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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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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Comes Through in Tough Ground

I went out today for a detecting fix. So I headed to a site that I hunted once before. The ground was like concrete and just too hard to dig. So I packed it up and went home. We are in need of some rain right now.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i is a Great Machine

I had the best year I have ever had last year we detected up to the last day of 2011. Here are some of my favorite finds.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Best Year Ever with My V3i!

I started out metal detecting more than 10 years ago with very basic White's metal detector. It did not have a lot of bells and whistles; it simply beeped when it went over a desirable target. Even though it was very basic, I dug many silver coins with it.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds 2 Beautiful King George Coppers!

I have been metal detecting Pennsylvania for 21 years now and can comfortably say that White’s metal detectors will be the detector of choice for me for as long as I am in this hobby. My small group of three people all have White’s machines and we specialize in East Coast colonial coins and relics.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Last Summer was My Best Yet!

With the deep silver mode I was able to go over the same path a friend of mine with another detector and found over $6.00 that he did not pick up on the day before. I like to detect my local parks and I found three gold rings the day after our local cheese festival in the beer tent. I like to hit the local school that has a hot lunch program. The lunches must have been around 35 cents because I found around $40 in just nickels.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Found an 1887 Morgan Silver Dollar with V3i

As the end of the season is fast approaching I decided to try my luck again at one of my favorite metal detecting spots here in Maine, on November 17 2010. I had one thought in mind, find one last piece of silver before the snow flies and I cannot use my White's V3i again until spring.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds Ring in -5 Degree Weather!

I have been metal detecting with White's detectors for over 10 years now and have found different ways to use the detector. Initially I purchased one to find property markers and underground lines. I never did any serious searching for coins or rings up until this last year. I was asked by a friend to do a search in the snow for an earring and thought it sounded like a challenge. Well it only took me about ten minutes to locate the earring. This peaked my interest in metal detecting again. I went out and purchased a White's XLT which is great. I next decided I needed a water detector also and bought a Surfmaster PI. After many gr...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds 1789 GW Inaugural Button!

Hi my name's John and I am 15 years old. I have been metal detecting for about 2 1/2 years now and in May 2010 I upgraded to the Spectra V3i.

Now for the exciting story of the find of a lifetime. It was a regular weekend, clear sky about 65 degrees and a gut feeling I was going to find something. I located a small patch of woods near a house that George Washington stayed at during the Revolutionary War. The even more crazy part was that I had a dream the night before of me finding a GW button. The day started of slow, I only found a 1953 wheatie and a pouch full of trash. Then next to a big rock, I got a 51 -52 s...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds Passed Over Pin!

While detecting December 1st with my V3i I made this nice find. Here's my story.

A couple of friends and I went out for our regular once a week detecting hunt. I was working a gopher ravaged meadow when I received a strong 64 signal. Now keep in mind I don't usually dig a 64 signal but this signal was so solid that I just had to dig it. The signal was shallow and sitting on a gopher hill. I pinpointed it and dug less than an half in and popped this beautiful art nouveau ferry pin. I was very shocked to see such a nice pin that I'm sure many other detectorist have passed over but not the V3i!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Goes Way Beyond My Expectations!

I just thought I would update you regarding the performance of my V3i. I have had it for two seasons now. I started out using the preset programs and now am confident using most of the expert settings. Below are some pictures of some of the finds that I have collected.

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