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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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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's hits a home run with the VX3!
I received my new VX3 today and decided to take it out in my backyard for a quick spin. I know there was a house from the late 17-early 1800s, but had never been able to find its exact location. Although I plan on covering every square inch of the ground, I wasn't looking to put in a lot of time with the new VX3 today....
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
1907-2 1/2 Gold Dollar Piece
The pictured gold coin was found on the Connecticut/Rhode Island shoreline in 2001. Sandy entered her coin find at the Best of Northeast Treasure show in Keene, NH. She won first place for beach finds. The following is an excerpt from a letter Sandy Crouch sent DetectorPro. “With our son and daughter grown and building there own lives, we had more time to share together. Our best friends encouraged us to try detecting and join them in New Hampshire where we could see many brands and buy our first ones. We made an excellent choice and bought two. Our friends bought two also. The weight is in the headset and I’m able to swing my arm longer… An average of five hours a day. If ...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX Finds 100+ Year Old Cameo Brooch
Not too sure if you will remember me, since I know you deal with many people in a month's time. My name is Jason T. from Maine and you sold me my new White's DFX. It is 99 degrees here so I thought I'd stay inside and do some pictures and scans of my best finds from my first month in my yard with my new DFX. I just started metal detecting this year around April. I got "the BUG" right away since I was finding a lot of neat items. After about six weeks, I upgraded to the DFX (the metal detector I really wanted in the first place.) I got the new metal detector one month ago yesterday....
MP Series MP5 Pro Swift Seeker Digital
MP Series MP5 Pro Swift Seeker Digital
MP Series MP5 Pro Swift Seeker Digital
A Silver Coins Weekend
Here are the pictures I promised you. My son and I where detecting near what we thought was the foundation of an old house people in the neighborhood said burned down 20 years ago. The roof was evidently nailed together with 10,000 nails and because of the fire they were all over the place. My son uses the MP3 Pro and I now use the MP5. I am so happy we bought these models as we could never detect this place if we didn't have the great discriminators on MP's. We tuned out all the nails and other junk and started finding lots of pennies, mostly close to the surface. We later moved around to what was the back of the house and the first silver coin found was a 1940 mercury dim...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
1777 USA Continental Army General Service Enlisted Soldier's Button
I purchased my DFX from Barbara at Kellyco last month and have been having a great time. The site I'm hunting on is an old stone foundation on a relative's farm in CT. We knew the site had 18th century pottery, nails, pipes and other odds and ends. I was shocked when the first week with my DFX I was getting a 17+ VDI in the stone foundation. I moved a few rocks from the wall and there sitting nicely protected from the elements was this 1777 USA Continental Army General Service enlisted soldier's button. I took it to a military button expert to have it authenticated that following week and was graded as "excellent" condition. From my understanding the only other USA 1777 but...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
Whites and Super 12 Searchcoil Finds Treasure Others Leave Behind
Although I've been detecting a long time and owned lots of metal detectors, I had never owned a DFX. When it arrived last week from JW at Kellyco, I read the manual, watched the DVD and re-read the manual. I have been using the Super 12 coil quite a bit on my MXT and decided that was the coil for the DFX's "maiden voyage". I took the detector out to my coin garden and familiarized myself with the settings and the sounds. I immediately noticed how the audio tone of the DFX reminded me of my XL Pro. Wide and distinct! Running out of sunlight, I decided to take the DFX/Super 12 combo to the neighbor lady's yard for a quick hunt. Now I have hunted this same back yard with about...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
MXT Finds Mothers of Pearl Bracelet
My wife and I were metal detecting at an old school in a near by town. We were using our White's MXTs. My wife was using the 4.5x7 DD Excelerator search coil and I was using the 6" DD Excelerator search coil. I recovered this beautiful women's silver bracelet with what I believe to be Mother of Pearl stones all the way around it. It is very heavy and is marked .925. I walked over to my wife to do a little bragging and held it out for her to see. Well she scooped it out of my hand faster than I could say " Hey Honey look what I found." I think she likes it. It is going to be a great summer for metal detecting. If you get a chance come on out to Idaho this fall and we can go ...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
14K Gold Medallion Found!
Hi JW, I just want to tell you that the verdict is in on the 8" DD Excelerator search coil you sent me. It is an excellent search coil and I highly recommend it to White's MXT and DFX users. It is what you would expect from a top of the line search coil. This coil is an excellent choice for open field hunting and even in high trash areas. I have only used it for about 6 or 7 hours but in that time I found that I was able to detect deep targets as I dug several targets that were in the 8 to 9 inch range. I feel that the coil is capable of getting down deeper. Pinpointing with this coil is a snap. You can pinpoint off the front of the coil or the back and when you dig your targe...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Whites MXT Find 1893 Worlds Fair Medallion
Hi My name is Jay, I've been detecting about fifteen years Just thought you would like to see this nice 1893 worlds fair medallion I found, it appears to be made of lead , I don't know much else about it or value if any. But I sure was excited to see that come out of the ground.It's huge as you can see in the pic compared to the rest of my haul. I found it using my Whites MXT with the 5" excelarator coil, found in London, Ontario Canada, about 4" deep. the ground is infested with well rusted iron and a lot of nails I usually get 2-3 in in every scoop of my digger. the MXT with 5" excelarator coil is great at separating trash. Keep up the good work ...I plan on getting a 14- 18...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Amazing Civil War Relic Found 10 Inches Deep!
I don't think I would have believed this story had I not dug this find up myself and written about it! I recently went to the latest field, the one where multiple detectors hunt everyday. After searching the lower grass area for awhile and finding nothing of note, I moved toward the far right corner where I had found two good bullets the other day. I found the knapsack J hook in the above photo on Friday....