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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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OKM Rover C New Edition
OKM Rover C New Edition
OKM Rover C New Edition
Wooden Treasure Chest Excavated in Mexico with OKM Rover C!
An enthusiastic team of treasure hunters from Mexico were the lucky finders of this treasure chest filled with various valuable old coins. The chest was excavated from the basement inside a residential house. The small team of hobby treasure hunters are well equipped with different metal detecting instruments. During their research with the Future Series detector Rover C (Future 2003/4) they proceeded in a much professional way. They were using a large checkered plane laying on the ground as orientation for the measure points while scanning with the 3d ground scanner Rover C. In this way they were able to keep exactly the same distance between each measure point which allows ...
City Workers Find Pot of Gold
Somewhere in Tennessee police searched a muddy city parking lot where workmen discovered a (container-pot) of gold coins that may have been buried during the Civil War. The U.S. gold pieces are worth (conservatively) up to $3,000 each but it's unclear how many were found since the workmen made off with most of them. "We have accounted for 177 and that's just by talking to people who said that they had possessed some," said the Mayor. "There may be a good bit more than that." Many of the coins already have been sold to gold dealers. The coins were unearthed by city workmen resurfacing a downtown parking lot and other people apparently have visited the site since then. Word of t...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
First Find is a 1904 V Nickel
I was excited when you told me White's was making a "larger than stock" concentric coil for the MXT, DFX and M6. Although the 6 X 10 Eclipse DD and the 14" Eclipse DD 1400 both provide a larger sweep pattern, moderate soil mineralization levels in my part of the Country do not require the ground balancing characteristics of the DD design. For the type of hunting I do and the sites I hunt, a larger concentric design would be a better choice for finding deep old coins. When I removed the Super 12 from the box, I was impressed with the epoxy filled, spider design. When I connected it to my MXT, I was equally impressed at how well balanced it was. It is a full 12-inches in di...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Flying Dutchman Unearthed
Today Denny and I were hunting an old site in our home town. The site has had several homes and business's on it since the late 1800's. Most recently a store stood on the site and it was just torn down to make room for something else. This is the same site that Denny found his first silver dollar. I was hunting with my MXT with the 4.5x7 Excelerator coil. (Love that coil) We had been hunting for about an hour when I got a solid penny reading. I recovered this odd little figure from about 4" down. It appeared to be a man with wings having a fat belly holding a torch above his head. On the bottom of the figure it reads Moline (MP) Plow company. When I got home I got on the comp...
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's M6 Finds All Sorts of Goodies!
Since Purchasing my Detector 3 weeks ago, I've been to the Beach on the Treasure Coast 4 Times. the Only thing that I've found on the Beach was a pair of Sunclasses made by Ralph Lauren. Expensive I suppose. However, two block down the street from my home address is a small park that has been there since the Mid 70's. It has a playground for kids with Swings and Slides plus a covered pavillion with a grill. I guess over the years many people have been the this park and dropped coins plus other things. The photo below is what I been able to detect with my new M6 on 4 Outtings now at the park. The Hair piece and the eagle at the top of the photo is silver. The hairpiece has 3 bl...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Whites MXT w/ 10"x14" DD Excelerator Search Coil
I just wanted to let you know that I am really tickled with my new 10 X 14 DD Excelerator search coil. When the coil arrived I mounted it on my White's MXT and I was happy to see that the detector had a good balance with the big coil mounted. I got a chance to put the coil through its paces for a couple hours or so this weekend at a school near my home. I found that it pinpointed right on the money, VDI numbers were accurate and I was able to run the gain near max without any noticable chatter. I found targets as deep as 9 inches and I am sure that had I swept the coil over targets that were deeper this coil would have detected them. Due to the size of the coil I was able to s...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Thanks to your Wonderful Service
I took my White's MXT with the 6" Excelerator search coil to an old park today. When I got to the park I saw that park employees were working near the play area. They had dug up a bunch of sod and had dug a hole in the center. I went over to talk with them and found that they were about to plant a tree. I ask for permission to hunt the area where the sod had been removed and they said OK. I had only made a few sweeps of my coil when I located two targets within inches of each other. One target read a quarter and the other read a dime. I dug both targets and recovered two silver coins, a 1942 quarter and a 1934 Mercury dime. I don't dig a lot of silver coins so I was pretty exc...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
What Grandpa Jack Has to Say About Minelab's Excalibur Metal Detector
A year can never go by without welcome visit from "Grandpa Jack" of Georgia. Grandpa Jack has been a long time treasure hunter starting 39 years ago while living in New York City. Famous treasure hunter and writer Carl Von Mueller is credited with bringing Jack into the treasure hunting hobby. Early treasure hunting took place under the famous Coney Island Boardwalk where people would sift for coins and jewelry using homemade sifters of window screens in a wooden frame. Grandpa Jack knew that a treasure detector could do better than a sifter and purchased a war surplus mine detector for $50.00. Weighing a giant 26 pounds did not deter him from accumulating well over 50,000 coi...
White's BeachHunter 300
White's BeachHunter 300
White's BeachHunter 300
A Day with Fabian
On September 5th, 2003 my friend Gary left a phone message for me which went like this - "Bob, don't go to Beach A! The storm brought in several feet of new sand that covered all the treasures! I only got a few coins! Meet me at Beach B!" After work on Friday I took Gary's advice and went to Beach B, only to find several feet of new sand had been swept up onto the beach. Being that I just traveled 2 hours in traffic and walked the 8 blocks from my Jeep to the beach, I decided to hunt for a while. After two hours without find any pockets of coins or rings, I stopped and had a slice of pizza. Then I packed it in for the night. On Saturday I woke up and checked out the b...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX & Excelerator Coil Finds Coins, Rings & Jewelry
I want to give a round of thanks to JW, and Stuart at Kellyco Metal Detectors. I got my new 14" Excelarator search coil just before Thanksgiving for a trip I had planned, only to find my new coil was defective! I made a call and said help!!!!! My new coil arrived on Thanksgiving Eve. I took my new coil and my trusted White's DFX on my trip and thought I had died and gone to heaven! I found over two hundred and fifty clad coins, three watches, boy scout clips, a match box car, a Kennedy and Susan B, keys, tokens, silver chains, two foreign coins and six silver rings. I was so tired that Thanksgiving night I couldn't cut my turkey so I just ate pie! This coil penetrated th...