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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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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Returned Ring Lost in 1965

Hunting beach haven beach front 2 weeks ago i found a high school ring in the surf at about 12" down... it was a class ring from 1965 missing the stone. Inside of the ring was the initials K.G.E. 111. The ring was from Haddon Township, New Jersey.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Hooked for Life

It was my 4th hunt with my Excalibur II in waist deep salt water in a very busy beach in Cyprus when I heard this exclusive deep sound of the Excalibur II which suggested that something interesting was down there.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
GW Surprise

I couldn't tell you how many properties I've driven by and wondered what kind of finds could be lurking in the fields and yards. There is one property that always kept my interest as I managed to drive by it almost 3 times a week. Sometimes going out of my way just to take a peek and always looking for an easy way to get permission to wander the grounds with the Explorer II.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Find of a Lifetime

My wife and I went detecting at a favorite beach of ours. I was detecting where the rocks are that go out into the water, when I got a solid signal. About 10 inches down was a large man's ring.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Gold At Last

I was behind a friend's garage and was with my Minelab Excalibur II. On my third dig of the day, I saw a gold band. I thought it was a wedding ring, but it was actually a heavy 1957 high school class ring from Maryland.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
My Excalibur II

My first "finds" story here on this great site.

I have been a Whites kind of guy for the past 8 years, using the DFX to search the beaches here on Maui. But not until February 2011, did I go (finally) into the water. The beaches here on Maui are slowly being well searched by other MD'ers, so the pickings here are ever so slowly being a lot less than before. So I decided to go into the water to better the chances. Most MD'ers here go at night, but I don't like doing that since there is an increase in car break ins. So I go strictly during the day.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Leprechaun's Pot of Gold/Platinum

Every good Irishman knows there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The rainbow pictured led me directly to a beach on Cape Cod, MA, USA. I not only found gold and silver there this summer, but also the massive ½ Ounce Platinum and diamond ring shown in the foreground of the pot ‘o rings picture. I actually found this ring with the rainbow directly overhead - A beautiful setting for a beautiful ring!

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
A One in a Million Find

This story begins in 2011 when I started metal detecting the beach in Lewes, Delaware.

Lewes Beach is the site of an Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project that took place in the fall of 2004. During the project, the dredge went directly through a shipwreck off the inlet and deposited artifacts of all types on the beach. Pottery, window glass, jettons (which are small German counting coins), and various brass items were among the mix of treasure. The beach was immediately closed for a couple of months.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
29 Grams of Gold in 2 Days!

On 3 different hunting excursions. The first one I came away with a 5.7 gram 14k gold ring. The next day with my buddy I hit pay dirt. A 14k gold 10.8 gram medallion, a 14k gold 6.5 gram ring and a 14k gold 2.2 gram charm.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Rings Found and Returned

Last week while away in Calgary we had an email from David White. He informed us that while swimming in Shaha Lake near the solar calendar with his wife Eileen, she noticed that her two wedding rings were missing. They searched and sifted the area but without success.

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