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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 Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur II Finds Rare Gold Medal at Chicago Beach

I recently travelled to Chicago with my hunting buddy to do some water hunting at the beaches there. Within one hour of hitting the water the first day I pulled this heavy 14k gold initial ring(12.1 grams).

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Returned Ring Lost in 1965

Hunting beach haven beach front 2 weeks ago i found a high school ring in the surf at about 12" down... it was a class ring from 1965 missing the stone. Inside of the ring was the initials K.G.E. 111. The ring was from Haddon Township, New Jersey.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Hooked for Life

It was my 4th hunt with my Excalibur II in waist deep salt water in a very busy beach in Cyprus when I heard this exclusive deep sound of the Excalibur II which suggested that something interesting was down there.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Find of a Lifetime

My wife and I went detecting at a favorite beach of ours. I was detecting where the rocks are that go out into the water, when I got a solid signal. About 10 inches down was a large man's ring.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Gold At Last

I was behind a friend's garage and was with my Minelab Excalibur II. On my third dig of the day, I saw a gold band. I thought it was a wedding ring, but it was actually a heavy 1957 high school class ring from Maryland.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Leprechaun's Pot of Gold/Platinum

Every good Irishman knows there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The rainbow pictured led me directly to a beach on Cape Cod, MA, USA. I not only found gold and silver there this summer, but also the massive ½ Ounce Platinum and diamond ring shown in the foreground of the pot ‘o rings picture. I actually found this ring with the rainbow directly overhead - A beautiful setting for a beautiful ring!

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Rings Found and Returned

Last week while away in Calgary we had an email from David White. He informed us that while swimming in Shaha Lake near the solar calendar with his wife Eileen, she noticed that her two wedding rings were missing. They searched and sifted the area but without success.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Happy Returns - 2 Ring Recovery

The Seaside Heights Beach Patrol would like to thank Mr. Vincent Casablanca for his outstanding job in helping one of our beach patrons recover her wedding ban and wedding ring on Sunday July, 22, 2012. It was great moment on our beach this season.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
One of My Heaviest Ever

Went detecting on the Chesapeake bay on Sunday - I call it surfchurch.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
A big hug for my Minelab

I have always been interested in metal detecting. I was in the Army for 22 yrs and during that time I fooled around with an old coin master.

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