There's Gold In Them Hills!
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NOVEMBER 8 2011
How I SURVIVED the worst FIRE in California's History!
Here you will find all sorts of information about metal detectors and treasure hunting.
I have been serving the California North Valley for over 30 years as the owner of Comstock Metal Detectors. First in Chico, and now in Paradise.
On the morning of November 8th, 2018, the world changed for thousands of us here in Paradise, Ca. A wildfire known as the Camp Fire roared through our town in just a matter of hours. Over 20,000 homes were destroyed and 1500 businesses, all burned to the ground. 85 people died trying to get out. Some simply were too feeble to even try. 95% of the town is gone. 30,000 people were suddenly homeless.
My home and business were one of them. I lost my entire life collection of books, records, artifacts, pictures, memorabilia going back to childhood. Not to mention all my metal detectors, loops, equipment, maps, research material... all gone to ash. As a result, my business of selling detectors is over. All my inventory went up in smoke. After 40 years, I will not try to rebuild. But I survived, escaped out of town on my quad, riding around the stalled and burning vehicles, through flames on both sides of the road, all the way down to Chico. As I write this, it has been 5 months since the fire and I am still staying with a friend.
Long story short, I am out of business as a detector dealer. I will no longer do retail sales. However, I am still around. I have over 40 years of experience and expertise I can pass on. So, if you need help with your detector, advice, training, looking for lost items, etc., go ahead and contact me. I may be a little slow in getting back to you as I am still in transition, but I will do my best. My phone number remains the same, but it will go to an answering machine and the message will be relayed to me. My cell phone number is on the machine but I won't post it here. Too many robo calls as it is.
That's it for now. I will make changes to the web site to reflect the changes and updated information. Hope to hear from you, and don't give up. There is still treasure of all kinds out there waiting for you to come along!
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