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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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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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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Historical Find William Barnard de Blaquiere

It's always fun to hunt with friends. The funny thing about this ring, it was meant for me to find that ring. Everyone and their brother has been working that hole for the last 6 weeks and then I show up. You would think that hole was cleaned up. I know one of the guys and he has an Excalibur II. He knows that Excalibur II inside and out, that's all he uses. That day I found that ring he had been in that hole and only found 2 silver and 1 toe junk ring the 2 days before. That tells me that the CTX 3030 with the 17" coil is going deeper than his Excalibur II.

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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
Another Try with the CTX 3030

This weekend I got the time to go hunting again with my new CTX 3030. I went to a place where the farmers took off the grain from the field. And I was walking behind them. Not the easiest way to search because of the long sticks still standing. But the field has been giving me nice finds in the past, so I didn't mind that. I have found several Roman coins an Anglo Saxon relic. And a very, very nice Celtic coin.

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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
CTX 3030 Small Targets Deep

As I've stated many times before, in my 27 years of Metal Detecting, I have used numerous models and brands of detectors, never locking myself into one specific company as I always liked to use what was the best machine regardless of price or moniker. I have been singing the praises of the New Minelab CTX 3030 as the best machine I have ever used. And of course those with loyalties to other manufacturers, clash with me on their own opinions about other machines..... and rightfully so. You have to be happy with the machine that is good to you.

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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
CTX 3030 Treasure

After first used the Minelab Sovereign GT, Excalibur II and the E-TRAC. I got myself a CTX 3030 for just a week.

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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
First Hammie

After detecting for 10 months with no hammered coins using my Explorer SE Pro I decided to go for the CTX 3030. Within 1 week of getting it I dug my first hammie an Alexander 111 penny. The best feeling in the world!

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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
CTX 3030 Hits Gold and Silver

This great machine hits two rings in one hole. I was able to see both signatures on the screen before I dug.

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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
The CTX 303 Strikes Again

This is my first time using the CTX 3030 at the beach and it did not let me down. After digging about 30 coins and a few pieces of cheap jewelry, I decided to go play in the surf. It was a bit rough and I was getting beat around by the waves and ready to go back to digging the beach but I got that low tone that makes everyone see gold.

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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
Renewed Vows Surprise

Team Jackwick got a call about a ring that was lost 2 years ago in the front yard this gentleman's wife had lost while picking up sticks from a storm. I was told they was to renew their vows at the end of this month.

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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
Campsite Reveals a 1857 George II Farthing

I went over some old teamster camping areas on the south coast of NSW and located a 1757 George II farthing down about 10 inches in the soil with my CTX 3030 and a CTX 06" Smart Coil. Thanks Minelab!

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