Posted August 1st, 2013 by Bryan

Item Found: Other

Location: Texas

Metal Detector Used: Other (NONE)


August 1st, 2013

White's Electronics,

While enjoying a day of coin shooting at a local park that I hit from time to time, I had my best car day ever. The old DFX and I had picked a handful of clad like I usually do at this particular site, a municipal park complete with softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, a volleyball pit, numerous picnic tables, a swimming pool and a fishing pond polluted with duck and geese droppings.

I had been at it a couple of hours and had a pocket full of pull tabs and bottle caps so go along with the clad. This place is totally littered with pull tabs and ring tabs, I guess from all the picnic activity over the years. It sure gets my blood pressure up that people are so lazy and inconsiderate. There’s trash receptacle’s all over the park!

Anyway, back to the hunt. I decided to hit the volleyball court before I left. I’ve hit it a few times over the years and have about picked it clean. Near the end of my last pass I got a strong hit that was bouncing between dime and quarter, with a nickel reading mixed in and showing about 3.5 inches of depth. It was hard to pinpoint and I suspected maybe a pocket dump or at least a couple of targets.

The volleyball court is sand so recovery wasn’t a problem. I sifted through and pulled out a matchbox car. I rechecked the hole and still had a signal. Now I realized why the signal was so strong and pinpointed the way it did. By the time I had the hole cleaned out I had recovered 3 more matchboxes. Total count was an Indy car, a Jeep Cherokee decorated with Coast Guard markings, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and an International SUV. I guess some youngster got distracted and forgot them or buried them and couldn’t find them again. Oh well, my grandson will enjoy them. I’ve attached a photo of the car lot.

In closing, thanks to White’s for all the wonderful years I’ve enjoyed with your products, starting with a Sears Ted Williams Coinmaster way back in 1970, to the Classic III and my good old DFX. I wish I had one of each of your detectors but my wife thinks I have too many now. Maybe I could slip a new Coinmaster into the mix and she won’t notice. I thought hard about the Spectra but my old arm is getting a little tired swinging the weight of the DFX so maybe it’s time for something a little lighter.

Thanks again friends.

Bryan (Southeast TX)
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