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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
The Galloping Horse

One day like any other day, I went wandering around with my CTX 3030 on a spot (very much hunted area) which already have given me quite a lot of money and objects of all ages. This location is heavily polluted because of the sludge coming from the river.

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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 Flower

The other day, Steve and I were invited to search a site by our good friend Jason. The site in question has revealed mainly Roman coins but also a few Celtic ones and several related artefacts. The field is strewn with cobble stones and fragments of ancient pottery which certainly does raise the old enthusiasm when you see it. After a few hours, we stopped for a natter and Jason was saying "So far no gold Celtic coins have been found here".

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White's TDI SL 12
White's TDI SL 12
White's TDI SL 12
Good Start to the New Year!

Last Saturday I decided to get out and enjoy the unusual, for January, weather here in N. Calif. I met my partner Reno Jim and headed for a spot we've hunted for years. We didn't expect to find anything, maybe a crumb that had been overlooked in all the trash. It was just a good day to get some exercise after the holidays.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Purpose of My V3i.
I got permission to hunt a old 1700s property that has been many things over the years. Today it is a rooming house but in the past has been everything from a large farmhouse to a coach stop. So there's been many many people that have gone through there. When the owner gave me permission to hunt the grounds and told me that nobody else has ever metal detected it, I was thrilled. After a few hours of pulling only clad, I thought maybe the owner lied. But my would she have any reason to do that. So I went to my car and pulled out a silver quarter and buried it 6 inches deep. My thought was to sweep over it get the readings then set my machine up...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
My First $20 Coin
I had to go to the bank today, on my way back I seen a park and decided to give it a go. The first coin I dug was a wheat cent, the second was this CSA $20 coin. It turns out to be a novelty coin. It is a replica of what would have been a 1861 Confederate States of America $20 gold coin. It did make my heart skip beat....
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
George Washington Inaugural Button
I have finally hit it big with my V3i. I was out detecting a few days ago at a new spot that I have acquired permission to metal detect. In a matter of minutes I was digging up colonial button after button. Since I do not try to rub the dirt off my finds in the field, for fear or damaging a good find, I had no idea the amazing find that I dug up. When I was cleaning my finds at home I had noticed that the one button said, “long live the president” on it. I immediately got excited and started to search the Internet. It turns out that my button was a 1789 George Washington Inaugural button! That same day I had also found a silver Washingt...
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
White's Surf PI Dual Field
Piere Cardin Chopstick
It was a cold day in November 2013. I had gone to the lake dressed in wet suit and was just wandering along the shoreline with my underwater White’s Surf Master. The draw down of the lake had already begun as it normally does every winter. The shoreline was out about 12 feet. It was cold, cold, cold!! I was out at a depth of about 3 feet. For this target, White’s picked up a weak signal. As I dug with my sand scoop, the signal got stronger and stronger. The target was down about 10 inches and after quite a long dig, this treasure showed up. I had no idea what it was but recognized the Piere Cardin brand name. After searching on eBay, so...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Incredible Year With White's

I started out the 2013 season using a new VX3, I submitted a story to White's about my first few months of amazing finds! I bought a new V3i in July and have to say that I was blown away by my finds! Indian head pennies, silver coins, jewelry, tokens and relics!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Amazing Relics From Hunted Out Civil War Campground. V3i is a Killer on Relics.

I went to a hunted out camp that I have found many relics there before. I have never found this much in one day though. I brought my V3i and oh was I shocked at the amazing finds.

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White's MX5
White's MX5
White's MX5
Hooked on Relic Hunting with My MX5
I was able to try out the new MX-5 while hunting in Oklahoma at the former Jerusalem Community during a relic hunt being conducted by a local metal detecting club. The community was founded prior to statehood on lands allotted by the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian Nations to be used by their freed slaves, called Freedmen. The church was founded in 1906 and burned in 2008. Only the brick foundation remains of the one room school built in 1902 that held up to 30 children in 1st through 8th grades. For the past few years I've been using a Prism IV. I need a metal detector that's lightweight because I’m a petite lady. The MX-5 was easy to...