Success Stories for 2017

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Half dime!

Explorer Series

February 23, 2017 02:43am

My brother and I decided to go detecting since it was 65 degrees out in February in Ohio. A very rare case. In the middle of local park, I get a 00 23 hit that sounds like a penny. Very odd combo so  ...
Posted on February 23, 2017 02:43am | 0 Comments

An 18 Karat Pink Sapphire in a Waterfall

CTX 3030

February 23, 2017 01:34am

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I recently had a good friend come over from Australia to Thailand, Derek Williams. While Derek was here he wished to get some detecting in. Derek was only here a few days and the tides were not right during his  ...
Posted on February 23, 2017 01:34am | 0 Comments

SDC Makes Newbie Look Good!

SDC 2300

February 22, 2017 11:34am

I just got back from central AZ after my first hunt with the SDC 2300. Weather was bad and we didn't get to hunt as much as we wanted to but the SDC still produced! Our first hunt was 1.5hrs  ...
Posted on February 22, 2017 11:34am | 0 Comments

Token from the depression yrs. (1930's from what I found/was told)

CTX 3030

February 22, 2017 09:43am

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I got my CTX barely a month ago. Learning has been a huge challenge since I'm use to an AT Pro. Swinging the CTX 3030 found my clad, this tone came up a dime, solid tone, dug my hole, kept  ...
Posted on February 22, 2017 09:43am | 0 Comments

Unbelievable results with the X-TERRA 305


February 17, 2017 05:40am

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 I have always been loyal to Minelab, have an X-TERRA 705, Sovereign GT, Excalibur 1000 and an E-TRAC and of course, a PRO-FIND pinpointer that I may send for repair since it doesn't vibrate anymore. Any ways, I'm opening  ...
Posted on February 17, 2017 05:40am | 0 Comments

I would drive 500 miles

CTX 3030

February 16, 2017 01:32am

Living at the start of the Highlands in Scotland older finds are hard to come across although their are definite exceptions, with this in mind I have started attending rallys all over the UK when work & finances allow. During  ...
Posted on February 16, 2017 01:32am | 0 Comments


Sovereign GT

February 14, 2017 07:15am

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Reunited! 39 years ago, right out of bootcamp, 22 year Navy Veteran Allan Puckett lost his 1975 Ketchikan, AK High School ring playing frisbee at the beach in La Jolla, CA. Well, yesterday I was fortunate enough to find it while metal detecting  ...
Posted on February 14, 2017 07:15am | 0 Comments

When it has your name on it...

GPX 5000

February 13, 2017 02:18am

It was a hot summers day in WA when I decided to go for a swing in an area 20 mins from town that has been done to death with detectors ever since they were introduced. It was once a rich  ...
Posted on February 13, 2017 02:18am | 0 Comments

A Ring Recovery in Paradise

CTX 3030

February 11, 2017 09:33am

I got a message from a couple that had lost a ring on Koh Lanta. Koh Lanta is just under a 3 hour drive from me. I was still at work but I messaged back and told Roman from Canada that  ...
Posted on February 11, 2017 09:33am | 0 Comments

She's a Gold Digger

SDC 2300

February 09, 2017 01:01am

My name is Karla and I am 73 years young. I received my new Minelab SDC 2300 from Gerry's Metal Detectors only 3 weeks ago and have already found over 50 gold nuggets with it. Thank you Minelab for making the best gold  ...
Posted on February 09, 2017 01:01am | 0 Comments
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