I am collecting information on what items, people have discovered while metal detecting and also where they found it. Please list all your items as other people may have found the same items close to where you found yours. I am sure you or someone you know has a story we all would love to hear. Thanks
I have a very weak old detector which is good or finding lost nails and screws..
But I know people who have found coins on beaches and some nice gold nuggets in the Sierras.
You have to know where to look and have a high end apparatus to find good stuff.
A neighbor of ours found some old forks and knives buried about a foot and a half deep.. some old pottery along with it.
I used to be obsessed about finding hidden treasure with my kiddie metal detector, but all I ever found was a washer.
I Have always wanted to go metal detecting but just never quite got around to it, would be very cool indeed to see what people have found
i haD one in the 80s they are cool. never found much but trash but it was fun looking. Had A "Whites" detector. It was really nice. I know radio shack and toys are us used to carry some simple ones.
My sister and I found about 10 medieval silver pennies in the late 1980s.
We did a metal detector and dig thing a couple of years ago, and ended up with about 50 silver coins, farthings, half-pennies, groats and a couple of shillings, from the 13th to 17th centuries.
I found a 20 pound note once whilst metal detecting...obviously I had to find other stuff first to dig that out the ground as it wouldn't have detected it, was faded on one half, but it still was accepted at the shops as the metal strip was intact and the banking numbers were clear!
Also found some very rare coins that I have invested and stored away for when I need to cash them in....Also found an old 10 pence piece, I miss them ones!
When I was a kid, I lived on the beach. So one day when I was like 6 I got a metal detector, and I ran right out to the beach and put it to work. Within the first ten minutes I found something and started digging like mad. Of all of the things I could find, i found an old vibrator. Having no idea what it was, I ran into the house to show my Mom. Needless to say, the metal detector was put away after that.
i have found a gold sovereign while detecting in a park in Australia. But the main thing i find is just plain old gold nuggets, which at the current gold price i dont mind finding at all. The best nugget i have found weighed about three ounces which made it worth about USD$4000 at the current gold price
This is amazing|! I've always wanted a metal detector, especially a gold one, but I'm not sure I am capable of digging up the rock hard ground round about here...still, never know, one day...
by PhoenixV 8 years ago
Where Are The Best Places To Go Metal Detecting For Gold?What sort of places do professional metal detectors or prospectors look for gold?
by Jim Higgins 8 years ago
Have you ever used a metal detector to look for treasures of any kind?I just a read an article about a first time treasure hunter in Britain who went out and found about $160,000 worth of Roman coins. I suppose that is a lot more likely in Britain than the US.I wonder what kind of things people...
by scoop 8 years ago
Is metal detecting worth it?
by doodlebugs 8 years ago
Is it legal to use a metal detector in public parks in Utah?I'm going on a trip to Utah and taking my White's metal detector. Is it legal to go metal detecting in public parks in Utah?
by Rareobject 8 years ago
Have You Ever Found AnyThing While Metal Detecting? If So What?List all your items here so other people can Compete with your find or Finds..
by Steven Pearson 8 years ago
Is it worth getting a metal detector in the Pacific Northwest?Some guy just hit the motherload in Britain when he found a cache of like-new Roman coins. Obviously there will be nothing in Washington state that old since it doesn't have nearly as much history..but are there things to be found in...
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