« Back to Finds Posted January 1st, 2011 by Tony H.

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Item Found: Relic

Location: Virginia

Metal Detector Used: Specialty Detector (800-0321)


January 1st, 2011
       Dear White's,

Here's a story about how awesome your TDI machine is:

I have found a niche with the TDI!! Low conductivity! I have had my White's TDI for about a year, and have discovered that this thing is awesome on brass! It has gotten a reputation as a button machine. Well, as you may be aware, the Diggin in Virginia events are held every spring and fall. I was able to go to both spring hunts in 2010. At the first hunt, while using the TDI, I experienced some of the best relic hunting of my life! I had so many "firsts"...first Corp badge, first mechanical pencil (silver at that!), first Connecticut button, first carved bullet "chess piece"...the list could go on!

What really amazed me though was the TDI's ability to punch through that horribly hot soil, and pick out the buttons and small brass pieces! Even amongst all the iron! Civil War campsites are notorious for lots of nails, so I occasionally switched my conductivity switch to "low" for small brass and lead targets. Boy did that work!!! I literally detected one 100'X100' spot for the first entire day and a half, digging relics! Other relic hunters would walk by detecting away and head to the next hill...but I just kept on digging that one spot.

On the last day when I dug the 6th Corp badge, I was digging yet another awesome sounding target, when out of the hole rolled a cross-shaped piece of silver. I thought I would pass out! I immediately knew I'd dug my first 6th Corp badge! The entire hunt was an amazing success, and I'd like to thank you White's for providing such a great machine that will get through that horrible dirt to find those awesome relics!

Thanks again,

Tony H.
Cumberland, VA

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