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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 CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Right in the Middle of Nowhere

Did some research and found a new sight. There was some brick and a little pottery so I looked for the high points on the field.

Pulled a few buttons and then got a monster signal on the CTX 3030 in the middle of nowhere in this field.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
CTX 3030 Used to Help a Dolphin in Need
Jason the Dolphin lives in sea world in Athens Greece. During a routine training session he swallowed a trainers whistle. I was called to the rescue to help locate the whistle. Armed with my CTX 3030 I worked with the trainers and vets to locate the whistle in Jason’s stomach prior to X-ray. Doctors are flying in from Spain and will use an endoscope procedure to remove the whistle from Jason’s stomach. What will the CTX 3030 be used for next?...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Good Things Come in Small Packages
I stood looking down at the small coil with the title CTX 06 Smart Coil thinking "have I wasted my money?" I fitted it to my CTX 3030, and sighed. It looked even smaller. I already had good results with the 11" coil that came with my CTX 3030... had I made a mistake?...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
"O" What A Beautiful Day

These six pieces of silver cumulate my best day to date with the CTX 3030. All, with the exception of the Rosie were at least 9 inches deep.

The Rosie was only about six inches, but laying on an iron nail. Notice the rust on the Rosie. The prize is the 1892 O. It looks to have been lost soon after minting.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
First 10 Days With The CTX 3030
I bought the CTX 3030 for myself as a birthday gift on August 22nd. So far, I’ve been able to convince my wife to let me go to the local beaches about 4 of the last 10 days which is pretty good considering she’s home with a broken ankle!...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Great Finds With My Minelab CTX 3030
I was recently on vacation a decided to take my new CTX 3030 along and see what I could find in some parks in the area. I knew one of the parks has been detected pretty heavily, but hoped the CTX 3030 would find some targets that were missed or mixed with iron....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
A Find Brings Back Pleasant Memories

I have a shortlist of items I would like to find with my metal detector. One of these items I never expected to fulfil in a thousand years.

Yesterday I had an hour to spare so I went hunting in a local park. Imagine my surprise when I dug this gold pocket watch!

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
First Gold
I was one of ten Coinshooters to try our luck during a very low tide in San Diego. We met at the beach at 0500 and spread out along the shore, some wading and others hunting the dry sand. I was using my new CTX 3030 and opted to wade into the shallows....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Another Super Find
Went to Miami Beach with my CTX 3030 and pulled this beauty from the wet sand. I am really loving this CTX 3030....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
A Weekend of "First" With the CTX 3030
On Friday, I met-up with a few fellow MDers, and we hit a local park. I found 6 silver dimes, which was the most silver ever to date. These were some really deep finds too, and were averaging on the 7-8" mark. I then found my first ever Large Cent, a nice Matron Head....