Success Stories for 2017

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Bronze age Hammer

CTX 3030

June 08, 2017 05:47am

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Hello from the North East UK . Over last 3 years we have been finding Bronze age items on one of our permissions. We even went to the extreme of the farmer cutting the reeds down in a field. Also my Farther  ...
Posted on June 08, 2017 05:47am | 0 Comments

Feliz por utilizar um equipamento da Minelab

Excalibur II

June 07, 2017 12:30pm

Quero aqui compartilhar a minha felicidade por utilizar um equipamento de ponta da Minelab para detecção de metais em praias, como o famoso Excalibur II. Em 4 dias recuperei meu investimento, em 3 meses já encontrei vá ...
Posted on June 07, 2017 12:30pm | 0 Comments

Bucket Lister


June 07, 2017 11:25am

I was detecting a local farm field where I have found very early buttons and coins when I stumbled upon a great signal. I carefully dug the whole and realized my target was not in the whole anymore. I found  ...
Posted on June 07, 2017 11:25am | 0 Comments

Cache'ing A Dream

CTX 3030

June 05, 2017 01:49am

A couple contacted me about some valuable items that were apparently buried on land that they now owned. A family member that had amassed many items was ill and was supposed to show his longtime friend where these items were  ...
Posted on June 05, 2017 01:49am | 0 Comments

Memorial Day Weekend Nugget to Remember

GPZ 7000

June 02, 2017 12:55pm

I recovered this 2.4 penny weight (dwt) nugget while metal detecting in Nevada over the 2017 Memorial Day weekend using a Minelab GPZ 7000 (an incredible machine) at a depth of over 14 inches. Upon initial cleaning to remove dirt and caliche, I was  ...
Posted on June 02, 2017 12:55pm | 0 Comments



June 02, 2017 12:37pm

Found an 8 inch deep 1898 Canadian large cent with my E-TRAC yesterday in my own yard in Michigan. The house was built in 1952, I don't have a clue how it got there. I almost didn't dig it 'cause it  ...
Posted on June 02, 2017 12:37pm | 0 Comments

Hunting Rhoboth beach

Excalibur Series

June 02, 2017 04:05am

The very first time I waded in the surf I found my first jewelry with real diamonds and a topaz. I can't say enough good things about my Excalibur 1000 it is by far the best performing detector in the  ...
Posted on June 02, 2017 04:05am | 0 Comments

'First Gold'


May 30, 2017 06:36am

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I was always in awe of fellow club members who started their sentence with the words "When I found my first gold item...."  Now I've joined their club with this c.150 B.C. - c.50 B. ...
Posted on May 30, 2017 06:36am | 0 Comments


CTX 3030

May 30, 2017 05:35am

A few weeks ago, I was searching an area of river dredging and drainage development. Having spotted numerous old bones, shells and bits of pottery, I thought this would be a cool place to search. I have searched the same  ...
Posted on May 30, 2017 05:35am | 0 Comments

Hunting the lost Tavern

CTX 3030

May 29, 2017 09:57am

We were searching for Benidict Arnold's lost taven, it happened that we had already had the permission and we're way off on an old map. We went back after two unsuccessful attempts in snow and rain. The first  ...
Posted on May 29, 2017 09:57am | 0 Comments
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