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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
Richard 111 Long Cross Silver Hammered Groat 1483-1485
Hi my name is Colin and I live in Halifax West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. I am a member of the Yorkshire Searchers Metal Detecting Club, and have been a keen metal detectorist since 1990....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
CTX Pillages a rare Medieval Annular Brooch
England and Scotland were uneasy neighbours in the Middle Ages, but I believe the situation has improved since those turbulent times. :-)...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Seeing Double??
Sept. 12, 2013: My detecting buddy and I went to a new park that is on a 1905 map of the area. I saw some plugs that had been made probably the day before, and they were filled in but pretty obvious. Disappointing. So we started using our CTX 3030's near where those plugs were to see how good they did. HA! They missed plenty of easy clad near most of the plugs we saw. I got some karma by re-digging a hole my friend gave up on and I said "you can have what's down here, I just wanna see what the machine was seeing." It turned out to be a 1905 Indian in really excellent shape! It was down 6 inches, so we knew that any targets 6 or ...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
First Minelab Hunt
I recently traded in my Garrett AT Pro and upgraded to the Minelab CTX 3030. Today was my very first hunt using the CTX 3030. I have a large learning curve since this machine is way more advance then the ATP....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
3,36g Aztecs Gold
Hi, I live in the middle of Europe and go detect for many years. I have replaced several detectors before I arrived at Minelab CTX 3030 and now I can play my Minelab Sweet Symphony. With a 17 " probe will now go back to my old location and dohledávám what was so far away from the old detector....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My Best Finds are with CTX-3030
Hello all satisfied users Minelab detectors , which can be more than two and a half years and I count also, of course, all those who are involved in the fact that these detectors are absolutely amazing in this field. My first detector was X-TERRA 705 I found a lot of coins, badges and other interesting things , even a gold ring , but because I wanted to move quite a bit higher so I decided that my 705 replace with something new. CTX 3030 was the clear choice because I longed to go look in the water....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
CTX 3030 unearths major treasure in Mexico
Guerrero, Mexico - A large silver cache, which is possibly dated from the early 19th century Spanish trade, was unearthed at nearly 6 feet (1.8m) below the surface in southern Mexico using a Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My first diamond ring with the CTX 3030
I have been detecting for a little over a year on the beaches of Florida. I would post pictures of my finds on my Facebook.One day, my son commented on one of my pics that I should get a Minelab CTX 3030. He said I would find more gold. So I went and checked out the 3030 and decided to buy one. I hit the beach as soon as I got it....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
CTX 3030 solves a 1500 year old Saxon puzzle!
Sometime in the last 1500 years a beautifully decorated and richly gilded Saxon artifact was sadly broken in half. Most likely through intense agricultural activity the two pieces were then scattered further apart over the passing centuries. Or, who knows, perhaps originally a Saxon noble threw away the broken artifact in anger after he snapped it, or did a mighty warrior and his horse crash to earth, smashing off the ornately decorated artifact unnoticed amidst the violent actions of a long forgotten and unrecorded battle?...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
CTX 3030 Scores the Trifecta!
Today was a good day in that I scored the Trifecta! Copper, silver and gold! I suppose you could call it a grand-slam as I actually found four nice items, of four different metals. First was the 1939 nickel. Next was the 1939 copper penny. The third was a nice 1900 silver dime. And the fourth was the gold locket.The first picture is of the four "keepers" I found today. Lots of modern coins. But only the three old coins and nice piece of gold jewelry.The picture with the dime shows how deep it was buried....