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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 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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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
The Story of the Ballarat Nugget

Wednesday January 16th started as any other working day, in sunny Ballarat.

Our shop, The Mining Exchange Gold Shop in the centre of Ballarat was open for business. What we didn’t expect was what was coming our way.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Love the GPX 5000

Gold attached located over a number of nights to hot in N.T during the day to prospect.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
17 Gram Nugget with the GPX 5000

While detecting in Arizona with my GPX 5000 I heard a faint signal on a small basalt boulder due to the iron content in it. The signal was much stronger on one end of it. I took a few swipes with my pick about 3 inches from it and pulled out a1/2+ ounce nugget!

Thanks Minelab for a fantastic detector and a great hobby!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Success on the Kalahari

I bought my first detector, a GPX 5000 in September 2012 and haven't had the chance to use it as I am always busy with my full time job.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
My Biggest Nugget

I was told by my friends to buy the Minelab GPX 5000 machine and I am so happy that I bought my Minelab GPX 5000.

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