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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
Just How Deep Can the CTX 3030 Detect a Coin?

I hit a site last (Mar 19, 2014) that has produced old deep silver in the past, but not in over a year. I was using the CTX 3030 with the 17 inch coil, manual 32 sensitivity, gain 30, Ferrous Combined. In about 2 hours I hunted a straight line about 150 to 200 feet long. I was very focused and very meticulous on each beep out of the machine.

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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
Civil War Era Officers Button

I headed out for a much needed hunt with a buddy yesterday afternoon after work. He gained permission to hunt a large area that use to serve as a mission in the mid to late 1800’s. The ground was littered with iron signals. I hunt with the CTX 3030 and a wide open screen with zero discrimination so I can hear every bit of iron in the ground. I was digging every repeatable signal with not much hope of finding anything outstanding, I was just happy to be out swinging. I got a signal that I would not normally dig (12-24) but I sure am glad that I did.

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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
One Summer Morning

one summer morning with my mate to do some metal detecting on some farm land we had permission for. We started find stuff straight away I found a loom weight at first, and some old pennies.

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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
5000 years old bronze axe head

Today after finding a 1863 Victorian penny, I then found a musket ball and a couple of modern coins, as I was walking back towards my home after one hours detecting, on my last signal of the day I began to dig and dig, then eventually at about 16 inches down I noticed the object at the bottom. After taking it out of the ground I realised that what I had found was a bronze axe head. After returning home I took it to an expert who informed me that it was between 4500-5000 years old.

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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
Praise for Excellent Product

On December 27, 2013 I was involved in a deadly log truck accident which required UAB Life Flight to send a medical evac helicopter to the scene to save my life. After staying in the ICU and being discharged home, I began the journey to as normal a life as I can achieve. As one may imagine, rehabilitation and the depression of now being disabled has been a major obstacle for me. In late January of this year, a close friend came by and said "you need to get out the house and do something to cheer yourself up". On this particular day it was warm and quite sunny, so to my surprise he pulled out his metal detector and said "let&...

Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Hidden Cache Treasures

Back track about 2.5 years ago... I hunted an old German homestead. I was able to find some coins, medallions and Nazi WWI and II items The home was being redone and some parts have been remodelled, torn out or completely torn down, The first was an old barn that I found the first items. Now to the present... Part of the inner structure of the house was being worked on. The owner agreed to let us detect and look around again. After finding nothing but spiders and dead mice...

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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
Caution Explosive

Greetings to all colleagues,

probably disappoint you all, because this was not a real big valuable treasure find for a lot of money. However, I believe that each one of us (hunters) has a story of success and so I decided to share mine.

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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
A Ring of Destiny

Last Sunday I went to an organised dig about 10 miles north from Perth in Scotland.The day was looking promising. Sun was shining, surroundings were superb with a scenic views of Scottish hills. There were around 60 people detecting the same fields on that day. A week before there was a lot of hammered found in this area so I was really looking forward to it.

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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
Rewriting History

was working the mud flats along the Gorge waterway here in Victoria BC with my CTX 3030. The first hit was a 1891 fishscale nickle, so called because of their small size, and then a faceless silver dime. My next keeper was a 1917 large cent. The final keeper as the tide was coming in was a 1551-1553 Shilling. If this coin was dropped by one of Drake's crew it could ad credence to the theory that Drake did indeed visit Vancouver Island between 1577 and 1580.

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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
Early Gold Rush Coins and Relics

Had a once in a lifetime hunt in the Victorian Goldfields with the CTX 3030 finding a dozen silver coins. Given how hot the ground is the CTX 3030 is the only machine that I would rely on to get these great targets. Also have these finds logged as find points for future hunts.

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