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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
All You Need is Patience

Wow what a GREAT DISCOVERY, one day when I was detecting in Mberengwa area with a GPX 5000 with my team we discover a huge sum of gold deposit which I don't fill I should disclose its weight. What it only needs is patience one day you may found yourself rich.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Second Time Out

Hey ya'll during the month of march I attended two invitaional relic digs here in virginia and dug theses civil war relics. It was only my second time out with the GPX 5000 what an awesome machine thanks Minelab.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Only My 3rd Time Out

Found the relics shown with my GPX 5000 it was only my 3rd time out with it. What a great machine.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
276 Grams in 1 Week

My name is Mamady Kamara. I found 276 grams in 1 week with my new GPX 5000. I used to own Minelab X-TERRA 705 Gold Pack. With profit made from gold finds with that machine I was able to purchase the GPX 5000. See picture of me with 276 grams of gold!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Battle Site Discovery

Found a cannon ball on the battle site of prestonpans on a club dig.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Loving the GPX 5000

I've been working in a area called Jicarilla new Mexico looking for gold this town has a lot of gold history. I was working around some of the old or what is left of it when I got a hit. I dug about about 8 inches down and found 5 diver dollars, 1 liberty, 2 pennies and 56 buffalo nickels. Maybe I'll find some gold nuggets.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
First 17 gm Nugget

Pushing my old SD 2000 for weeks in a known area in WA for only a 1.7gm piece to show for it. Got my new GPX 5000 and in 5 days had my first piece over 17 gm and out of the hard cement. Man have I become fit, this sucker goes deep. The old SD 2000 could hardly penetrate the cement but the GPX 5000 opens up plenty of previously untouched ground for me. Here`s a pic of the old SD and a new friend I made, plus of course the 17 gram piece. Cheers.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
My Favourite Hunting Grounds

One of my favorite hunting grounds to detect, is Gold Basin, Arizona, which is located in NW Arizona, USA. On this particular day, I was successful in finding gold, silver, copper, and meteorites. The finds for the day included 15 grams in gold nuggets, 2 silver liberty dimes, 3 copper wheat pennys, a 30 gram, and a 36 gram Gold Basin L4 ordinary chondrite meteorite.

I would like to thank Minelab for making such a wonderful machine.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
GPX 5000 Finds Meteorite

I uncovered this beautifully preserved meteorite with my GPX 5000 in north-western Arizona. It weighs 115-grams and is classified as an L4 ordinary chondrite. Radiocarbon tests conducted at the University of Arizona date this meteorite at approximately 15,000 years old!

Thank you MINELAB for enabling me to find this treasure from space!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
A Tale of Two Timings

I had spent the last week in April getting all things ready for my annual trip in the Pilbara, specifically Nullagine. The trip North is usually a month or more depending on gold. I chose to leave a little earlier this year to give the GPX 5000 a good test on some familiar ground to me, where good gold had come before. Also the fact that my prospecting mate was busy in the East, and was not able to join me for a few weeks.

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