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Item Found: Other

Location: Washington

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0326)


July 1st, 2013

Dear White's,

I’ve just recently purchased my White’s MXT Pro and can’t wait to use it. I’ve been reading all the reviews, watching all the videos including the whole Treasure Hunting America series, which I highly recommend, and reading posts in the forum and all the great stories users send in. I’m just itching to get out and use my new MXT Pro.

But, I don’t feel worthy. I haven’t paid my dues. I still have lots to learn. I know, you’re thinking “get out and use it and you WILL learn!” I promise, I will, soon, just gotta make the time and learn just a little bit more. I do “play” with it in the house. I do read the manual and catalogs every chance I get. It won’t be long now!

I did remember, however, that I have a White’s Coinmaster TR. My first detector, purchased just over 30 years ago. I thought to myself, “OK, with all your reading and due diligence, maybe you should get it out and try working up to detecting with the MXT Pro.” So, I did. It was stored in the original box with original manual. I assembled it, turned on the single knob and started detecting around my garage.

Of course, this entry level machine has no discrimination. It finds all metal. And find it I did. Nail after nail, a couple nuts and a washer. I thought I would move to a different part of the property and try my luck.

The very first signal sounded off loud and clear. Expecting another nail, I dug down about 3 inches and lo and behold, there was the lost tag from our recently departed companion, an Australian Shepherd named Patch. This was her original tag that was lost soon after attaching it to her collar, and later replaced with a duplicate. In our grief, we buried her with collar and tag still on her.

We always felt bad about that, we wished we still had at least that part of her to hold. Now, my TR and I had found a remembrance we thought was gone forever. Elated, I rushed to the house to show my wife. I held out my closed hand and said “look what I found.” She reached out, palm open, and I placed the treasure into her hand. It still had dirt on it so she rubbed it a little to see what I thought was so important.

She looked up at me, just a glimmer of tears in her eyes, and then a soft smile. She said “well, I guess that metal detector has paid for itself.” I smiled back and said, “Well, it will, but this came from my OLD detector. We both laughed and are forever grateful to White’s for the technology, both old and new, that allowed us to be reunited with a piece of our old friend.

Phil

Living in the Woods of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington
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