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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 X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Our club has a monthly outing, this month we went to an old CCC camp near Cave Creek / Seven Springs, Az. I had not been hunting more than 15 minutes in the camp area and I got the nice reading of 38 with my Minelab X-TERRA 705 and a very clear audio in spite of the highly mineralized soil in Az. I dug down about 3 to 4 inches and saw a coin, after filling the hole I checked out my find. It was an 8 sided token, that read CCC 2857 Good for 1 game of pool. I sent pictures of the token to Peter Spooner, author of Arizona Tokens. He responded saying this token came from a CCC Camp Eagle in Clifton, Az., and that he knew of only 4 to 6 of thes...

Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Passed Over Before
I recently upgraded to the X-TERRA 705 from a competitors detector that I have used for several years with a fair amount of success. Since the X-TERRA 705 is a better detector I have started going over some of my older spots and getting some pretty decent results, finding things that I had passed up before. So far this has been the best necklace I have found, it was surrounded by pennies and nails about 4 inches deep. a .925 silver made in Italy Playboy bunny with a .925 rope chain....
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
First Detection

Hi everybody,

I bought a X-TERRA 705 this winter and waited till last week to use it because in Quebec, winter has been cold and snowy. I had never used a metal detector before, except 30 years ago, with my uncle, when we dug a 1 meter deep hole in my grand-parents back-yard to find a big iron sheet.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
My Lucky Forest

Me and my two buddies had been walking around in 4 hours and just digging crap and some outdated coins… The week before I found an iron cross from WW1 in the same forest, so we were hoping for some nice finds.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
700 Years Old Silver Medieval Religious Ring Found

My local metal detecting club has a highly organised committee who arranges metal detecting rallies for large groups at numerous historical sites. It was with great excitement that I set off for the latest rally on 170 plus acres of undetected farmland with history abound.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Béla III - the Byzantine King!

On my first day out with my new X-TERRA 705 I found this thin copper coin in an old field on the outskirts of a small Eastern European hamlet. I was hunting in an old farm field along a stream, and found nothing for an hour. Then, just as the sun was setting I hit this small, very thin coin. At first I was not sure what it was, because the features that I could see appeared to be Byzantine, not European. However, my friend quickly ID it correctly as a Hungarian Coin.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Detecting Stone...

It is not what we usually seek, makes us proud and happy most of the time, but what we find! The same is true for me. I always think of finding some rare coin or jewelry, but all the time I get surprised by things concealed in the ground. This story began during a month long expedition to the Mongolian border, where we searched for the 17th century artifacts and medieval Chinese coins. I had my reliable and precise X-TERRA 705 with me.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
2014 Beginning of the Season

Greetings!
This year was very warm. No snow, no frost, and pulls into the street toward adventure. In the first days after the holidays take my favourite X-TERRA 705 and the road. The whole day was exploring new territories. Already at the end of the day came at an interesting place. One signal, the other... Only fragments of the finds. And finally, something popped out of the ground! This coin.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Rings N Things

Having a few hours to spare was good on Friday avo but the tide was high but it was still a successful afternoon. After calibrating the machine me and my son started walking towards the water first signal I got was a good one not too deep I was a gold plated ring nice surprise. As we made our way across the beach got a few more signals mainly being old coins anyway another signal registering 20 on the X-TERRA came up digging it up revealed a nice silver ring with little stones on it. Staying a little longer scored me a few more coins by now it was getting dark so we end calling it a day. I am having good success with the X-TERRA 705 and th...

Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
2013 Season

Greetings adventurers!

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