What is the most valuable thing ever found with a metal detector?

The two most common items found with a metal detector are coins and jewelry. Trash items like bottle caps, nails and soda cans are always an obstacle, but we’re talking about actual targets. Many metal detector hobbyists search for one specific category of treasure.

What is the most valuable thing ever found with a metal detector?

Hand of Faith
Hand of Faith: $1 million (£453k) The largest gold nugget ever found using a metal detector, the 960-ounce (27.2kg) Hand of Faith was discovered by Kevin Hillier near Kingower, Australia back in September 1980.

What do most people find with metal detectors?

The two most common items found with a metal detector are coins and jewelry. Trash items like bottle caps, nails and soda cans are always an obstacle, but we’re talking about actual targets. Many metal detector hobbyists search for one specific category of treasure.

Do people with metal detectors ever find anything?

Myth Two: “Nobody really finds anything valuable with a metal detector.” This is completely false. A website called Recent Metal Detecting Finds is only one place where metal detector enthusiasts post photos of the coins, jewelry, and other items they found.

Do all metal detectors detect gold?

The answer is YES, they all do. Some do it better than others. Some detectors like the Minelab Gold Monster or GPZ 7000 are specifically designed to find small gold pieces (which most naturally occurring gold is). When it comes to finding gold rings, just about any metal detector will work.

What is the most valuable buried treasure ever found?

A metal detectorist in West Norfolk, England, has unearthed the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard ever discovered: a bounty of 131 coins and four golden objects. Most of the items were found over the course of six years by a single detectorist, who wishes to remain anonymous, according to the British Museum.

Can a metal detector find diamonds?

This leads to an important point: metal detectors will not detect non metal items such as gemstones, diamonds and pearls. What a metal detector can do is lead you to indicator minerals, which are used by prospectors. Prospectors follow the indicator trail back to gold or the volcanic pipe which may contain diamonds.

Can I metal detect on a beach UK?

On most beaches in the UK, you can metal detect on freely, providing you have a permit. Councils or the crown owns most beaches in the UK. You can apply for a permit directly through them, which will allow you to use your metal detector.