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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 E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Best Hunt Of My Life

This year over Easter Break, my family and I decided to head south and get away from all the winter drama we’ve had here at home. We were just finishing up getting about 10 inches of snow when we left home. It has been a long winter, and I was eager to get my Minelab E-TRAC out and start finding some loot. After about a 10 hour ride in the car, we arrived at our destination.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
The Tale of the Tin Hoard

Out detecting in the W.A. Goldfields with my GPX 5000 I got a strong signal, My expectation was high, It just had to be Gold.

We were detecting in an area of no rubbish and had already found a few nice chunks in this spot, I had found a 160 grammer & Ali, my wife had a 106 grammer to her name and this signal was way stronger.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Holes, Holes Everywhere!

I thought I'd go out to a local construction site and try my luck when, arriving at the site, I noticed dig holes everywhere and I thought this place is cleaned out.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
A Great Find for a Great Weekend

After attending the Goanna Gold prospecting muster held at the Burrendong Dam, I made some new friends to go metal detecting with. My new friend Terry was very keen to come along with me to get some pointer's on using his new GPX 5000. So, Terry came down on a Friday night to plan our very important trip to the gold fields the next day.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
A Lifetime Dream Find

I was at DIV XXII on November 18th and at the growl and smooth sound of the GPX 5000, I thought I had a really nice piece of brass or a bullet of some sort.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Invitational Hunt Finds

I got invited to an invitational relic hunt here in Virginia and the GPX 5000 didn't let me down, being the hunt site has been hunt several times here is all my civil war relics I dug.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Talked into an Upgrade!

I was perfectly happy and content to be swinging around the bush with my GPX-4500. I am a part timer, but with a lot of years under my belt. I had picked up over 3 ounces with the GPX-4500 and things were just peachy.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
The GPX 5000 Does It Again!

I thought I'd go to an old spot to get in a little warm up hunt. I started off by digging a few bullets and decided to change fields, and hit an area I'd hunted before.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Our Lived Completely Changed

My name is Mohamed Khalif and my family lives Moyale, Kenya.

We did buy a Minelab GPX 5000 and from the day we got my detector, it only took 2 weeks to find more than 550 grams of gold. We just couldn't believe that it could be so easy to use and find so much gold with a GPX 5000, even my father is using the detector to find gold.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Friendly Competition Unearths Gold Nugget

The second time I had ever gone out metal detecting with my dad, we were with his mate Chris, dad and Chris always are very competitive towards each other. So of course it was on to find the biggest nugget.

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