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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
Metal Detecting Pays Off at US$36,000/Hr

On the last day of my recent Caribbean water-detecting trip, I had a couple of nice finds. I used my trusty Minelab Excalibur II with a 10" Coil the entire trip. The Caribbean water was so warm I could hunt all day without my wet suit. I was only hunting maybe 15 minutes into my final day when I hit my first find of that day. I found a chunky 14ct yellow and white gold “Rolex Ring” in the mild surf. It weighed in at 1/3 of an ounce and had 17 diamond accent stones in circle in the middle. It is called a Rolex Ring because it resembles a Rolex Watch. At size 12 it was also perfect for me to wear as a pinky ring.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
The Excalibur II Has Me Hooked!

I bought my Excalibur II in February 2009. This is my first water machine and my first year water hunting, so yes I am a rookie at it, but I am hooked.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur II Pays For Itself!

Just a quick update on the new Excalibur II which I purchased on 3 April 2009. In short, the upgrade has been paid for in 3 weeks from the date I received the detector.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Wedding Band Recovery
Was out on the beach with the family today. I brought the Excalibur II along since low tide was around 12:30. Did some hunting in the water and the wet sand with very little results. So packed up the family a little while later and loaded up the truck to head back home....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Lost in the Hawaii Sand, A Ring Finds Its Way Back to Alaska Newlyweds
On vacation in Hawaii in November, Sam Simeon presented his girlfriend, Julie Douthit, with a ring. They told family members who were on vacation with them that they were going to get married as soon as they got back home to Glennallen. After that, the plan was for Julie to travel to San Diego where Sam is stationed with the Navy....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
What Grandpa Jack Has to Say About Minelab's Excalibur Metal Detector
A year can never go by without welcome visit from "Grandpa Jack" of Georgia. Grandpa Jack has been a long time treasure hunter starting 39 years ago while living in New York City. Famous treasure hunter and writer Carl Von Mueller is credited with bringing Jack into the treasure hunting hobby. Early treasure hunting took place under the famous Coney Island Boardwalk where people would sift for coins and jewelry using homemade sifters of window screens in a wooden frame. Grandpa Jack knew that a treasure detector could do better than a sifter and purchased a war surplus mine detector for $50.00. Weighing a giant 26 pounds did not deter him from accumulating well over 50,000 coi...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Bill & Dennis Have Found Over 1,000 Rings w/ Minelab Excaliburs
"Both of us hunt together often and of course also team up with other members of our club. The Minelab Excalibur has turned out to be one of the best metal detectors we have ever used for beach and water hunting. We have a small pontoon boat that four (4) of use to hunt a favorite water site. We use Minelab Excaliburs and so far have accumulated over 1,000 rings!!" "For the many years both of us have been metal detecting and as many metal detectors as we both have owned, you can imagine we want a metal detector that can really produce coins, rings, or any treasure as deep as possible. The Minelab Excalibur does a beautiful job for us. Imagine a group finding over 1,000 ri...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur Finds 14kt White Gold Ring w/ Nice Stones
After spending Sunday morning with other Gold Coast Treasure Club members at our annual silver hunt and picnic, I had 42 silver dimes in my pocket, but I wasn't done yet. I hit a few local beaches and didn't give up until I landed this nice 14kt white gold ticket with my Excalibur Here's another view with better lighting. I took it to a jeweler to ID the stones. The top stone is tanzanite. The bottom stone is a black opal (I don't "get" how it is a BLACK opal, but that's what it is called. Check out that FIRE!) To the right are three tiny diamonds. And the best part: it fits me! Here is another, similar shot: I'm loving my Excalibur! This year is off to a goo...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Lost, Found & Returned - Platinum Wedding Band
On June 2, I was on My Treasurespot.com looking at the finds and someone had posted the following: "Hello friends, I am hoping that someone in this forum would be able to help me. I lost my wedding ring at the First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach. The entrance to this beach was at 64th Street and Atlantic Avenue. My wife and I went kayaking on Memorial day, came back around 1PM and was standing near the tree in the picture. While trying to rub off the sand from my shorts, I somehow managed to let go off the ring into the bush. I heard it hitting the leaves but even 5 hours of searching did not help to recover it. We even bought a metal detector to look for the ring but tha...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II Pays For Itself
Just a couple of lines and photos from last weeks trip to spain. The excalibur II was amazing, knocking out all the hair clips and the small cent coins which are a pest. All in all a great week, thanks again for the great service you gave me in April when I bought my metal detector, its nealy paid for itself already. ...