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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: Oregon

Metal Detector Used: MXT

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Versatile high-performance detector that's easy to use with 3 distinct programs for prospecting, relic hunting, and coins and jewelry.

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April 16th, 2008

Dear White’s,

I've wanted to try detecting for years but never took the time to do it. I finally started investigating the sport about 6 months ago. Thought I had it narrowed down to 3, the Bounty Hunter, Garret and White’s M6. The more research I did, the others started falling out and I was left with you as my best bet. Then I found out you were building your machines right here in Oregon. That did it for me, buy local.

I called up and this great guy named Todd took his time and talked to me and answered all my questions so well that he sold me on the idea that I needed an MXT. I asked where the best deal could be had, at a detector warehouse in the east or locally. He gave me the name of a dealer just down the road a few miles. Well, I went to my local dealer thinking that I could at least touch a detector and get a free Mercury dime!

I still had the big "Warehouse" in my mind as the best deal. Boy was I wrong! I met with Bill Young in The Dalles, OR at his house/shop. I immediately felt right at home, Bill took his time and explained the MXT to me in detail. He told me "war stories" of detecting in my area. I looked at all the extras that were thrown in and the new friends I had made, he had me sold! He was $20 less than the "Warehouse" and local. Now all I had to do was sell it to my wife. I talked her into going to Bill's the next weekend. Bill poured on the charm and Charlene poured the coffee. I went home with a new MXT.

Only problem was, it's winter. I have 3 feet of snow at my house; we've had a couple of weeks of single digit temps. The whole county had been turned into cement! Finally yesterday, I figured it would be thawed enough down by the Columbia River. I took my MXT and headed out. It was raining so I slipped a sandwich bag over the display and a gallon size over the control box from the rear and punched the headphones through it. It was a very trashy spot. I checked the manual again and paid attention to what the machine was telling me.

The first hit was a key, then a penny and another, a wad of tinfoil at 6 inches, a pull tab or two, a chunk of aluminum at 5 inches. Then it said a dime at about 5 inches, it wasn't it was a sterling ring. Then a quarter and another and a chunk of brass that showed between 25 and 50 cents.

What a great machine! I can hardly wait to go prospecting this summer. I just might have to go back down by the river today..... I just want to thank you, Todd, Bill and Charlene in The Dalles and all the folks at White’s for making such a good product.

Remember, shop local.


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