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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
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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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
My First Silver Ring

A nice silver ring found in my backyard. I Hope to find more.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
First Day Find

First day with my new Minelab X-TERRA 305. no big gold bars or silver coins. But I did find two old relics.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
All in a Day's Work

After some weeks of research, I finally came across some area I wanted to detect. So, early one morning off I went. And after only 2 minutes, I got my first target... an 18 carat gold ring.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
A Contribution to My City's History

Two weeks ago a buddy and I went out for our usual Saturday hunt, we had only found a few wheats and couple silver dimes. We finally agreed on going to a spot in the woods we had heard had been an old park and had once been land inhabited by the native Americans. We walked about a half mile into the woods and walked off the trails into the thick brush within 15 minutes I got a very strong signal at 6 inches deep, I grabbed my shovel and dug the hole.

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