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Treasure Finds 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 Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
212 Target Day and GOLD
Went to a lake and hunted a beach with a friend that must have not been hunted in a long time. I was using my Excalibur II and he was using his Garrett At Pro. I was getting hits after hits digging it all. I started working the buoy line that separates the deeper water from the shallow side I got a low foil like tone. I figured it was just a wrapper from a cigar pack like I have gotten before. To my huge surprise I saw a Yellow Bracelet hanging half out of my scoop and after looking it was marked 14k but had CZ's in it! A little while later we decided to take a break and as I was just about out of the water I got a tone that was higher pull tab. when I was was...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Cherished Ring Returned

One of the best moments for a metal detectorist is when he is able to return a lost wedding band to the owner. A week ago a young family ambushed me as I was coming off Skaket Beach on Cape Cod, MA. My Excalibur II was on my shoulder after having done its work. I had just found a nice large sterling necklace and was calling it quits for the night. The wife explained that she had lost her wedding band there the evening before. She asked me if I could help and she showed me the exact area where she said she lost it. I gridded the area three times and told her it absolutely was not there and that she must have lost it somewhere else. I advise...

Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
GW Surprise

I couldn't tell you how many properties I've driven by and wondered what kind of finds could be lurking in the fields and yards. There is one property that always kept my interest as I managed to drive by it almost 3 times a week. Sometimes going out of my way just to take a peek and always looking for an easy way to get permission to wander the grounds with the Explorer II.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
My Excalibur II

My first "finds" story here on this great site.

I have been a Whites kind of guy for the past 8 years, using the DFX to search the beaches here on Maui. But not until February 2011, did I go (finally) into the water. The beaches here on Maui are slowly being well searched by other MD'ers, so the pickings here are ever so slowly being a lot less than before. So I decided to go into the water to better the chances. Most MD'ers here go at night, but I don't like doing that since there is an increase in car break ins. So I go strictly during the day.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
A One in a Million Find

This story begins in 2011 when I started metal detecting the beach in Lewes, Delaware.

Lewes Beach is the site of an Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project that took place in the fall of 2004. During the project, the dredge went directly through a shipwreck off the inlet and deposited artifacts of all types on the beach. Pottery, window glass, jettons (which are small German counting coins), and various brass items were among the mix of treasure. The beach was immediately closed for a couple of months.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
29 Grams of Gold in 2 Days!

On 3 different hunting excursions. The first one I came away with a 5.7 gram 14k gold ring. The next day with my buddy I hit pay dirt. A 14k gold 10.8 gram medallion, a 14k gold 6.5 gram ring and a 14k gold 2.2 gram charm.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
My Oldest Find Yet

It was my first time hunting in the water. Just purchased detector 2 weeks ago. Found my oldest find yet, 1800s. It reads Knight Templar Hoc Signo Vinces. Thank you Minelab!

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Awesome Piece of History!

Recently, I was hunting at a New Hampshire beach with my Excalibur II, and 5 minutes in I got my first signal which turned out to be an encrusted Mercury dime. I thought to myself this is going to be a good day. I just put it in my pouch and kept on swinging. At that point I decided to head into the water. I looked down and saw a piece of aluminum trash, I scooped it up and put it in my trash pouch like any good detectorist would.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Best Ring I have Ever Found

I hit my usual beach that I had been detecting for many Weeks, I had meet a few of my buddys that day at low tide, the beach was full of tourist and beach goers that day. I had just stepped onto the water line, the same water line that I have hunted many many times, I got a great sound that I like to hear... nice and deep too, about 3 scoops out pops this nice ring. Best ring I've found, jeweler says 9000.00 to 12000.00 dollars...

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
One Year Detecting Anniversary!

Hunting the south jersey beaches was a little slow this summer as we hadn't had many storms that brings on good beach hunting due to beach errosion. My Excalibur II has great depth and finding small jewerly t is a plus for this great machine.

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