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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 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Sterling Silver

The trips to the beach have been regular but the finds have been a little irregular. I notice also once the tractors have gone through I only seem to pick up 50 cents and 5cents and occasional 2 and 1 dollar coin this pattern seems to repeat itself without fail I did find some small jewellery.Its the thrill of the hunt that keeps us going in this hobby I might invest in a 15 inch coil for the xterra to cover more area at the beach and gain a little more depth to maximise my time at the beach and increase my find rate happy hunting.

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
First Gold in West Australia

In March 2014, we were looking for gold in Western Australia!

We were travelling from Kalgoorlie to Menzies, however, one must not look everywhere for gold, yes, because there are a lot of land already owned by people.

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Lucky Find
It was a good night to go detecting as I was detecting near the water targets were rare so I decided to try the dry sand. As I was walking up two teenagers there were very interested in what I was doing as I answered their questions we started getting coins one after the other the look on their faces was priceless they could not believe what was being found it was their first experience detecting. Moving along I got a signal and the display showed 36 I didn't guess what this target was one of the younger boys got on his knees and said it's something shiny as he picked it out of the sand we were surprised to see a silver ring and a black s...
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Time To Watch Targets
Hi some time when my targets are watches down from the beach, I have a little wonder about who lost it, how he lost it, and maybe there is some history behind the watch, so it's a bit of a time travel thinking about lost objects and their history or past. In the picture the white face is a Roman quartz, black face is a Smith &Wesson with compass, gold one is a genuine Citizen, white face is a Compass, last one is a Swisstime, interesting collection no doubt X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack is what I use, anyway good luck and happy hunting, and don't forget to fill your holes, bush or beach thanks....
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
2 Weeks of Good Luck

I have been detecting since I was 12 years old back in 1972. About a year and a half ago, I upgraded to an X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack after it was recommended by my brother. Now there are 5 X-TERRA 705s in our family and a few in the hands of friends. I’ve got to say that my rate of recovery is higher than ever!

Two weeks ago my brother, my Mom, and I set out to an old homesite. The place was full of junk and it seemed as though we were wasting our time. I was thrilled to find a 1943 Walking Liberty half dollar, the very first I had ever found!

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Gold Found in Burkina Faso

Minelab came to the area that we have many small miners looking for gold using panning with wind. Minelab wanted to show the miners how the metal detector works. After showing them how it works, I took the X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack to use in the area they have been working in now for over 3 weeks and have not found that much gold. We know that the gold is there as others have found gold nearby.

In 1 hour, with the Minelab X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack, I was able to find a nugget in the same area that they have been working in for the last 3 weeks. I was very surprised and very excited.

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
First Time Out

I purchased a Minelab X-TERRA Gold Pack and recently picked up the 9" 3kz coil. We got a couple of inches of snow before I had a chance to get out with the new coil.

Having a little cabin fever, I went out anyways knowing the ground was not frozen yet. I got a Penny signal at about 8" deep and decided to dig it. Low and behold I thought I found a wheat penny.

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
A Great Start

I just bought my first detector (X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack) for Veterans Day. After a month of finding a noob's share of pull tabs, wire, and other non-collectibles, my luck seems to be turning.

I live near Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX and thanks to some gracious neighbors have been able to dig some in their yards. So far, I have found a 45-70 shell casing (bent though), a .36 caliber cap and ball bullet, some fairly large pieces of lead that may be shrapnel, what seems to be a musket ball, a railroad spike, a 4" flat nail, and something that looks like an iron spade.

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Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
First Time with X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack
Using my X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack for the first time today, I was able to find a hat medallion from the Connecticut Valley Street Railway, Motorman #137. It dates back to 1809. The location was along the Green River in Greenfield Ma. Not bad straight out of the box with factory settings....
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Gold Pack Finds Gold

Every weekend, I go with my Minelab X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack for coin hunting. The name of the detector is "Gold pack", will I find gold? The chance is small, for some hunters it takes years to find a golden coin.

But the fourth day was already hit. A couple of hours walking on a corn field, a few rotten little cents and pieces of lead found. And then there was gold! A beautiful 10 gulden gold coin, year 1824. 6,7 grams of gold. What a brilliant coin, almost undamaged. Very nice.

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