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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Civil War Canteen - US 1858, Shot Through

I found this canteen in shallow water after the Spring rains. Found on private property near a famous Tennessee battlefield. I have been hunting since 1979. Although this item was near the battlefield, I have every reason to suspect that it was thrown into the river and used for target practice. I decided to leave the concretion on the surface, though it would clean down to a silver color.

Also, three weeks ago, I found a 10 lb Parrott case-shot shell fired from the 4th Indiana Artillery unit. It was in about 9 feet of water. One side is mint and the other bears impact marks where it hit the the ground before bouncing into the river.

Kellyco has supplied all of my detectors over the years.

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