« Back to Finds Posted July 1st, 2012 by Al

Item Found: Other

Location: California

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0329)


July 1st, 2012
White's Electronics,

I just had to share my most recent detector story with you.

This past Saturday, I got a phone call from a gentleman who lost his titanium wedding ring in his yard and would I come out and see if I could locate it for him. I went to his house yesterday (Sunday) afternoon and searched the front & year of his house twice spending a little over two hours in doing so. He had been all over his property pulling weeds and mowing the grass when he noticed his ring was missing after completing these chores.

I located 21 sprinkler heads (most you could not see due to the jungle growth plus they had the pop-up heads on them), 12 metal tomato cages that made my unit buzz 6 inches away before I could even see them visually. They were also not very noticeable with all of the growth in and around these cages plus these cages were green in color and were randomly scattered around throughout the back yard bordering area.

The rear border of his property was also planted in tropical plantings that were into the six foot height levels that I had to go under their canopies to search around their tree bases not to mention a zillion ground cover flowering plants that spread out all over the place as a massive border around these tropical plantings.

This man’s whole front yard was impregnated with melon size river rocks that were just the right size to stumble and slide on. My detector coil was taking a beating but I was determined to find it if it was there. I even stuck my detector down into his large yard waste container plus mashed it around in his backyard compost pile.

Every conceivably small flowering plant, small bush, and clump fox grasses encompassed his front yard rock garden. Well to my dismay, outside of a very old sprinkler head I found left from the Lewis & Clark expedition, my search proved fruitless.

I even offered this man another titanium ring (free) that I found eons ago but he wanted his own ring back. All yesterday evening my heart was heavy plus my confidence level sunk to a new low. Well, about 15 minutes ago today (Monday) - the man who's ring was lost called me letting me know that he found his ring on his office floor in his house this morning?

Just a story of interest and I have to say - another success story using a White's Detector because for over two hours it didn't detect something that just wasn't there in the first place.

My best,

Detector AL

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