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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 E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
You Never Know

I have pounded this orchard for a couple of years with many different detectors finding the occasional button or bullet but never finding a coin.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Wedding Band Blues

Hunting the surf you can see the long face of a person who has just lost something of great value, on Aug 2013 a guy just lost his gold wedding band in waist deep water, well my E-TRAC isn't waterproof I told him but I will look at low tide, well that came and went like 10 times up til Dec. Friday the 13th my lucky day, and for the guy who lost his ring of course!!! He and his wife live in califonia, and told him the great news, well he is still on the floor as we speak, he is ok !!! So Monday I mail it back to him. Good karma goes along way with me.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Scores Stunning Bust Half Dollar

Recently, I secured permission to hunt of series of fields. While the targets in a field hunt tend to be more sparse than at parks or home sites, field hunting has a certain appeal in that it is likely that your coil will be the first to pass over much of the terrain.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Ancient Roman Coins Treasure

I have been detecting for years now, no treasure or hidden stash found till now. On a cloudy autumn day together with two fellow "diggers" we decided to go out and scan a forest near Ploiesti, Romania. It was going to be probably one of the last detecting trips for the year of 2013 because it was getting colder each day and in the winter we usually take a long break from our hobby.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Large Cent

Got an E-TRAC in Oct. of this year, been having a great time hunting with it. I find it to be very user friendly. My main Minelab detector over the years is my Excalibur detectors, they have found many hundreds of gold rings over the years. The pictures are of a few finds with the E-TRAC in the week or so. The silver spoon is beside a Draped Bust one cent. Other picture has a King George half penny.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Persistence

Persistence, time, effort, and research will always pay off. Never give up on sites that are full of trash. These finds came out of a heavily hit park that is so full of trash its not even remotely funny.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First year Silver Success!

Hello,

This year I decided I needed a hobby to get me off the couch and outside and decided to take up metal detecting. I bought an X-TERRA 705 in February and love it! I found a couple silver coins, a few silver rings, and one beautiful gold ring with it.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Big Silver...Seated in the South

Hot August or Cold January I'm not too hard to find. And today is no different. Whether it's an older yard, empty lot or the woods, I'm usually there. With My E-TRAC in tow , my hunting buddy arrive at our first of 3 stops for the day. It did not take long before that familiar sweet sound was singin' through my head phones.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Sniffs Out My Oldest Coins

In the fall of 2012, I decided to hunt the yard of a house built in 1880 here in the town I live in. It was getting well into fall and winter was just around the corner here in Iowa. I bundled up, as I knew I would be fighting colder temperatures and the bone chilling Iowa late fall breeze. I had my eye on this particular house for some time, as I knew it’s age and I had a good feeling about what I might find with my E-TRAC in the yard. I received permission by the homeowner to hunt the yard and I picked a day to start. I knew my time was limited before winter set in so I started on the yard as soon as I could. That first day I was a...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Success

I've been hunting with my E-TRAC since the middle of September 2013. My finds have gone way up in quality as well as quantity. I'm finding deeper targets and digging so much less trash. I try to get out at least a little bit each day if I can. On the days that I do get out, I always manage to find something cool to add to my collection of dug coins or relics.

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