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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
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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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Roman Coins

My friend from USA visited me recently and we hunted coins for the weekend.He has a Spectra V3i and I was using my DFX 300.He suggested testing his metal detector in our fields,and I did. I was thrilled after only few hours of use, I dug about 25 Roman bronze coins,one medieval silver coin,one Celtic bronze button,one Gepid VI century golden plated belt part and small Roman silver duck (part of Roman broach). The Spectra V3i is like vacuum cleaner for Roman coins. After that hunt I decided to buy Spectra V3i. It is THE best detector that I ever used,and I have hunted coins for more then 20 years.

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Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Found in My Garden

I have the best garden ever. See what I found between harvest time.

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Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Civil War Canteen - US 1858, Shot Through

I found this canteen in shallow water after the Spring rains. Found on private property near a famous Tennessee battlefield. I have been hunting since 1979. Although this item was near the battlefield, I have every reason to suspect that it was thrown into the river and used for target practice. I decided to leave the concretion on the surface, though it would clean down to a silver color.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
New E-TRAC Opened Up My World... We are in Love

I recently purchased a E-TRAC. Prior I had a safari and a X-TERRA 705. I ended up hunting a local park that I have hunted many times... but wow... THIS MACHINE KILLS IT. In one week of use (learning curve not bad coming from the safari) I have found.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
First Detection

Hi everybody,

I bought a X-TERRA 705 this winter and waited till last week to use it because in Quebec, winter has been cold and snowy. I had never used a metal detector before, except 30 years ago, with my uncle, when we dug a 1 meter deep hole in my grand-parents back-yard to find a big iron sheet.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Little Bit of Gold

Went for 4 day detecting rally in Bedfordshire 3 nights in a small tent rewarded when on the 2nd day I had a Portuguese 800 reis dated 1730 it's a small coin about the size of a English penny or USA Indian head...

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Minelab Safari
Minelab Safari
Minelab Safari
1837 Province du Bas Canada Bank Token

Got out for my first hunt with the new Safari. Detected a local park that was a farm until the 1940's, which has never given up anything except modern clad.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Georgia Constitution!

In March 2013, I was fortunate enough to find a great piece of American Civil War history while in Brandy Station, Virginia. It was during the organized relic hunt titled Diggin' in Virginia XXIII where I located a 1863 period fire or shallow trash pit using my Minelab GPX 5000.

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