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?

More Precious than Gold

I am only 4 hours new to metal detecting, and had not used one before in my life. The first thing I found was a wheat penny from 1958 that was buried 7 inches at a park near my home back in Riverside, California. I purchased a Minelab Excalibur II that was gently used with the intention to start searching for lost treasures at the beach. I had no idea that I would be using it to find treasures that had been lost within my family nearly forty years before

You see my mom passed away a little over a year ago and my dad just passed away as a result of cancer at the beginning of February 2012. When preparing my things to fly back to Oklahoma I thought about my mom telling me about how she had lost her wedding ring on the property across from where my dad lived. So, I decided to take my metal detector with me and see if I might be lucky enough to find her lost wedding ring. I kind of thought to myself that there is no way I would be able to find it, because I was not experienced like all the others that I had watched on Youtube or read about on here

I contacted the family that now lives on the property and explained my story and they were more than gracious to allow me to dig. I began searching in an area that was at the front corner of the 5 acres and found all sorts of things like shreds of aluminum cans and old pull-tabs. I thought to myself that this would be hopeless. Then I started to remember the layout of the property when we had a garden and thought about my mom always spending her free time there. So, I made my way to that area and started finding similar things until I found a few coins. I got excited and kept searching and within thirty minutes of me starting I had found her ring. I just couldn’t imagine it and this was absolutely unbelievable. I have very few things of my moms and I was now holding a ring that she had been given by my dad that was lost nearly forty years ago.

I took my treasure back to my brother and showed him and he was shocked. You see when he was younger he had a Whites Eagle metal detector and said all he ever found was nails and within thirty minutes I found coins and a lost ring.

I am glad I brought the metal detector; it was also therapeutic for me. It helped me to take my mind off of the sad reason I was there and allowed me to remember the good times we had on the same property that I was searching.

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