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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
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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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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