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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 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...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Bill & Dennis Have Found Over 1,000 Rings w/ Minelab Excaliburs
"Both of us hunt together often and of course also team up with other members of our club. The Minelab Excalibur has turned out to be one of the best metal detectors we have ever used for beach and water hunting. We have a small pontoon boat that four (4) of use to hunt a favorite water site. We use Minelab Excaliburs and so far have accumulated over 1,000 rings!!" "For the many years both of us have been metal detecting and as many metal detectors as we both have owned, you can imagine we want a metal detector that can really produce coins, rings, or any treasure as deep as possible. The Minelab Excalibur does a beautiful job for us. Imagine a group finding over 1,000 ri...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
It's Been in Ground Over 30 Years
I got new v3i for xmas, after reading and assembling all day i decided to try, after only 3 sweeps of the coil I got a target,very high in 7.5. The range was 7.5" deep, very excited I decided to dig. ...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Gold Coin Found in San Juan With Minelab Explorer SE
This is the gold coin I found on the 21st of June at 4:30 am while detecting on a beach in San Juan PR with my Minelab Explorer that I purchased from Kellyco. This is my first gold find. The coin is in Arabic and had it translated to 1327. It is probably a 50 Kurdish from Turkey. ...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Explorer SE Finds 1920 Wheat Penny 8" Down
I was able to get out today with my Minelab SE and the new 6 inch DD Excelerator coil. This coil has proven to be an exceptional coil for me. It is hot on small gold items and coins. The deepest coin I've dug was a 1920 wheat penny from 8 inches down with this coil. It has remarkable depth for such a small coil and it's separation is excellent. Today I headed for a park the 1940's. I wanted to see if I could find some coins at this spot today but all I found were some newer coins and a couple old printing plates. The 2 small plates were buried nearly a foot which I detected with the six inch coil. This 6 inch coil has been very stable and I find myself hardly ever taking it...
Denitsa 16.5" EXcelerator EQ2 Pro Search Coil
Denitsa 16.5" EXcelerator EQ2 Pro Search Coil
Denitsa 16.5
Excelerator Finds Coins & Relics
I've been working around the house trying to catch up on some honey-do's the past few weeks. I couldn't take it anymore. So I loaded up my Explorer2 with the new EQ2 Excelerator 16.5 coil and headed to a farm field were the old town Poor House used to be. It is located on a steep hill, and Family's have been using it for slay riding for over a hundred years. I figured it would be a great place to check for some old coins. Well it turn out that I was right. My first find was a liberty Head Nickel about eight inches deep. Not a bad start for the day. I detected for about four hours total. Finds were: two liberty Head nickels, three large cents, two buckles, two mercury's, two...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT Finds 10K Gold Ring w/ 10 Diamonds
Hi JW. Today my wife and I went metal detecting. We went to a park that has produced some nice finds in the past and today it would produce again. My wife dug this very nice women's 10K gold ring that has 10 diamonds. Needless to say, she was thrilled with her find. She was using her White's MXT with her favorite search coil, the Excelerator 4.5x7 DD....
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Whites MXT Brings Luck To Dennis
Hi JW, I thought you might like to see a photo of a 14K gold ring with 8 diamonds that I recovered this 4th of July. I was able to get out of the house early today to do some metal detecting before it got to hot. I went to a park that had a couple of ball diamonds. I was swinging my White's MXT in left field when I got a solid 14 VDI reading on the display.I dug the target and imagine my surprise when this beautiful gold ring with 8 diamonds popped out of the hole. This is my second gold ring with diamonds in two days. I guess I am pretty lucky. I continued my hunt for another hour or so and found a little clad and a silver football medallion. On the back it is ingraved Bro...