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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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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
The Eclipse 4x6 Coil is Incredible
I have been using a White's 4x6" Coin Shooter DD coil for several months now and it has been highly effective on my VX3 metal detector. Recently, I have been detecting at local parks and have literally found hundreds of coins. I'm sure many of those coins were missed by other detectors. The 4x6" coil excels at separating the coins from other metals in the ground. The coil's Target ID and Pinpointing capabilities are very precise. My deepest find so far was a dime at 8 inches. It was resting in the ground vertically, standing on its edge! Overall, I'm very impressed with the performance of this coil... It is incredible!...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
So Glad I Upgraded to a V3i
I would like to start out by saying thanks for making such amazing detectors. I decided to upgrade from a DFX to a V3i back in January, and man am I glad I did! So far I have found 3 large cents, a 1941 mercury dime, and a lead bale seal. All of which were found in spots where I thought I had previously hunted out with my DFX. The V3i ability to pick up small objects very deep in the ground is just amazing. I have also found a small piece of metal with the Masonic (Free Mason) symbol on it. I am not sure what it would have been to, but I was very excited to find it since the Free Masons are such a secret society. My most recent find was a huge led ...
White's MX5
White's MX5
White's MX5
MX5 is the Best on the Market for the Money
I went out with a group to test the MX5 in an area that we have pounded. these people are seasoned hunters with high end detectors. I like to tell folks that with all of our experience we should be over 1000 years old. but that's another story. It really wasn't a fair fight because I was playing with programs to find the settings I like best. I dug a great many more targets then I normally dig because I didn't believe the detector. In all cases the detector was correct. the bad items were typically cut nails or junk. I kept thinking a bad deep target would get better when the detector got closer. the good news was when it locked on t...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
A New Property to Hunt Pays Off

I have been using a White's V3i since March of 2010. Well I had to take the wife's van in to have an oil change and get the rotors replaced. Cool thing is that I recently got permission to detect the old property next to the garage. So I dropped the van off and headed over to start swinging. First thing I did was went over to the property corner and see if I could find the iron pin because the property owner asked me the last time I was there if I could find his corners. Found all but two so I am still looking for them. And again no luck today. WAY to many nails! So I decided to go over by the road which is original to the area a...

White's BeachHunter 300
White's BeachHunter 300
White's BeachHunter 300
My BeachHunter 300 Recovers $25,000 Ring

I received a call from a woman in Long beach Island,New Jersey today that needed help to find her 2 wedding/engagement rings that were possibly lost on the beach the day before. Although I had other plans for today I could tell the urgency as she was crying on the phone so I responded to her that I was on my way! Upon arriving at the site with my White's BHID 300 on the beach where she was laying out with the kids yesterday and set up at again we went through what may have happened to the rings if in fact they were there at all as she was not positive. With everyone on the beach now watching what I was doing I asked her to move all of...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
My V3i Finds Gold at the Beach

Recently we had a club hunt at a local beach here in central California. I started out using my trusty TDI SL but found out immediately that there was way to much iron and other trash on this beach to effectively hunt it with a PI detector. So I went back to the car and grabbed my trusty V3i and put my 14X8 coil on it. Although this coil is not V rated it works like a charm on my V3i. I started gridding the beach and about 2 hours in I received a soft low signal. Since I dig everything I didn't even look at the meter and proceeded to scoop up the signal. When I looked in my basket I saw a small gold object that looked like a piece of ...

White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
My Best Find to Date with My MXT

My dad and I went metal detecting around some old mining ghost towns in Nevada. We were digging a lot of trash both inside and outside the old building foundations. While searching around the perimeter of an old rock wall next to the ruins of a building, I got a signal on my MXT that was sharper than the broken signals from the trash we were getting all morning.

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White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Silver Trench Art Find

About 2 months ago I decided to go on a quick trip while the wife walked the dogs. I decided to go to an old homestead...a.k.a. my parent's front yard. About 5 minutes into my hunt and removing a few screws off coke caps, I get a weird signal.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
I Have Found Over 450 Coins with My VX3

I just wanted to share a short story with you. I have been using White’s metal detectors for over 40 years. My first detector was a Coinmaster Supreme, a lot heavier than the newer ones but a great machine none the less.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Produces Quite the Load of Relics

I have been a V3i owner for a couple of years now. Hands down it is the best detector out on the market and I have tried some of the others out there. So far with my V3i I have dug lots of silver coins. But these finds are by far my best that I have ever dug.

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