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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 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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Rare French Coin in MA

Hi, my name Chris I want to share this find with you guys. I found this rare French 2 Sous coin from 1782.i found it with my friend's E-TRAC. I normally use my Garrett AT Pro, but I wanted to try out the E-TRAC. Now I'm hooked! I wish I can a by one right now but money is tight. I have already half together.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Trying to Save the Past From the Future

A small town close to my house had a school that was built in the 1800's along with some homes and a settlement. In the 1950's, the county bought the property and ploughed everything down and built a then new school.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Why We Hunt Fields

We have used our E-TRACs in many settings, parks, private homes and other venues. One of our favorite places is in farm fields where old houses, schools or churches once stood. If you have not tried this, I heartily recommend you giving it a try. On this day we had hunted one field and did not find much, so we went out to check another site I had found on the 1874 map and I could see the brick in the field from the car.

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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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