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Treasure Finds 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!
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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Colonial 5 penny weight Apothecary, colonial silver charm
Picked up an Etrac recently, went back out to a colonial era site i had been working with another detector and pulled up some amazing finds.

(1) colonial era 5 penny weight apothecary with
a clenched fist mark
(2) colonial era charm with 5 penny
weight symbol in center and clenched
fist hanging from the bottom, found in two
pieces.
(3) colonial era silver religious pendent .

and hit the beach with the Etrac for my first class ring ......
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Never Expected Colonial Coins

I've been detecting around old cellar holes of a farmstead in western Pa with the E-TRAC. I've only had this machine since April 2014, mind you. On one of my last outings, I was exploring a couple hundred yards away from the farmstead and higher on a hill when I noticed a mound that appeared out of place. I detected around it on my way back to the truck but, didn't find anything. The following week, myself and brother-in-law decided to try again. My first hit was a screaming signal. Dug down 5 inches expecting a large cent. To my surprise, I saw silver but, not a US silver. It was a 177? Spanish 2 Reale! What an awesome feel...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Find of MY Lifetime with the E-TRAC!

As a child, I was always fascinated by stories of treasure. My father would take me to old foundations to explore, and I remember hoping and praying so hard that I would find something special. A few square nails and an old roofing hatchet were the only items in my collection, but at 8 years old, they were treasures! I guess, sometimes, we never really lose that part of us. My passion for history only became stronger as I got older, and last spring, at the age of 33, I bought a Minelab E-TRAC. From the second I hit that power button, I was hooked!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My Best Find Ever: Civil War Eagle Breastplate!!!

I have an X-TERRA 705 metal detector and I pounded a homesite built in 1925. After several months I went back to this homesite and detected the sidewalk of this homesite and got a signal about 6 inches deep. I dug and dug and saw what I thought was the back of a mason jar lid. I brushed the relic off and when I saw the eagle I almost fainted! It was a Civil War eagle breastplate! This was my best find ever!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
For The Doubters...

Up until January this year I had always used a different brand of metal detector. people always said you should upgrade and try a Minelab but I could never see why and what the fuss was about..

Anyway, January saw an opportunity to purchase an E-TRAC from a friend of mine who had just upgraded to a CTX 3030…

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Metal Detecting Middle Age Ruins 1100 AD
Hunting with my E-TRAC at a 1100 a.d ruin finding a lot of amazing things, just having a lot of fun out here with my E-TRAC....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Pretty UNreal Find!

Hunted two old yards after work tonite. First one I got the 1890 V nickel and wheats. Trust me I was happy to get just the V nickel, I LOVE old nickels and deep ones are hard to come by, the signals on nickels are very jumpy and I chase a lot of signals to get the ones I have found.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
New E-TRAC Opened Up My World... We are in Love

I recently purchased a E-TRAC. Prior I had a safari and a X-TERRA 705. I ended up hunting a local park that I have hunted many times... but wow... THIS MACHINE KILLS IT. In one week of use (learning curve not bad coming from the safari) I have found.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Little Bit of Gold

Went for 4 day detecting rally in Bedfordshire 3 nights in a small tent rewarded when on the 2nd day I had a Portuguese 800 reis dated 1730 it's a small coin about the size of a English penny or USA Indian head...

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Best Hunt Of My Life

This year over Easter Break, my family and I decided to head south and get away from all the winter drama we’ve had here at home. We were just finishing up getting about 10 inches of snow when we left home. It has been a long winter, and I was eager to get my Minelab E-TRAC out and start finding some loot. After about a 10 hour ride in the car, we arrived at our destination.

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