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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Minelab X-Terra 705 Civil War Eagle Breastplate

On the day of December 31, 2013 I went to an old house that was built in 1925 to see if I could pull out any more relics with my Minelab X-Terra 705. I had recently found a 1927 Standing Liberty Quarter that was in great condition at this homesite. I came back to the site after a month because I had run out of other new spots to hunt. I received a signal that was about 6 inches beneath the surface and I started to dig. I then realized that I had found a Civil War breastplate instead of what I thought was a mason jar lid. This was the greatest find I had in my whole detecting career.

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