The Future of Metal Detecting


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Unfortunately, my brother and his family had to put down their dog yesterday morning unexpectedly. To get away from the house, they came to visit my folks and my family. With everybody in tears, I decided to take them out for some gold today. Luck would be on our side because I have been working a small patch. My brother and my dad were using the GMT and I was using my 4500. We were able to get 3 nuggets, all just over a pennyweight. Their sadness turned to happiness as they each dug the nuggets by themselves after I found them with the 4500. What a pleasure it was to see them smiling as they saw the glint of gold after breaking up a dirt clod. The kids did not want to leave. Even the square nails were a treasure. I have never seen anybody get excited about digging a bullet, but that bullet could have killed somebody back in the 1800’s! Although I did not come home with a nugget, I came home with more happiness than any nugget could have brought to me. We will have some more competition in the gold fields in a few years! Their smiles say it all. Take care.

Cheers,

Matt

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Now thats just too cool, I have kids and lots and lots of grandkids, none interested in detecting, seems Vidio games and TV has taken over in there lives, and they don't want to get dirty digging or looking for stuff, although I have given them several detectors, they alway ended up getting broken or sold or traded. for Vidio games or players. soon the next genoration of detectorist will be gone, Atleat in my family. Only my uncle and I like detecting. Grubstake

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Gary,

To see the looks on their faces...They wanted to go in every coyote hole, throw rocks down the mine shafts, dig up the poke from the 1800's miner that buried his stash of gold in the old rock and mud built homestead. Their minds were very busy. I hope that they dream about it and talk about it to the other kids at school. But to see the look on their faces when they saw the gold. That is what it is all about. You'll see. When Alec or one of your other grandkids get a little older, they will start to have interest. Take care Gary and good luck on your next hunt.

Cheers,

Matt

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Matt

Sorry to hear about your brothers family losing there dog. Pets quickly become part of the family and its like losing any other family member when they pass. It makes folks rememberl the things that are important and put them back at the fore front. The kids sure look like they had a good time and took their mind off their loss. Way to go.

Take care, Wes.

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