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An unexpected Seated Dime

CTX 3030

August 24, 2015 10:00am

After submersing the Seated Dime into the puddle of water, I began dabbing gently at the little bit of dirt stuck to the dime, slowly washing it away with every dab, the date was revealed. 1854 with Arrows. My second seated coin ever, and it's a very fine 1854. After seeing that I was done detecting for the day, I ran home to give the dime a quick shot of electrolysis, and took many pictures to post on social media to show my friends. A great day for my Ctx, and me!

Posted on August 24, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

Unearthing American History

CTX 3030

August 24, 2015 08:00am

While detecting along an old abandoned dirt road, deep in the Forrest of western Pennsylvania, I Found this beautiful Liberty Capped Bust Half Dime! Score! I honestly had no idea what it even was. lol. Finally decided to kick back and have a seat in the dirt, and then, right by my feet on the surface of a lightly ploughed field there was my an Arrowhead! Just sitting there! That's two first for me today!
Minelab, thank you for making the best Metal Detecting Technology in the world!

Lou – Pennsylvania, USA
Westmoreland Detecting

Posted on August 24, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

$30,000 Platinum Ring Find and Return

CTX 3030

August 20, 2015 10:00am

I got a call today, some buddies have been hunting for a big platinum ring lost last week. Wanted me to join them today. No camera and bring no others.
Ring was lost tossing a football - I am still amazed at the rings people wear to the beach and this is truly one of those amazing rings you only dream of finding – ring in the scoop.
Returning tomorrow around 10am – some reward – stand by for more.

Va Beach max – Virginia, USA

Posted on August 20, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

Newbie Surprise

CTX 3030

August 20, 2015 08:00am

I am a 100% disabled Veteran and decided to try metal detecting as a means of relaxing and dealing with my PTSD. I bought a new Minelab CTX 3030 a few days ago. After a few failed attempts at learning on my or and finding 2 pennies and a lot of pull tabs I met some local detector users and got some assistance on how to setup and use the detector.


Today I was with one of those new friends and he would randomly toss a coin in front of me to learn how to identify the sound and ID after tossing a nickel for me to find he swung around the area near me got a good signal and asked me to tell him what it was, sadly I could not. he told me it was mine go ahead and dig it. It was about 5" down and I thought I had found a quarter till I looked at it and did not know what It was so tossed it to my friend saying I thought it was a token of some sort. When he opened his hand his eyes went wide and he said this is NOT a token here look. It turned out to be a silver 1780 Carolus III 2 reale piece. In very bad shape but it is the best thing this newbie ever found... I love my CTX 3030 now I just need to save for a Pro-Swing 45, scuba or Snorkel lessons and meet history and adventure head on.


Edward – Missouri, USA

Posted on August 20, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Bronze age Hoard

CTX 3030

August 19, 2015 09:00am

The following week we visit our Flo Ellie Cox to declare the finds and she identified them as Bronze age, she also explained if more relics were found it would be classed as a hoard, that was it a chance to find our first hoard, we had to go back.
The second visit turned out to be the best, although tough at times because the filed was so quite and very few signals when you got one you just knew it had to be good. After a hour second hunt between us we found complete Bronze age Axe heads another larger spear but the tip missing, also the handle ends of to sword/daggers and more blade fragments. Perseverance paid off and we knew that we had found our first hoard.
We contacted Ellie our Flo to tell her the news, she was very excited and wanted to see the rest of the relics. All 10 relics are now waiting to go to the British museum to go through the treasury act process and then hopefully get displayed in one of our local museums.

Posted on August 19, 2015 09:00am | 0 Comments

Oldies with Bling

CTX 3030

August 18, 2015 08:00am

Well it's been awhile since my last post but in the last 6 months, I've had some pretty good finds I would like to share with you. I decided to hit a park that's been hammered for many years in the centre of my home town... Slowing my swing way down, in 3 hrs I'd found 3 rings ( 1 gold and 2 silver ) a 1797 cartwheel half penny less than a metre off the footpath and over $60 in mainly $2 coins. Now here's the weird one... opposite my local deli is a strip of reserve lawn area not 50 metres x 15metres... so I thought why not.... It took me over three hours to recover 128 coins, many pre-decimal including a 1806 half penny... the next oldest was one hundred and 40years later... some of the items are pictured including a 1813 Half Penny Lion Token found in the wall of a pathway that has been searched for years including me... a lesson, the best finds aren't under your feet but up a wall of dirt as well. Happy Hunting everyone ! CTX3030 still rocks.


Paul – SA, Australia

Posted on August 18, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Long day with CTX3030

CTX 3030

August 07, 2015 08:00am

Long day with CTX3030 in Czech republic Sudetenland.


Bigg Andy - Czech Republic

Posted on August 07, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

Got Myself an Eagle

CTX 3030

July 27, 2015 12:00am

I dug the usual clad and was just hoping to find a silver Roosevelt dime or something interesting, but time was running out and I had to be on my way. As I was walking back toward the truck (still swinging of course), I got a nice 12/38 on the CTX. Without thinking I dropped to my knees and plunged my digger into the tough as nails meadow grass to recover yet another zinc penny. What I pulled out of the hole left me completely stunned. It took a minute to realize that I had just dug my first gold coin. It's been 2 days and the shock still hasn't worn off. Fortunately I didn't damage the coin in my reckless recovery. In hindsight the CTX was telling me I had a better than zincoln signal, I just wasn't listening. It was a solid 12/38, never waivered.
Well, after an overnight soak in distilled water most of the gunk rinsed right off and left me with a beautiful 1861s eagle, still can't believe it.
This just proves once again that you never know what you're going to dig or where you're going to dig it.
I love this hobby and love my CTX!

Posted on July 27, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

Late middle age silver coin from Belgium

CTX 3030

July 19, 2015 12:00am

And that day I found a new top piece for in my display case.

I found a MAILLE ( = litthe denarius) from GENT (Belgium) , made in de period we call here the county of Flanders and this coin was strucked in the years between 1259 and 1305 . the material is silver, diameter 10mm and weight 0,4 gram ( so very thin)

Posted on July 19, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments


CTX 3030

July 16, 2015 09:00am

Just a pic of my CTX3030 and all the stuff I've removed from hunting ghost towns around Irvinebank, QLD. I also got well over 400 pre-decimal coins last year with my CTX, well done minelab team for such an unbeatable machine.

Chri – QLD, Australia - Admin of MINELAB CTX3030 USERS GROUP AUSTRALIA. On facebook. 

Posted on July 16, 2015 09:00am | 0 Comments

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