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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
Great Friends, Great Finds

On May 7th and 8th 2014, myself and my good friend Frank had the great pleasure of hosting the guys from Dirt Fishin' America out of Idaho right here in my home town of Philadelphia Pa. We did 2 long days of detecting, photos, and filming video. On the first day I was able to not only find a first for me, but I was also able to find my oldest US coin. On a Colonial farm site that I have frequented many times, I had an iffy signal that sounded like something good could possibly be down a few inches. Now mind you, this field is full of iron and causes me some issues from time to time.

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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 Virtue Found

Summer 2013, a Parisian holidaymaker whilst swimming in the channel of Lake Hossegor (Landes in France ) lost her " Virtue " ring (made by jeweler Mauboussin) of white gold and white pearl set with diamonds, that had been given to her by her husband at the birth of their daughter.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Passed Over Before
I recently upgraded to the X-TERRA 705 from a competitors detector that I have used for several years with a fair amount of success. Since the X-TERRA 705 is a better detector I have started going over some of my older spots and getting some pretty decent results, finding things that I had passed up before. So far this has been the best necklace I have found, it was surrounded by pennies and nails about 4 inches deep. a .925 silver made in Italy Playboy bunny with a .925 rope chain....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
280 Gram Nugget Found in Ivory Coast with GPX 5000
This gold was found in 1 day in the Ivory Coast using this GPX...the weight is around 280 grams. ...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
So Beautiful!

A few weeks ago I went with a search buddy of my to a favourite spot where if have found a few nice things from the Saxon period. The field was heavily ploughed. But we could still search. After only 10 minutes I found a broken Saxon brooch. Bummer, again a broken one was going around in my mind. Then 10 meters further a nice smooth sound from the deep. And it was deep, around 30 cm. But it was a tone that trigger me to dug the hole. And there it was a very beautiful Saxon brooch with a length of 7.5 cm and!!! It was not broken. Man o man I was happy. I found that day 5 brooches with a another very very first century Roman brooch. Now the ...

White's Coinmaster GT
White's Coinmaster GT
White's Coinmaster GT
Let the Picture do the Talking!

I cant say enough about my Whites Coin Master GT, so I'll let the picture do the talking, but I will say a little myself, this is the best all around detector I have ever used by Whites. It does exactly what I need it to do. I hunt the beach every week, I hunt old homes, parks, and everywhere you can think.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
1944 Silver Mercury Dime. WOW!!!

I recently took a friend, who has been asking about metal detecting, hunting a couple of days after we had snow. He knew nothing about metal detectors except they find metal in the ground. So, I took him and my White’s V3i out to a large high school football stadium parking lot for a little training. I knew this would be a good place to find an assortment of targets with varied conductivity. After taking him through a tour of the menus and programs, I showed him how to move the coil across the ground with a good sweep speed. I showed him the VDI and Target ID by placing a few planted coins in the ground so that he could see how they ...

Garrett Ace 350
Garrett Ace 350
Garrett Ace 350
finds with ace350
Started detecting about 4 months ago love the machine it likes coins lol good start to a great hobby a little bit of silver a few rings excellent all around detector...
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
A Voice From the Dust

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to help make someone’s Easter. My hunting partner Brandon “Dr. Tones” Niece called to say an acquaintance, Molly, had just phoned him in a panic. “We kind of have an emergency man”, he said. Molly’s sister had lost a piece of jewelry outside during their Easter gathering. Everyone else was still busy with family dinners but Brandon knew I was spending Easter alone. “Is there any chance you could run out tonight and take a look?”, he asked. Besides being the right thing to do; my choice was made easier since it would give me an excuse to quit wor...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Gold! Gold! Gold!

This year is off to a great start with 3 gold rings. My wife loves it, and I get the exercise. The first is a Black hills gold 10k ladies ring, the second is a 10k gold with an opal, and the last is a 10k gold class ring, which is a first for me. Trying to find the owner now. Woo Hoo! The V3i is awesome guys and gals. Try it!

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