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Found someone’s lost loved one

CTX 3030

August 08, 2014 09:00am

It was a very hot day here in Florida, so I decided to head to a more shaded area to escape the heat. Took off swinging the CTX 3030 and locked on a sweet sounding signal. Dug about 4 inches down and out come this very detailed sterling silver necklace urn.


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

2 Platinum & 1 Gold Ring Recovered!

Excalibur II

August 07, 2014 09:00am

The beach where she was at has about a 12ft steep slope at low tide from the high tide line. Got down to the beach around 6pm and met with Vivian. Put in a short 20 minute hunt and was able to recover all 3 rings, which were located right at the top of the high tide line slope. 2 Platinum and 1 White Gold all with diamonds. I honestly got the impression that the owner wasn’t expecting that the rings would actually be found, lol. Recovering lost precious items is my favorite part of this hobby!

Posted on August 07, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments



August 06, 2014 09:00am
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16,300 made, my mistress* (AKA) Minelab E-TRAC and I were blessed to find one.

* Just one of the better names that my wife calls my detectors LOL


Mike – Idaho, USA

Posted on August 06, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Trifecta Day, Silver, Patinum, Gold

Excalibur II

August 02, 2014 09:00am
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Hey folks, I began offering a service for recovering lost rings and jewelery on our South Jersey beaches last summer. I have had many successful recoveries. I do not charge for my efforts or service, I am just happy to reunite an owner with a treasured lost item especially if it has significant sentimental value to the owners.

Posted on August 02, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Explorer finds silver amongst trash

Explorer SE Pro

August 01, 2014 09:00am
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Hit the fairgrounds early this morning. Dug the usual trash and some clad. I got a mixed signal and after circling the target and some wiggling, I was pretty sure that there were two targets. Not 100% but enough to dig, I mean why else was I there, right? I bent down and saw a yellow patch of grass, which is not a good sign here. This usually means another guy dug it, found trash and left it, which happens a lot here. I pop open the plug and see something shiny pull the dirt out and it's the tail of a pull tab. I rescan the hole and this time I get a solid dime signal . I dug down another inch or two and out pops a 1927 Mercury dime.

Posted on August 01, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

diamond ring found by SDC 2300

SDC 2300

August 01, 2014 08:00am

Wading over towards the sand bar I heard a faint break in the threshold, stopped to investigate and started to scoop. Two scoops later I saw this magnificent platinum engagement ring with a 1.5 carat diamond in my scoop.

You never know what you are going to see in your scoop when you use the SDC 2300 on the beach or in the water, but you do know that you are not going to miss any metal target your search coil passes over.

Posted on August 01, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

First Trip with SDC 2300 Strikes Big Gold Nuggets

SDC 2300

July 27, 2014 08:00am

Went to Nome, Alaska and stayed at AkAu Mine for a week. The tailings piles are from the earliest gold rush to Nome area. These have been pushed several times each year for the past three years and the SDC 2300 still produced some heavy nuggets there. I am very impressed with this rugged detector! Way to go Minelab you have a winner because it can stand up to the weather and rugged conditions of Nome prospecting.

Posted on July 27, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Vet Medal


July 25, 2014 08:00am

I was detecting a piece of property where a house built in 1849 once stood. The place had been detected years ago but I figured my E-TRAC would be able to pull out some more goodies. In the middle of my hunt I pulled out this pin looking object shaped like a star and figured it was a kids deputy badge or something. Once I got home and cleaned it up I saw it was something entirely different.

Posted on July 25, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

50 Grams of gold with the SDC 2300

SDC 2300

July 23, 2014 09:00am

Here is 50 grams of gold nuggets (1.6 troy ounces) found with the SDC 2300 in California and Alaska, USA. The largest piece is 3/4ths of an ounce. The gold was found over about two weeks detecting time.

Chris R. – Alaska, USA

Posted on July 23, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

212 target day and GOLD

Excalibur II

July 22, 2014 09:00am

Went to a lake and hunted a beach with a friend that must have not been hunted in a long time. I was using my Excalibur II and he was using his Garrett At Pro. I was getting hits after hits digging it all. I started working the buoy line that separates the deeper water from the shallow side I got a low foil like tone. I figured it was just a wrapper from a cigar pack like I have gotten before. To my huge surprise I saw a Yellow Bracelet hanging half out of my scoop and after looking it was marked 14k but had CZ's in it! A little while later we decided to take a break and as I was just about out of the water I got a tone that was higher pull tab. when I was washing the clay out I saw a sweet sight of yellow again. This time it was a 10k men’s ring with some small real stones. WOW 2 gold but I was not done. LOL. We continued to hunt for a while after our break and just at the end my LAST target of the day at the water’s edge again was a blip on the Excal. I dug 2 scoops and in the bottom of the clay clog I saw a tiny yellow ring. It is 10k and missing whatever was in the center of it. BIG WOW 3 gold items! I ended the day with Gold some silver and $11.95 in Clad! My buddy found 1 silver stud earring and about $6 in clad. I love my Minelabs!


Posted on July 22, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

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