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?


On June 7th after work I went to check out a place I had heard of from some older generation that this was an old swimming hole. About 200 yards from it was and old stone foundation. I started detecting and was finding some old relics. Nothing to brag of then I got a siver signal and it was a barber dime about 8 inches deep.

Then another and another. I then checked within the foundation and got a good strong silver signal again. About a foot deep I dug my first half and it was my first walking. I was very very excited at this point. Then I went to fill the whole back in and a glimmer caught my eye in the plug. I had to look again. It looked like gold. I thought surely not.

After breaking the clump of dirt up, a beautiful gold coin emerged. I was speechless. Then after about 10 minutes of hooting and haulering now I have no voice the next day. I have had so much success with this detector I have only been detecting for about 6 weeks and this is the first detector I have owned. Thank you MINELAB

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