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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 SDC 2300 Gold
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Digging Out My Very First SDC Nugget

I had the opportunity to do some testing yesterday with Minelab’s newest SDC 2300. I need to log more hours on the unit, but thus far I can say I am impressed. I took it to one of my old nugget patches here in central AZ that has been walked across many times before. This particular spot has some really nasty sections of mineralized ground which is a mixture of red clay, granites, schist, and lots of surface ironstone. I started off with the Mode Switch in the 2 position and had zero trouble getting a ground balance. I kept pushing the level until I hit a 4.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Colonial 5 penny weight Apothecary, colonial silver charm
Picked up an Etrac recently, went back out to a colonial era site i had been working with another detector and pulled up some amazing finds.

(1) colonial era 5 penny weight apothecary with
a clenched fist mark
(2) colonial era charm with 5 penny
weight symbol in center and clenched
fist hanging from the bottom, found in two
pieces.
(3) colonial era silver religious pendent .

and hit the beach with the Etrac for my first class ring ......
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
3 Hour Session With SDC 2300
Just to be absolutely sure of my opinions/impressions/convictions of the SDC 2300 I went out for 3 hours to a new location not detected before with SDC and below are the results ..... I dug nothing but obvious targets that a new chum could easily hear....
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Minelab SDC 2300 Gold
Finding Gold with the SDC 2300
I got out and did a little more prospecting with the SDC 2300, and got 3 more nuggets, total weight 2.5 grams. The more I use this detector the happier I am with it and its finding good gold for me. I took my brother in law out with me and with the external speaker gave him a few lessons in nugget detecting. There were a bunch of old 22 caliper brass shells at this one place, and I told him we needed to get these out of the way because they would shield us from hearing any smaller targets....
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Awesome finds in Arizona
I bought my Garret Ace 250 from Keelyco in February of 2014. From February to July 2014 I have found many great finds. My best finds have been a 1935 Walking liberty half dollar. An 1899 V nickel, a Bull Durham charm and my best find so far an 1860 Mexico Jalisco Real coin. Note: Due to the ware on my coin, the image of the 1860 Jalisco coin was downloaded from the internet. Thanks Kellyco. ...
Garrett AT Pro
Garrett AT Pro
Garrett AT Pro
old stirrup in down town Lake Jackson, Texas
I joined a metal detecting club in Brazoria, tx. They had a hunt arranged with a company that had bought some old houses and ball fields from the 1940's. that were going to be demoed for a new food store. We found lots of silver coins, tokens and jewelry. but this was what I thought was my best find. Using a GARRETT AT PRO 18" deep at the edge of one of the ball fields I found this stirrup solid brass. ...
Lost My Phone
About a week ago I lost my phone on top of a Mountain. It was in my back pocket because it was banging against trees as I bush bashed my way up a hill. After climbing atop a rock I checked my pocket and it was gone...I was checking that pocket every few meters...I spun around and saw nothing, it was gone.
After a week and several trips back to this mountain, I finally found it beneath deep sludgy grime and leaves on the edge of a well walked trail just 2.5m from my starting search area.
It truly was the the last place I looked, after some 12hrs Total of searching.
I love my metal detector so much !
Finds so far...
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Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Steve
I bought a fisher gold bug pro from Kellyco about 2 months ago. My first two trips produced about .87 in change and tons of garbage. We went to Lake Tahoe last weekend for my friends 60th birthday. We went to one of the beaches and didn't get more than 10 feet from the car when I found this. A few more trips this thing might pay for itself....
Garrett ATX Extreme PI
Garrett ATX Extreme PI
Garrett ATX Extreme PI
Garrett ATX Finds 24K Gold Bracelet!
Last week one of the drillers on my crew Tina, had a family outing down at the river, swimming, playing, and picnicking, while splashing around her granddaughter lost a 24k gold bracelet in chest deep water. The grownups had taken the young girl out into deeper water and the granddaughter started to panic, and in the commotion that was when the bracelet was lost....
Garrett 6.5x9" Black Coil Cover (Ace 150 / 250 / 350)
Garrett 6.5x9" Black Coil Cover (Ace 150 / 250 / 350)
Garrett 6.5x9
First Barbar Dime

Using a Garrett 250 on June 25,2014 I found my very first Barbar 1905 S dime. I was digging in a field in Western Ky that I had detected before. I dug about 4 inches down and saw the edge of something round then i pulled it out and saw it was a Barbar dime.

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