Metal detector finds, treasure finds and discoveries

On this page we have displayed some of the treasure finds made by our customers. All of the items pictured were detected with our metal detectors and 3d ground scanners. Unfortunately it's not possible to display all of the finds that have been detected because many of our customers have requested that we not post them on our website.

If you are using one of our metal detectors, ground scanners or geophysical instruments and have a treasure story by yourself, submit it to us by using our online form or via email to info@okm-gmbh.de with all the details about your finding! Please include a picture, a story explaining your find, what kind of metal detector you used and any additional information you would like to share with other treasure hunters.

Ancient bronze weapons from the Persian Empire

Ancient bronze weapons from the Persian Empire

Using the 3d ground scanner and metal detector eXp 4500 one of our customers and treasure hunters successfully located these ancient weapons. The swords, knifes and spearheads has been found in a depth of 2.80 meters. The weapons are made of bronze and has been discovered in the area of the former Persian Empire, one of the most powerful empires in the past. Many ancient artifacts and treasures are still waiting to be found underground.


Golden plate detected and unearthed in Iran

Golden plate detected and unearthed in Iran

Beneath historic foundations of an old church in north west of Iran a wonderful treasure has been detected with OKM's long range gold detector Bionic X4. The treasure hunters located a beautiful golden plate in a depth of 1.60 meters close to the city of Orumieh. The golden plate is showing an image with a group of female persons.


Medieval artifacts found with Future I-160

Medieval artifacts found with Future I-160

One of our customers found some late medieval artifacts in North Iran with the 3D ground scanner Future I-160 at a depth of 6 meters. The Future I-160 is a high resolution 3D ground scanner which can locate underground utilities like pipelines, cables and tunnels. Actually it has been developed for industrial purposes but as you can see it also finds buried treasures.


3D Ground scanner Rover C II localized amazing gold jewellery in Iran

3D Ground scanner Rover C II localized amazing gold jewellery in Iran

A successful treasure hunter informed us about his latest treasure find. With his OKM 3D ground scanner Rover C II he detected a wonderful gold jewellery in West Iran near the city of Ilam in 3 meters depth. This time we also received the scan data of the customers find. On the Visualizer 3D scan image the gold treasure (red signal) is clearly visible, as well as the excavation of the hole (green signal) where the object had been buried long time ago.


Rover Deluxe found ancient household items in 4 meters depth

Rover Deluxe found ancient household items in 4 meters depth

Another successful iranian treasure hunter found lots of ancient household items like this dish made of bronze. The objects were detected in 4 meters depth with the OKM ground scanner Rover Deluxe. In past centuries the people often buried such items with the corpse of their relatives. Those burial objects should help the deceased in their life after death.


Treasure hunter detects tomb with Rover Deluxe in Tunisia

Treasure hunter detects tomb with Rover Deluxe in Tunisia

Treasure hunting in Tunisia is not only a great adventure, it is also very successful. An example is one of our customers who detected an underground tomb at a depth of 1.60 meters. He used his Rover Deluxe - a 3d metal detector - to scan a historical treasure area. Then he discovered a hidden anomaly, which was visualized in a 3d scan image and identified as an ancient tomb. After opening the tomb he found a skeleton with bronze earrings.


Treasure find in Algeria with the OKM Evolution Detector (Ground Scanner)

Treasure find in Algeria with the OKM Evolution Detector (Ground Scanner)

An Algerian treasure hunter successfully detected this 200 year old saber. The saber was found at a depth of 4.7 meters (15 feet) using the OKM Evolution. This historic weapon originates from the time of French colonial rule. During this period of time, the beginning of the 19th Century, France conquered Northern Algeria and began settling French colonies.


Black Hawk metal detector localizes golden ring

Black Hawk metal detector localizes golden ring

One of our customers found this small golden ring with a blue gemstone. He detected this treasure with the OKM metal detector Black Hawk at a depth of 30 cm. Its value and other details are unknown.


Ground scanner eXp 4000 localized treasure chest with coin treasure in Mexico

Ground scanner eXp 4000 localized treasure chest with coin treasure in Mexico

Mexico is well known for its hidden treasures. Besides the famous ruins of Tenochtitla, an ancient aztec-city, or Chichen-Itza, a historic mayan-city, there are a lot of gold and silver treasures buried deep under the Mexican ground. The search for the lost treasures was a big adventure for one of our customers too, which was worth the trouble. The treasure hunter detected an ancient treasure chest with valuable contents by using the eXp 4000 ground scanner and 3d metal detector. The coin treasure which was hidden in the chest has been detected in a depth of about 1.5 meters. A highlight for every treasure hunter.


eXp 4000 ground scanner detects historical artifact

eXp 4000 ground scanner detects historical artifact

A successful treasure hunter from Kermanshah in Iran informed us about his latest treasure find. With the OKM ground-scanner eXp 4000 he detected this historical figure made of bronze in 1,65 m depth. The artefact has a size of 5 cm x 3 cm x 4 cm and shows the head of an animal with bent horns. Unfortunately the treasure hunter was not able to give us more detailed information. Maybe you know what ancient artifact this is? Please contact us at info@okm-gmbh.de.


Black Hawk metal detector finds a hoard of ancient coins

Black Hawk metal detector finds a hoard of ancient coins

Wars of past centuries have left our forefathers no other choice as to bury their valuables like gold, silver, jewelery and other objects of great value, to hide them from enemies. Several weeks ago a treasure hunter in Turkey found some of those buried artifacts with the OKM pulse induction metal detector Black Hawk. His treasure trove contains several coins and ancient figures which were hidden in 0,5 meters depth.


Ancient artifacts detected with eXp 5000 ground scanner

Ancient artifacts detected with eXp 5000 ground scanner

Those antique objects have been found by a treasure hunter in Lebanon with the OKM ground scanner eXp 5000. This historical find contained different miniature statues of a size of 15 ľ 25 cm, as well as several coins and rings with inscription. These artifacts are probably from the 17th or 18th century. At this time the today's Lebanon still belonged to the former Ottoman Empire. Elaborations are not known.


Brazilian Caxixi found with Evolution 3D Ground Scanner

Brazilian Caxixi found with Evolution 3D Ground Scanner

A treasure hunter found this metal object with his Evolution 3d ground scanner, which is used for the search of precious metals like gold and silver. The hunter did not give any information about where the item was found, the possible age or the intended use of the artifact. Supposedly it's a sort of musical instrument, probably a double-rattle. There are similarities with a Brazilian percussion instrument called "caxixi" which is usually made of rattan. The treasure is made of two hollow pieces, each similar to an egg. They are connected with a curved metal handle. A seal on one of the "eggs" can be an indication that the cavity is maybe filled with little stones or beads. A band wrapped around the handle is probably added for better handling (bearing area for the thumb).


Golden miniature rhyton from Persian Empire detected in Iran

Golden miniature rhyton from Persian Empire detected in Iran

The long range gold detector Bionic 01 and the undercover metal detector Rover UC, a 3d ground scanner controlled by an Android Smart Phone, have been used by Iranian treasure hunters from Kermanshah to locate a golden miniature rhyton, some oil lamps as well as several ancient coins from the Persian Empire.


Historic treasure with coins and goat figures detected in Iran

Historic treasure with coins and goat figures detected in Iran

The 3d metal detector Rover Deluxe is very convenient for treasure hunters who are searching for coins, rings, jewelry and other precious artifacts made of gold and silver. A treasure hunter in Iran found antique coins and other artifacts like goat figures and horse bridles with his OKM metal detector Rover Deluxe.


Mummy found with the 'eXp 5000' ground scanner in Iraq

Mummy found with the 'eXp 5000' ground scanner in Iraq

In 2010 the eXp 5000 again shows its agility for being a truly professional detector. During a customer training in Sulaymania, Iraq, a mummified cat was found.

This discovery was found at a depth of about 1.5 m. In addition to the mummified animal a few coins were discovered.


Rover UC successful in Iran, hoard of coins excavated

Rover UC successful in Iran, hoard of coins excavated

About 300 pieces of these valuable precious coins have been found by a lucky Iranian treasure hunter. The coins have been located near Zanjan, about 300 km from Tehran, Iran.

The treasure hunter is using the undercover gold metal detector Rover UC to find treasures, valuable targets and ancient artifacts from former empires in this region. These precious coins originate from the Sassanian empire, one of the most important Persian empires. And there are much more hidden treasures supposed in this area. Iran is rich of historic artifacts and ancient targets which are traces of the abundance of former Persian empires.

The Rover UC gold detector detected this hoard of coins in a depth of approx. 4.70 m under the ground.


Iranian treasure hunter finds bronze artifacts in ancient grave

Iranian treasure hunter finds bronze artifacts in ancient grave

A treasure hunter from Iran sucessfully located an ancient grave with his 3d metal detector eXp 4000 from OKM. Inside the grave he discovered several bronze artifacts like figurines and ancient bells.


Ancient coins metal detected and unearthed in Syria

Ancient coins metal detected and unearthed in Syria

A large amount of more than 800 pieces of ancient coins has been detected by treasure hunters in Syria. They found the hoard by using the eXp 4000 metal detector and 3d ground scanner. This coin cache is very valuable and the value of each single coin is estimated from 150 - 8000 Euro.


World War II medal found in Tunisia

World War II medal found in Tunisia

This medal has been detected by the 3d metal detector eXp 5000 in North Africa. It is obviously a German/Italian locket. The inscription says: "Campagna Italo-Tedesca in Africa. Italienisch-Deutscher Feldzug in Afrika." This metal detector find reminds of the Italian German campaign in Africa in 1937/1942. Mussolini's National Fascist Party created this Italian/German African campaign medal in memory of the actions of the German Africa Corps DAK (Deutsche Afrika Korps) in the North African campaign.

After Italy's capitulation and declaration of war against Germany in September and October of 1943 respectively, further wear of any Italian decorations or awards including the Italian/German African Campaign medal was prohibited.

The front side of the medal shows the Fileni arch (Arco dei Fileni), which was built by Mussolini on the border between the Libyan provinces of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica in 1937 and destroyed in 1970.


Sassanian sword found by eXp 4000 in Iran

Sassanian sword found by eXp 4000 in Iran

This treasure find is a sword found by a customer from Kermanshah, a city in the west of Iran. The material is a mixture of iron/lead/copper/tin/gold/silver and antimony. This metal detector find belongs to the Sassanian Empire in the region.

The Sassanid Empire was the last pre-Islamic Persian Empire, ruled by the Sasanian Dynasty from 224 to 651. The Sassanid Empire, which succeeded the Parthian Empire, was recognized as one of the two main powers in Western Asia and Europe, alongside the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire, for a period of more than 400 years.

The detected sword has a weight of about 1650 g and a length of 45 cm. The target has been detected by the earth imager eXp 4000 in the depth about 185 cm in clay soil.


Hidden tomb discovered under church

Hidden tomb discovered under church

An amateur actress uncovered the entrance to a 500-year-old secret chamber, which had been hidden for centuries, when she accidentally stamped her shoe through one of the floor tiles at St. Mary's Church, in Redgrave, Suffolk. Just weeks before, a geophysicist had used state-of-the-art ground scan detectors (eXp 4000, Rover C II) to locate the long-forgotten vault. There was just one last thing to do ... finding the entrance.


New historical findings in Syria

New historical findings in Syria

Once again customers from the Middle East area informed us about new finds with their treasure detector eXp 4000. The precious ancient artifacts has been excavated in Syria. These very special targets were hidden about 1,20 m underground. The measurements in eXp 4000's Ground Scan mode has been confirmed before digging with the DDV system (visual metal detector system with metal discrimination).


Precious bridle detected by Rover Deluxe

Precious bridle detected by Rover Deluxe

This beautiful treasure target shows an ancient bridle which was located by an OKM customer using the 3d metal detector Rover Deluxe. This precious target has been located near to Kermanshah, a western city of Iran. The target is of high value, its estimated age is more than 2600 years. The Rover Deluxe pays for itself after this precious find.


Treasure finds from Balkan area with eXp 4000

Treasure finds from Balkan area with eXp 4000

Since 1 year the owner of the OKM ground scanner eXp 4000 from the Balkan area is using his locating equipment with many success. He sent us some photos of his findings. Based on his historic knowledge he explored many interesting sites where possible antique treasures could be located. He scanned these areas with the 3d metal detector eXp 4000 and was able to locate many ancient items.


Ancient coins found with eXp 4000 in Greece

Ancient coins found with eXp 4000 in Greece

A treasure hunter from Greece, who is using eXp 4000, found several ancient coins within an old grave. The treasure contains about 54 coins in three different sizes and motifs. Unfortunately the treasure hunter could not give any details on the age or regional provenance of the coins.


Bowie knife located with eXp 5000 in an old tomb

Bowie knife located with eXp 5000 in an old tomb

Some successful treasure hunters wrote an email with the following content: "Our team found some treasures. We found some bronze objects in an old tomb. The finds are from about 1700 years ago. I attached one of it with this email. It is a bowie knife. [...] I have a basic package of eXp 5000".

The 3d scan image, which has been created by the detector, shows the knife in red and green colors.


Prehistoric figurines found with Rover Deluxe in Iran

Prehistoric figurines found with Rover Deluxe in Iran

These ancient artifacts has been detected with the 3d metal detector and ground scanner Rover Deluxe in the region of Kurdistan in Iran. They have been found in a depth of about 2 m underground. The historic targets belong to 3500 years ago. They show original inhabitants of this area and the ploughing tools which were used for agriculture.


16 kg coins detected with OKM metal detector in Maghreb area

16 kg coins detected with OKM metal detector in Maghreb area

One of our customers from Maghreb in North Africa reported about his successful treasure hunt. He was using the 3d metal detector and ground scanner eXp 3000, the predecessor of the earth imager eXp 4000, when he located some anomalies inside the underground. The customer was searching in very uneven ground and therefor he used the 25 cm GPR probe of his geophysical phase reader to obtain accurate detecting results.


Bottles and spanish silver coins found in Suriname

Bottles and spanish silver coins found in Suriname

A small team of treasure hunters from the US has been made a wonderful discovery on the coast of Suriname. By using the metal detector and treasure hunting detector eXp 4000 they located a lot of glass bottles. Furthermore they discovered a spanish sword as well as silver coins.


Treasure chest filled with coins excavated in Mexico

Treasure chest filled with coins excavated in Mexico

A group of treasure hunters from Mexico has successful used the metal detector Rover C to locate a buried wooden chest. Inside this box they found many copper coins with very interesting pictures on it. Several scans and the analysis of the 3d graphics of Rover C lead to the amazing treasure find.


Rover C II detects a goat statue made of copper and gold in Iran

Rover C II detects a goat statue made of copper and gold in Iran

End of 2008 some customers from the Middle East area located a small statue made of copper, zinc and gold, showing two goats. This ancient treasure find has been detected during archaeological surveys with metal detector Rover C II in about 1.40 meters depth under a stone with cryptical signs.


Cavefinder locates greek artefacts in the Ukraine

Cavefinder locates greek artefacts in the Ukraine

A group of historians and treasure hunters from Ukraine detected a large number of ancient greek artefacts near to the river of Dnepr. By using the geoelectrical detector Cavefinder it was possible to locate some voids under the surface. Inside those voids they found historic items from a greek settlement.


Golden statue found in Afghanistan

Golden statue found in Afghanistan

This golden statue has been found with metal detector Rover Deluxe in Afghanistan. The item has been located inside a cavity together with some other small pieces of metal in a depth of 4-5 meters under the ground.


Ancient door beaters found by metal detector eXp 4000

Ancient door beaters found by metal detector eXp 4000

These ancient door beaters has been detected with eXp 4000 in the Middle East area. The beaters, made of pure gold, were used in ancient times on wooden doors. The targets were buried single in the ground and has been located at a depth of 140 cm. The gold rings were dug up without any patina visible on the surface and are well preserved.


Dugout from World War I detected

Dugout from World War I detected

Geophysical investigations with the metal detectors Future I-160 and eXp 4000 over an unimpressive field in Belgium unearthed astonishing discoveries. For 90 years it was hidden deep under the surface of the Belgium ground but now the underground bunker system is explored by british scientists. This is the start of an exciting time travel back into the time of World War I ...


Mysterious treasure finding in Greece

Mysterious treasure finding in Greece

This story of Mr. Akis from Greece sounds like a fairy tale. There are some mysterious symbols painted on several rocks in the mountains of Greece and the idea of a big treasure. Based on that signs a thrilling hunt for the cache starts in the heart of the greek mountains. After investigations and field scans with the metal detector Rover C from OKM he located a buried hand-carved stone - shaped like a pig's head. Inside of this stone he found several ...


Gemstones and jewelries has been metal detected in Florida, USA

Gemstones and jewelries has been metal detected in Florida, USA

In 2008 an amazing discovery has been made in the United States by using our device Future I-160. Some group of treasure hunters detected a buried brass canon, filled with jewelries and gemstones. Next to it a beautiful jade dragon has been detected.


Ancient goat bells discovered in Iran

Ancient goat bells discovered in Iran

Also in the beginning of 2008 satisfied customers inform us about their new discoveries with one of our metal detectors. An old grave including human remains together with some copper rings, and valuable historical goat or sheep bells has been detected in Iran by using the Future 2005. The grave, probably the tomb of a shepherd, including its valuable objects has been located in a depth of 210 cm in clay soil. The ancient bells with sizes 10 cm, 12 cm, 15 cm length and 6 cm, 9 cm, 13 cm width show different forms and unique structures. Each bell includes 1, 2 or 3 small balls who create the pleasant sound when ringing the bell. In former times bells were hung on goats or sheep to keep evil spirits away, so does inhabitants tell.


Unexpected discovery in Saudi Arabia

Unexpected discovery in Saudi Arabia

A customer from Saudi Arabia informed us about his beautiful discovery. The treasure has been located by the metal detecting instrument eXp 3000 - the former model of eXp 4000. The treasure seeker informed us about the following discoveries, which has been made: a gold statue, a Nofretete statue and a Pharao statue. There are still lots of hidden treasures which wait to be discovered in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries.


Gold prospector detects ancient gold coins using Earth Imager eXp 4000

Gold prospector detects ancient gold coins using Earth Imager eXp 4000

A greek gold prospector, metal detecting with Earth Imager eXp 4000, found several gold coins. He told us about his finding during a visit in our company. He located the treasure in approx. 2 meters depth. These ancient coins are very precious, as confirmed by archeologists.


Future I-160 locates remains of war material

Future I-160 locates remains of war material

On a field in the UK different objects like ammunition, crockery, remains of fighter planes and even old documents has been found with the geophysical detector Future I-160. Under comprehensive supervision of historians the valuable findings has been excavated and filed. One of the most valuable and interesting items was a well preserved china plate from AJ Wilkinson LTD.


Earth Imager eXp 5000 detects 12 gold coins

Earth Imager eXp 5000 detects 12 gold coins

During a metal detection on loamy ground a satisfied customer from middle east discovered gold coins inside of a stone. He was using the Earth Imager eXp 5000 with Super Sensor and VLF emitter. In one of his emails he wrote: "Again i scaned the measured area and in 320 cm i found 12 gold coins inside of stone."


Future I-160 locates remains of a fighter plane

Future I-160 locates remains of a fighter plane

An incredible discovery has been made with the Future I-160 in the city of London, near to Buckingham Palace! With presence of pilot Sgt. Ray Holmes scientist Malcolm Weale, managing director of Geofizz LTD., discovered the engine of a hurricane fighter plane crashed during the Second World War. Channel Five programme reported live that Malcolm's geophysical measuring instrument was so accurate that the hole dug for the crashed plane was not even one foot out.


eXp 3000 discovered bullions of the guerillas

eXp 3000 discovered bullions of the guerillas

In november 2005 some of our customers found a wooden chest filled up with gold bars. Those bullions were buried during the World War II by greek guerillas. The treasure hunters and archeologists used different metal detectors and geophysical instruments like the Earth Imager eXp 3000, the predecessor of eXp 4000.


Earth Imager eXp 3000 detects ancient dagger

Earth Imager eXp 3000 detects ancient dagger

This ancient dagger from the early middle age was found in a depth of 60 cm. After unsuccessful searches with different other metal detectors the dagger has been detected with the basic equipment of the Earth Imager eXp 3000. Only the iron blade kept well preserved over all the long time the object was buried in the ground. There is only a small piece left which belongs to the wooden handle of the dagger. The exact place of this discovery is undisclosed.


Grailfinder detects ancient cellar in France

Grailfinder detects ancient cellar in France

An ancient wine cellar has been located on an old french castle by using the geophysical instrument Grailfinder. This old cave which is estimated from the 15th century by experts and so has an unexpected high historical value, has been located in a depth of 21 meters. Planete Detection IDS has led this professional underground research and located the entrance of this void. By presence of the first french channel TF1 they demonstrated the metal detector Grailfinder, found the cellar and finally went down with the cameramen and discovered 4 big rooms. "It was just wonderful!" so IDS.


Ancient glas vase was found with Rover C

Ancient glas vase was found with Rover C

Customers from Greece proudly informed us about this incredible finding with their geophysical instrument Rover C. Although if non-metallic, the device Rover C located this glas vase as an underground anomaly in the measured area. Determination of position and depth of this ancient target was also possible due to the 3d software program. The vase has been detected in a depth of about 1 m in neutral soil conditions.


Walkabout Deluxe detects ancient wreath

Walkabout Deluxe detects ancient wreath

A sensational discovery has been made by hobby archeologists in an area of the former Ottoman Empire. With the metal detector Walkabout Deluxe, comparable with the current detector Rover Deluxe, a golden wreath (crown) has been located. The metal detectorists confirmed that next to the crown much more items has beed found. However the golden wreath is the most valuable relict of the dig. Because of the integrated metal discrimination they could find out that the located object was made of gold.


Rover C locates hoard of coins

Rover C locates hoard of coins

A breathtaking adventure recovered a treasure of gold coins with the help of the metal detector Rover C. This coins of gold were detected in a depth of 1,30 m. Because of the extensive distribution of the gold coins in the ground even this great depth was no barrier for the treasure hunters.


Ancient Flagstone detected with Rover C

Ancient Flagstone detected with Rover C

During a measurement with the metal detecting device Rover C an antic flagstone with historical relief has been detected. Although the plate is made of stone and non-metallic, the object could be recognized as an anomaly and so easily located. Further fragments of the trimmed rock has been located in the surrounded area of the flagstone.


Statue discovered with Future 2005

Statue discovered with Future 2005

This statue with the height of 15 cm is the result of an archeological excavation in Greece. By using the Future 2005 this object has been found in a depth of 1,10 m, told us the happy finder.


Future I-160 detects golden stone

Future I-160 detects golden stone

With the help of the geophyiscal measuring instrument Future I-160 this golden stone has been found.


Gold jewelry discovered in Macedonia

Gold jewelry discovered in Macedonia

This golden necklace has been found in Macedonia from one of our customers in 2002. It has been located with our metal detecting device Future 2003/4 (Rover C). The photo shows the customer who visited us in our company to tell us about his incredible finding.


Localizer 3000 detects a piece of a meteorite

Localizer 3000 detects a piece of a meteorite

Because meteorites consists mainly of silicate minerals or iron nickel alloy they can be located by using a metal detector. With the Localizer 3000 such a small piece of meteorite has been found.


Copper located with Rover Deluxe

Copper located with Rover Deluxe

This piece of copper rock was found with the metal detector Rover Deluxe. The user informed us that he located the copper rock in a depth of 50 cm, with the Rover Deluxe and its activated discriminator.


Walkabout Deluxe detects Byzantine coins

Walkabout Deluxe detects Byzantine coins

By using the metal detector Walkabout Deluxe, comparable with the current device Rover Deluxe, a collection of Byzantine coins has been discovered. The coins were in an excellent condition because they were embedded in a small potery.



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