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The Headstone Maker stopped by for a visit here in West-Central Texas

October 13, 2021 02:31PM avatar
recently and we reminisced about "The Good Old Days" and how busy he was from the mid-'80s through the '90s dealing with the longer-life metal detecting companies, some newer outfits, and a few that had a lot of ownership change before they finally folded up and his services were needed. He had a lot of 'clients' back then, such as Relco, Jetco, Treasure Ray, DeTex, Gold Mountain and Gold Mountain Technologies, Pillar and many others who closed their doors. I last knew he was around when the original Teknetics and Bounty Hunter died and were sold off, and when Compass bit the dust.

The 'mid-''80s and thru the mid-to-latter '90s he said he was as busy as the frontier-era undertakers and sign makers, but it's been quiet for quite a while. Business picked up the last two or three years with the end coming for Tesoro Electronics and then White's Electronics and he figured he ought to be ready for the future and relocate close to 'business' and was just passing through.

I bid him farewell and asked where he was headed on his westward journey. He said El Paso seemed like a likely place to be.confused smileymoody smiley

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The Headstone Maker stopped by for a visit here in West-Central Texas

Monte 413 October 13, 2021 02:31PM

Re: The Headstone Maker stopped by for a visit here in West-Central Texas

kac 196 November 04, 2021 11:15AM

That was Carl M. about 2014 or so. N/T

Monte 306 November 04, 2021 06:04PM

Okay, Okay ... I know that was a bit tongue-in- cheek, but ....

Monte 220 October 16, 2021 08:12AM

Re: Okay, Okay ... I know that was a bit tongue-in- cheek, but ....

Harold,ILL. 155 October 28, 2021 09:35AM

I used to use some CZ-5's. I've had CZ-3D's, even a 'Tom Tampered' version, and

Monte 264 October 28, 2021 11:38AM

Re: I used to use some CZ-5's. I've had CZ-3D's, even a 'Tom Tampered' version, and

Harold,ILL. 149 October 28, 2021 11:45AM

CZ's and their fabled depth - A gold standard for me

UtahRich 151 October 28, 2021 08:29PM

Re: CZ's and their fabled depth - A gold standard for me

Harold,ILL. 153 October 29, 2021 07:42AM

Harold, 90% of the ground I hunted was high mineralization.

Monte 359 October 29, 2021 08:46AM

You sound like Daniel and Ole' Del as they always talkin' bout that hot ground they have. N/T

Harold,ILL. 164 October 29, 2021 09:13AM

Re: You sound like Daniel and Ole' Del as they always talkin' bout that hot ground they have.

D&P-OR 388 October 29, 2021 11:47AM

Re: You sound like Daniel and Ole' Del as they always talkin' bout that hot ground they have.

Harold,ILL. 193 October 29, 2021 12:00PM

I've hunted there and other tough places with a Pantera. Worked just fine.thumbs up N/T

Monte 172 October 29, 2021 01:47PM

Started hunting in high mineralization back in early '65 before

Monte 198 October 29, 2021 09:35AM

Rich, I agree about depth and performance w/8" Concentric.

Monte 144 October 29, 2021 01:01AM

Re: I used to use some CZ-5's. I've had CZ-3D's, even a 'Tom Tampered' version, and

D&P-OR 317 October 28, 2021 06:08PM

My ground is moderate so they work great here. N/T

Harold,ILL. 169 October 28, 2021 06:11PM

One 'blended model I would definitely buy from Fisher / Teknetics ...

Monte 262 October 16, 2021 02:32PM

Thought about this a number of years ago...

SvenS 143 December 11, 2021 09:50AM

I think they are in ICU on a ventilator now, buzzards circling.sad smiley N/T

Druid 216 October 13, 2021 09:26PM

Re: The Headstone Maker stopped by for a visit here in West-Central Texas

D&P-OR 188 October 13, 2021 09:02PM

Yes, and I've been 'Hoping for several years now.thinking

Monte 346 October 13, 2021 09:36PM

Re: The Headstone Maker stopped by for a visit here in West-Central Texas

jmaryt 197 October 13, 2021 08:01PM



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