An Ace Year
By Ben Palmer
I bought my first Garrett detector from Cash Converters for $350. I can’t remember what model it was because it was too long ago and I was just a kid really. I found plenty of nails and lead at my home at Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, Queensland, and a few coins at Main Beach. I then loaned the detector to a mate at Tweed Heads and pretty much forgot about detecting until 10 years ago when I started reading Gold Gem & Treasure.
My next Garrett was an Ace 250 and it seemed too good to be true. There were no weird noises, only ‘good’ or ‘bad’ beeps, and the faster I swung the better the results seem to get! It became so easy to use and everywhere I looked I found treasure. I could go anywhere with this machine and I did. I went to the beach first and then children’s playgrounds because the sand was so easy to dig, before graduating to grass parks where I honed my skills pinpointing.