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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!

A Piece of WW2 Naval History

In March 2013, I took my new CTX 3030 to an old school site in country NSW. This school was open from 1900 to 1953. After a short time I located a nice target not too deep. I dug the target up and found what appeared to be a nice copper plate or saucer. After closer inspection I realized I had more than just a mere copper plate! I could see a nice bird emblem, an anchor and scroll. Then I saw the name. It was a plate from one of the most famous battleships of WW2, the HMS HOOD!! The HMS Hood was sunk by the infamous German Battleship Bismark.

From my research it would appear to have been sold as a souvenir from the ship prior to the war. By far my most valued treasure!

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