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I'm out at the park this morning, detecting around one of the older trees.  Using the Vanquish 440, 'cause I'm being casual, and I like the "turn on and go" aspect of it, when I get a strong, but bouncy signal in the 28 - 34 range. So I pinpoint and start digging, and very close to the surface, I find a big rectangular piece of foil inside of an athletic sock.  First I think, Oooooo! Someone stashed some cash! I start peeling the foil and discover it is a cell phone.  I think to myself, well this isn't something someone lost, this was purposefully put here. Then I think, why would someone do this?! To hide SOMETHING!  I think the foil was an attempt to block any cell signal. So I stopped peeling the foil, and put it in a plastic baggie.  I'll take it to the police tomorrow.

I wish it had been cash...



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37 minutes ago, Bashin said:


I'm out at the park this morning, detecting around one of the older trees.  Using the Vanquish 440, 'cause I'm being casual, and I like the "turn on and go" aspect of it, when I get a strong, but bouncy signal in the 28 - 34 range. So I pinpoint and start digging, and very close to the surface, I find a big rectangular piece of foil inside of an athletic sock.  First I think, Oooooo! Someone stashed some cash! I start peeling the foil and discover it is a cell phone.  I think to myself, well this isn't something someone lost, this was purposefully put here. Then I think, why would someone do this?! To hide SOMETHING!  I think the foil was an attempt to block any cell signal. So I stopped peeling the foil, and put it in a plastic baggie.  I'll take it to the police tomorrow.

I wish it had been cash...



Maybe you found a treasure which could be worth millions, the cell phone could store secret spy, or industrial espionage informations. When turning it in make sure that you claim the 10% finders fee incase it's worth something, you never know you could have hit the jackpot.

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You could have ruined some people's Geo Cache day with that find!!!!



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Took it in this morning and explained how I found it.  The Sargent also thought it was pretty weird.  He is going to have the detectives run some tests.  He figured it was probably stolen. Took my contact info and thanked me for bringing it in. Nice guy. 

If I hear anything, I'll post it.

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If it's an iphone you can bring it to an apple store.

They could have wrapped in foil thinking it would keep them from being tracked. Might be stolen and doing so may prevent "Find my phone" app from working.

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15 minutes ago, kac said:

If it's an iphone you can bring it to an apple store.

They could have wrapped in foil thinking it would keep them from being tracked. Might be stolen and doing so may prevent "Find my phone" app from working.

I figured the foil was an attempt to "foil" tracking software. 😉  The Helena police department has it now.

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Between the homeless camps and now this, be careful where your digging. May want to keep your ears open for what is going on around you.

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40 minutes ago, kac said:

Between the homeless camps and now this, be careful where your digging.

Not much of a problem with that in Helena.  Low crime, and a heavily armed populace. Lol!

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      The problem is, I think when I turn it on, it must send out some kind of wave that disrupts all gpzs within a 3,000 mi radius..
      So reluctantly, I turned off the GPZ. With great sadness.
      Wow I forgot how much easier it is to use a pin pointer then scoop after scoop after scoop after scoop after scoop after scoop like cleaning the world's largest cat box ...
      I'm going to have to go home, and do hours and hours of research as if I'm getting a special degree in figure out how to make my Fisher pinpointer work on a different channel than the GPZ .
      If anybody's still reading this long saga and knows how to make a Fisher pen pointer not cause interference with the GPZ that's great. I'm guessing I'll have to redo the silence detection dance with the GPS with the pinpointer on in the future to make them work together. I don't know if the pinpointer changes its channel every time it's activated...
      Anyways back to the adventure. The pinpointer allowed me to quickly find underneath the root behind The Rock in the perfect position for the largest nugget of Nevada, a fantastically weathered rusted shotgun shell....
      Realizing, everything must be changed, switching from gold to survival mode, if we do not reach the bottom of the ravine before darkness settled, it was going to be a pain in the ass kind of night.
      Gold, treasure.... So many different kinds of valuables. Endless cat scoops of joy, wind, sleet, and if fort Knox full of golden  nuggets..
      And even the luck that we made it to the bottom of the ravine before darkness settled.
      Loading the equipment into the car, we ran into a local and inquired about the history of those Hills. We were told that once they were open to four wheelers and there's some cars that are lost in The ravines...
      Most of the area there were old Basque people who made their living selling vegetables and stuff to the settlers and 49ers.
      We heard that those mines were golden copper, although we could not find the entrance to any. even after looking on Google Earth when I returned home I couldn't find the entrance to any of the mines. Strange.
      Well you might be thinking if you speak German" alles fur nicht" or all for nothing.
      If I said I just enjoyed the hike in the nature that would be selfish and sidetracked. The reality is the GPZ is going to be the future of our family and the security for my children. 
      There were nuggets found on this trip. Learning the sound of the GPZ, getting some time behind the handle....
      I will spend every day like all the others in here and behind that YouTube screen watching and preparing for the next trip. I know I have to go do some work... Some other work...
      But in the back of my mind, I've got another fully charged battery and it sure would be nice to go back to that Creek that we passed. It's right next to my house...
      The hardest thing is going to be to not go out for a couple days. Pay some bills. Get that rooftop tent, and Kevlar AT tires....
      Then get back out there. You know I'm an Uber driver by profession after 18 years or so of teaching, which is pretty awesome. That means every single place I go I can stop outside my office with the detector....
      Until the detector becomes the office.
      We have some great plans with our rooftop tent if we could get it, to drive up and down in Mexico Arizona Nevada Montana, Alaska... Delivering Uber eats a little bit, and detecting a lot. We need to pick up a gold monster 1000, drywash, sluice and Jeff Williams secret decoder ring.
      with all the old timer documentary videos on Amazon prime, youtube, in collection of old books found discarded in the Goodwill, I can tell you one thing. Gold fever is a hell of a drug.
      if anybody ever has any information of good places around Reno post them if you got them 🙂 I look forward to joining the prospector club and learning from all those around. I don't understand how people care about things like NFL football when there's other things like gold and underneath your feet everywhere you walk...
      It's way too hard to add pictures one by one to this forum so here's a link to our album. 

    • By KellycoDetectors
      Daniel Jurgan had been itching to get out of the house. He, like all of us, had been under a Stay at Home order, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was itching to get out with his Nokta Makro Anfibio 19 and find some treasure. Shortly after the restrictions had been lifted, Daniel took it to a park near his home to follow guidelines and avoid large groups of people while also being able to get his detecting fix.
      As the lone person in the park, Daniel found a few items of note: a Brownie ring and a 1943 mercury dime. He was fairly happy with his spoils but he wasn’t satisfied. A storm was brewing in the distance and it started to rain as he headed to a tree line for cover. While the storm rolled on, he continued searching under the cover of the trees and that’s when it happened. He knew the signal he was getting was something good.
      After digging about 9” into the ground with his Lesche 36” T-Handle Shovel, he pulled out a sterling silver box with what looked to be the likeness of the Virgin Mary pressed into the lid. He stuck it in his pocket, covered his hole and headed to his car after the storm had passed. Once he got into the car, he anxiously pulled the item out of his pocket and opened it up. He was correct in assuming that this was something good. Inside was a sterling silver rosary with an engraved name and date, Diana, May 5th 1946.
      After some research and calling around, Daniel was able to track down who the rosary belonged to. He was able to locate the owner’s children and return the rosary to its original owner, Diana, 74 years after it was lost. The rosary was a gift for her first communion from her aunt. Diana says the rosary went missing not long after she had received it and suspected a neighbor boy, who had a habit of taking her things, had taken it. She assumes it was buried so deep because he was scared someone would find it. Little did he know that Daniel Jurgan and his metal detector would come along eventually and find it.
      Treasure Finds: Returned 74 Years Later originally appeared on kellycodetectors.com.

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