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17th century coin out of the San Francisco Bay

CTX 3030

August 25, 2014 08:00am
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It’s interesting that these coins were found around 100m apart (and a couple of years).

The San Francisco Bay was discovered by Europeans (Spain) back in 1769, and both coins predate this discovery. If a Chinese ship made it into the bay prior to 1769, that would be very interesting. But there are many other possibilities as to why these relatively old coins were found at the same bay site.

As with the E-TRAC, I’m very pleased with the CTX 3030.

Posted on August 25, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Good Things Come When You Help!

CTX 3030

August 22, 2014 10:00am

When we got to my house and I washed the brass object off my eyes almost popped as I could see the words Abraham Lincoln! I knew immediately what it was as I have seen pictures of a couple others that had been dug. It is the 1860 Presidential token/medallion that had the tintype photos of Lincoln and his running mate Hannibal Hamlin inserted. Of course after being in the ground for at least a hundred years the tin types were rusted out but still I was pleased with this historic item!

Posted on August 22, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

Pile of yellow in the scoop!

Excalibur II

August 22, 2014 09:00am

Pine said he was going to be there as well and he was. I am a touch taller so I was able to get a touch deeper but it only yielded a few clad coins. after a bit my arm was throbbing and I went shallow so my shorts could dry. Pine and I were chatting and swing pretty much next to each other when he got a signal we both thought was going to pan out to be nice. But it ended up being a bling earring. About 10 to 15 feet away I got a foil signal on the Excalibur II and figured it was going to be another foil safety seal from a bottle. Well I shook the scoop and saw the glimmer of a GOLD pile in the scoop. I think I shouted at that point. Well it is a SWEET 26in 15.3 grams (total weight) 14k chain and Dolphin pendant. I ended up with $4.44 in clad an earring and GOLD!!! Just awesome!!!

Posted on August 22, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

The SDC and Me

SDC 2300

August 21, 2014 09:00am

If you’re looking for a prospecting machine that can go anywhere, ignore hot rocks and hot ground while sniffing out the smallest of nuggets, then look no further. The SDC lives up to the hype and then some. This machine will become a staple in any prospectors tool set. I’ve nicknamed named mine “Ole Blue, The Skunk Chaser” because I have yet to get “skunked” while using it. 

Posted on August 21, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Last minute decision

CTX 3030

August 21, 2014 08:30am
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I suspected it to be an old coin but it was so corroded I decided to wait to get home to try and clean it some. Still in the early stages of cleaning but already identified to being an 1820 large cent.

Maybe the moral to this story is..if your gut feeling says go detecting then go, you never know when it’s going to be your lucky day.

Posted on August 21, 2014 08:30am | 0 Comments

The come true dreams with Minelab CTX3030

CTX 3030

August 21, 2014 08:00am

And with the first beams of the sun there were two coins, deep....
The Sum-86 of coins of Roman empire from depth of 60 cm!!!
Thanks Minelab!!!

Posted on August 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Your time will come - Getting Hammered


August 20, 2014 08:00am

Four months after I purchased my first detector (X-TERRA 705) I had discovered some interesting finds and had also found my first ever bit of silver, a William III silver love token. I thought I was doing well with my

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Posted on August 20, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

2.5 oz Monster Nugget with the CTX 3030

CTX 3030

August 18, 2014 08:00am
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Video Success Story

Déjà Vu -- this has happened before and it was just as exciting!!  I quickly called Mark over to take control of the camera while I popped the nugget out of the ground. We got the final dig  live on video.   I finally ‘popped’ the nugget from it resting place and went crazy when I realized it was at least 2 ounces in size.  A nice chunky nugget with a lot of character! My largest nugget ever found ( 2.5 oz) and I found it with my Minelab CTX 3030.  What a great machine!   I own a Minelab GPX 5000, which is the cream of the crop when looking for gold, but the three largest nuggets that I have ever found were found with the CTX 3030!!

The rush and excitement of the find is why I love detecting so much.  The finds are just a bonus!!

Posted on August 18, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Tribute to my Explorer

Explorer XS

August 14, 2014 08:00am

Minelab detectors are, in my opinion. By far the finest detecting machines ever conceived, and the ‘fluffy’ French ones will never outperform them.
Thanks Minelab for the experience, it has been great.

Tony – England, UK

Posted on August 14, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Mexican Independence Coin

Explorer SE Pro

August 11, 2014 08:00am



Alejandro – Guanajuato, Mexico

Posted on August 11, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

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