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Gary called me up after returning from a year long retirement holiday only to find out that the family jewellery and heirlooms box he had buried in the back garden to keep it safe wasn’t where he thought he had left it.
Gary was adamant it was in a particular garden bed that he always used to bury it in. I went over the bed many times with the machine, digging up every signal but to no avail. It was a large garden and after many hours of trying different garden beds we were beginning to both scratch our heads. It got to the point where Gary started suspecting the neighbours that watered his garden while he was away. We thought with all the heavy rain over the past year that it might have uncovered the container and the neighbours might have pinched it!
Gary assured me that there was absolutely no chance that he buried the container in the soil on top of a subterranean water tank. I had detected every single other area of the garden so knew I must try this last area for peace of mind. The buried water tank sent the metal detector crazy, so I couldn’t use it. I told Gary that I must check the soil here manually by hand. He told me I was wasting my time as the container was definitely not there. Low and behold after about 3 hours of turning his garden upside down, there the container was, in the only place Gary swore it couldn’t be. So by using my metal detector everywhere else, by process of elimination the container (with thousands of dollars worth of gold and jewellery not to mention old passports and other documents) was safely back in Gary and his very relieved wife’s hands!
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