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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
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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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Father & Son First Find

It was the first time out with the new GPX 5000. My son and I had just had a full day training as it was the first time detecting. We hadn’t found gold at the training area and we were wanting to just find any size nugget. We were driving home from Bendigo, Vic and needed a break so we pulled over and my son said lets try here in the drain near Dunolly. I said why not. It was only about 5 minutes and we had a hit. I thought it was going to be nail and shot. My son was so excited he found the first piece with the new machine. I gave the nugget back to him and he was that excited he dropped it. We had to look for it again. The Minelab ...

Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Changing Lives

I would like thanks Minelab for the best products, I’m South Sudanese by nationality. Living in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso as a refugee, GPX 5000 and GPX-4500 are the wonderful and best metal detectors I came across. I received a lot of phone calls and inquiries by my friends concerning the metal detector, some friends bought GPX-4500 7 in South Sudan, 3 in Chad, 2 here in Burkina Faso, 2 in Niger and still many of friends always asked me how good the detector is and they are planning to buy more.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Through Snow and Frozen Ground

Well I decided to go to Hopewell NM with the new GPX 5000, it was a nice drive to there, sort of, when we got there the winds were blowing about 40 mph. And there was a foot of snow on the ground. So I told my wife since we were here I’ll give it a try. Of course my wife said she would stay in the truck.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Unbelievable

At the March 2011 Diggin' in Virginia XVII, I won a Minelab GPX 5000. I could not believe my luck to win such an incredible machine! I used it in the field over the weekend and it was a great experience. With all the talk about the GPX Series, I was going to put it to the test right out of the gate. I went to a spot that has been hunted for Civil War relics for many years. Finds are few and far between, and the land is loaded with junk iron and modern nails.

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