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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 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Time is Money

The weather was bleak dark clouds everywhere but the beach was perfect after the 40°C (104°F) heat on Friday to cool down and do some detecting. I must say the X-TERRA 705 is an awesome machine and, it's a pleasure to use every time. The coins started coming up on a regular basis and before long I had a following of youngsters following me I didn't mind and I answered their questions. The battery symbol started flashing as I was deciding to head back to the car I got one last signal digging it up I was surprised it was a watch wow so I suppose time is money!

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Amazing Things Do Happen

On the third of April 2013 I was hit by a car, which broke my neck; four ribs; big toe on my right foot; and a severe brain injury. I was initially knocked unconscious and hospitalized for five days in intensive care. When released I was required to wear a neck brace to support my head and unable to do much of anything that is including standing for much more than ten minutes due to the pain and unable to lay flat on my back because I would pass out.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Sandsational

It was cold and windy at the beach but decisions had to be made. Usual junk bottletops, foil, pulltabs were showing up when I got a gut feeling to search an area I normally wouldn't.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
My Best Find

A buddy and I were detecting in southern California looking for gold nuggets and had a great time and found a railroad agate marble from the 1885-1890. The marble was used to move the ore carts in to the train car for transport to the mill site. It was not metal but I would not have found it without my metal detector sweeping the ground.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Love my X-TERRA 705

Got out tonight. So passing in town and I noticed the pond in town was very low due to the drought. So the park I super busy. I asked the town guy who cleans the park and he gave me a trash bag and said get as much trash out and knock your socks off. I cleaned up about 20 cans and tons of bee caps but I had a stellar day. No ring no silver but I got 25.06 in clad with 60 quarters 73 dime 15 nickels and over 100 pennies. I found some cool stuff a part of a old cap gun and a old tooties car. This was half of the pond I am hitting the other half tomorrow. I never would have guessed that people throw change in there. I am hoping for a ring tom...

Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Old Coin For Austalia

Hello my name is Jordan. I'm 13 and I've been metal detecting for 3 years now and this is my 1881 coin found in Camden, NSW. This is now my best find but not my oldest, my oldest is an 1879 sixpence but today I found a better coin.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
1853 Trime

I had been wanting to hunt a heavily hunted area (Court House) and took a chance. First trip the ground was bone dry and I was pulling up on Memorial Penny's then got a good sounding signal that was a repeatable 40 with my 9" Concentric 3.0kHz Minelab coil. I'm thinking I want a Barber so bad, and I see the glint of silver ... I'm so excited but only expecting at best a Merc but it wasn't, wasn't a Barber either but a Seated Dime. Blowed right past the Barber.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
800 Year Old King Stephen Silver Penny

Armed with my trusty Minelab X-TERRA 705 I attended a metal detecting club dig in Oxfordshire, England where we had access to extremely old farm land with huge selection of fields. After a few hours of detecting, I noticed that everyone was avoiding one particular area in the largest field. I wandered over and soon realised that this section was full of iron fragments.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
A Tsunami of Coins

A very warm day was expected. Like every day at 12 during my break time, I would take out my X-TERRA 705 for a walk in the fields with the kind permission of the local producers.

However, when I arrived at the car, it was so warm that I told myself that I better have my meal at the edge of the water where its shady and leave my detector in the trunk. But of course I couldn’t resist to do some detecting.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
First Timer

I've wanted to have my own metal detector since I was a youngster. Finally at 36, I decided it's time to get one. I've never used a metal detector in my life but did some research and decided that Minelab products were the right place to start, and the X-TERRA 705 was the right detector to start with.

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