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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 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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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
A Quick Hunt

I finally had time for a quick hunt since moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Five minutes into my venture I found this gem about 4 inches down.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Blown Away

I'm new to detecting, I did some research about the best detector to buy and settled on a Minelab X-TERRA 505 after hearing really good things about them.

I'd been raking over a public park near my home for a couple of weeks and had found a lot of 1930's, 1940's coins but not much else and was beginning to think I'd probably exhasted the site, until I found a 9ct gold wedding band, worth about $120 in scrap gold. I was over the moon and this encouraged me to keep detecting on this site.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Best Thing I Have Found

I was detecting an area that was supposed to be a plantation, I found what I thought was a toy gun about 8" deep. When I showed my friend what I found he told me it was real so I really got excited. Later on that day I found it on the computer, it was a J.THOMPSON TIP UP PISTOL DATED 1880. It is the best thing I have found and I did it with my MINELAB X-TERRA 505!!!!

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
True Love

As the season came to a close here in Michigan in late November and the snow began to fall, I decided to ask a home owner named Betty, if I could hunt her yard come spring this year. The home dates to the mid-thirties and she and her husband became the owners in 1953. I've recently suffered a heart attack and was concerned whether I'd be able to handle my Minelab Safari this season. So I sold it and bought the new Minelab X-TERRA 505.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
My Dream Coin - a New England Oak Tree Sixpence!

We've all heard it before, no site is hunted out. That statement rang true to me one Sunday Morning in September when I decided to hunt a site I had been to many times and had always came home with something for my finds collection. I decided to head to an area that I had only searched minimally because it was usually overgrown, but this year it was surprisingly easy to detect.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Exciting Finds

Here is a recent exciting find made in Europe with an X-TERRA 505.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
1879 Victoria Sixpence

In a local park I found a silver Victoria 1879 six pence and is still my oldest coin find!

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Mini Ball Bullet

I'm a 13 year old boy and with my new X-TERRA 305 I went near a old town hall and found an 1800's mini ball bullet in Australia.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
First Gold + Silver

Only had the X-TERRA 305 for a few weeks so far, and checked out a site that has been hunted numerous times over the years.

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