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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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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Great Friends, Great Finds

On May 7th and 8th 2014, myself and my good friend Frank had the great pleasure of hosting the guys from Dirt Fishin' America out of Idaho right here in my home town of Philadelphia Pa. We did 2 long days of detecting, photos, and filming video. On the first day I was able to not only find a first for me, but I was also able to find my oldest US coin. On a Colonial farm site that I have frequented many times, I had an iffy signal that sounded like something good could possibly be down a few inches. Now mind you, this field is full of iron and causes me some issues from time to time.

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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
The Virtue Found

Summer 2013, a Parisian holidaymaker whilst swimming in the channel of Lake Hossegor (Landes in France ) lost her " Virtue " ring (made by jeweler Mauboussin) of white gold and white pearl set with diamonds, that had been given to her by her husband at the birth of their daughter.

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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
So Beautiful!

A few weeks ago I went with a search buddy of my to a favourite spot where if have found a few nice things from the Saxon period. The field was heavily ploughed. But we could still search. After only 10 minutes I found a broken Saxon brooch. Bummer, again a broken one was going around in my mind. Then 10 meters further a nice smooth sound from the deep. And it was deep, around 30 cm. But it was a tone that trigger me to dug the hole. And there it was a very beautiful Saxon brooch with a length of 7.5 cm and!!! It was not broken. Man o man I was happy. I found that day 5 brooches with a another very very first century Roman brooch. Now the ...

Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
A Voice From the Dust

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to help make someone’s Easter. My hunting partner Brandon “Dr. Tones” Niece called to say an acquaintance, Molly, had just phoned him in a panic. “We kind of have an emergency man”, he said. Molly’s sister had lost a piece of jewelry outside during their Easter gathering. Everyone else was still busy with family dinners but Brandon knew I was spending Easter alone. “Is there any chance you could run out tonight and take a look?”, he asked. Besides being the right thing to do; my choice was made easier since it would give me an excuse to quit wor...

Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My Greatest Discovery By Far

The story starts back at the time when I found the Viking age grave. After that find I was in the local newspaper, and as a result I got a letter from a local landowner that told me that I could go treasure hunting on his land whenever I wanted to.

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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
Golden Vespasianus

Hello everyone.

I have done a wonderful find with my CTX3030.I really did not know what came over me. What a rush.A Gold (aureus) Vespasian 69-79 after CHR.Before and afterwards lots of silver (denariussen) and bronze Roman coins were found.I also found a lot of armour and military equipment.The gold was really great. Fantastic detector. Very deep and clearly different tones.

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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
Great Finds

My CTX 3030 continues to astound me with its performance especially on pastureland. Here are some more of my recent discoveries. which include an eagle figure possibly from a Saxon helmet a lovely Saxon period decorated strap end....and there are plenty more too which I will share with everyone.

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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
Brilliant Finds

Have been out and about with my CTX 3030 and made some really great finds recently. First one was a really highly decorated spur dating to the 15th Century. Then I discovered a Georgian period rubbish midden only very small but it contained an iron buckle and a large kitchen type knife. The final find so far was this little man whom one might say is moderately well-endowed. I think he dates to the late Georgian period and may be some type of crude pendant poking find at King George 111. I've plenty more finds to share too. Thanks for a brilliant product which really has given me the finds from new sites and has truly refreshed sites ...

Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Jáchymov - Cradle U.S. dollar

I'm trying everything possible, so I wanted to find nuggets. As you walking in Australia or America. But there is a problem - nowhere near us has gold. In our region, however, since the Middle Ages silver was mined. I have read a few clever books and found the nearest possible location. I chose Jáchymov.

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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
In the footsteps of the "34"...

During the campaign of Italy in the summer of 1944, the Allied troops fought fiercely to conquer every foot of ground troops to Nazi-fascist, determined to slow their advance as possible in anticipation of the completion of the second true line of defence (the Gothic Line) after having sold at a high price that the line Gustav hinged on the famous Abbey of Montecassino.

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