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  1. #1
    Sep 2016
    Minelab Equinox 800 & Excal II, Tesoro SandShark, White's DFX
    399 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Made a new friend

    Yesterday I was driving to work and saw a man swinging a MD in a recently disced farmer's field. Since I never see anyone MDing, I decided to stop and introduce myself. After the intros, the guy explained that he was looking for a lost Zippo lighter. It had belonged to his father and he dropped it while climbing out of the cab of his truck during harvest. He had a general idea where to look, but was running out of time to look for it. I got his phone number and went to work.

    This morning, I texted him and asked if he had found his lighter. He didn't find it and did not know when he would be able to look again. I told him I had some time and would go look for it for him.....After 2 1/2 hours I was running low on my battery. I had been digging EVERY signal. Lots of nails, harness rings, aluminum can bits and shotgun shells. Finally, I figured I would turn around and head back down the row. I got about 7 feet when I got a loud signal that read about 4" deep. I started digging and Bingo! Umm, I mean Zippo! Took a picture and texted it to the guy. About 5 minutes later the guy pulled up. He dropped everything and drove to the field. He was pretty choked up when I handed him the lighter.

    I have only found 2 things worth anything with my MD. This lighter and a silver ring lost by a 10yo girl at the beach. Neither worth a ton of money, but high in sentimental value for the owners.

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  2. #2
    Chronic Patriot/Metal Detecting,it`s My Lifestyle !

    Jul 2010
    "Kan-a-we-o-la" Head on a Pole N.Y. Seneca Territory of The Six Nations 1779.. now in Catlin N.Y.
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    Good for you !! i like the story .
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    I`v been detecting for 49 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
    "Success is just Rented, Never Owned and the Rent is due Daily"
    "Its the Golden Rule who ever has the Gold Rules"

  3. #3
    Nov 2014
    Birmingham Al
    Fisher F75LTD Nautilus DMC 2b 15 inch head
    181 times
    Relic Hunting
    GREAT Story Thanks for sharing it.
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  4. #4
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    Coin Rescue Tech

    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
    F75 LTD, 1280X Aquanaut, & an F2 (loaner)
    16951 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Awesome post, hope you get a chance to detect with that fellow. I nominate for Honorable Mention. I love it when sentimental or valuable items are returned to their owner. Kudos to you.
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    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

  5. #5
    Nov 2012
    Cincinnati Ohio
    White's V3i / Minelab E-trac
    1924 times
    Metal Detecting
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    Great job! Gotta love the feeling handing him something that meant so much to him.
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  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Jun 2015
    NW CT
    Equinox800 / AT Pro / AT Gold / Makro Racer Vibra-probe / TRX pp
    1440 times
    MD & NA artifacts
    Great job. Congratulations and thank you on behalf of all MDers. This sort of conduct helps the image of the hobby. I'm glad the two things "of value" you've found have been great ones!
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  7. #7
    Sep 2016
    Minelab Equinox 800 & Excal II, Tesoro SandShark, White's DFX
    399 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Thank you to everyone that had kind words for me. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
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  8. #8

    Jan 2012
    White's MXT
    5524 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Way To Go!
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  9. #9
    Feb 2015
    Yacolt WA
    EQ 800
    1586 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    A find that has heart value returned, is more precious than gold - good going!
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  10. #10

    Nov 2012
    Garrett AT PRO/Garrett Ace 250 + 8.5x11" DD Coil/ Garrett Pro-Pointer & Pro-Pointer AT/ Vibra-Tector 730/ Radio Shack Discovery 1000 (Retired)
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    What a great story and it brightened up my evening to read it! I'm sure it meant the world to him to have his father's lighter back.
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  11. #11
    Jun 2013
    Baltimore/DC area
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesoro Cibola, Garrett Pro-pointer, Sampson T-handle Shovel, Lesche hand digger, Garrett and Gray Ghost Ultimate headphones
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    Great story, way to go!
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  12. #12
    Low & Slow 2C Below

    Sep 2017
    SW Washington
    CTX 3030, XP DEUS, Excalibur II Garrett ATP, Whites DFX, Tesoro Golden µMax, & YUP->Custom Waterscoop
    3228 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Cool Story, thanx for sharing it and making our hobby look good!
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  13. #13
    Charter Member
    May 2015
    North Georgia
    MineLab CTX 3030, Equinox 800
    737 times
    Metal Detecting
    Man. what a great story!! Good for you!! I really want to do that for someone one day!
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    "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet" General James "Mad Dog" Mattis (Callsign: Chaos), United States Marine Corps (Retired)

    Semper Fidelis !!!!!

  14. #14
    Dec 2013
    SE Texas
    Minelab Garrett
    619 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Good on you. You buy your way in with every good deed. (You know where)
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  15. #15
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    5546 times
    Metal Detecting
    A good deed, and scored a few Karma points. Well done!
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