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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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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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White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
M6 Nails 400 Year Old 8 Reale

I live on Florida's Treasure Coast and strictly hunt the beach. I do dry and wet sand, but can not detect in the water due to admiralty leases. A few weeks ago we had a few days of large waves and I figured that I would venture out and see if the ocean had left me (or possibly uncovered) some goodies. I was working the previous high tide line which was pretty dry by now. My M6 was in the beach mode with no discrimination and the sensitivity at 3 O'Clock. I also had the pinpoint toggle forward for multiple tones. After an hour of the usual beach stuff like bottle caps, pull tabs, clad, lead sinkers etc, I got a high pitched tone t...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Finally a Little Something for me (My Wife Really)

This past Sunday my detecting partners and I were out detecting a local park my V3i was picking through the maze of targets pulling out all the solid signals as I was getting coins, pull tabs, foil and pieces of shredded aluminum can.

Out in the middle of an open space in the middle of the park I received a hit of 17 with big solid bars on the screen of my machine. I went to pinpoint mode and viewed another good target signal on the polar plot. When I probed the ground I was having a hard time finding the target so I pulled out my electronic pinpointer and discovered the target was near the surface.

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White's Coinmaster
White's Coinmaster
White's Coinmaster
My Granddaughter's First Hunt

The Coinmaster is a big hit with my granddaughter. I took her out for a short 1 hour hunt before work and she found 6 dimes, 2 pennies and a token at a park I've hunted many times. Good going girl!!! Coinmaster is awesome!! Thanks White's!! Great hobby for the kids too!!!!

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White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
Just in Time For Granddaughter's Kindergarten Graduation

My trusty M6 finds my granddaughter an awesome graduation gift! A sterling silver Kindergarten class ring!!! I found this at one of my hunted out parks with my trusty M6 with a 5.3 inch Eclipse coil and my new TRX!!! Awesome Trio!!! White's proves again how powerful their equipment is. The TRX is the best pinpointer I have ever used. Thanks White's for your quality and support!!! A number 1!!!!!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Ok, Now My V3i is Just Showing Off.

I took it back to the house that it was bought to be used for. This house's yard has mineralization from hell. It masked out everything deeper than 4 inches. So I bought a V3i which has all the adjustability I need to punch through.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
4856 Seated Half Found With VX3

Found this old coin in a old park. It was about 8 inches down and on its side. My VX3 still gave a good loud signal.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
One Lucky Swing

I was out one day looking around at the local school. I had been hunting for about two hours and only had about two dollars in change. As the day light started to fade I started to head back to my car thanking that I had turned off my detector. With the machine by my side. I started to head down the steps. When my detector went off with a loud tone. I scan to see what made the loud sound . My machine read a 45 on a X-TERRA 505 @ 4 in deep. I dug and seen a beautiful silver eagle and a FFA lettering. Cleaning off the dirt I seen I had a big silver FFA ring. Thank you MINELAB

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Sterling Silver

The trips to the beach have been regular but the finds have been a little irregular. I notice also once the tractors have gone through I only seem to pick up 50 cents and 5cents and occasional 2 and 1 dollar coin this pattern seems to repeat itself without fail I did find some small jewellery.Its the thrill of the hunt that keeps us going in this hobby I might invest in a 15 inch coil for the xterra to cover more area at the beach and gain a little more depth to maximise my time at the beach and increase my find rate happy hunting.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Never Expected Colonial Coins

I've been detecting around old cellar holes of a farmstead in western Pa with the E-TRAC. I've only had this machine since April 2014, mind you. On one of my last outings, I was exploring a couple hundred yards away from the farmstead and higher on a hill when I noticed a mound that appeared out of place. I detected around it on my way back to the truck but, didn't find anything. The following week, myself and brother-in-law decided to try again. My first hit was a screaming signal. Dug down 5 inches expecting a large cent. To my surprise, I saw silver but, not a US silver. It was a 177? Spanish 2 Reale! What an awesome feel...