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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 X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
1884 Gold Coin Worth ~$2,000!
I first got into the hobby of metal detecting when I was a little boy on vacation with my family. I saw a detector for sale in a shop window, it was 1975, and all it did was flash a red light when metal was nearby. I begged my parents to buy it for me and my father arranged to pay for three quarters of the price. Unfortunately, it didn't work for long and I ended up breaking it apart and making something else out of it. My parents never forgot it - but then again, neither did I. Decades later I heard there were gold fields in between where I live and the beaches of Sydney, Australia....
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer II Finds Old Silver Buckle
I've considered myself a Metal Detectorist for about 30 years. On and off since the 1970's, I had given the hobby up for several years and started getting back out there in 2003. About a mile from my house, in beautiful New Hampshire, there is a farm owned by wonderful folks. It's run full-time, 'round year - they grow produce in the summer and Christmas trees in the winter. Last fall they gave me permission to hunt their property and I've spent a lot of time out there....
Garrett Ace 150
Garrett Ace 150
Garrett Ace 150
I Was Excited When I Got an ACE 150 for Christmas Recently
When I was little I always dreamed of finding buried pirate treasure. So, I was excited when I got an ACE 150 for Christmas recently. This unit has really impressed me with how easy it is to use. I've quickly been able to discern signal variations that accurately and quickly allow me to locate and retrieve metal objects. Much to my surprise and pleasure, at least half of the objects I've found in my own yard have been coins, some probably from my own pocket....
Garrett Ace 150
Garrett Ace 150
Garrett Ace 150
Kayleigh Came Walking Over to Me with a Big Smile
While her mom was registering her at school, my daughter Kayleigh and I took her Garrett ACE 150 to have a look at the woodchips in the playground area. I was swinging on the swing and Kayleigh came walking over to me with a big smile. She handed me a ring. ...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250 Pays For Itself In Just Two Weeks
About two weeks after purchasing the ACE 250, I headed to the beach to hunt. Not long after, I got a signal that hit just below the nickel slot, so I decided to dig. In the second trowel of sand, out falls a white ring!...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250 Finds What Others Can't
I've been hunting about 37 years and I recently went to a field where an open hunt was held about 8 years ago. I've hunted the site with one of your competitor's metal detectors, a $900 unit, and only found several dimes, so I figured the field was about hunted out....
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Gold, Silver & Jewelry Discoveries Made With Ace "Down Under"
I have been using my Ace 250 in Australia since February 2005. As a relative newcomer to coin and treasure detecting I have found my Ace 250 to be the best thing since sliced bread. It is light, easy to swing and the controls are so easy to operate. It has very impressive depth and functionality for the price that more than rivals some of the more expensive machines on the market....
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
See What I Have Done in my First 10 Months
I thought I'd let you folks see what I have done in my first 10 months in the hobby using an ACE 250. Even though by most people's standards I am still in the "beginner" phase of this hobby,...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett B's First Gold Found With a Garrett
Call it beginner's luck, but young Garrett B. calls it the find of a lifetime. New to the hobby of treasure-hunting, this Arizona youth recently joined his grandfather Jim in a search for gold. As fate would have it, he found his first gold on that hunt. The metal detector he was using was - appropriately enough - a Garrett ACE 250. Garrett was searching Rye Patch Reservoir in Nevada with his grandfather when he made his exciting discovery. This multi-day July trip was sponsored by Gerry's Metal Detectors of Boise, Idaho, and included enthusiasts from Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Washington. Although each of the hunters on this particular trip was lucky enough to find so...
Nautilus VLF DMC II–B
Nautilus VLF DMC II–B
Nautilus VLF DMC II–B
140 Year Old Civil War Time Capsule Found - Full of Relics
About 20 years ago a friend told me about "Relic Hunting." He took me out one day and after the first 3 ringer I was hooked! Now-a-days my favorite place to hunt is private property, with permission of course, for Civil War relics. I've also gotten into beach hunting in Virginia and the Outer Banks, N.C.My best find so far includes a lot of things which were all firsts for me. I was using a Nautilus DMC IIB that I was very familiar with...