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Treasure Finds 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
7 Romain Coins in 4 Hours

Today on 20/5/2014 I was with my metal detector CTX 3030 looking for coins. In addition I have visited a place where formerly a Roman military camp and a Roman village is standing.

After 4 hours of searching I have 7 Roman coins have been found, including a coin of the Emperor Constantine ...

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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
2,500+ Year Old Copper Spear Point

After a few days of research due to being housebound from non-stop down pouring I had a couple days’ worth of hunting planned and mapped out. I started my hunt at 8:00 in the morning in one of my favorite hunt spots. I’ve been searching and recovering from this particular site for over 3 years now with every winter passing it turns up new finds. I spent the majority of my morning there not finding much. It was probably due to the amount of time I had already spent there in previous hunts. Just before I was about to leave I got a sweet dime signal at 5 inches down. I dug until I could see the back of the barber dime glistening a...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Pretty UNreal Find!

Hunted two old yards after work tonite. First one I got the 1890 V nickel and wheats. Trust me I was happy to get just the V nickel, I LOVE old nickels and deep ones are hard to come by, the signals on nickels are very jumpy and I chase a lot of signals to get the ones I have found.

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Lucky Find
It was a good night to go detecting as I was detecting near the water targets were rare so I decided to try the dry sand. As I was walking up two teenagers there were very interested in what I was doing as I answered their questions we started getting coins one after the other the look on their faces was priceless they could not believe what was being found it was their first experience detecting. Moving along I got a signal and the display showed 36 I didn't guess what this target was one of the younger boys got on his knees and said it's something shiny as he picked it out of the sand we were surprised to see a silver ring and a black s...
Garrett AT Pro
Garrett AT Pro
Garrett AT Pro
Old Axe Head
I have had my AT Pro for about a month. Went out the other day in Southern Georgia and found this old axe head. Too rusted to see any writing. I have not tried to clean it. I believe it is a Kelly axe head from the late 1800's....
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
I Bought My V3i Four Years Ago and What a Remarkable Metal Detecting Journey It's Been

This year I've only been able to hunt a month and a half so far because of the long winter, but what a month and a half it's been! I found my first ever colonial coin (1787 Connecticut copper), my first seated quarter, my oldest Canadian token and I've got my first gold for the year. 95% of all these finds I've found in the woods. I really love hunting in the woods, after winter mats everything down good. As a matter of fact my brother just gave me a call to go detecting and we're meeting at the woods where I found my seated quarter. I've been detecting for 25 years now, I started out with Whites and I was sol...

White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
VX3 Finds Seated Half
I had always wanted to get into metal detecting but it wasn't until two years ago -- when I found the deal of a lifetime at an estate sale: two perfectly functioning XLTs for $50 -- that I finally got into the hobby. I did well with the XLTs and was very impressed with the customer service offered by White's and the passionate following that the brand has on the forums. Thus, when it came time for me to upgrade my detector, it was a no-brainer. I was sticking with White's. I chose the VX3 and got a 10x6 DD coil to go along with it. I have made some very good finds with the VX3/6x10 combo including a giant 12-gram 14k gold ring; a UC ...
White's XLT
White's XLT
White's XLT
First Gold with my old Whites XLT

I Broke out my Spectrum XLT on April 4th after a few busy years its still in good shape just has a few stripes in the LCD screen I've only used it about 20 or so times when new. I went to my local Beach and with in fifteen minutes I got my first Gold a Dragon Pin/Pendant (has both options on back). My test kit says it 18K it has a Ruby eye and is missing what I'm thinking is three pearl's on the Crown. Anyway that's what similar items on Google Images shows, Nice A!

Now I'm thinking on upgrading to the Whites V3I will See...

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Ancient Coins

This machine found very old coins, these currencies date back to one thousand and five hundred years before the birth of a nickel-metal… Thank you God

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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
What Remains of a Soldier...

Some time ago while I was patrolling an area ( near where I live ), where in July 1944 U.S. troops have clashed and the German ones, including some splinters my CTX3030 gave me a number of distinct signals that ranged from a 12 -10 to a 14-12. very close .... at a depth of 10-12 cm...

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