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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
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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
From Paris to Iowa

In July 2012, I was detecting where an old house had been torn down due to flooding in 2010. I found my first Silver dime of 2012 on this site so I was excited to hunt it again.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The Fields Of November

Saturday, Kyle invited us down to his choice fields for a hunt, Doug and his nine year old son Malachi, Diane and I drove out to meet him and we all rode to a cornfield first. The stalks were still high in this fresh cut field and so were our expectations.

The others got into the field just a bit ahead of me, but I was able to make the first find, a 12-25 signal led me believe I had a button or maybe a fatty Indian. I did pop out an Indian but it was not a fatty but a severely corroded 1902.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The E-TRAC Does It Again

Well I went out today with my friend Doug mding. He had a new site to hunt. So we went out this morning in the cold. He had found some nice coin's last week. So I was hoping to find a real or a doubloon.

So it was a hell of a climb to the top of this hill, but we got there and started to hunt. The first hour, we did not find much but gun shells. It was a big field and woods. Doug went in the woods and I hit the field. He also used an E-TRAC. Why? Well it 's the best in the business brother.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The Best Find I Ever Had

Hello everyone!

At the start of September, I went out with my E-TRAC to a field where people have been searching with metal detectors for over 30 years. Till this day people still dig up nice finds at this particular field, including me.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Rare Find for the E-TRAC

I wasn't feeling too well this particular day, but I was desperate to get out metal detecting. So reluctantly, I paid a trip to the field closest to me. I wasn't expecting to find much as I call this field my "Junk " field - the reason being that the last two seasons I had spent clearing it of modern junk with my trusty Minelab Safari.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First Time Out with E-TRAC = Beautiful Silver

I was excited to get out in the fields with the detector I had heard so much about and saved hard to get.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Medal in the Park

I was detecting in a local park this morning and found this medal for a ski event.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Game Changer

Here is a fun couple of days I had with my E-TRAC this summer. I mentioned on Facebook that I go metal detecting. An old buddy wanted to know what kind of detector I used, and how well it worked. I told him that 8 years ago I bought a lesser machine & that this year I had bought a Minelab E-TRAC, a better digging tool & a pinpointer. Together those three things were a "game changer".

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