I was born in Ephraim, Utah.
After graduating from high school, I moved to Sandy, Utah. I was drafted into the US Army 1963-1969. I retired from Kennecott Copper Company after 35 years as a haulage driver and trainer.
I bought my first metal detector in 1966. Some of the metal detectors that I have owned and used over the years are White's, Ray scope, Gold Bug and Garrett. I now use the White's DFX & MXT.
Some stories of treasures that I have found over the years. I Found an old World war II German machine gun barrel while training on maneuvers in the forest of Southern Bavaria, Germany. It sure cleaned up nice!
I once vacationed on a gold claim about 150 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. While there, I found some silver coins, but it turns out my best treasure found there was GOLD! On my last day there, I went for a walk along the edge of a mosquito infested creek. Through the swarms of mosquitoes that surrounded me, I stumbled on to two 5 gallon buckets of GOLD concentrate in the bushes. It seemed that the buckets had been there for a long time, for as I went to pick one up,
the rotted bottom fell out. I was very excited about finding such a treasure! I went to get help, but on my way back, I was told that it was their claim and their gold. After they removed both five gallon buckets, I asked them if I could pan out what they did not pick up. I panned out about an ounce of gold!
Recently, I asked how much gold came from those buckets. As a typical gold miner, his reply was "not much". Yeah, right..Hahaha!
Happy Hunting - Richard