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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
Greek Sunshine

Hello,

Sending you this story is a way to thank Minelab for their products and the kindness of the after sales service.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My First Silver

It was a cold, rainy, May afternoon, It was one of my first real times out with my E-TRAC, which I had purchased near Christmas time this last year.

I was excited to finally get out and find coins after a very strangely long winter. I took that time to learn the E-TRAC in and out, and all of its numbers and sounds.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First Hammered Coin

I only started detecting a year ago, and a couple of weeks ago on my second dig with my club I found my first hammered coin, a Henry 7th half groat, 1493- 1499. Really starting to enjoy my E-TRAC.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Brooch Dubbed a Unique Discovery

It was early evening when the phone rang, it was my detecting friend Peter, telling me of a new field he had just been given permission to detect on, and asked if I would I like to join him the next morning for a couple of hours. Without hesitation I said yes.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Silver and Gold

I think many of us mad treasure hunters have a “Hit List” of places we know of and dream about, but often can’t or don’t make it because it’s not convenient.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
11 Silver Day

Was invited by a friend to hunt a very old site that had some recent construction done & a few inches of dirt removed. This was only my 3rd hunt with my new Minelab E-TRAC so not knowing the machine I didn't expect to find much.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The Find of My Lifetime - 1834 Capped Bust Quarter

I had a Capped Bust silver coin on my wish list but never really expected to ever find one, let alone a quarter.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
War, What is it Good For?

The title is with a positive angle.

If you're gonna think about all the horror or war around the world war has giving, you wouldn't enjoy a lot of finds we make with our detectors. So yes, respect for the history worldwide, but also a lot of joy when we find a piece of war history.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Civil War Hunt uncovers 1840 Seated Half Dime

It started out as a regular day of relic hunting, on a historical site which is located on private property. My friend and I started out as normal, getting some bullets and flat buttons, camp lead then I got this strange hit on the E-TRAC, FE 8 CO 40 Steady from all directions saying 5 inches.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Coin From the Far Past

Six hours walking on a heavy ploughed field, but the sun was shining. A great day to search. But after 50% of the time not one find, only some lead shrapnel.

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