Top 12 Metal Detectors

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
Thank You for a Top Notch Detector

Just yesterday I decided to stop on the way home from work to hunt an empty lot that I had obtained permission to hunt. I get off work at five so I would only have about 45 minutes or so before it would get too dark to see. This lot is beside a very busy single lane highway, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. I had just got to the lot, got my gear ready, and started off into the woods when I noticed the traffic behind me had stopped.

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White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
MXT Finds 3 Golden Coins in a Tot Lot

Just a quick story about your MXT, I cannot begin to thank you for the ease of operation that you put into your MXT detector. I went out to some tot lots this morning for about 90 minutes or so. I used the factory settings and once again the MXT did not disappoint.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Perfect End of a Season with My V3i

I have been an enthusiast metal detectorist for some years now and I want to share with you my finds from the last detecting trip of 2012. I was talking to a local farmer from my Central PA area and this old timer was very proud of his hundreds of acres of land that he has been farming since around 1950.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
40 Years of Detecting = Nice Copper Finds

My name is Bill and I live in Michigan. I am now in my early seventies, but my yearning for the discovery of copper artifacts began about 35 years ago. But first let me tell you my introduction to the world of metal detecting.

I started metal detecting some 40 plus years ago. My first detector was a White’s. I've tried a couple other brands but have always had a White’s and now use the brand exclusively. I now use the V3i and the Surf PI Pro for water detecting.

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White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
43 Years Later I Returned to the Hobby

In 1970 I purchased for my then 7 year old son a White’s Coinmaster. We lived in California at the time, and we found so many interesting items, such as coins, rings, bracelets, medals, and so many other items. If you will recall, the Coinmaster, at that time, had a big blue electronic component box. I do not remember what happened to it, but it got lost somewhere during our moves and/or his growing up. He used it for only a couple of years and like many boys, got interested in sports and other hobbies.

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White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
White's Matrix M6
1,2,3...Bam a Hit

Today I was detecting behind a friends barn and 1, 2,3… Bam a slamming hit, so I said “let it be something nice.” What do I know, I pulled out my Bullseye Pinpointer and there is a shine and glimpse of gold. I saw the band of the ring and said “Let it be good!”

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White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
MXT is a Civil War Magnet

The ring with the fox/dog head is my favorite. It's made from lead/pewter and found near a Union Civil War camp. I'd love to claim it as carved from a bullet but I'm not quite sure as there appears to be the slightest trace of plating on the bottom. The remainder of the items in the display box are a Williams cleaner, a .58 minie, an eagle "I" cuff infantry button and a 1909 Barber quarter (obviously not Civil War). All dug from the same camp area in Northern Virginia.

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White's BeachHunter 300
White's BeachHunter 300
White's BeachHunter 300
A Super Week of Detecting and Great Deeds

As a member of The Ring Finders lost jewelry recovery network I received 4 calls this week from people who lost jewelry items at the beach here in New Jersey.

The 1st call was for a Tungsten wedding band that had been lost in the dry sand 2 days prior to the call and offered a $100.00 reward. The owner was able to provide detailed information to the area of the loss and within minutes of turning on my BeachHunter 300 I had the ring in my scoop! I called the owner who was very happy and amazed that I found it. I met up with his very thankful wife and returned the ring.

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White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
4 Days and a $41,170 Diamond Ring

I was on vacation with my grandkids on the East Coast of Florida. I had my White's MXT detector only four days when I found this platinum and diamond ring. It weighs about 5.5 grams and approximately 6.17 carats in diamonds.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Cleans Up After Another Brand on the Beach

This winter I have been detecting with my White’s V3i on a Northeast beach that has been producing lots of finds from the 1800’s. To be honest, I thought I was the only one who detected this part of the beach, but recently I met a guy there who had an entry level machine (another brand) and said he has been pulling finds from there for the last 5 years. We talked a while and he said he hadn't found anything that day so then he wished me luck and went on his way. I decided to take a pass over his holes as I always do whenever I see another detector’s holes.

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