Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284)
I was asked to look for a buried Spanish Mission Treasure that was located (believe it or not) on a street called Mission Avenue. The owner of this property claims that he had documentation dating back to 1832 that there are valuables from an old mission church buried on his property by a wayward church monk.
I made arrangements to meet the owner of this property and once I arrived at this person’s business establishment, he had me follow him towards the back of this building. I was thinking that he was taking me to the back door and was going to show me out in the back of this place where it is supposed to be buried out in a field.
Instead, he takes me to a fairly large room located right inside his business establishment. There in the center of this room was about a 9 foot deep hole dug right through the concrete floor and re-bar. Dirt was piled up all along the office walls to about 3 feet high.
This was something that I didn't expect and I had to make arrangements to come back at a later date with some additional equipment then just my White's XLT detector.
When I came back, I had another metal detecting friend with me, a pick and a shovel and above all, a 20 foot length of rope just in case I had to be pulled out of this hole in a hurry and above all with this second visit, my knees were not shaking as much as the first time that I saw this hole in the ground.
Once inside of this hole and after I ground balanced my unit, I started to sweep the bottom of this hole as well as its side walls. At times, I even probed around using my White's PinPointer looking for a signal.
Unfortunately, I walked away from this hole empty handed but I do plan to return after this hole is dug out wider and give it another shot.