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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 X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Love My New Detector

After having a Garrett metal detector for 10 years I won a Minelab X-TERRA 305 at our metal detecting club meeting. The very next day I took it out to a park to try it out. After only an hour of hunting I dug a 10k gold ring. In all the hours I had put in on my old detector I had never found any gold items.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Fun For the Whole Family

Hello everybody,

I am from central Nebraska and here is my story...

The wife rolled her eyes at me when I mentioned I would like to purchase a metal detector. I borrowed a BH QD II from a friend and found a 1919 wheatie during deer season at an abandoned one room school. It felt great. Even better than shooting a deer. So the crops were ok this year along with the prices and I purchased an X-TERRA 305 (E-TRAC users read on!).

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
The Best Buy Out There

Well I must say this new X-TERRA 305 is fantastic! It’s a big improvement over the previous X-TERRA 30. I think it's the best buy out there at the moment. So far, in less than one month of ownership, I have found 3 rings, plenty of dimes, quarters and nickels and even a US dollar coin and some foreign coins. The X-TERRA 305 has great depth, very good target ID stability and great battery life. Thanks Minelab!

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
7 Year Old Son Finds First Pre-Decimal Coins on First Hunt
Hello, today I just bought my 7 year old son his first metal detector from the Minelab shop. On our way back I took him to this park that we passed by. I stopped by, told him to go have a try and I put the metal detector together for him, Then told him to have a go....
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
A Strange Mixture of Finds
I had been using my Minelab X-TERRA 305 for a couple of weeks after just purchasing it. I was detecting at a disused quarry, when I identified a number of targets ranging from 3-6 inches....
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
My First Find With New Detector
I finally had some time to get out in the afternoon on a beautiful day, and went to the local park just to get acquainted with my new X-TERRA 305....
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Old WW1 Button
After a morning out unsuccessful detecting with a friend, we parted ways and I went out alone. One place I thought I would try was a site of an old Lutheran Church which had been demolished and there was nothing left on the site, except a cemetery....
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
14 Year Old Discovers Rare Australian Silver Coin
Hello . I just wanted to share a story with you guys.One day I was at my local spot to metal detect and I came across an amazing signal , had no idea what it was but when I dug it I flipped out and could not believe my eyes . Thank you minelab for helping me find my amazing 1911 florin in perfect condition....
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Lost People

During the time of having my X-TERRA 305 I have had such an awesome privilege of sharing with people. It is the easiest machine to learn and have great success with it. I love the beach and probing the parks with a screwdriver. Saves on plugs.

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