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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories

There are treasure hunters all over the world uncovering incredible finds with a metal detector. Whether you’re new to the hobby, or a seasoned pro, sharing the story behind each discovery is part of the fun and excitement. Check out these treasure finds and stories; some of which are from our very own customers!

Kellyco Has a New Star

A week or so ago, my wife and I were shopping at a local store when we met a friend of ours who works at Kellyco. During our conversation he mentioned that they were expecting a new 8X6 Butterfly Coil for the Garrett's Ace 250 and 150. I ask him to call me when they came in as both my wife and one of my sons have 250s.

He called the other day to tell me they were in and yesterday, Friday, I went to pick one up. I ask him if he thought it would work on my "OLD 550"? We checked it out on one of the 550s in the store and it looked like it would work.

Now my "OLD 550" is the first machine I started with back in 2005. It has been through many battles all over this nation. The Old Man is really worn and sometimes I have to work with it to make the pin point button work. I only use him when I am in a competition hunt or at the beach as I have purchased other machines that are supposed to have more "Bells and Whistles" - so they say. In fact, the one I currently use is supposed to be one of the top of the line machines of another company.

Anyway, today my "OLD 550" and I were going to enter a new stage at a small park that my son and I hunt periodically. Upon entering the gate I turned him on and the first target I got was a silver ring. The second a penny and the third was another silver ring. After a few more pennies I picked up a silver medallion. The coin signals just kept coming up so fast that I was really amazed at their numbers. The simplicity of how easy it was to find the targets was unbelievable. There was no doubt when it came to pin pointing. It was always right there. At this park I didn't get a chance to check out how deep it could identify as everything was within 5 to 6 inches.

We were there for about three hours. I just knew I was in for another 100 or more penny day when my son told me he had to go the rest room - really bad. What could I say?

In our short time there I picked up: 7 quarters, 6 dimes, 6 nickels, 73 pennies, 1 token,2 silver rings, 1 silver medallion plus the normal junk.

I have used many, supposedly top of the line detectors, with a lot of success. I am telling you now - I will put my "Old 550" with this 8X6 Butterfly coil up against them all. It is like putting a new engine in a old car. What a team!!!!!

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