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Brass pipe tomahawk!

CTX 3030

December 16, 2014 08:00am
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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.

 

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

65 Bullets In The Hole!

X-TERRA 70

December 15, 2014 08:00am
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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!!

 
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Posted on December 15, 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.

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

Broke into the 1600's!

CTX 3030

December 06, 2014 08:00am
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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!

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

Good summer!

X-TERRA 705

November 21, 2014 08:00am
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Hi everybody,
I started detection in Québec City last April and posted a comment in success stories saying I was enjoying myself. Well, now that winter has arrived, here are all my finds: 1250$ in cash and a few rings and pieces of jewellery. I only searched in modern parks so I found modern money (actually it is forbidden to search in public historical sites). Last week-end , I tried Parc Dalhousie and found 35 CAD$ in 4 or 5 hours...and 37 coins of 1 cent in the same hole. So next year, I will try to hunt near St Lawrence River, see you soon!

 

Fred - Canada

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Posted on November 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Cobra Nugget !

GPX-4500

November 14, 2014 08:00am
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I have had my Minelab 4500 for a little over a year now. I wanted to share a find I made three months ago on a site I have been working for over a year. I took out my news Sadie coil and went over some ground I have worked many times before. The first 30 minutes I got this nice mellow soft signal. I dug down 10 " and uncovered a gorgeous 16.2 hopper crystalline specimen. The best part of it was it has a cobra on top. The head is very distinct and appears to be curled on top. This nugget is not my largest, but I would say the most unique.

Miroslav Radonic – California, USA

Posted on November 14, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

E-Trac Milestone Event

E-TRAC

November 13, 2014 08:00am
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I got the E-TRAC in 2011 and spent hours each evening studying the machine both in books, forums and in the field.
In 2012 I ended the year with 40 silver coins dug. I figured I got all the ones that people missed and the next year would be a bust. To my Surprise in 2013, I ended the year with 53 dug silver coins. Again I figured in 2014, I would be lucky to scrape out 1 per month. Today I got two more silvers and the year is not over. I dug silvers # 93 & 94 for the year.
Well although impressive, what is amazing is that #93 is the combined totals of 2012 & 2013. 40 + 53 = 93. Yeah I just did the math for you because it blew me away. LOL
And as a kicker, since the year is not over, everyone is pushing me to 100 and I am 6 away now.
For Christmas I want to buy some stock in Minelab LOL
Good luck to everyone. Minelab Rocks

 

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Posted on November 13, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

The Silver Cross

E-TRAC

November 05, 2014 08:00am
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They were called the silver Memorial Cross. It was incredible to learn of this young soldiers life and history. A true Canadian hero of WW1. Over the next few weeks we learned Edward Delong Burns had two boys and eventually a great granddaughter was located. She never knew the cross existed. I have owned many detectors over the years but the E-TRAC is truly the most incredible machine I have ever owned. I believe without the fine-tuned discrimination the E-TRAC can give you this story would never have happened and the silver cross would not have been returned to its rightful family. Thanks Minelab.

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

Gold Sovereign

Explorer SE Pro

November 04, 2014 08:00am
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Finally I hit a target that in any other setting I may have passed over, but as this field had NOTHING to give I figured I'd take a look to see what trash it was. It was a low penny tone. I dug a big plug and each time I broke it in half, and in half again, the chances increased that it was actually going to be a coin and not another beer can. Well, when I split the clod for the last time and the full side of the coin appeared, my heart started pumping in my throat. I placed it down and yelled at the top of my lungs to my friend who was about 200 yards away. Finally he turned and saw me jumping around like those fools on TV when they find an Indian head penny. I ran towards him and he ran towards me.... You should have seen his face as I yelled, " GOLD, GOLD it's GOLD!" We got back to the target... and the rest is in the video attached, for your viewing pleasure.

 
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Posted on November 04, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

1912 Barber Dime

CTX 3030

November 02, 2014 08:00am
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I was metal detecting at one of my favorite spots last month and my detector gave me a very small chip but the numbers where 12-48 it took me a couple of minutes to pinpoint the target i started to dig got about 8 inches down still could not find the target i used my Deteknix X pinpointer and it was telling me there was something there i dug a couple inches at a time and kept checking with the pin pointer when i finally found the target to my surprise it was a 1912 Barber that was almost 18 inches down in the hole. 

 

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Posted on November 02, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

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