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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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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
A Fun Relic Hunt Thanks to White's

Here in New Jersey we had very warm weather on New Year’s Day. It was in the middle fifties! So I went off to an old restaurant where they were adding a new parking lot. I asked permission to search the area where they were removing some dirt to even up the ground.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Lost Ring Found with V3i

On December 6th, at about 1:30 p.m., I got a call from James. He told me that his son had taken his wife’s 18K yellow gold diamond studded wedding set into the back yard and had dropped it while playing. James told me that he and his wife were both blind and asked me if I could come and help he and his wife find the ring. I could clearly hear the distress in his voice, and I immediately said of course. I told him I would be at his house at around 3:00 p.m. after I topped off my rechargeable battery. He told me that their house was located in the area of Sacramento, CA.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Unearthed a 1798 Spanish Pillar Dollar

I was using my V3i in the deep silver program with 2.5kHz normalized and with a bit of custom VDI tones, all with me in the back country of PA.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Found Bullets I've Passed 100's of Times!

I bought my V3i on 7-9-11… with the hot weather we were having I mostly played with it in my yard trying different settings etc. Finally the weather cooled off and I took it to an old campsite that I have pounded over the years to the point that it was hard to get even an iron signal. I have done three short hunts in that campsite with the V3i and these are some of the relics I have found so far with it.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds an 1874 Seated Half Dollar

I just wanted to let everyone at White’s know just what a fantastic product the V3I is. I had just put my detector together and went out to Beaver Creek State Park here in Ohio and my first swing nets me a 1874 seated half dollar at eight inches that rang loud and clear. The rest of the day gave up six Indian head pennies, a V nickel, and a sterling pendant and back.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
New Season, Great Expectations!

Well, it is the start to another season of detecting here in Indiana. The ground is drying out and the days are starting to get warm enough to be “out there!” I have gone out the last three days in a row and most importantly have returned to three old haunts that I have detected at for hours and hours!!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Hit a Home Run with the V3i!

I purchased a White's V3i and delivery was made this past Monday so I have had the unit in my hands for just 3 days now. I am new in this sport/hobby and have lots to learn, but I was totally taken back when I took the V3i out yesterday for its first 30 minutes of use.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Received Our V3i's in January and Haven't Looked Back Since

I have been detecting off and on for 30 years, I have used many different brand names and designs, I have always liked the top of the line, most complicated ones you can buy, but the problem I always ran into was they never came with enough information in their manuals to really get a good understanding on utilizing the features of these detectors.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds 1789 GW Inaugural Button!

I purchased a V3i December 27, 2009 after I moved to Northern Virginia after a job transfer. I had never metal detected before in my life but I had always wanted to. I also knew that I had a big job ahead of me learning everything that the V3i could do.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a King Williams Farthing!

I wanted to let you know my V3i is doing well, I took it out to Salisbury Beach (Massachusetts) after the blizzard. Salisbury was considered the Atlantic City of Massachusetts in 1800. The storm caused a lot of beach erosion. As suspected the beach was filled with detectorists moving slowly behind a pack of (non-White's users) I pulled an Indian head penny and then what I thought was a large cent.

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