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Brass pipe tomahawk!

CTX 3030

December 16, 2014 08:00am

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.


Posted on December 16, 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.

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

Broke into the 1600's!

CTX 3030

December 06, 2014 08:00am

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!

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

A coin becomes a ring

CTX 3030

November 25, 2014 08:00am

First they were both found very deeply with CTX 3030 and secondly this ring was made with this kind of bronze - aluminum coin. The technique involves drilling a hole in the coin and then using a conical tool coming distort and enlarge the hole. The finishing is made with a file. It is an economical way for making a ring. It is a period ring and I found it on the towpath near a canal.

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

Maybe the last finds this Year

CTX 3030

November 24, 2014 08:00am

On Sunday I was detecting with my CTX 3030 and it was a beautiful sunny day, but it was pretty cold!

Yet I could find some roman Coins with the 6 "and 11" search Coil and it was one pretty small Roman silver coin of "Antoninus Pius" inside the finds ... Antoninus Pius was Caesar 138 and 138 to 161, he was Augustus of the Roman Empire ...

Posted on November 24, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

First day out

CTX 3030

November 11, 2014 08:00am
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Went on a beach hunt for a couple of hours to try out the CTX 3030. It was so much fun, I ended up finding £5.50 in coins, a few fishing weights and a 9ct Gold Wedding Band Ring just 5 inches down in the wet sand. I could barely believe it and on the 1st day out even.
There was plenty of good targets which made the CTX's feature of being able to identify 2 targets simultaneously very handy and it handled like a dream on both wet and dry sand.
Thanks Minelab for creating such a beautiful machine.


Posted on November 11, 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. 


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


CTX 3030

October 28, 2014 08:00am
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More than 100 objects, including solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots, were discovered by Derek on church land in Dumfries and Galloway.

The artefacts, thought to have been buried between the mid-ninth and 10th century, include an early Christian cross made of solid silver, with unusual enamelled decorations.

Posted on October 28, 2014 08:00am | 1 Comment

First ever Morgan Dollar

CTX 3030

October 26, 2014 08:00am
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I was detecting a park that has been heavily hit over the years but knowing how the CTX 3030 performs I decided to give it a go. I was alerted with a very strong tone in my headphones and the detector was telling me a solid target at 7 ". The target was actually almost 8.5" down and I couldn't believe what was staring right at me, my first ever Morgan Dollar. Thank you Minelab for producing such an awesome detector.


Keith P – New York, USA

Posted on October 26, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Diamond ring

CTX 3030

October 24, 2014 08:00am

I hit the beach up here in New Hampshire after a Nor'easter and fighting the rain and wind I found 7 silver coins 1 walker half 5 rosies and 1 barber dime along with a couple Indians and wheaties . and a lot of clad. my last find hit at 12-7 a 14k white gold diamond ring. A very way to end the day. The CTX 3030 is a great all around hunting machine.


Don - New Hampshire, USA

Posted on October 24, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

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