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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 MXT
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Whites MXT w/ 10"x14" DD Excelerator Search Coil
I just wanted to let you know that I am really tickled with my new 10 X 14 DD Excelerator search coil. When the coil arrived I mounted it on my White's MXT and I was happy to see that the detector had a good balance with the big coil mounted. I got a chance to put the coil through its paces for a couple hours or so this weekend at a school near my home. I found that it pinpointed right on the money, VDI numbers were accurate and I was able to run the gain near max without any noticable chatter. I found targets as deep as 9 inches and I am sure that had I swept the coil over targets that were deeper this coil would have detected them. Due to the size of the coil I was able to s...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Thanks to your Wonderful Service
I took my White's MXT with the 6" Excelerator search coil to an old park today. When I got to the park I saw that park employees were working near the play area. They had dug up a bunch of sod and had dug a hole in the center. I went over to talk with them and found that they were about to plant a tree. I ask for permission to hunt the area where the sod had been removed and they said OK. I had only made a few sweeps of my coil when I located two targets within inches of each other. One target read a quarter and the other read a dime. I dug both targets and recovered two silver coins, a 1942 quarter and a 1934 Mercury dime. I don't dig a lot of silver coins so I was pretty exc...
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White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT Finds 10K Gold Ring w/ 10 Diamonds
Hi JW. Today my wife and I went metal detecting. We went to a park that has produced some nice finds in the past and today it would produce again. My wife dug this very nice women's 10K gold ring that has 10 diamonds. Needless to say, she was thrilled with her find. She was using her White's MXT with her favorite search coil, the Excelerator 4.5x7 DD....
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Whites MXT Brings Luck To Dennis
Hi JW, I thought you might like to see a photo of a 14K gold ring with 8 diamonds that I recovered this 4th of July. I was able to get out of the house early today to do some metal detecting before it got to hot. I went to a park that had a couple of ball diamonds. I was swinging my White's MXT in left field when I got a solid 14 VDI reading on the display.I dug the target and imagine my surprise when this beautiful gold ring with 8 diamonds popped out of the hole. This is my second gold ring with diamonds in two days. I guess I am pretty lucky. I continued my hunt for another hour or so and found a little clad and a silver football medallion. On the back it is ingraved Bro...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
The 6" Excelerator Coil is Hot!
When I first got the 6" Excelerator coil, I tried it in my backyard and wasn't too impressed, but this wasn't a fair way to try out a new coil. So, I took it to eight different pounded out sites within 20 minutes of my house. I could not believe that all of this was left behind by me and everyone else using all different brand names of metal detectors. The 6" Excelerator coil is hot, hot, hot! Every site that I go to now with this coil I know that I will find something - coins or some objects - left behind by some others. It seems to draw my attention on the MXT VID numbers and causes me to dig numbers that I used to pass over before with my other coils because of the s...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Whites & Excelerator Finds Silver Crucifix & Coins
Hi JW. I got the 8" DD Excelerator search coil on Friday, but because the temp was soaring around 105 degrees I was unable to get to use the coil until Saturday, then only for an hour, because of the heat. I was able to get a jump on the heat Sunday and get in 2 good hours before the heat and mosquitoes run me out of the park. West Nile virus is a serious problem in this area and you have to wear a lot of skitter repellent to protect yourself. Well I am impressed with this 8" DD Excelerator coil. I was hunting in a "hunted out" park that has its fair share of trash. I found that even though this coil is bigger than I normally use is high trash areas, I was still able to get...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
A Really Loud Signal About Blew my Headphones Off My Head!
Hi JW, I thought I would send you some photos from a hunt I had on 08-02-06. I was hunting an old fairgrounds in my area and I was using my Whites MXT which was outfitted with my Excelerator 4.5 X 7 coil. During my hunt I began to notice that some of the coins I was digging up were pre-82 pennys, 1965 quarter, 1953 nickel and 1965 and 1966 dimes. I had been hunting pretty fast, but after seeing the dates on these coins I slowed down. I had just recovered 3 pre-82 pennies and before moving on I swung my coil over the hole and got another good signal. I dug down further into the hole, to about 4 inches, and recovered three wheaties. Again I swung my coil over the hol...
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White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT & Surf Pro PI Metal Detectors Show Results for Dan!
I have purchased 2 White's detectors, the MXT and the Surf Pro PI from Kellyco and I love both of them. I purchased the MXT about three years ago; the finds have been amazing. Last year, I purchased the White's Surf Pro PI to extend my hunting further out into the water. This is another quality detector by White's. I knew this machine would also pay for itself once I started using it. I have enclosed a couple photos of my finds for the month of January 2009, using my MXT in combo with my Surf Pro PI at the beach. I'm not able to get out and hunt as much as I would like. I usually average a couple times a month. However, I was able to get out on six different occasions this ...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
Virginia Boy Finds Civil War Sword
Here's a pic of the young man that found the sword, the day he found it! I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Kellyco for the great deal you all gave his father on the White's MXT!!!!! I told him you all would treat him right and now he is hooked on hunting!! A week after receiving a White's MXT for his seventh birthday, Lucas Hall's gift is already paying dividends for the first-grader. Buried six inches deep was a sword thought to have been used during the Civil War - "I was excited," Lucas said. But the pair was still unsure of their finding until they started digging deeper. "We originally thought it was an old fence post," Gary said. "I started ...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
MXT Finds Mothers of Pearl Bracelet
My wife and I were metal detecting at an old school in a near by town. We were using our White's MXTs. My wife was using the 4.5x7 DD Excelerator search coil and I was using the 6" DD Excelerator search coil. I recovered this beautiful women's silver bracelet with what I believe to be Mother of Pearl stones all the way around it. It is very heavy and is marked .925. I walked over to my wife to do a little bragging and held it out for her to see. Well she scooped it out of my hand faster than I could say " Hey Honey look what I found." I think she likes it. It is going to be a great summer for metal detecting. If you get a chance come on out to Idaho this fall and we can go ...