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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!
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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
First Find

I first became interested in detecting whilst on a holiday from my home in Adelaide, South Australia several years ago. An acquaintance spent several months each year in Victoria with his then GP3000 prospecting. My wife and I stopped off at his camp for a couple of days and went out with him, watching and learning. Realising, that whilst still working, I would only have a few weeks each year to do this, I knew this was something for future retirement.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Ancient Coins

This machine found very old coins, these currencies date back to one thousand and five hundred years before the birth of a nickel-metal… Thank you God

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
280 Gram Nugget Found in Ivory Coast with GPX 5000
This gold was found in 1 day in the Ivory Coast using this GPX...the weight is around 280 grams. ...
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Abundant Finds

I found a lot of old coins...the X-TERRA 305 is the best!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
10Kg's of Gold in Mali

have found over 10kg's of Gold in a 6 month period using my GPX 5000 in the area of Bougouni in South West Mali. Myself and my family are very happy!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
429 Gram Nugget

429 gram nugget found with GPX 5000 using an 18 inch Double D Commander coil. Found in Katon Karagai, in East Kazakhstan Region. About 5 hours’ drive from Ust-Kamenogorsk.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Dreams Come True Via a GPX 5000

We were in Matabeleland region in the early hours of the day determined to search for the gold nuggets. Our first 15 steps as we followed the GPX 5000 with an 18 inch dish were drawn into attention by a heavy noise of a target signal, whose depth was less than a meter.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Reworking Old Ground

When I received my new GPX 5000 in the mail the first thing I did was race out to the closest location I have found nuggets before. After about an hour of experimentation with buried test pieces I stepped onto an old patch that I know has been worked by several other operators and the photos speak for themselves, happy days.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
99 Gram Nugget

I have been detecting with Minelab for the last 2 years and have been very lucky. Today I found a 99 gram nugget and then another 21 grams through the rest of the day.

I am very blessed to be using Minelab. I wish all Zimbabweans could have the same Minelab so they can be as lucky as me.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
I Gave It Back

Early December 2012 while the weather was stinking hot I decided to do a quick trip from Perth to a area that I had been looking at for some time just over 3 hours from home, I like to travel at night so packed up and on the move, When I got to the salt lake I took the Quad off the trailer and started to have a good look around the lake edges, after going right round the lake and working out where I was going to start detecting I went back to the 4x4 and got the GPX 5000 ready jumped into bed had a bit of a sleep, bright and early I was up and away.

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