Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories

There are treasure hunters all over the world uncovering incredible finds with a metal detector. Whether you’re new to the hobby, or a seasoned pro, sharing the story behind each discovery is part of the fun and excitement. Check out these treasure finds and stories; some of which are from our very own customers!
What Will You Find?

A Great Start

I just bought my first detector (X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack) for Veterans Day. After a month of finding a noob's share of pull tabs, wire, and other non-collectibles, my luck seems to be turning.

I live near Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX and thanks to some gracious neighbors have been able to dig some in their yards. So far, I have found a 45-70 shell casing (bent though), a .36 caliber cap and ball bullet, some fairly large pieces of lead that may be shrapnel, what seems to be a musket ball, a railroad spike, a 4" flat nail, and something that looks like an iron spade.

To top it off, I found a modern era quarter and three pennies which have made a very small dent in the cost of the detector. Finding a new hobby...priceless.

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