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!
What Will You Find?

17 Gram Nugget with the GPX 5000

While detecting in Arizona with my GPX 5000 I heard a faint signal on a small basalt boulder due to the iron content in it. The signal was much stronger on one end of it. I took a few swipes with my pick about 3 inches from it and pulled out a1/2+ ounce nugget!

Thanks Minelab for a fantastic detector and a great hobby!

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