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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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Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
Detector Pro Headhunter Pirate
31 Coins and 2 rings in 4 Hours!
What a winter. Snow and very, very cold. Not being able to underwater or land treasure hunt makes me very unhappy and miserable. I am about 70 miles from Long Island sound. I try to go on my days off which are Mondays. I will go when I can catch the low tide during the middle of the day. As of this writing, I have made 4 trips and I have found a piece of gold 3 out of 4 times. I consider myself very lucky because these areas are heavily hunted year round with the best of metal detectors and hunters. Recently, I arrived at the beach about 10:45 am with the temperature at 13 and the wind chill below 0. I usually get out into the water and use my Headhunter PI. Even though this a...
Fisher CZ–3D
Fisher CZ–3D
Fisher CZ–3D
Never Give Up - There's No Such Thing As Hunted Out!
Well known campsites in the coastal areas of George and South Carolina are often considered hunted out. But I have proof that hunted out is nonsense! I have found an impressive amount of American Civil War relics with my new, Fisher CZ metal detector from Kellyco. All were found in areas that have been pounded by those who consider themselves Pros and use every type of metal detector imaginable. click on images to enlarge But thanks to the added depth of the new, 10 search coil for the Fisher CZ-3D, I was able to find some truly amazing relics. You can see from my pictures that most of these relics were left from the Civil War - Buttons, belt buckles,...
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector Finds 1847 Half Dime
Joe Wilson of Dallas has been hunting with his Garrett GTI 2500 for more than eight years. He took advantage of a factory modification which turned his detector into a virtual GTI 2500. He has made countless discoveries, including an expensive diamond ring and a valuable gold bracelet. His most recent discovery is of slightly less monetary value but of much greater historic value. Joe was hunting with the Golden Triangle Explorers Society south of the Dallas area when he found a rare coin....
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Ancient Coins from 30-15 BC
Unbelievable is the only way to describe my recent treasure hunting adventure in the UK with my GTI 2500. It wasn't long after starting our search that I found a full Celtic Gold Stater of Addedemaras, Celtic Chief in approximately 30-15 BC. Fate was again kind to me and I retrieved another from only about 4-5 inches down, the GTI 2500 locked on perfectly! I held a slightly different Stater in my hand, which turned out to be a rare off center strike showing part of the legend that is usually not visible....
Garrett Infinium LS
Garrett Infinium LS
Garrett Infinium LS
Thousands of Coins and Other Treasures in the Rocky Mountains
Using our Garrett GTI 2500s over the past 18 months, we have uncovered literally thousands of coins and other treasures in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Searching forgotten ghost towns, mining camps, and old parks in the Anaconda area, our collection of artifacts and local memorabilia includes: an 1851 cavalry belt plate, an 1894 political pin proclaiming Anaconda as the capital of Montana, coins dating back to ...
Garrett Infinium LS
Garrett Infinium LS
Garrett Infinium LS
13.7 Pennyweight Gold Nugget!
Worth Its Weight in Gold I bought my Garrett Infinium LS locally about nine months ago. On a recent hunt to the mountains south of Tucson, I found this 13.7 pennyweight gold nugget....
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Cape Cod Beach Delivers 1.74 Carat Diamond Ring
I got into metal detecting after doing my family genealogy. I found out that I had a Great Uncle who was a gold prospector in Arkansas. In 1927 he was murdered for his fortune, and learning this story got me interested in gold prospecting techniques. That was four years ago, and since then I've been metal detecting up and down the Eastern United States. One day I was searching a desolate beach in Cape Cod, MA. - just me, a sand scoop and my Whites MXT that I had been using for two years, when I found my best treasure. I had been out for about a half hour and the beach was really sandy because a storm had just passed. I got a good signal and found, buried about an inch down,...
Minelab Musketeer Advantage
Minelab Musketeer Advantage
Minelab Musketeer Advantage
Rarest of all Texas Civil War Buttons Found in Louisiana
My Minelab Musketeer Advantage metal detector helped me find one of the most rare Texas Civil War buttons ever made. I got into metal detecting because my wife bought me one for my birthday. 11 years later and I'm still addicted to this great hobby. My favorite places to hunt are private property and plowed fields. The day that I found this button I was searching a plowed field in the state of Louisiana. I had my Minelab Advantage, which I had been using for over two years by this point, and a shovel to help dig. After about three hours in this field I got a good signal. It was only 4" down and my hunting partner knew immediately what it was. The only Texas Unit button ...
Bounty Hunter 1st Texas Pilot
Bounty Hunter 1st Texas Pilot
Bounty Hunter 1st Texas Pilot
Bounty Hunter Metal Detector Finds Gold The Only Dahlonega, Ga. Gold Coin Ever Found
My favorite places to hunt with my metal detector are torn-up sidewalks and old, demolished house sites and with good reason! When I took my favorite find to a coin dealer he looked up and asked "Where did you get THIS?!" I've been metal detecting for about 7 years, all because I got curious one day about what was laying just underneath the surface. I had been using my detector for about a year, and I was hunting alone this particular day with just my detector and a trowel. After about an hour and a half of searching I wandered over to a demolition site where an old homes yard was all shaved down to dirt. The top 8" of ground was completely gone and scra...
Fisher CZ–3D
Fisher CZ–3D
Fisher CZ–3D
Rare US Civil War Coat Button Found
Fisher's CZ-6A has been one of the best machines I've owned and helped me recover upwards of 400 buttons! As a retired real estate broker I didn't have much interest in treasure hunting, but a friend of mine introduced me to the hobby and I've been metal detecting for about 15 years now. My favorite place to search is beaches and private property, since I live in Cape Coral, Florida, the beaches are easy to get to. My favorite find to date was found while I was searching private property. I was with my hunting buddy, Jerry Cooper, and hunting with only my CZ-6A and a relic shovel. I've used this detector for six years, so I know it very well....