Thanks to my high rank in Google for “metal detector rental in KY“, I got a call from a farm owner saying that Miguel, a new farm hand on his second day of work, had been throwing hay to horses with his new gold band on his finger. As he tossed the hay, the ring came off. Miguel dropped to his knees and his stomach sank thinking it was lost.
Miguel’s boss immediately asked a friend to come over with a metal detector, but it was a cheap one, and they just didn’t have the experience. This usually results in people giving up. Oh I wish I could know of all those cases where people did give up – as there’s lots of lost jewelry in their wake!
We gridded off a spoke-hub pattern from where Miguel was standing using string and a tent stake, and I started detecting in beach mode on my E-Trac with sensitivity turned down…listening for low tones moving around the pattern one slice at a time.
Luckily, there wasn’t much metal in the field. Miguel had to get back to work (he was on the clock!) so I continued alone. I could then concentrate.
After 15 minutes, a solid low tone pushed through the threshold and I knew I had it before I even saw it. Miguel can stop sleeping on the couch.
Thank You so much for your help Scott. You are the best, you found a needle in a hay stack here. Miguel is so happy! He asked me to thank you again.
The world needs more people like you!
Best of luck to you!
That made my day Julie. I was so happy to help Miguel. I also appreciate your offer to help me obtain permissions for some other locations near you as well. Having contacts who can help me break down the fear of the unknown is key.
My hobby lives and dies on permissions. I mostly love hunting lawns of early 1800s homes, churches, schools and especially private picnic groves, revival sites and places where people spent time and money changed hands… and also enjoy sharing my finds with the property owner to make it fun for everyone.
I’d like to think that, in any case, I’ve always left with the homeowner being happy they met me and glad they gave me permission!