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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 Rare Saxon Coins

Myself and my club members went onto new permission and after finding many 303s and lead people were getting a bit despondent and moving to different fields, but I stayed and hit a flat patch of pasture my friend was about 50 metres with the camcorder.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First Silver with My New E-TRAC

I got my new E-TRAC less than a month ago and was only able to hunt a couple time. I decided to get out in the cold weather and go to an old house in town that I got permission to hunt the day before. I wasn't there long and got a good tone.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The E-TRAC Fulfils Dreams

I have learned that once you get to know your Minelab product, if the coin you desire is there, the detector will find it. Last year was a great year and I was able to scratch off many once in a lifetime coins from my list.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
1756 Half Reale

My first target of the day and a very iffy target at that. I would get a good signal one out of 4 swings at different angles, but since it was high toned and deep I opened quick mask on the E-TRAC to see what it would read and it was in the iron range of 30-42, 28-42 and then it would bounce down to 17-42.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Finds Silver and Platinum Class Ring Missing For 31 Years RETURNED!!!

I just had to say thanks Minelab for another great season of hunts and finds with the Minelab E-TRAC. I sit here today reflecting back on the 2012 season and some of the great finds that I had made and realized that I had a story that I had a great heart-warming story that I just had to share with you. Towards the end of the 2012 season I had gotten permission to hunt a private yard in a local town and had no idea that it was to be the day that the E-TRAC would find one of my wish list finds and give me an absolutely priceless experience that I would not trade for anything and will always remember.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
1865 Civil War Camp

Hi all, Christmas eve 2012 I went out for a couple of hours to a pounded CW site close to home. I had been over the area before with little results.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Diamond Ring Reunited with Owner

I received a call from a young man that’s in the Armed Forces. He stated that his girlfriend had lost a family heirloom in his father's back yard in Oct. 2010. It was her grandmother's gold and diamond ring. The young man wanted to know if I could try to find the ring. I told him I would. After several phone calls, arrangements were made for me to meet up with the father at his place.

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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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