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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
Great Success with the Excalibur II

My hunting buddy and I went on a little two day trip to an out of the way spot up north to do some water hunting. As soon as I got in the water with my Excalibur II the targets were hitting left and right! My first good target was an old wheat penny, I knew right then it was gonna be a great day!

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
More Precious than Gold

I am only 4 hours new to metal detecting, and had not used one before in my life. The first thing I found was a wheat penny from 1958 that was buried 7 inches at a park near my home back in Riverside, California. I purchased a Minelab Excalibur II that was gently used with the intention to start searching for lost treasures at the beach. I had no idea that I would be using it to find treasures that had been lost within my family nearly forty years before

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Bracelet in Bulgaria

Hello, here is my interesting discovery.. the beach of Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Bracelet found in the water of dead U.S. soldier in Iraq, with names and date via the Internet I could find a woman dead and a soldier and I will send it. I do not know how he got this bracelet in Bulgaria, but it will go where it belonged.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
All in One Trip!

I have found a lot of great things both in the ground, and in the water in 2011. My best coin ever is a 1942 over 41 Mercury Dime found in April of this year, my best water find was a group of finds found during a three day water hunting trip to Lake Michigan. I found almost three troy ounces of gold, and a lot of silver coins and jewelry. Look at the pic of the group of items I am submitting. Everything was found in that one trip.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Finding the Deep, Heavy Rings!

I am new to Minelab but no stranger to metal detecting, having used other brands for more than 10 years. Earlier this year I decided to try beach detecting due to the high cost of gold and invested in a Minelab Excalibur II.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Two Scoops Down

The Excalibur II continues to impress me. I was working a sanded in beach for a few hours and scooped up a nice 14k ring with three real diamonds, I also found a silver ring my daughter claimed right away. The best part is that this beach is hit hard by other detectors and the Excalibur II found these easily at 2 large scoops down.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
What are the Chances

Today was my 3rd day hunting with my new Excalibur II and oh boy what an exciting day..

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Two Platinum Rings in Two Days

I have been a casual detectorist for about 10 years now, and just purchased a Minelab Excalibur II. This was the best decision I have made in a long time! I took a trip to the east coast last week, and searched at low tide 2 days for several hours. I was amazed at the debth the detector could reach, I found many targets around 16 inches or below.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
A Years Worth of Persuasion Pays Off

It took me a year to talk my wife in to letting me get the Excalibur II after buying the E-TRAC last summer. I told her I would find gold and silver rings and pay for it in no time. Well I bought my Excalibur II in July 2011 and one week later I found this nice diamond ring with 14k white gold. I found it about 2 minutes after entering the water at a local beach. Appraisal is $3425.00.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Quite Impressive

I have had the Excalibur II since the end of June. I have found that it extends my metal detecting into a new niche were few detectorists venture. To date I have found 1 gold earing, three silver rings, and yesterday a 1917 Standing Liberty Type I Quarter. Quite Impressive. I found the machine easy to use and I quickly trained my ears to the tones.

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