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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 CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
First Hammie

After detecting for 10 months with no hammered coins using my Explorer SE Pro I decided to go for the CTX 3030. Within 1 week of getting it I dug my first hammie an Alexander 111 penny. The best feeling in the world!

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
CTX 3030 Hits Gold and Silver

This great machine hits two rings in one hole. I was able to see both signatures on the screen before I dug.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
The CTX 303 Strikes Again

This is my first time using the CTX 3030 at the beach and it did not let me down. After digging about 30 coins and a few pieces of cheap jewelry, I decided to go play in the surf. It was a bit rough and I was getting beat around by the waves and ready to go back to digging the beach but I got that low tone that makes everyone see gold.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Renewed Vows Surprise

Team Jackwick got a call about a ring that was lost 2 years ago in the front yard this gentleman's wife had lost while picking up sticks from a storm. I was told they was to renew their vows at the end of this month.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Campsite Reveals a 1857 George II Farthing

I went over some old teamster camping areas on the south coast of NSW and located a 1757 George II farthing down about 10 inches in the soil with my CTX 3030 and a CTX 06" Smart Coil. Thanks Minelab!

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Walking the Line

While detecting at a local hot spot in So Cal., I was walking the line during low tide. In other words the area where most items settle in the sand.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
A Golden Confidence Boost

Having used the E-TRAC for over four years and learning it inside out I was a little concerned that my new Minelab CTX 3030 may take some getting used to and that it would take time before I started finding worthwhile targets.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Let the Beach Season Begin

I hadn't been able to detect for over a month waiting for a hernia operation. Finally, I was operated on 3-1/2 weeks ago. The doc told me to give detecting a try, if it hurts stop. So last weekend I headed to the beach to give it a try. Not even an hour in to it I had to quit, I just couldn't do it. Of all things, it hurt too much when I was filling my holes in.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Early Cut Half for the CTX 3030

It was a lovely morning as we met up for the detectingscotland.com club dig on Sunday, June 16th. Laughs were had, spirits were high - but the ground conditions were tough and ultimately keeping detected finds shallow. Oddly enough, it's been quite dry in Scotland of late (gasp!) and this did have an effect on the depth of the machines on the day.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
1793 Liberty Cap From Between the Corn Rows

My find of a lifetime!

I found this in a field that I have detected many times over the years, and I have came away with a lot of great coins, buttons, etc. including some British coins and a 1798 large cent but nothing of this caliber.

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