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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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Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Civil War Canteen - US 1858, Shot Through

I found this canteen in shallow water after the Spring rains. Found on private property near a famous Tennessee battlefield. I have been hunting since 1979. Although this item was near the battlefield, I have every reason to suspect that it was thrown into the river and used for target practice. I decided to leave the concretion on the surface, though it would clean down to a silver color.

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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 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 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 Safari
Minelab Safari
Minelab Safari
1837 Province du Bas Canada Bank Token

Got out for my first hunt with the new Safari. Detected a local park that was a farm until the 1940's, which has never given up anything except modern clad.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Georgia Constitution!

In March 2013, I was fortunate enough to find a great piece of American Civil War history while in Brandy Station, Virginia. It was during the organized relic hunt titled Diggin' in Virginia XXIII where I located a 1863 period fire or shallow trash pit using my Minelab GPX 5000.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
My Greatest Discovery By Far

The story starts back at the time when I found the Viking age grave. After that find I was in the local newspaper, and as a result I got a letter from a local landowner that told me that I could go treasure hunting on his land whenever I wanted to.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
A Very Rare Find

The 1st thing I found was a button and it was a BENEDICT & BURNHAM which was made in 1830-1835.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Two Rings in Two Nights

I was busy detecting one summer evening during our summer holidays here in South Africa, when I was approached by a family who was very interested what I was doing.

I showed them, and as they left mentioned that a lady has lost a ring along the beach some distance from where I was. It was already 10:00PM, so I said I will g and have a look when I was finished.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
The X-TERRA 505 Holds Its Own

I've owned my X-TERRA 505 since March last year and I'm totally blown away with its performance. It has more than held its own against other much more expensive detectors owned by my friends!

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