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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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Detech 6" DD EXcelerator Search Coil (White's)
Detech 6" DD EXcelerator Search Coil (White's)
Detech 6
White's DFX and 6" DD Excelerator Coil Do the Trick
All I can say is "Thanks JW for recommending the 6" EXCELERATOR DD coil". You have made my day. For about a year I have had a coin garden. It was very difficult to find a place in my yard where I could line up different coins because of all the metal in the ground. Finally I got the coins lined up about 2' apart with trash metal in between. When I put the 6" excelereator on my DFX and was doing some testing I got this signal right next to a piece of metal ...
Fisher F75
Fisher F75
Fisher F75
Fisher Metal Detector Finds 1897 Dime
I have had my new CoinStrike for about 3 weeks now, and I continue to learn more about it each time I take it out. It is a bit different to operate than any detector I have used in my 35 years of detecting. That said, I do like a challenge! For the past few years, my brother and I have spent most of our coin hunting time at old home sites and old fair grounds in a four County area. With high gas prices, limited time, and extreme hot temperature, I decided "why not learn my new Coin Strike close to home"? The city park where I live is only about 3 blocks from my house. Spending most of my recent detecting time in open spaces, detecting in a park setting with modern trash wou...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Whites & Excelerator Finds Silver Crucifix & Coins
Hi JW. I got the 8" DD Excelerator search coil on Friday, but because the temp was soaring around 105 degrees I was unable to get to use the coil until Saturday, then only for an hour, because of the heat. I was able to get a jump on the heat Sunday and get in 2 good hours before the heat and mosquitoes run me out of the park. West Nile virus is a serious problem in this area and you have to wear a lot of skitter repellent to protect yourself. Well I am impressed with this 8" DD Excelerator coil. I was hunting in a "hunted out" park that has its fair share of trash. I found that even though this coil is bigger than I normally use is high trash areas, I was still able to get...
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector Unearths Georgia Gold
I just wanted to tell you that I have found my first gold nugget after having my GTI 2500 for six weeks. I found it at an old gold mine here in Georgia. It is 7.2 grams or 4.6 Dwt and it is a beauty! Recently, I bought a GTI 2500 used and sent it to Garrett to install the new mineralization chip in it. I was happy with it when I got it back. It would punch through this extremely high mineralization ground here in Georgia and I could run it with much higher sensitivity! To make this story short, I found this nugget in a creek near the edge of the embankment at an old gold mine....
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
A Really Loud Signal About Blew my Headphones Off My Head!
Hi JW, I thought I would send you some photos from a hunt I had on 08-02-06. I was hunting an old fairgrounds in my area and I was using my Whites MXT which was outfitted with my Excelerator 4.5 X 7 coil. During my hunt I began to notice that some of the coins I was digging up were pre-82 pennys, 1965 quarter, 1953 nickel and 1965 and 1966 dimes. I had been hunting pretty fast, but after seeing the dates on these coins I slowed down. I had just recovered 3 pre-82 pennies and before moving on I swung my coil over the hole and got another good signal. I dug down further into the hole, to about 4 inches, and recovered three wheaties. Again I swung my coil over the hol...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur Finds 14kt White Gold Ring w/ Nice Stones
After spending Sunday morning with other Gold Coast Treasure Club members at our annual silver hunt and picnic, I had 42 silver dimes in my pocket, but I wasn't done yet. I hit a few local beaches and didn't give up until I landed this nice 14kt white gold ticket with my Excalibur Here's another view with better lighting. I took it to a jeweler to ID the stones. The top stone is tanzanite. The bottom stone is a black opal (I don't "get" how it is a BLACK opal, but that's what it is called. Check out that FIRE!) To the right are three tiny diamonds. And the best part: it fits me! Here is another, similar shot: I'm loving my Excalibur! This year is off to a goo...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
The Very First Coin Find With My Detector Was Silver!!!
JW-Just wanted to write and say "THANK YOU!" Recently, while searching for a new detector, you guided me toward the Minelab Explorer II. I have owned over ten different makes and models of detector over the past decade, and I was excited to try the Explorer II. After a month of nice weather, here in Ohio, UPS delivered my new Explorer just in time for 14 days nonstop of rain and thunderstorms. Just my luck! I have been cooped up in the house with my face pressed against the window like a kid at Christmas waiting for the sun to come out so I can play with my new toy. Finally, a few evenings ago, we were given a several hour break between raindrops and I used the time to brea...
Lorenz Deepmax X5 ‌ with 2 Coils
Lorenz Deepmax X5 ‌ with 2 Coils
Lorenz Deepmax X5 ‌ with 2 Coils
Lorenz Metal Detector Finds Meteorites
I grew up in N. E. Louisiana on the family farm. This area was home for Native American's as far back as 1500 B.C. As we tilled the fields we would unearth all sorts of Indian relics. At an early age I started collecting them. Little did I know this would be training that would later help me in searching for rocks from space. Generally speaking there are three main types of meteorites. They are stone, iron, and stony iron (pallasite). While all three contain some iron, the palisites and iron have the highest concentrations. To locate them I needed a metal detector....
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
DetectorPro In Water or Land
I took the DetectorPro Pirate to the river on Sunday. I really enjoyed using it because it is so lightweight. I found a few coins and also a necklace, (I don't think it is real) but a nice start anyway. It seemed to penetrate very deep as far as I could tell. River hunting is not at all like the ocean where your hole fills in right away. This is why I know it gave good depth. My granddaughter was actually playing in the holes in the water that I dug the coins out of. Very simple to control since there is only two knobs, volume and discrimination. I am looking forward to taking the Pirate to the salt water beaches! The volume is crisp and easy to pinpoint the target. After I...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
Tons of Relics Unearthed by White's DFX
Hello there Fellow Detectors, I live in the southeastern part of in Switzerland County, Indiana where it is very old and has a lot of history in are area in including, Patriot, Florence, My town Quercus Grove, East enterprise, and on. We have had many Swiss Settlements in are area including one back along are main creek behind are house in the woods we have 150 acres so there is a lot you can see he if you can follow the old wagon trail along most of the creek and see some old rotten wood, rocks from where houses use to sit, Back in the early 1800s if you go up across the ridge down few more you will go into my friends property in which has a 1750s Trading post waiting for ...