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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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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Ok, Now My V3i is Just Showing Off.

I took it back to the house that it was bought to be used for. This house's yard has mineralization from hell. It masked out everything deeper than 4 inches. So I bought a V3i which has all the adjustability I need to punch through.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Purpose of My V3i.
I got permission to hunt a old 1700s property that has been many things over the years. Today it is a rooming house but in the past has been everything from a large farmhouse to a coach stop. So there's been many many people that have gone through there. When the owner gave me permission to hunt the grounds and told me that nobody else has ever metal detected it, I was thrilled. After a few hours of pulling only clad, I thought maybe the owner lied. But my would she have any reason to do that. So I went to my car and pulled out a silver quarter and buried it 6 inches deep. My thought was to sweep over it get the readings then set my machine up...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
My First $20 Coin
I had to go to the bank today, on my way back I seen a park and decided to give it a go. The first coin I dug was a wheat cent, the second was this CSA $20 coin. It turns out to be a novelty coin. It is a replica of what would have been a 1861 Confederate States of America $20 gold coin. It did make my heart skip beat....
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
The V3i is so Accurate
I have been having a blast with my White’s V3i for two years now. I have been finding many wheat penny's and more silver this year than ever before. Most of the older coins are down six to eight inches. I am finding these coins around old homes in my own area. One of my most impressive finds happened when I was going over an area which gets metal detected a lot. It is located in a local park. The grass is thick, and it was a steep incline. There were hardly any coins to be found. There was lots of chopped up aluminum cans everywhere. I got a really interesting signal that I thought about ignoring. It was mixed from from VDI's 27 up ...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
A New Property to Hunt Pays Off

I have been using a White's V3i since March of 2010. Well I had to take the wife's van in to have an oil change and get the rotors replaced. Cool thing is that I recently got permission to detect the old property next to the garage. So I dropped the van off and headed over to start swinging. First thing I did was went over to the property corner and see if I could find the iron pin because the property owner asked me the last time I was there if I could find his corners. Found all but two so I am still looking for them. And again no luck today. WAY to many nails! So I decided to go over by the road which is original to the area a...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Thank You for a Top Notch Detector

Just yesterday I decided to stop on the way home from work to hunt an empty lot that I had obtained permission to hunt. I get off work at five so I would only have about 45 minutes or so before it would get too dark to see. This lot is beside a very busy single lane highway, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. I had just got to the lot, got my gear ready, and started off into the woods when I noticed the traffic behind me had stopped.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
40 Years of Detecting = Nice Copper Finds

My name is Bill and I live in Michigan. I am now in my early seventies, but my yearning for the discovery of copper artifacts began about 35 years ago. But first let me tell you my introduction to the world of metal detecting.

I started metal detecting some 40 plus years ago. My first detector was a White’s. I've tried a couple other brands but have always had a White’s and now use the brand exclusively. I now use the V3i and the Surf PI Pro for water detecting.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Helps Me Find My First Gold Coin

With winter fast approaching and an unseasonable forecast for a high of 68 degree's myself and two of my hunting buddies decided to get out for what could very well be the last hunt of the year. We decided to hunt an old fairground that dates back to the late 1800's. The site is now split between a corn field and woods. This particular site has been hunted hard for at least 30 years.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
3 Cent Silver Find With My V3i

I was hunting a pretty hard hit civil war winter encampment with some of my hunting buddies in Stafford county VA. My one partner found a couple button backs in a small area and called over the rest of us. So we all ascended on the area and began to hunt there. I kept digging little pieces of brass while the others kept digging a couple more buttons and backs.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
I Cannot Praise White's Detectors Enough

This is my 2nd year of owning a V3i and what a year it has been. I recently dug two great militia items and I have to share them with everybody.

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