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!
What Will You Find?

Retracing Old Ground

As I continue down the get familiar with the CTX 3030 I am hitting some old haunts that I have worked very hard with the E-TRAC...

I headed back to the Colonial that I recovered the 2 Reale, Colonial Buckle, and many other goodies from...

I recovered a 1944 Mercury Silver Dime then a nice musket ball as I was working around to the front of the house…

The CTX 3030 rang out… 11/32 12/33 @ 6”… I had to dig around some roots, but out popped a 2 piece brass button… Looked Civil War period right off…

I could see Cadet USMA (United States Military Academy)… I sent my wife a picture and she replied back that she looked it up and USMA was West Point…

West Point (US Military Academy USMA) Cadet Button... This button's backmark is written in what's called "raised" letters (like on a typical coin), instead of "incised" letters (which go down into the metal). On American-made buttons, a raised-letters back mark almost always means mid-1850s or earlier.

The back mark appears to be "Scovills & Co. / Extra" ...which means the button was manufactured sometime between 1840 and 1850. (The company which made this button became Scovills & Co. in 1840 and changed its name to Scovill Manufacturing Compay in 1850.)

1840’s West Point Cadet Button… WAHOO !!! Thank you Minelab !!

Related Content

More Stories

Have an awesome treasure find or story? Share your finds with us!

Please submit your story to

When you send us your awesome treasure find, please include the following:

  • Your first and last name.
  • The title of your story.
  • The story of how it happened.
  • What metal detector was used?
  • Up to 4 images of the find. Must be ".jpg" or ".jpeg" files.