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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 E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My First Saxon Coin

Went out detecting on one of the farms I have permission on and after digging the usual bullets and shotties for an hour I was heading for cover from the rain and I had another signal which seemed deep so I dug it expecting another bullet but to my surprise was a coin, a saxon coin which a friend put up on detectorist and ukdn for me, a couple of people suggested sending a picture to the early medieval coin corpus which I did and as it turned out I have found a new unpublished and unique coin of Æthelbert II.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Cherished Ring Returned

One of the best moments for a metal detectorist is when he is able to return a lost wedding band to the owner. A week ago a young family ambushed me as I was coming off Skaket Beach on Cape Cod, MA. My Excalibur II was on my shoulder after having done its work. I had just found a nice large sterling necklace and was calling it quits for the night. The wife explained that she had lost her wedding band there the evening before. She asked me if I could help and she showed me the exact area where she said she lost it. I gridded the area three times and told her it absolutely was not there and that she must have lost it somewhere else. I advise...

Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur II Finds Rare Gold Medal at Chicago Beach

I recently travelled to Chicago with my hunting buddy to do some water hunting at the beaches there. Within one hour of hitting the water the first day I pulled this heavy 14k gold initial ring(12.1 grams).

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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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