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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 CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Copper Finds From Wisconsin

Recently, with permission I was hunting private property with my CTX 3030 and found a beautiful example of a Native American copper spear point. The site I was hunting is in SE Wisconsin in a wooded section of a picnic grove. The area I was hunting did have a Native American presence as late as the mid 1800's.

After some research I determined that it is a socketed tang point that was probably used as a spear point. From what I found it, is from the Old Copper Culture which started around 4000 BC here in Wisconsin.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
This One was About More Than the Finds!
Between snow, freezing rain, wind, or just the demands of the daily grind, getting time to go digging is a commodity. Especially getting to dig with my father in law. Virginia's winter often has a funny way of throwing a half a week of 60 degree weather at you. Last week your digging out your driveway and the next you find yourself in the woods with a t-shirt. But back to my father....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Valuable OLD Copper
This is a 2 part story: Me and a buddy went up to Vermont from Massachusetts for a day of hunting. We had a VERY disappoint start to our day, we ended the day with a big Bang in a farm field. Within the first minute in the field he had found a 1720's King George. Within the next couple of hours we had numerous buttons, and many old coppers. I had a total of 4 old coppers, 2 King George's and the 2 which really stood out from the finds a 1787 FUGIO and a 1799 Large Cent in great condition. I had what I thought was a great day...little did I know......
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
A Piece of WW2 Naval History
In March 2013, I took my new CTX 3030 to an old school site in country NSW. This school was open from 1900 to 1953. After a short time I located a nice target not too deep. I dug the target up and found what appeared to be a nice copper plate or saucer. After closer inspection I realized I had more than just a mere copper plate! I could see a nice bird emblem, an anchor and scroll. Then I saw the name. It was a plate from one of the most famous battleships of WW2, the HMS HOOD!! The HMS Hood was sunk by the infamous German Battleship Bismark....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My CTX 3030 Finds

Went out 30 days with CTX 3030. It is a great machine very easy to operate! It loves silver and gold! This was all found on land! Can't wait to get into the water.

The ring is 14k. Thank You Minelab!!!!!!

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My Best Catch From the CTX 3030

My best catch for the month of November 2012. 2 days of metal detecting at the beach with a result of 23 rings and more than 80 coins.

1 22K Gold ring 2.57g, 10 Silver Rings. (One ring with 15 Diamonds, One Blue sapphire 6 small diamonds . One Spinel ring with 13 diamonds, this ring alone pays for the cost of CTX 3030. The rest are junk.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
The CTX 3030 is My Best Friend

Detecting has been my passion for more than 17 years. I specialize in beach and lake detecting.

I can assure that with the CTX 3030, Minelab has designed a real "gem" which is powerful, stable and versatile.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
You Never Know
The last week of October broke to warm temps, did some hunting on a site I had recently obtained permission. Monday and Tuesday were great Indians, barbers and a seated dime with the assorted clad and wheat pennies. Wednesday, a cold front came through with healthy rains....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My Detecting Life
My name is Mal and I have been a metal detectorist since 1978. I live in a small village just outside Oxford with my wife and son surrounded by beautiful countryside steeped in history going back to the Iron Age and beyond....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Amazing and Rare Find With My CTX 3030

I recently upgraded to the new CTX 3030 as reviews on this new detector seemed almost too good to be true, but I brought one anyway.

Yesterday I went on my first 'serious' club dig in Cambridgeshire, UK with a group of friends. The area of field, was, I was very thin on finds, because it had been detected many times before and the area was pretty large, so most detectorists operated there 'low and slow' routine.

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