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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 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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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
First Hunt of 2013

Started off the new year at an old spot using my GPX 5000 and sniff out some more civil war relics with my new Double-D coil. I'm hoping this year is as good as the last!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
2012 In Review

2012 was a good year for me with the GPX 5000 I dug hundreds of bullets many buttons and other great relics, many first time finds and many at hunted out sites.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
New Coil, New Finds

I got an early Christmas present from my wife a 12x15 Double-D coil for my GPX 5000 and went to a spot that's been real good to me and it really amazed me by it performance with these civil war finds, eagle cuff, New York cuff, bullets, and a shoulder bar wtg Minelab!

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