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    gentleman of labor

    Jan 2013
    northern California
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    Recent California Fires

    I returned from England yesterday, and received my first request to help a family recover items from their destroyed home in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa. The EPA and other authorities have just opened the area to residents. It has been three weeks since the fire and what I saw can only be described as shocking. Some 500 burned out homes lie in the one area. Only one part of a massive tragedy. It was soon apparent that metal detectors were useless. Foundations are full of ash, sheetrock, and metal. Step 1: Remove all sizable metal from target area; rake out large debris like tile and insulation. Step 2: Organize the family to begin the sifting process, some filling buckets with debris, some sifting, some raking. Discoveries were small and hard won, so every discovery brought new hope, but, ultimately, closure to the family. This is only my first recovery effort, and the knowledge I have gained will help me help other families, and keep everyone's expectations realistic.
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    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
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    Good for you and good luck
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    Charter Member
    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
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    You deserve an honorable mention in my opinion. Good job!
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  4. #4

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by GaRebel1861 View Post
    You deserve an honorable mention in my opinion. Good job!
    Your opinion is spot on. I'll second that.
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  5. #5

    Jun 2016
    San Diego California
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    Relic Hunting
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    Thatís amazing! Great job for doing that! Congrats!
    Metal detecting is 99 percent location and 1 percent luck.

  6. #6
    Jan 2012
    Western Washington
    1558 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Good effort. I agree with Honorable Mention

  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
    Fisher F75
    6788 times
    Metal Detecting
    Way to go Qball! You're doing good work. Your recovery assistance with a MD never occurred to me before. Just a great idea!



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