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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 CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Golden Vespasianus

Hello everyone.

I have done a wonderful find with my CTX3030.I really did not know what came over me. What a rush.A Gold (aureus) Vespasian 69-79 after CHR.Before and afterwards lots of silver (denariussen) and bronze Roman coins were found.I also found a lot of armour and military equipment.The gold was really great. Fantastic detector. Very deep and clearly different tones.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
1863 Civil War Token

I found this Civil War token at an old elementary school. It rang up as an Indian Head penny signal of 11-36 and I didn't know what it was until I got home. I was surprised as I never had one of these on my radar. That's why this hobby is fun, you never know what you will dig up next.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Best Hunt Of My Life

My best day of metal detecting started just like most others: hunting one of my old stand-bys. Today’s stand-by was a university campus, originally constructed in the 1890s.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
1774 Two Reale on Baseball Field

Found this on a baseball field I've hunted many times before. I've found many Rosie's and some silver Washington quarters on this ball field but was stunned when I pulled this 2 reale out of the ground.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First Target of 2013. What a Coin!!

I decided to hit a small field closer to home I have always wanted to try. This field is next to a house that was torn down a few years ago. It was an old home. So I get the E-TRAC all ready and start to swing. Ten feet in I get a solid 12-39 in all directions at 4"-6" deep.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
2 Identical Rings

I found one of these silver rings about a month ago at our local city school yard. My wife and I went metal detecting again today to same school and she found a identical one! What are the chances?

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Worked out Park No Match For the E-TRAC

I have been detecting since I was 9 years old and have owned 5 detectors over the years with number five being the E-TRAC. I had left the hobby for various reasons and at the time it was an easy choice since I was getting frustrated digging for an entire day and going home with $2 clad.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Key Date Mercury Dime

Hunting a park that dates to the late 1800's I found a hot spot where I've been finding lots of Mercury dimes, a few Barber dimes and many wheat pennies from the teens and twenties, even an 1899 Canadian quarter.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Liberty on a Home Site

One of our members located an old home site in St Charles Missouri built between 1820 to 1830. The Home site is up on the market to be sold so I contacted the real estate agent handling the property and got permission to Hunt it on 12/02/2012. I was told the site has been hunted many times before. So we were not expecting to find much.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Spanish Colonial Cob!

I went on a night hunt with a couple buddies. My friend found a real nice Indian Head penny and I only found a musket ball. It started to drizzle out then just before it started to pour, I got a solid 12-36 in all directions at about 6".

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