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holy grail of mercs

CTX 3030

September 22, 2014 11:00am
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I knew the day was going to be good. A few minutes later a 12-44 at 5 inches. I figured on another rosie but out popped a mercury dime. I could see the 1916 on the front and a mint mark on the back but couldn't make it out. I've dug 2 1916 and 3 1916s this year so I wasn't to hopeful. I took the dime to the truck washed it and lo and behold there was the D. After 20 years of detecting I finally filled the last hole in the mercury collection. The hunt ended right there for the day. I can't be more pleased with the CTX 3030.

Posted on September 22, 2014 11:00am | 0 Comments

1783 Georgio Triumpo & 1853 gold dollar


September 19, 2014 08:00am
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I picked up a Minelab E-TRAC in July of this year, I took it out to one of my favorite spots that I have worked over with another machine several times. I pulled up two very nice coins in the past couple weeks, the first coin i pulled up was the 1783 Georgius Triumpho token in great condition with no die crack on the reverse along with several other relics, and a couple trips later to the same spot, i got a faint little blip decided to dig it, and pulled up my first gold coin a 1853 gold one dollar coin. i love my new E-TRAC, it has opened up a whole new world of detecting and brought back to life spots i thought where dead. Thank you Minelab for re-energizing my hunting hole and bringing new life to the hobby i love ...


Posted on September 19, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

1835 Bust Dime

CTX 3030

September 18, 2014 08:00am
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I had to take my wife to go to the Dr. Appt. with her mother who is in a nursing home and my wife told me to go metal detecting while she was with her mom I only had about 2 hours.

So i went to a local as i was walking down the hill from the parking lot my detector went off but was not a strong single but it was reading high so i started dig it up I put the pinpointer in the hole located the target and pulled out the 1835 bust dime graded VF-30 it was the only thing i found other them some pocket change The pictures are not to good i took them with my phone.

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

LOW HIGH! LOW HIGH! Two monster nuggets found in WA

GP extreme

September 11, 2014 08:00am
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Video Success Story

Two huge nuggets totalling over 29 oz! found in Liberty Washington with a Minelab metal detector. 

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

Find of a lifetime


September 10, 2014 08:00am
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Hi my name is Joe. I went out detecting at a park me and all the Pittsburgh detectorists have hit before looking to find old coins we pulled lots and the park was said to be hunted out. so me and a friend matt went anyways. I was just working my way over to matt to see if he wanted to change spots when I got a 10 31signal on my E-TRAC at 5in so I dig it’s a 5$ gold coin and a hotel Lewis token in the hole blew me away. so that’s the find of my life. Matt has vid of find on YouTube MetalDetectorMatt68 channel.

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

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 | 1 Comment

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

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