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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 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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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
My Oldest Find Yet

It was my first time hunting in the water. Just purchased detector 2 weeks ago. Found my oldest find yet, 1800s. It reads Knight Templar Hoc Signo Vinces. Thank you Minelab!

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Happy Returns - 2 Ring Recovery

The Seaside Heights Beach Patrol would like to thank Mr. Vincent Casablanca for his outstanding job in helping one of our beach patrons recover her wedding ban and wedding ring on Sunday July, 22, 2012. It was great moment on our beach this season.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
One of My Heaviest Ever

Went detecting on the Chesapeake bay on Sunday - I call it surfchurch.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
A big hug for my Minelab

I have always been interested in metal detecting. I was in the Army for 22 yrs and during that time I fooled around with an old coin master.

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