Minelab (and Radioworld ) is proud to partner with the Canadian Metal Detector Forums (www.canadianmetaldetecting.com) and support MDers new and old. I challenged the CMD Team to create a contest that would be fun, interesting and create further interest in our hobby. Let me tell you that nobody was disappointed.
Forum Moderator “Crusty” came up with the concept for a Newbie Contest and took the reigns from there….. Here is a link to some of the fantastic stories that were submitted but in the end, there was one story that hit home and the “Newbie” Contest Prize was awarded. Allow me to share the story from here….Mrs Radar wrote:
I have been metal detecting since last spring. I saw an article about a woman who found a large diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park on the internet one day. I watched several YouTube videos about the park and thought I would love to do that, but Arkansas is pretty far away…After watching those, I saw some videos in the “you might also be interested in” column and they were about metal detecting! After watching quite a few of those, I mentioned to my husband that I would like to try it. He bought a detector for me for Mother’s Day and I have been enjoying md’ing ever since! (My husband got his own detector 2 weeks later and we love going metal detecting together now.)
As I was recuperating from cancer surgeries and going through treatments at the time I started detecting, I found it very cathartic and it gave me a reason to get out for exercise 3-5 times a week, not to mention, I love being outdoors. Some of my favourite times have been when I was able to find lost items for people and the look of gratitude when it was returned. I would like to continue finding lost items for others (free of charge of course) and, finding other items that I get to keep is just icing on the cake!
I found both these rings on the same day. Have to say the gold one is my favorite find so far… Congratulations to Mrs Radar from Burlington, ON
But this is NOT the end of the story…..
After picking up the new Minelab detector that I won in the Newbie contest, went out with Radar and the grandkids for a little md’ing at a local park. First two finds were modern pennies. Then I got a great signal that produced this:
It’s a $10.00 coin from the 1976 Montreal Olympics issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Almost 1.5 ounces of fine silver! (The toonie is in the picture just to show the size of the coin.)
I can’t thank Jack from Minelab Canada and CMD enough for running the contest. This new machine is awesome!!!
You Rock Mrs. Radar!!!