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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
Cool Token

Went to a 1902 house for some detecting and on my 2nd visit I found a token. At first I thought it was a cool old token but today (Sept. 23 2013) I found out it is rare also. I have been spending a bunch of time trying to research this token for the last few days since I found it to no avail.

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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
Gold Ring Found After 41 Years

A newlywed farmer who lost his wedding ring while haymaking has been reunited with it ... 41 years later!

Jim Gardner had only been married to his wife, Janet, for a year when he lost the gold band at their farm in Fence.

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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
Old Ring From 1920 at the Old Golf Course

I hunt a old Golf Course that open in 1925 and closed in 2008 so I have been hunting it for five years. Today I got a really clear low tone it came up 12/03 on the CTX 3030 and was about seven 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
Sometimes Iron is the Treasure

Brought the CTX 3030 to a new Colonial Site. This place has been a bit slow off the start: a NJ colonial Cent, 1812 Artillery Button and a few Round balls and buttons.

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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
Bronze Age Axe

Socketed axe head dating from 1000-500 BC found on a club dig. I was detecting for about one hour just finding the usual rubbish what we all find. Then I got a deep signal dug down about 18 inches to find it... my best find so far this season.

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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
My Best Find Ever

Been detecting for 4 months now, starting with the X-TERRA 705 and took the high jump to CTX 3030 after one month. I have a blast with my new detector and today I won the first prize at the Semel rally in Denmark with this beautiful scabbard (end of a sword cover).The date is estimated Middle-age or even Viking-age!

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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
Lost Ring Recovered After Year in Lake

Was contacted last year to recover a Diamond\Platinum ring valued at $21,000. Owner lost it when it caught on the ladder while climbing into the boat. Spent over 20 hours and in the water and 12 hours drive time on two trips to the lake last year with another brand of water detector that was behaving erratically to say the least.

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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
Gold in the Sand

Well I met up with my hunting buddy today bright and early. I was up all night thinking of a plan that I wanted to put together today. I went back to a hunted out area today...lol.... at least that's what I thought. I had been working on some new settings for my Minelab CTX 3030 and I wanted to put it to the test today.

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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
Rocky Road to History

My CTX 3030 has pretty much become my partner. Riding along with me in my truck to work and play. So when it was time to take the family on our long awaited vacation, it was only natural that the CTX 3030 came along.

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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
OMG - Another One?

As a long time Minelab Sovereign GT and Excalibur II user I've had good luck walking over great jewelry finds in the southern NJ region. My trusty Sovereign GT had previously found two large diamond rings (in excess of $ 10,000 each) and so when I bought my CTX 3030 I really didn't have to work hard to get it paid off. It was about the third time out with the CTX 3030 when I hit the beach, and on the first signal of the day uncovered this 1.25 carat platinum diamond ring. Retail appraisal $ 8,500.

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