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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 GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Excited is An Understatement
While hunting civil war relics at DIV 19 in Culpeper, Virginia, a good tone rang out in the headphones of my GPX 4800. Once I opened the hole up the tone changed to a good tone with a loud iron tone also. Since I was hunting in a known Confederate area I continued to dig....
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
11th Hour Find, What A Day!
I had the privilege to attend another back to back DIV this month in Culpeper County, VA. The ground here is highly mineralized and most successful relic hunters swing a PI metal detector at DIV. This year was different for me. After watching the GPX series of detectors out-performing the competitors including mine, I was begging my better half for permission to buy a GPX 4800. The answer was no. ...
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
So Much History...So Little Time
I was asked by one of my local farmers if I could concentrate on one particular part of a field. Reason being that he was building a new barn in the not too distant future and it would be the last time I would be able to detect that particular area of the field, for obvious reasons. Knowing this area well I was expecting finds from several centuries. ...
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
All By Its Lonesome
I recently participated in a organized relic hunt (Digging in Virginia), held on grounds around the battle grounds of Brandy Station in Culpeper Virginia. After some fine tuning and beginning off into a rolling field where some confederate items were found in the past, bullets started slowly seeing the light of day. Needless to say, other hunters were finding their share too....
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Minelab GPX 4800
Father and Son Mississippi Camp Hunt
My dad and I finally secured permission on a known Mississippi camp from the Civil War. Many great Confederate buttons have pulled recovered from the site but we wanted our chance. My dad, Cris, armed with his GPX-4800 and I with the GPX-4500 walked out into the pasture where he stated that he was ready to start swinging. I moved away so as not to interfere....