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?

Finally After All These Years

I have been searching for a medal my dad received when he was in the military for 25 years. I have used many kinds of detectors to try to find it without any luck. I just purchased the new CTX 3030 so I figured I would try my luck with it finding the medal. About 20 minutes into the search I got a very strong signal. Dug out the plug and there before my eyes there it was after all these years.

I was so excited to finally find it. My dad passed away a few years back but I know he was smiling down on me that day. It was the only medal he received while he was in the Korean War. I would like to think Minelab for making such a wonderful machine. And for helping me find such a priceless item. That medal is worth more than ever treasure I could ever find.

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