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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
Badge Of Success

As the year winds down, I was 1 away today from my goal of finding 30 silver coins for the year. I decided to head out about 40 minutes from my home, to a park in an old town that was established in 1887. The town sits on a lake surrounded by several counties and was once a camp site for Seminole Indians.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Colonial Field Homesite Gives Up the Goods

After two weeks of tracking down the owners of the site, I finally obtained permission to metal detect some farm fields that once had dwellings from colonial days. There is still corn stubble in the field and it was difficult in places to get the coil close to the ground.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A New Milestone For My E-TRAC

I hunt for civil war relics in Virginia. I've been doing it for ten years. I have around five places I mainly hunt. I used a White's Dfx for the first seven, then I purchased a Tdi. Now I'm not saying I didn't find anything with these machines, but the differences in the trash I've dug compared to my new E-TRAC is phenomenal!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Stunning Coins are Find of a Lifetime

We went on a dig in Bedford for the Minelab Owners group for my second year. First few days were not that good. I was getting a bit down in the dumps finds-wise.

We were given new fields, heard Roman was coming off, so over to that field. A couple of grots came up so, I went into another field (mowed). This bit of field had bits and bobs came off. Most people went home.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Beautiful Queen Mary Penny

On only my second trip out with my new E-TRAC, I found this beautiful and very rare Queen Mary penny in a spot that had already been covered by 4 other club members using other makes of machine.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Like Brand New

Hi there all metal detecting folks.

I wanna share a really thrilling moment with you all again. A few days ago, I went searching with a friend of mine.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Ghost Town Barber

Due to this summers drought, I got a chance to hunt an old ghost town that is located under a lake in Okla on Sept. 28, 2012. After locating a spot that looked like an old homestead had been.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The Proper Tool For Finding Treasure

My E-TRAC has surprised me with its findings more than once.

This past weekend it did not let me down! As I was driving along last week I often pass by older houses and wonder what might be in the ground. Recently, I've been stopping at more and more of these spots asking permission to metal detect their properties.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
War of 1812 Shoulder Plate

I've had 2 Minelab's in the past 5 years. A Quattro MP and then moved up to the E-TRAC about 2 years ago.

On (-4--2012 ( my daughter's birthday) my hunting partner "king coiler" Randy C and daughter were both busy so I went detecting on my own in an old spot that's been done by us and other before.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Two 1851 Half Cents Stuck Together

I was detecting a soccer field and finding lots of clad quarters, so when I found what I thought were two clad quarters stuck together I didn't bother to give them a look and put them in my pouch.

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