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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
Found My First Silver Cache with My V3i

After researching various Medal detectors brands and various metal detecting forums I decided to purchase the Spectra V3i

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
My Doubts are Erased When Hunting with the V3i

I have never had any doubts when I selected the V3i… I knew it was an advanced machine with starter programs and it wasn’t going to be easy at first. With all of the great information and White’s backup service and support I knew I made the right choice.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Perfect End of a Season with My V3i

I have been an enthusiast metal detectorist for some years now and I want to share with you my finds from the last detecting trip of 2012. I was talking to a local farmer from my Central PA area and this old timer was very proud of his hundreds of acres of land that he has been farming since around 1950.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Cleans Up After Another Brand on the Beach

This winter I have been detecting with my White’s V3i on a Northeast beach that has been producing lots of finds from the 1800’s. To be honest, I thought I was the only one who detected this part of the beach, but recently I met a guy there who had an entry level machine (another brand) and said he has been pulling finds from there for the last 5 years. We talked a while and he said he hadn't found anything that day so then he wished me luck and went on his way. I decided to take a pass over his holes as I always do whenever I see another detector’s holes.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
2012 was a Great Year for My Brother and Me

In January of 2012 my brother bought a pair of V3I's for me and himself. This started us on an 11 month detecting adventure. The first month we learned the basics of the machine with the help of White’s forum and its great ambassadors.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
6x9 Eclipse Coil is Great With my V3i

I am writing to let you know about my V3i. I don't have any exciting finds to tell you about right now, but I do have a piece of lead smaller than a penny that I dug at almost 2 feet! I have been tweaking my V almost every time I go out to try to get the best depth I can get.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a 1781 Token

With the first hard frost ready to hit our region I grabbed my V3i with the 6x10 coil and I headed out to a foundation site in the woods near our house. Mostly had the itch to get out and do one last hunt with my White’s V3i before winter settles in.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i and MXT Find Silver Mother Load

A friend of mine said he had a day free so, we set up a hunt. I (V3i) knew of a very large park yet to be explored by either of us. We hunted for several hours and got about 15 coins or so...it was so clean and not even one pull tab!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Bringing Home a Silver with My V3i

I spend a lot of time with my White’s machines hunting for civil war relics, but it never ceases to amaze me as to how many other nice finds can be had unexpectedly in a civil war site. One very common find, unrelated to the battles, are newer coins. I've found coins in the middle of huge open fields, far out in the woods, just about anywhere.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a Beautiful Seated Liberty

My friend and I decided to detect a small local park with a few soccer fields. We both are detecting with V3i. The open area that we were detecting must had the ground cleared and leveled out some years ago for these young folks to play ball on. As we were detecting, both me and my buddy start finding rifle shells, can slaw, and some modern trash.

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