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October 17, 2014 09:00am
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My second year with my 705 has been incredible. I have been lucky enough to have found several coins that I thought I never would. An 1866 two cent piece, a civil war store card and most recently my first silver dollar a 1901 Morgan. I have been hunting old house sights that are littered with trash and the 705s ability to separate has been the key to success.


Tim – USA

Posted on October 17, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

1909 You're So Fine


October 16, 2014 09:00am
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1909 You’re So Fine

Hi, my name is Will, I live in northwest Iowa.  I’ve been hunting for about four years now and I have found some really cool things.  Nothing can compare to what I found on October 4, 2014, at least not yet.  I’m only about to get out to metal detect for a few hours a week.  Not as much as I’d like to though.  But when you have a wife and four kids at home that’s where most of your time is spent.  Here within the last 3 weeks I haven’t had much time to get out and dig.  If I did I wasn’t having much luck, that’s metal detecting for you, it has its ups and downs.  I’m sure all you fellow hunters out there can agree with that.

Posted on October 16, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

The Beach is Still Hot

Excalibur 800

October 16, 2014 08:00am
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I started Metal Detecting in 1979. I used to mainly Detect inland. But found out the Atlantic Coast Beaches can produce Great Finds and easy target retrieval. I like to Metal Detect after North Eastern Storms and Hurricane's, I am presently watching Hurricane Gonzalo, Oct 2014 on NOAA. I live about 4 1/2 hour drive from the East Coast. I mainly search from the North Carolina Outer Banks to Florida. It took me over 30 years to Find my Current Beach Hot Spot. I usually have to detect this area 12-13 hour straight because of the tides and sometimes have to wear a Life jacket because of the currents. The enclosed pictures are what I Find in (1 ) Day . The Rare South Carolina Militia Plate was Detected recently along with the Coins from the 1700-1800 and the Flat Buttons. The 1st time I located this spot I could see Coin and Buttons from the 1800's just lying on the Beach, I detected for over 20 hours in 2 Days. I use a Minelab Excalibur with an 8 inch coil. The day before I found this site I ordered a Minelab E-Trac. What was I thinking. -goldnugget


Walker1946 – North Carolina, USA

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

Bronze Age Axe Head Found In England


October 13, 2014 08:00am
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Six of us from our club decided to go over to England to detect fields for a week near Colchester and on the 5th day of detecting at around a foot down I found a Bronze Age (c.1500-1400BC) cast copper alloy primary shield pattern palstave, dating to the Acton Park Phase.


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


Excalibur II

October 10, 2014 08:00am
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Thanks Minelab, for making awesome detectors!!!! My efforts pay off working hard water sites with the rite tools equal success!!!! I have never seen a silver cobb anything like this, it has some kind of stamp on it, and to see it come out of the ground in front of you is like seeing god, although I have never seen him!! Lol. Wow what an experience.

Ralph – New Jersey, USA

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

1897o Key Date Barber Dime Found


October 05, 2014 08:00am
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Last weekend I decided to detect an old park built in the 1800's. I only took a few steps from the car and got a shallow quarter signal. After retrieving it and a few steps forward I got a nice deep 12:45 signal. Popped the plug and at the bottom was silver! The coin was covered in dirt and I did not want to rub it so I put it away in the car. I ended up finding another silver dime (Mercury) and 4 Indian head pennies. After I got home I decided to rinse off the dirt off the first dime. As the dirt washed away a beautiful 1897 date appeared. I turned the coin over and it had a mint mark O! The coin is in extra fine condition with a sharp Liberty and only 666,000 were struck! Thanks for looking & Happy Hunting!

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


CTX 3030

September 30, 2014 09:00am
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Metal Detecting is a funny hobby. When you least expect it, POW....a great find is in your scoop. I have been using a CTX-3030 for about a year and recently started using the 17" coil. I find I can cover a much larger area with the new coil.
It is the end of the year and most Cape Cod beaches are beat. I had just detected 2 large north side beaches without luck when I decided to rinse the saltwater from my detector in Spargo Pond. This as a large beautiful pond along 6A.
I had just stepped into the pond when I heard a whisper of a tone. It was by no means powerful but I dug. I could not believe my eyes when I pulled the Platinum ring from just a foot of water. If I could have done a Handstand I would have when I read the inside and it said, ".750 Plat .950 TIFFANY. TIFFANY is the most famous of US Jewellers. Whoopie...What an end to the season!
The ring is .95 Platinum and 18k gold.


Dan – MA, USA

Posted on September 30, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Annie Hedge's wedding band from 1884

CTX 3030

September 30, 2014 08:00am
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I have been hunting a very difficult lake area in Ontario Canada for a number of years now. It is in pretty deep water and the lakebed is made of construction debris and trash - iron nails, roofing nails, door hinges and the like, but there are good targets in there somewhere, sometimes...

I bought my CTX just for this site (and sites like it) because it is the only detector I have found that can cope with an underwater site with extreme amounts of trash. This site is a detrectorist's nightmare, and any other detectors I have used in this area just can't cope - they all just null out or shut down because of all the other bits of metal at various depths in the lakebed. The CTX seems to see the trash AND the treasure simultaneously.

Posted on September 30, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

15th century coin spill


September 25, 2014 08:00am
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Picked up an E-TRAC a little over a month ago.
I have been going out to a little hole I like to dig around with my new toy, in the past three weeks I have pulled up a 1783 Georgius triumpho token with no die crack on the reverse and in great condition, a 1858 gold one dollar coin, and a total of 8 silver reals, the latest 5 where dug up in the same hole on 9-24-14 at about 8 - 10 inches. I absolutely love my new E-TRAC. I will never swing anything other than Minelab ever again ... TY Minelab ...


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

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

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