Fisher's CZ-6A has been one of the best machines I've owned and helped me recover upwards of 400 buttons!
As a retired real estate broker I didn't have much interest in treasure hunting, but a friend of mine introduced me to the hobby and I've been metal detecting for about 15 years now. My favorite place to search is beaches and private property, since I live in Cape Coral, Florida, the beaches are easy to get to.
My favorite find to date was found while I was searching private property. I was with my hunting buddy, Jerry Cooper, and hunting with only my CZ-6A and a relic shovel. I've used this detector for six years, so I know it very well....
Minelab Excalibur II
In the mid-1970's, my parents bought me a Relco Metal Detector. It had a depth range of about 6 inches, no earphone jack, and you could barely hear the audio tones on the beach when it was windy. But I had a blast with it and I was hooked on detecting.
Now I am primarily a beach hunter in the Orlando area. I hunt with the Minelab Excalibur about 80% of the time. I love the amphibian advantage of this machine and thus, the ability to walk into a good trough as I spot it. I also use a Minelab Sovereign GT when I want to cover more ground, and I recently bought a White's Dual Field Pulse.
As a beach hunter, most of my finds are rings and jewelry. My best hunts have always bee...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Tim Pearson, a metal detectorist and amateur treasure hunter (aren't we all?) found what he thought was a milk bottle cap back in 2005.
Pearson was detecting in a South Yorkshire field that he had combed over for more than six years. In the past the field that had yielded nothing more than a Roman coin for him, but this time, there was something special waiting.
Tim says "When I broke open the clod of earth the first I saw of the aestel was its flat back covered in mud. Seriously just looked like a piece of gold coloured foil, hence the milk bottle top similarity. Obviously, soon as I had the object in my hand I knew it was something special!"
But as you can guess, it...
Garrett GTI 2500 Pinpointer Package
We were recently surveying a historical indian camp site in Kansas and I found a silver metal piece. The archologist we were working with has since completed research on the object and sent me the results. The engraving of the lion, unicorn and coat of arms represents the Royal Coat of Arms for the King of England.
The coat of arms frequently changed and this version was in use from 1801 to 1811. You can see from the picture that holes had been drilled into each end so it was probably used as an arm band. It was probably picked up during a raid and it's original usage is unknown at this time. I was using my Garrett GTP 1350 metal detector purchased from Kellyco and I am ve...
Denitsa 6x8" SEF Butterfly Search Coil
Got my new SEF 6x8 coil yesterday and put it to the test right away. My buddy and I hit a Boy Scout camp which shutdown in 1968 and is now private property which his buddy owns. We hit it for 3 hours and the Etrac with the small sef pulled out 15 wheats, 2 mercs, 1 rosie, 1 quarter, 2 jeffersons, 1 V nickel, boy scout necker slider and a WWII medal. A lot of these coins had nails, crown caps and just plain junk soil type stuff mixed in....
Minelab Sovereign GT
I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!!!!!
The find of a life time - pinch me. I had no idea of what i found! We went over to Daytona Beach to hunt and hoped to find something left by the fourth of July weekenders.
We got up early, which about killed me since I went to bed around two! We hit the beach at 9a.m. and hunted to about one when a very bad storm sent us off the beach. That was ok I needed a break and was hungry so we stopped at Wendy's and then proceeded to my spot. I told Jerry I have been wanting to go to my favorite spot all month, that is where I found that silver bracelet with the dragon fly and the three rings.
We sat there in the car waiting for the rain to...
White's Spectra V3i
The Spectra V3 has been a real joy to use. It can be used to match any hunting condition I have encountered so far. The preset programs provide impressive depth. These finds came from areas that have been pounded by other detectors, and yet the Spectra V3 found what the others had missed.
The Spectra V3 with the Live Control Bar capability makes adjusting on the fly so easy. It's like using an detector with knobs. Plus, it can be customized to suite the type of hunting conditions and/or the controls that one desires.
The Spectragraph and the Analysis Screens make it easy to find the good targets. I especially like to see which frequency responds better, and coupled wi...
I just want to thank Kellyco for the 10x12 sef (Butterfly) coil I ordered on March 2, 2010.
Yesterday (March 12, 2010) I found my best find ever with it - a 1788 Spanish Silver Reale! The coin is 222 years old and was minted when Ohio (my home state) was wild frontier populated by settlers, soldiers and Native Americans. Shoot, Ohio didn't even become a state until 1803!...
Well I have to say guys and gals that today will go down in my record books as the most heart stopping, body shaking and my legs couldn't stop dancing. I'm still on cloud nine trying to tell all of you what happened in my day, I started out by Google-earthing my area and came across a small little park that I had hunted probably more than a year ago, so I headed out to see if I could use the program that Angel had posted the other day which by the way it work very well for me and my XLT...
Garrett Ace 250
Dave Booth of Scotland had only owned his Garrett ACE 250 metal detector for five days when he made a discovery that has changed his life. He recovered an incredibly rare cache of five gold treasure pieces that were grouped tightly together - three intact necklace and two fragment of another....