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Love my explorers

Explorer II

October 09, 2015 08:00am

I’ve been using the Explorer since it first came out in 1999. I now own the XS, II and the SE. That’s how happy I am with the machine. I have been very successful with them thru the years. The photos are only some of the beach (water and dry sand) finds the Explorers produced and is still producing for me. I love the discrimination where I can eliminate coins and concentrate on the good stuff. GOLD! The only change I will ever make would be to the 3030 which is Explorer based..


Ralph - USA

Posted on October 09, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

CTX 3030 and a Confederate Belt Plate

CTX 3030

October 08, 2015 08:00am

I purchased my CTX-3030 over a year ago. While learning it, I took it to my “hunted out” Civil War campsite. I decided trying outside the campsite a little. Soon, I dug my first keeper with my new machine. An old broach dating to around the late 1800’s. It has a gold back, a silver front, and glass stones. Fast forward, to a few weeks ago. I decided to go back to this campsite again to test some new setting. I wasn’t there long at all when I dug my first Confederate “CS” belt plate. This was being masked by some iron, but my CTX picked it right up. I hit this trashy area again and got this sash buckle plate a week later. Needless to say, I love my new settings! And like the old saying goes, “it’s never completely hunted out.”


Jimmy – Mississippi, USA

Posted on October 08, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

1714 coin

Excalibur 1000

September 28, 2015 10:00am

Good morning I just wanted to show you this I found the coin 1714 in the Bahamas with a Minelab Excalibur 1000 the gold came from rings I found in Florida and Roatan Honduras on vacation.. I love my old Minelab thank you for making a GREAT metal detector...


Morris – Texas, USA

Posted on September 28, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

1781 Spanish Silver

CTX 3030

September 19, 2015 08:00am

So after about 7hrs of hunting and sweating, mainly from detecting farm fields back and forth, back and forth, in almost 90 degree heat with full gear on. Man was this a nice surprise!
It’s my third one this year and like I said, what a welcomed surprise!


Westmoreland Detecting – Pennsylvania, USA

Posted on September 19, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Who said Minelab detectors can't find steel coins?

CTX 3030

September 17, 2015 12:00am

The sensitivity setting will depend on which coil you are using. If you are using the stock 11" coil or the 5 X 10 Coiltek coil a setting of 5 will be good but if like me you want coverage and use the 17" bigfoot coil a setting of 3 is preferred. This way you are only scanning the ground to a depth of 2"to 3" on coin sized objects. A quick wave of the pinpointer over the target will confirm a surface find or some deeper iron object. Over the last three days hunting at a local park i have recovered a total of $112.85 this way. And three silver rings as a sweet kicker. The photos are the clad totals from the three days of hunting.


Bruce – British Columbia, Canada

Posted on September 17, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments



September 09, 2015 08:00am

My name is Dwight Colon and my best friends name is Christopher O'Connell. It all started 8years ago. We both were sitting on the couch of our apartment and I looked over at him and said BROTHER DO YOU BELIEVE IN TREASURE HUNTING AND PIRATE TALES. HE gave me a look like and said OH YEAH I DO. So we both started doing research on history of wrecks and pirates. It all lead back to the TREASURE COAST OF FLORIDA and MEL FISHER. We were so pumped and ready to buy some metal detectors and we did 5 days later and started a club called THE NEW AGE GOONIES. WE ARE BOTH CERTIFIED DIVERS AND EXTREME TREASURE HUNTERS. We love what we do and we love the hunt. MINELAB MACHINES ARE OUR GO TO FOR METALDETECTORS THEY WORK GREAT AND ARE VERY GOOD TO US ON THE HUNTS THANK YOU SO MUCH.


New Age Goonies – Florida, USA

Posted on September 09, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

A Civil War Soldiers 1858 U.S. Seated Half Dollar

CTX 3030

September 04, 2015 08:00am
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Here in SW Missouri we have a colorful Civil War history. It is that history that I am interested in finding. My ancestors were on both sides of the argument, and that actually was what got me into searching for Civil War Relics. I have used many detectors over the years but the CTX is finding more for me, especially coins and buttons on edge. I have dug a lot of US Half Dollars but never a Seated Half Dollar. You have to tip your cap to Minelab, the CTX is in a class of its own!


Tim – Missouri, USA

Posted on September 04, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

An unexpected Seated Dime

CTX 3030

August 24, 2015 10:00am

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!

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

Unearthing American History

CTX 3030

August 24, 2015 08:00am

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


August 23, 2015 09:00am

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.

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

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