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An unexpected Seated Dime

CTX 3030

August 24, 2015 10:00am
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After submersing the Seated Dime into the puddle of water, I began dabbing gently at the little bit of dirt stuck to the dime, slowly washing it away with every dab, the date was revealed. 1854 with Arrows. My second seated coin ever, and it's a very fine 1854. After seeing that I was done detecting for the day, I ran home to give the dime a quick shot of electrolysis, and took many pictures to post on social media to show my friends. A great day for my Ctx, and me!

 
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Posted on August 24, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

Unearthing American History

CTX 3030

August 24, 2015 08:00am
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While detecting along an old abandoned dirt road, deep in the Forrest of western Pennsylvania, I Found this beautiful Liberty Capped Bust Half Dime! Score! I honestly had no idea what it even was. lol. Finally decided to kick back and have a seat in the dirt, and then, right by my feet on the surface of a lightly ploughed field there was my an Arrowhead! Just sitting there! That's two first for me today!
Minelab, thank you for making the best Metal Detecting Technology in the world!

Lou – Pennsylvania, USA
Westmoreland Detecting

Posted on August 24, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Silver Spoon

X-TERRA 305

August 23, 2015 09:00am
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Another steady 40. That's a quarter. I knew it wasn't silver. I knew it had to be another sandwiched Washington. I dug my plug to get it. When I flipped my plug, I turned on my pinpointer and jabbed it into the plug. I checked the hole. Nothing. I checked my pinpointer against my shovel and it was indeed working. I jammed it back in the hole. I heard a beep. This was definitely a deep quarter down there. I dug the hole deeper. I tried the pinpointer again and I was right on it. With my gloves on, I wiped away some dirt and I saw a perfectly round piece of shiny metal. I got excited and continued to scrape away until I reached my finger under and pried it up. Is this just another spoon? I wiped it clean and instantly saw the word "sterling". Finally! Upon investigation, I found it was made by J E Caldwell and had the initials EKM on it as well as a date inscribed reading "April 1907". I couldn't be happier.

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Posted on August 23, 2015 09:00am | 0 Comments

First find of the Go-find 60

GO-FIND 60

August 21, 2015 08:00am
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Took the Go-find 60 out for its first trial run today. Figured out how to put in the batteries, extent it, and turned it on. First find was a ring (!), it may be copper, it may be cheap, but who cares? it was not a pull tab, and no one knows what kind or value a ring is until it is dug. Spent an hour, 1 ring, 3 quarters, 1 nickel, 10 pennies, a metal toy ladybug, a fishing rod crank, a little junk, but a great introduction! I do need to figure out this pinpointing, as everything was about 2 inches off for me, which is very different for my other machine. Given how light and easy this is to use, it is now my GoToMachine. I Love it!!!

 

Pjeant - USA

Posted on August 21, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

$30,000 Platinum Ring Find and Return

CTX 3030

August 20, 2015 10:00am
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I got a call today, some buddies have been hunting for a big platinum ring lost last week. Wanted me to join them today. No camera and bring no others.
Ring was lost tossing a football - I am still amazed at the rings people wear to the beach and this is truly one of those amazing rings you only dream of finding – ring in the scoop.
Returning tomorrow around 10am – some reward – stand by for more.


Va Beach max – Virginia, USA
 

Posted on August 20, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

Newbie Surprise

CTX 3030

August 20, 2015 08:00am
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I am a 100% disabled Veteran and decided to try metal detecting as a means of relaxing and dealing with my PTSD. I bought a new Minelab CTX 3030 a few days ago. After a few failed attempts at learning on my or and finding 2 pennies and a lot of pull tabs I met some local detector users and got some assistance on how to setup and use the detector.

 

Today I was with one of those new friends and he would randomly toss a coin in front of me to learn how to identify the sound and ID after tossing a nickel for me to find he swung around the area near me got a good signal and asked me to tell him what it was, sadly I could not. he told me it was mine go ahead and dig it. It was about 5" down and I thought I had found a quarter till I looked at it and did not know what It was so tossed it to my friend saying I thought it was a token of some sort. When he opened his hand his eyes went wide and he said this is NOT a token here look. It turned out to be a silver 1780 Carolus III 2 reale piece. In very bad shape but it is the best thing this newbie ever found... I love my CTX 3030 now I just need to save for a Pro-Swing 45, scuba or Snorkel lessons and meet history and adventure head on.

 

Edward – Missouri, USA

Posted on August 20, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Operation Clean the Beach Turns into Silver Surprise!

GO-FIND 40

August 17, 2015 08:00am
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I took my Go-Find 40 out to my local beach to clean up nails. I have noticed that nails were just popping out of the sand and decided to take care of them! Over all i found over 50 nails! Nearing the end of my day, I came across a high tone, I just figured it was a clad coin considering that's what most of the high tones for the day were. To my surprise when I popped the plug out of the ground, out came a 1912-p silver Barber Dime!!! I was in disbelief!. Minelab did it again!

 

Trevor – Indiana, USA

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Posted on August 17, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Military Marvels

X-TERRA 705

August 16, 2015 08:00am
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Jack got his Minelab X-Terra 705 earlier this year and he has really gotten to know the machine well and can distinguish pretty accurately what the tones and numeric values are suggesting. He has a great time with it and absolutely appreciates the historic significance of everything he unearths (along with the piles of clad he accumulates!) which is why digging a couple items off his own “nectar list” really resonated with him. The fact it came from our own back yard, which he had gone over many times with a…lesser, starter model detector when he first began, made it an ironic and wondrous discovery. I’m sure these items are “been there, done that” to a lot of folks who have been swinging for years but, to this 11-year-old and his 40-something-year-old dad, it will remain a memorable moment in time brought about through this incredible hobby! The military button (Navy uniform) was found first and was exciting in and of itself and then…just a few inches away Jack pulled out the Navy Aviator wings and he was ecstatic! Both are items we’d both been hoping to find and, thanks to Minelab and the incredible X-Terra 705 Jack can now cross 2 items off his list!

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Posted on August 16, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

ring reunion

Safari

July 30, 2015 08:00am
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On July 13th the ticket booth attendant at Pemaquid Beach, Maine told us that a couple had reported losing a wedding ring. We searched part of the general area yesterday with no luck, and went back this morning to try another section. We detected for about an hour, then decided to leave as more people started arriving. We made one last pass at the water's edge and found it! The husband had been building a sand castle and the ring slipped off; they had left a phone number and were still in the area, so we were able to reunite them with the ring (4 weeks shy of their 5th anniversary). We have found several rings with our Safari, but this was the best find yet!

 

Jim and Susan - USA

Posted on July 30, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

E-TRAC finds 1914 Barber Dime

E-TRAC

July 27, 2015 12:00am
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My name is Keith and I wanted to share a recent story with you. I was invited on the 25th of July to a small club hunt with about ten friends to a children’s Orphanage that was built in 1850. I was using the E-TRAC with the normal coin mode setting and my first two coins I got was in the same hole (1905 Indian Head Penny and a 1917 Wheat Penny). My next coin was a 1914 Barber Dime at about seven inch’s down and mixed in with 4 rusty nails. I was standing there and the member (Wayne) who invited me on the hunt said did you find that coin there and I said I did. Wayne said Keith we have all been over that area with metal detectors, like the Whites and XP Deus brand and it was my Minelab E-TRAC that found the only silver coin that day.
Thanks again for an awesome detector

Keith – Ohio, USA

Posted on July 27, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

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