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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
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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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Better to Give Than Receive

This past Memorial weekend I was up in Northern Michigan at my buddys cabin and he took me to a little beach around 7 miles away to do some water hunting with my Excailbur II. This is a man made lake and I quickly learned it wasn't going to be easy to hunt because of the clay bottom. Bringing up every scoop was a workout in itself, and then trying to get it to sift was another. The water was still only around 65 degrees so I was wearing my waders.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Caribbean Beach Turns Up Best Finds Yet

My work involves playing music on a cruise ship. I have been to over 70 ports in over 30 countries. My detectors come along with me on my gigs which are usually 4 months long.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Quick Work With the Excalibur II

Purchased a Minelab Excalibur II on July 17th 2010.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur II... Never Ceases to Amaze

Because I hadn’t been out detecting for a few weeks I headed for our local beach. After 45 minutes detecting I got a strong signal on my Excalibur II. To my amazement I had found a really nice diamond ring! At the end of the night I had three diamond rings and a very large 18ct gold belcher chain and around £18 in change.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
The Only Water Machine

A few months ago I had to send my Excalibur II in for warranty work, and it about broke my heart. Then I find out it was in the mist of the Minelab move and it would take longer than I expected to get it back. I broke down and purchased another Excalibur II so I wouldn't loose any precious hunting time even though I own another brand water machine, I just can't go without the Excalibur II.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
A Good Start to a Great Year

I recently purchased an Excalibur II and wanted to share with you a couple of my first finds with it. This is my third water machine and by far the best. I have only had the Excalibur II for a few weeks and have had some incredible luck. I got down to the beach after the holiday weekend and got not one but two 14k rings. The depth of this machine truly amazes me, I really like the fact that the Excalibur II ignores iron but will sound off on the good stuff right next to it. I think its going to be a great year!

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Gold Magnets

All rings are gold or platinum found at the beach this winter using my Excalibur II or Sovereign GT. Both detectors have been gold magnets for me.

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