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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 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
What a First Find

Just bought a X-TERRA 305 last week for my sons and I. I did alot of looking online hints and tips and videos on how people use the X-TERRA 305 e.g. (running in all metal mode w/ full range sound) and searched many other sites for good places to locate what I'm seeking e.g. gold, coins or antiques.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
I have Used it Everyday!

I recieved A new MineLab X-TERRA 305 as a Christmas Gift form my wife. I was hinting that a wanted to metal detect for months. Being that we are having a very mild winter in New Jersey so far this year, I have used it everyday since I recieved it.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
No Thrill Like It!

I found my first gold this morning on an "impromptu" beach hunt. I decided to go back to this beach I didn't do too well on previously, and then about 10 minutes into it, I hit this bracelet at 6" just inside the high tide line.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Love My New Detector

After having a Garrett metal detector for 10 years I won a Minelab X-TERRA 305 at our metal detecting club meeting. The very next day I took it out to a park to try it out. After only an hour of hunting I dug a 10k gold ring. In all the hours I had put in on my old detector I had never found any gold items.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Fun For the Whole Family

Hello everybody,

I am from central Nebraska and here is my story...

The wife rolled her eyes at me when I mentioned I would like to purchase a metal detector. I borrowed a BH QD II from a friend and found a 1919 wheatie during deer season at an abandoned one room school. It felt great. Even better than shooting a deer. So the crops were ok this year along with the prices and I purchased an X-TERRA 305 (E-TRAC users read on!).

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Abundant Finds

I found a lot of old coins...the X-TERRA 305 is the best!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
10Kg's of Gold in Mali

have found over 10kg's of Gold in a 6 month period using my GPX 5000 in the area of Bougouni in South West Mali. Myself and my family are very happy!

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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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