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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
1829 Capped Bust Dime

A friend of mine invited me to hunt with him where he had found a large cent. We were there for about an hour and his wife called and said she was ready to eat. As she informed him of this, I pulled this beauty from the soil. I appreciate the invite Doug.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Silver Class Ring Reunited with Owner 50 Years Later!

I was searching a local football field at a school that I have been hunting for the last year and I dug a signal 5-6" deep. Out the dirt came a very nice silver ring. The ring had 3 initials inscribed in it. It turned out to be an 8th grade class ring dated 1958. The school was no longer around and I couldn't find any information on who the ring could have belonged to.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
2 Piece Wedding Band Set Recovered and Returned

I was out of town for the day and received a text from a friend of mine whom happens to be a lifeguard. He said that a couple came into lifeguard headquarters and the husband stated that his wife just lost her two wedding rings on the beach. It was down pouring at the time so I figured that if the weather backed off I would give it a shot tomorrow morning before I went into work.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Colonial Silver From Worked Site

Decided to venture onto a well worked farm with a friend, we have had some superb finds in the past but recently the finds had gone dry! We had both been running Explorer SEs but I recently upgraded to the E-TRAC.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Finding a Relative of a 1930's Find

Recently I dug a 1930's depression era token at around 10" at the site of a torn down home. Although it was neat, I didn't give it much more thought. A couple of days ago I decided to clean the token and try and read the information on it with a loupe.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Class Ring Missing 6 Years Returned!

Thanks Minelab for another great find and another happy person!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
More Schoolyard Finds

Made it back to the old schoolyard for a couple more hours. 3 more silver dimes and a silver war nickel. 7 more wheats and another buffalo. The silver ring looks to be very old. My favorite from this hunt is the old padlock.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Finds Three 1700's Shipwreck Coins in One Day!

After being sick for eight days and seeing the forecast was calling for a beautiful day, I decided to take a trip down to Lewes, DE and try my luck.

While my wife Sandi relaxed on a beach chair by the water, I started down the beach with my trusty E-TRAC with a freshly charged Lithium battery. I had only gone about a hundred yards and my detector sang out with that familiar low tone and my FE/CO numbers were showing 12-3 which indicated a Jeton which I had found previously on other trips. These coins are believed to be from the Severn which sank in 1774. I dug down about four inches, and when I shook out my sand scoop...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
New Record Hunt

Got permission to hunt an old school yard that has been private property a number of years now. The owner said "poke around all ya want but a couple other guys been through it and said they didn't find much".

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
2 Hunts = 2 Civil War Tokens

I went to my brothers house for another cookout today, and his kids wanted to detect some. After we eat some grub we hit the yard swinging. I only had about 25 min. to hunt it was getting dark and the bugs were out. This was the 3rd target came up a solid 12-47 on the E-TRAC about 8 inches down.

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