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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 Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
In Minelab I Trust

I would like to thank Minelab for building a great metal detector. I have used White's for many years and your Excalibur II has surpassed all my expectations. It has great sensitivity and penetration enabling me to find what other detectors miss.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Gold Ring
First gold ring with diamond in the beach, I used the Excalibur II, that I win in the last Go Minelabbing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Playa Mujeres-Cancun, Mexico (Vacation)
I debated taking a metal detector on my vacation to Playa Mujeres Cancun Mexico, but opted to pack up the Excalibur II and see if it could learn to speak Spanish....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur II Finds Plastic Hoard on 1st Trip to the Beach
After a few decades of off and on metal detecting (cheap machines), and seriously in the last few years (Minelab Safari), I got the itch to water hunt. So naturally I got an Excalibur II and ran it thru its paces a few times before heading for the nearest beach (8 hours away) in South Carolina. While hunting at low tide one morning about 50 yards from shore in 4' of water, I got a strong signal (disc = 1, sensitivity = 5-6, thresh = barely audible, volume = max) and proceeded to dig and dig and dig until I finally recovered a nylon purse stuffed absolutely full of credit/gift/rewards /etc cards at a depth of over a foot. Luckily the owner also...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Everyday I'm Shuffling
In my 2yrs of shuffling (detecting) I've learn lots of things such as where would the items be... shuffle where no one dares, such as muddy areas. Quitting my job to do full time a detectorist is no joke, income would be unstable as sometimes you gets nothing except for coins to survive....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Christmas Comes Early This Year, Thanks to Excalibur II!
This year I haven't been able to get out very often between work and some health problems. So I spent my time doing research on places to detect, which lead me to a little out of the way beach only a couple of hours drive from my home that looked promising. I was working the low tide area late at night and had been detecting for 4hrs, finding a few coins, junk jewelry, pull tabs and fishing sinkers. I was getting tired but I knew the sinkers were a good sign. I heard a very faint signal, after numerous attempts with my scoop in waist deep water I was rewarded with the glint of gold in the scoop. I plucked out a nice Man's ring gold and di...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Rare Blacksmith Token
Found with my Excalibur II on the same site a rare token bust and harp 1820. bl:36 in book Charlton Canada colonial token. One jewels of trade of fur. John Kinzie started in the Indian fur trade about 1780....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Treasure Ring Find of a Lifetime!
Treasure Ring Find of a Lifetime! I had often read all the "find of a lifetime" stories in the metal detecting magazines and I thought to myself how would I react if I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Finding something that would make the headlines in the metal detecting world was the furthest thing from my mind when I packed my metal detector in the family vehicle that evening. The next morning we headed North for the trip up to the treasure coast for a family day at the beach on the famous Treasure coast of Florida and on to our date with treasure hunting destiny. The beach we had planned to visit was one that I had metal detected at b...