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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 Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Piere Cardin Chopstick
It was a cold day in November 2013. I had gone to the lake dressed in wet suit and was just wandering along the shoreline with my underwater White’s Surf Master. The draw down of the lake had already begun as it normally does every winter. The shoreline was out about 12 feet. It was cold, cold, cold!! I was out at a depth of about 3 feet. For this target, White’s picked up a weak signal. As I dug with my sand scoop, the signal got stronger and stronger. The target was down about 10 inches and after quite a long dig, this treasure showed up. I had no idea what it was but recognized the Piere Cardin brand name. After searching on eBay, so...
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
My Dual Field is Killing it at the Beach

Our beaches have been hit hard by Nor’easters this winter removing lots of sand. My two friends and I went out for a day of detecting. We were getting lots of targets...I was clearly getting more depth and more targets than the two other detectors (Excal & Etrac). I ended the day with over 100 coins, some silver, many old bullets & musket balls and some silver jewelry.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Dual Field is Great at Retrieving Coins

While driving to the beach, I spotted an area that stood out to me. It looked very different from what I was used to, there were some rocks that I had never seen in this area of the beach and it looked like sand was stripped away. Once I got to that spot, I immediately got a signal. After that first signal it was practically non-stop digging in what I'd estimate to be a 15 foot area front to back.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Gold, Ice, and My Dual Field

We were having a nasty storm that sanded in most of my hunting spots. However, knowing the depth my Dual Field PI can get, and chomping at the bit to get into the water, off I went.

I hit a local beach that is hunted hard and sure enough sand everywhere, but in I went. Working parallel with the shoreline instead of gridding because the conditions wasn't producing much of anything.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Dual Field Recovers a Monster Ring!

On Friday august 31st I set out in search of a lost diamond ring that I had contacted a lady about in a local ad. She advised me that it had been missing since the 12th of August on a beach in Northern California in heavy mineralized sand.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Dual Field Finds a Tiffany and Co. Ring

For the month of July, I have been on a ring drought. My friends have all found gold, silver, and platinum while all I have been finding is clad and aluminum. I decided to bring the Dual Field out and do some wet sand since the water hasn't been producing.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
July Finds With My Dual Field

I want to share a few of my finds from this July with my Dual Field PI. I have been able to get some very nice gold this month from swimming holes and ocean beaches. I will start with my oldest ring first a 14k wedding band with a 1909 date inside, this ring was very deep over a foot down in salt water beach mud. I also got the small single stone ring that was dated by the hallmark inside to be from 1880's-1900. I found a ring that says "BABY" & a 14k gold men's bracelet that was worth over $450.00!

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Fall 2011 Surf Dual Field Finds

I wanted to share some of my great finds from fall 2011 all found with the Dual Field PI. I have been hunting old beaches that are rarely used anymore and most think are "Hunted Out"!! I mostly try to hunt the big negative tides so I can get way out. The tides go out very far in New England. Most of my hunting is done from the low tide line out to waist deep.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Dual Field has Great Sensitivity for Tiny Jewelry

These are some of the ring finds I've made over a short period of hunts with the Dual Field. I found one big titanium ring, and three silver rings. The rings were found in the order shown on my finger. The reason I believe I was able to find these rings was due to using the Dual Field as close to where the waves were breaking as possible at low tide.

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White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Dual Field Finds Lost Wedding Ring in HI

We were vacationing in HI and I found a wedding band that was just lost by a newly-wed couple. The ring was in about waist-deep water and after about 5 minutes the ring was found.

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