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Item Found: Jewelry

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Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0319)


February 1st, 2010
 
Dear White's,

I received a phone call last week from a lady about an hour up the road. She picked my name up on an old metal detecting web site. It's a wonder she got in touch, I have since moved and got a new phone number that is not published but everything happens for a reason.

Anyway she tracked me down and wondered if I still had my metal detecting club because she lost something very dear to her heart. She then told me about her grandmother's ring that she had made into a pendant. She then proceeded to tell me how it was lost of the chain while she was attempting to put a calf in a chute. She told me the calf kicked her and broke the chain.

She attempted to locate this pendant with a rental detector but had no luck.
After a friend of hers told her to look on the web for detector clubs or treasure hunting clubs she found me. I was not able to run right out and find this thing due to previous commitments but this morning I was able to make my way up the road to give it a shot.

I got out of my truck and she walked me over to the lot where she believed it was lost. It was an old barn lot. The cattle chute was made of iron (Big oh no) and I figured that I would probably have to have that thing moved with a tractor. I really figured the pendant had fallen inside of it. Well anyway all I knew is this was a pendant made from a ring and it was gold. I began to hunt the area but my detector was giving me fits.

A brand new V3 acting up, it then dawned on me that I was surrounded by electric fences and after the lady turned them off the detector settled right down.
I began my search and about 10 minutes into it "BANG" "BANG" "BANG!!" I went to pinpoint and did not have to I could see through the grass the diamond.

I reached down and picked it up and thought WOW! I looked up and told the lady "This is your lucky day!!" I then proceeded to get a great big hug. After taking the following picks she asked me "How do I pay you for this?" I said if you know of any abandon houses in the area get me permission to hunt them... She then asked me if I like to cook and I said "Well Yes, look at me!"

I left out of there with some Steaks (Cattle Farm) some home canned goodies, some home grown frozen strawberries and sweet corn. I told her that was enough. I was not doing it for any type of reward. This pendant had a WHOPPER Diamond surrounded with rubies.

Leonard

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