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Brass pipe tomahawk!

CTX 3030

December 16, 2014 08:00am

On November 20th while using my CTX 3030 I made another sweet find.
I live in Victoria BC and I have made some pretty amazing finds with the CTX so far but this is one I just did not expect at all.
I had been detecting for a while that day finding mainly modern coins when I got a nice mellow mid-range tone and I popped this round ball out at 3"
Not over 50' further I had a very sweet high tone that screamed dig me. The indications were that it was at 2" but I had to go 4" before I actually saw some of this. Indications are that it is circa mid-1800s.
The first pic is as found and the second is with just minor cleaning. I just can't wait to see what the next surprise is. Thanks for looking and thank you Minelab for your great products.


Posted on December 16, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

65 Bullets In The Hole!


December 15, 2014 08:00am

After digging down at least 12" I found a .69 cal minie. I rechecked the hole and then the fun was on!! I called my hunting buddy over and we enlarged the hole. Bullets just kept dropping out of the side walls of the hole!!. After about 1 hour of digging we got 65 bullets from the hole, which was loaded with square nails also. I have used the X-TERRA 70 with the 10.5DD HF Coil since 2007 and have yet found another machine to cut thru the iron and deliver the goods relic hunting!!
Thanks Minelab for a great detector!!

Posted on December 15, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

February, 23 and two presents


December 10, 2014 08:00am

Nearly at the end my X-TERRA started to make very pleasant sound informing that it can be something interesting….and i found the coin I was looking for a long time, 25 kopeyek. I cannot explain how happy I was. We wanted to search more but in winter it’s getting darker early and we decided to return back to home. On the way back I thought that it was very good gift for holiday…but in the reality it was not only gift. At home my wife told me that she is expecting a baby and I was so happy to hear that!!!! I got two presents in one day; daughter and the coin I was dreaming for a long time. Good luck to everyone and lets the fortune finds you.

Posted on December 10, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Making a Great Site AMAZING

CTX 3030

December 09, 2014 08:00am
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After securing that incredible artifact, I continued to dig. A few short yards further down the slope I hit a nice 12:45 coin signal on the CTX3030. Without missing a beat I dropped to one knee and started to pop out the target. Only 4 inches down, I pulled what appeared to be a large cent or maybe another KG, and then I turned it Over.

There I saw the unmistakable 13 link chain of a FUGIO cent... Not in the Greatest of condition but in one day I pulled a post-colonial pistol and a 1787 FUGIO across the River from the birthplace of our nation. This great digging site was Absolutely amazing that day.

Posted on December 09, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

happy forest


December 09, 2014 12:08am

It was a nice day. I took my old friend x-terra 70 and went into the woods. After entering the forest I saw him that I did not take with him a shovel. Home too far. I've been in this forest many times and found nothing that shovel to no avail. After 2 hours of my Minelab beautiful sound. Hands digging up sand and leaves. Suddenly I see an iron cross. a few inches away bayonet second German badge. This is my first such find. Broken nail. Sore hands and a big smile on his face. You know what it feels like?

Posted on December 09, 2014 12:08am | 0 Comments

Ancient Bronze Mirror


December 07, 2014 08:00am

24 Nov. 2014, I went to old castle with my Safari, and I found Bronze Mirror. Mirror was buried under the big cornerstone. (about 60-70cm under surface of the earth). I was surprised at performance of Safari metal detector. I think that the mirror was buried for a religion ceremony something. Diameter is 9.5cm and weight is 94.4g. 14c-15c piece.

Posted on December 07, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Broke into the 1600's!

CTX 3030

December 06, 2014 08:00am

In the spring I tried to hunt the house but the ticks were so terrible that I could not hunt for more than 15 mins before I had to give up. On 12/3/14 I decided to go back and give it a shot and I'm glad I did!!! It started of slowly mainly due to the extreme underbrush and high grass but I crawled on my hands and knees hitting under all the trees that I could. I worked around a big old tree at the side of the house and found two wheat pennies under the roots and then I get a hit at 5" reading 12-42 on my CTX 3030 and I assume it's another wheatie but what I pulled out was simply staggering!! What I found was a Salzburg. Johann Ernst 15 Kreuzer 1694 silver coin that was made into a watch winder/spinner more than likely in the late 1700 to early 1800's. I have found many wonderful things including a gold pocket watch but none of those finds hold a candle to this great piece of history!

Posted on December 06, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Success in Brazil

GPX 5000

December 05, 2014 08:00am

Brasil, Mato Grosso, Mr. SJ bought a Metal Detector GPX 5000 four months ago, and right after had a success story, and he is being “Garimpeiro” for 8 months. He bought the Detector GPX 5000 and went to look for gold where other people had already worked with a GP Extreme and a SD2200 and he found other nuggets of good size, the biggest size was of 1.937Kg found at 0.9m and also found nuggets of less size of close to 0.1Grams, in this day he was already working for 2 hours and he was working alone.

Posted on December 05, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

my first roman

Explorer SE Pro

November 30, 2014 08:00am

After 3 years of hard searching and 3 different detectors I finally got my first Roman coin using the Explorer SE Pro . As I was finding a few Edward 2nd hammered coins I got my ears tuned in to just trying to detect this tone, so when I went over this Roman I initially walked over it about another 5-10meters curiosity took over and I turned back to go check it out I dug a small hole and it was by there so I dug little more prob me around 9" the signal was quite solid and I thought it was iron.. then I saw a bluish green patina and knelt down and notice the coin and a head I'd never seen or a coin I'd never seen before my first Roman and it’s a nice one so I thanked the land and kissed the detector and moved on with the biggest smile on my face, I went home with 1 Roman and 2 hammereds and a small piece of a hammered coin. This detector will find anything and I have full confidence in it but I'm now trying to save up for a larger coil to try get the extra depth then I can back on to the field next year and hit it again. I'm still in the process of identifying my Roman.

Posted on November 30, 2014 08:00am | 1 Comment

Dig Everything

GPX 5000

November 28, 2014 08:00am

We moved onto another area that had many dig marks, this time I couldn’t even find a junk target. I was just about to call it a day when I waved the 5000 over a real loud “raspy” sounding target, in amongst reasonably fresh diggings, but even though it sounded like junk, I dig everything. I scraped the top and expected that the target would be a large rusty piece of steel, but no, the signal was still in the now hard ground. Digging down another 10 to 12 cm and the ground was very hard and when I saw the compacted river wash my heart rate started to elevate. Na, it couldn’t be! The target was now setting of my PRO-FIND 25 Pinpointer and it was still buried under the almost rock hard wash. Finally after digging for what seemed an eternity, I felt something heavy in my scoop, then caught a glimpse of shiny yellow, It couldn’t be… Yep, there it was and it turned out to be a 3.7 Ounce nugget around 30cm deep. It was on its own and I would guess that many had walked over it and left it thinking it was Junk.

Posted on November 28, 2014 08:00am | 1 Comment

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