« Back to Finds Posted August 1st, 2009 by Lynn

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Item Found: Gold

Location: Colorado

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0308)


August 1st, 2009

Hello,

I had been eyeballing many playgrounds in the area, as I have recently been pretty successful on them in the last few months. At the advice of a co-worker, she told me try this huge playground a pretty good distance from the house. When I arrived, I was amazed, this tot-lot was huge and empty, and I had it all to myself.

I was digging clad like crazy, and in less than 20 minutes, I found a 10K gold ring with a huge ruby, and 2 possible diamonds. I decided to take the advice from a White’s Forum member, and try the versatility of the MXT in prospecting mode, thinking there may be more gold in the wood chips. Not long after switching, sure enough, I hit a diggable signal, and it turned out to be a 14K pendant with natural gold nuggets inside of it. I knew the necklace had to be close by; not 10 feet away I hit another it, a 14K 24" tight weaved gold necklace with a broken latch - it had to be the one from the pendant.

The clad coins continued to roll in, as I went back to coin and jewelry mode. Satisfied with the morning, I headed back to the car, eyeballing a golf course across the street. I thought I would go ahead and try and get permission to hunt around the #1 tee box, and surrounding grass. I told the starter that I would not dig more than 2 inches deep, and that any holes would be unnoticeable when I departed.

He granted me permission as long as I did not interfere with any golfers. 25 minutes later on the side of the tee box next to a bench at 1 inch deep, I dug up a 14K dolphin with 24 diamonds in it. With this I called it a morning with roughly 85 coins and 15 grams (nearly 1/2 ounce) of gold in just a few hours time. I always wanted to hunt gold nuggets in prospecting mode with my MXT, I just never realized I would find my first nuggets on a playground. This is just another way to demonstrate the incredible versatility of the White’s MXT.

Thanks White’s for an excellent machine, hands down the best detector I have used in 7 years of hunting

Lynn - Broomfield, Colorado

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