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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
Walking the Line

While detecting at a local hot spot in So Cal., I was walking the line during low tide. In other words the area where most items settle in the sand.

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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
A Golden Confidence Boost

Having used the E-TRAC for over four years and learning it inside out I was a little concerned that my new Minelab CTX 3030 may take some getting used to and that it would take time before I started finding worthwhile targets.

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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
Let the Beach Season Begin

I hadn't been able to detect for over a month waiting for a hernia operation. Finally, I was operated on 3-1/2 weeks ago. The doc told me to give detecting a try, if it hurts stop. So last weekend I headed to the beach to give it a try. Not even an hour in to it I had to quit, I just couldn't do it. Of all things, it hurt too much when I was filling my holes 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
Early Cut Half for the CTX 3030

It was a lovely morning as we met up for the detectingscotland.com club dig on Sunday, June 16th. Laughs were had, spirits were high - but the ground conditions were tough and ultimately keeping detected finds shallow. Oddly enough, it's been quite dry in Scotland of late (gasp!) and this did have an effect on the depth of the machines on the day.

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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
1793 Liberty Cap From Between the Corn Rows

My find of a lifetime!

I found this in a field that I have detected many times over the years, and I have came away with a lot of great coins, buttons, etc. including some British coins and a 1798 large cent but nothing of this caliber.

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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 Finds a Gold Sovreign

There was a break in the weather, the sun was shining and I decided to take the CTX 3030 to an area in the local woods that I had previously searched with the E-TRAC and had found some nice Victorian silvers here. But they came at a price due to some modern dumping and it was difficult to search from the many signals generated by the large amount of trash under the leaf mould.

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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 Galloping Horse

One day like any other day, I went wandering around with my CTX 3030 on a spot (very much hunted area) which already have given me quite a lot of money and objects of all ages. This location is heavily polluted because of the sludge coming from the river.

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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
A golden Flower

The other day, Steve and I were invited to search a site by our good friend Jason. The site in question has revealed mainly Roman coins but also a few Celtic ones and several related artefacts. The field is strewn with cobble stones and fragments of ancient pottery which certainly does raise the old enthusiasm when you see it. After a few hours, we stopped for a natter and Jason was saying "So far no gold Celtic coins have been found here".

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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
1914 Pittsburgh Federal League Coin/Token
I recently purchased the CTX 3030. On a recent trip to a local park, I found a 1914 Pittsburgh Federal League Coin/Token. Looks like this was an advertisement for a local Saloon....
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Gotta Love That CTX 3030

I travelled to New Hampshire for a long Holiday Weekend with my family. I got my permission to detect on a beautiful 250-300 year old Homestead occupied at one time by a French and Indian War /Revolutionary War Officer.

My heart was then nearly broken when I was told by the owner , that this site had been pretty well detected in the 80's. My dream of being the first to detect this amazing old Homestead in New Hampshire was shattered... But... It wasn't detected with the CTX 3030... 4 hours later I found a 17th Century Bronze Ring , 17th century Skilling 18th century 1/2 Reale... PLUS 42 more pieces of treasu...