Sharing stories of unique metal detector finds never gets old. If you enjoy metal detecting, then hearing what’s been found by others is not only fun in and of itself, but, it also wets your whistle so to speak and gets your mind racing with thoughts of what you might find during your next treasure hunt.
With that in mind – here’s Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com to share with us some of the most unique finds he’s heard about over the years.
Champagne in Finland
Several divers in Finland located a treasure stash of champagne bottles, with champagne still in them! We’ve heard of many antique bottles of all kinds being found all over the world, but rarely are the original contents inside. And even rarer is the fact that in this case the original contents happened to be incredibly high quality champagne; made even more so by its 170 years at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
Full Model T Ford
Metal detectorists in Detroit, Michigan found a full Model T Ford! A former owner of the property apparently buried the car in his backyard back in the 1920s to save it for posterity. It seems his goal was reached.
Some of the best metal detecting stories involve helping others out. An example of this is when one person lost their dental work at a nearby lake and a metal detectorist searching the beach was asked to help. Of course he gladly searched the area and found the man’s missing bridge work easily.
In fact, several hobbyists I know (and many I don’t) also make themselves available, usually for no charge, to others to help find lost treasures that mean a lot to someone like wedding rings for example. They enjoy the search and also know how much these items can mean to others that it’s a win for everyone.
After all you never know what you might find when you go out metal detecting. Maybe on your next adventure you’ll find something unique or even helpful to someone else. Whatever you find when you head out with your metal detector though, you’re sure to find some fun!
Daniel Bernzweig manages MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA. He has written on the subject of treasure hunting and metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He enjoys traveling with his metal detector and helping to educate others in the correct use of metal detectors in their explorations.