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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
1966 High School Class Ring Found and Returned to Owner

A few months ago I and a detecting friend were using our E-TRACs at an old school playground about 120 miles from home when I got this interesting and strong signal. The thought came to me, "10,000 pull tabs for each gold ring" and when I got to it, BINGO, this long lost class ring popped out! After nearly three months of research and many contacts, I was finally successful in returning the 1966 class ring to its rightful owner. Priceless!!!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Take a Bite Out of Detecting

Out detecting an old picnic grove from the early 1900 in northern New Jersey when my E-TRAC shows a 12-12.

So I dug a plug about 8' down and see a piece of gold foil, after pulling it out of the hole I turned it over and saw the teeth marks. I found someone's gold dental caps. Passed over the hole again and pulled out an old beer bottle cap. Guess he used his teeth to open the beer.

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

As I move towards my third year of E-TRAC owner ship, it continues to amaze me what it recovers in worked out areas.

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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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