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14 year old discovers rare Australian silver coin


February 22, 2014 10:00am

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Hello . I just wanted to share a story with you guys

One day I was at my local spot to metal detect and I came across an amazing signal , had no idea what it was but when I dug it I flipped out and could not believe my eyes . Thank you minelab for helping me find my amazing 1911 florin in perfect condition

Please skip to 14:22 on the video to see my find
If not just watch the whole video lots of pre dec coin finds


Sambo - Australia

Posted on February 22, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

Colonial Buckle


February 19, 2014 09:00am

One of my first hunts since first buying my X-TERRA 705 I was in my favourite local spot. About an hour into my hint I had a nice tone come through but it jumped a little bit because of the harsh soil conditions and trash. Even though my 705 was new to me I could hear the good tone stand out amongst all the nails and bits of iron. I am glad I dug this signal because about 8" down inside the plug I popped out I could see the end of the buckle barely peeking out. When I pulled some dirt away and saw what I had my heart was pounding. 

Posted on February 19, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

A ring of destiny

CTX 3030

February 19, 2014 08:00am

Last Sunday I went to an organised dig about 10 miles north from Perth in Scotland.

The day was looking promising. Sun was shining, surroundings were superb with a scenic views of Scottish hills. There were around 60 people detecting the same fields on that day. A week before there was a lot of hammered found in this area so I was really looking forward to it.

I was one of the first people on the field. I started CTX 3030, put the headphones on and off I went :) Few minutes into the field I got scared by a farmer who drove into the field to drop a huge load of horse manure. He was right behind me and I think that he was teasing me for a while because he kept going after me :)

Posted on February 19, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

X-TERRA finds Pre Decimal Pocket Spill


February 15, 2014 03:00pm

Hi, I have been detecting for about 18 months, I don't get time to do as much as I would like so I often take my X-TERRA 705 in the car so when the chance is there to sneak in some detecting, I take it. I had to take my wife to a physio appointment in Sydney so whilst I was waiting for her I got my X-TERRA 705 out of the car and decided to detect a city park. I only had about 40 minutes and well I got under way and was not having any luck, just finding junk targets. Well my luck changed when I got a hit and dug about 6 inches in soft dark soil. I saw the glint of silver and was lucky enough to find a florin. Well I had never found a florin before and was quite excited so I ran the X-TERRA 705 over the hole again and to my surprise I found another two florins and a shilling all in the same hole. I'm guessing back in the day someone sat just there and the coins spilled from their pocket. (2 x 1942, 1 x 1922 florins and 1 x 1943 Shilling)

Posted on February 15, 2014 03:00pm | 0 Comments

Explore and discover


February 06, 2014 10:00am

Explore and discover antiques dating back more than 1,000 years

Mehrdad Minelab - Hungary

Posted on February 06, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

Identification mark


January 31, 2014 09:00am

So I after 7 years of searching finally made finding German identification marks found in the woods, a great joy.
Number of soldiers: 641
Mark: 3.Battr.Art.Ers.Abt.75
Blood Type: A
Unit: 3rd Batterie / Artillerie Ersatz Abteilung 75 (mot)
Formatting: WH - Heer
Found: Melnik / Czech Republic
3rd Batterie / Artillerie Ersatz Abteilung 75 (mot)
3rd Battery / 75 Artillery backup partition (mot)

Posted on January 31, 2014 09:00am | 1 Comment

Bracelet lost for 60 years

CTX 3030

January 29, 2014 08:00pm

I was at a local middle school that was a grade 1-12 school back in the day. I have been here several times before and found several silver coins. On Friday the January 24th I made a find that was more amazing than I knew at the time. I found a small Sterling bracelet with a name on it. I did not know who the person was or what he meant to my town until I researched it. I moved to Winder Ga 4 years ago and the man on the bracelet passed away in 2006. 

Come to find out he was a WELL loved city councilman for 35 years and had done numerous great things for Winder. The town dedicated the newly refurbished Fire station to him in his name. He was Billy Sheridan and graduated from the school in 1955 but went there from grade 1-12 so we are not sure when he lost it. I made contact with the family through Face Book and Fox 5 Atlanta (news station) covered the return. Here is a link to that story.

Posted on January 29, 2014 08:00pm | 1 Comment

An unexpected find


January 23, 2014 03:00pm

With a break in the cold weather here in Colorado, I pulled out my E-TRAC for a little bit and play with it in my back yard of my house that was built in the late 1800s. First signal I get is near an old cedar fence post, it was an "iffy" signal, but figured why not dig it up and see. So, I dig up around the post and pull out an old mason jar lid, the kind that has the glass inside the lid.

Posted on January 23, 2014 03:00pm | 0 Comments

Seeking all hunted out sites!

GPX 5000

January 14, 2014 09:00am

I can remember the day I obtained permission to metal detect this property here in Culpeper, VA. "Sure you can go but it's been hunted out", okay thanks and off I go. Several of my co workers have hunted here, heck even my father in law. Heck the first day I was there I ran into somebody digging. I am, to my knowledge the only one to hit it with the GPX 5000. It's common to find relics below the plow line at average 18+" deep. I've been many many times and have yet to be skunked at the old hunted out site!

Posted on January 14, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Detecting stone...


January 09, 2014 09:00am

It is not what we usually seek, makes us proud and happy most of the time, but what we find! The same is true for me. I always think of finding some rare coin or jewelry, but all the time I get surprised by things concealed in the ground. This story began during a month long expedition to the Mongolian border, where we searched for the 17th century artifacts and medieval Chinese coins. I had my reliable and precise X-TERRA 705 with me.

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

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