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Explorer II

February 16, 2014 08:00am

Hey guys my name is Sam I live in Camden New South Wales and I am 15 years of age. I love metal detecting and have been metal detecting for about year-and-a-half now. I enjoy going metal detecting trips with my dad and My friends which go metal detecting with me. Recently I have been starting to find a lot of amazing silver coins and amazing artefacts. One day me and my father decided to go metal detecting in a different spots other than Camden. So we just got in the car and drove off looking for different spots to go. driving for about an hour and a half when we came across an old town as we ventured into the town we found an amazing park. When I started to get some amazing finds. I dug a Penny here and there. But then I came across this 1 m x 1 m square which was covered in different sorts of pre decimal coins including a silver ring and nice World War II returned from active service badge. My heart was pounding as a dug coin after coin shilling florin shilling florin. This has been the most amazing metal detecting trip I thought in my mind. Me and my dad finished up on the patch and gig as many coins as possible before it was time to head home. So that was my amazing metal detecting trip . I'm going to keep these queens and relics for the rest of my life. Thanks.

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

CTX Pillages a rare Medieval Annular Brooch

CTX 3030

February 11, 2014 08:00am

England and Scotland were uneasy neighbours in the Middle Ages, but I believe the situation has improved since those turbulent times. :-)

Scottish detectorist Rob Fallen certainly thinks so because he made the perilous journey down to Yorkshire in January 2014 looking for new land on which to swing his coil. He described the visit as ‘pillaging’, a word echoing those Medieval wars and associations with robbing and raiding.

Posted on February 11, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

A First!!! And it's a GOLD one!

Explorer SE

February 07, 2014 01:00pm

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My Name is Cody and I have been metal detecting on and off since I was 13. I began my treasure hunting with an old Fisher Gold bug, then upgrading to bounty hunter then to Whites then finally to Minelab. I have always preferred gaining permission and searching homesites which I believe have the best potential of being virgin sites, but find myself searching old parks/schools more and more lately.

Portland Oregon area parks have been pounded... and again POUNDED! There is 100's of acres of heavily frequented parks that are dated pre 1920's that can send you home some days without even a wheat penny. Long story short good finds are getting harder and harder to come by!

Posted on February 07, 2014 01:00pm | 0 Comments

Penny penny pick me up.

CTX 3030

February 07, 2014 11:00am

My name is Bruce and since December of 2013 I have been having a ball. In Dec I found a 1551-53 English shilling. Now for some of you that isn't so great a feat but I live in Victoria BC. Since Jan. 2nd of this year the CTX 3030 has been on fire. Now most of you get tired of chasing penny signals all day long, but sometimes they have a little kick to them. Chasing penny signals so far this year has got me 1 silver quarter, 5 silver dimes, 3 silver nickels (fishscales) 1 1878 3 pence, 4 silver rings, 1 silver key, 1 silver thimble, 1 1930s Paces Races game token, 1 1920 dog tag, 1 1920 Half Crown, 1 gold pocket watch and 3 US Half dollars. All of these were hitting the CTX 3030 in the penny range. The kicker though is the last US Half a 1855 S seated liberty.

Posted on February 07, 2014 11:00am | 0 Comments

Lost Wedding Ring found in Sand Dunes Australia

CTX 3030

February 04, 2014 05:00pm

I had a frantic call from a guy called Brett to say that his wife of four weeks had dropped her diamond encrusted 18 carat white gold wedding ring in the soft sand dunes at Lake Conjola on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.

It was late in the afternoon when he called so I made the hour long drive to the location as soon as possible. When I got there Brett explained that they had half a dozen people searching the area but with no luck. I asked them to point out the vicinity that they believed the ring was dropped.

Posted on February 04, 2014 05:00pm | 0 Comments

Minelab magic

X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack

January 30, 2014 10:00am

Thanks for the certificate, cap, and bottle opener much appreciated. The results are from two hunts down at a local beach. It was a cool afternoon so I decided to put in an hour and a half, sometimes I get this vibe when I'm just starting off that it will be a good hunt, and most of the time I get into a different mindset and the goods come up every few metres it’s a great feeling. A few people come up and ask me about the machine I'm using, I tell them it’s a Minelab made in Australia the model and if they are interested I give a bit of a demo with a coin with the backlight on it looks quite impressive especially with the pinpoint mode on, most of them walk away impressed. Anyway a big thank you to Minelab for their great support and keep up the good work and great products till next time happy hunting.

Posted on January 30, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

First GOLD of the year

Explorer SE Pro

January 30, 2014 09:00am

First gold of the year, find in a medieval place where Napoleonic troops destroyed everything they passed.

2.45grs, 2 diamonds, 1 ruby? Century 16/17


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

Gold Class Ring Returned After 14 Years

CTX 3030

January 30, 2014 08:00am

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Gold class ring found over 2000 miles away from its owner and returned 14 years later. Tracking her down wasn't easy but I managed to contact her via Skype and her reaction was priceless. This one took some leg work.


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



January 08, 2014 10:00am

I bought a Safari off a friend a few weeks ago, it’s taken me a few days to get my head around the tones as I’ve been using a Minelab Sovereign Elite.

we went to an old World War II camp which is now a football and dog walking field, my son and I went for an hour, set the safari in conductive all metal mode as seen on the Minelab owner site, we had only been there 10 minutes and got a hit of 20-24 ID, I thought that sounded good and dug away and out popped a 1939 German eagle spange 2nd class badge and a few coins, we were well made up!!

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

Golden Superb Holiday Ring

CTX 3030

January 08, 2014 09:00am

This is my greatest find ever.

It all started in my vacation, I was at the Island Ameland in the Netherlands. Like other years I always take my detector with me. In earlier vacations my E-TRAC and this holiday my new CTX 3030. And when the kids sleep, I go out a couple of hours to detect, while my wife stays with the kids at home. Hmmm love my wife for doing this...

Posted on January 08, 2014 09:00am | 1 Comment

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