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!
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Army of the Potomac Relics

I have been using the Safari for four months now, in my humble opinion is a great machine. I have enclosed a group shot of my finds, these finds were found in Stafford and Orange County, Virginia, and was part of the 120,000 men of the Army of the Potomac camped during the winter of 1862-1863 and General Lee's winter camp in 1863-1864. This site also saw Confederate soldiers marching on their way to two battles, Mine Run 1863 and the battle of the Wilderness 1864.The soil here is fairly good. All of the finds were found using the following setting, relic mode: sensitivity around 15, threshold at 9, high trash density, rejecting -10 to -7 and + 40 and was using the 10x12 SEF butterfly coil. I have had good success with these setting and this coil.
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