Top 12 Metal Detectors

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
E-TRAC Finds 200-Year Old piece of History

I was hunting a spot where I had been told was an old war of 1812 area of Ontario on a friends property. I had just purchased my E-TRAC the week before.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Great Find With the Good Old E-TRAC

long, long ago there was a time.....

The early black ages is a really dark time. Why? Because we still don't know much about it.

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Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tesoro Tiger Shark Metal Detector
Tigershark Finds 14 Finds Today!

I went out detecting in an old woods on a very steep hill. After detecting along the side of an old rock wall in the woods, my tiger shark rand loud and clear and found my first ring at about 1" under the surface. The next fifteen minutes yielded 13 more rings! All in about a 20' x 20' area! I took them to the jewelery store and found out that 2 of them were 10k gold and one was 14k with 3 diamonds. 3 were silver and the rest were just gold plated. You just never know...

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Karma Comes Around

I did a ring recovery tonight near a hotel in Lexington for Chris and Erin, who called me after searching for “metal detector rental” in Lexington (a search I deliberately intercept with my website at (http://www.pocketspill.com). I try to intercept those searches because I know people who rent detectors are far less likely to recover items than if a skilled operator is available. I volunteer my time in Lexington whenever possible. I hate to see people waste their time, money and still not recover the item, especially something as special as an engagement ring.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Nice Find Leads to an Even Nicer Experience

It is funny how things work out. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Doug, my wife Diane and Doug’s son Malachi decided to go to an old park that has been good to us in the past, giving up such items as Seated Quarter, many Indian heads, an assortment of Nickels such as Shield, V, and Buffalos.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Historic 1860s Cricket Belt Buckle

My metal detecting had been rudely interrupted by a sudden knee injury. I had missed some prime time detecting and now Winter was fast approaching. I didn’t care, I was itching to get back into it after the operation and rehab period.

I took a short drive to my favourite spot, the site of an early country inn. The bulldozers didn’t leave anything visible on the surface and underneath the area's mineralised soil surface there is a veritable minefield of Victorian era building materials, much of which is slowly rusting away.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Odd Place for a 150 Year-Old Buckle

My friend and I found a Indian battle site, here in Idaho! After 2 days of hunting and finding bullets, parts of harnesses, mule and horse shoes, we were almost ready to stop.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Girl and Her E-TRAC

About a year ago my wife Diane got interested in metal detecting with me and so I got her an X-TERRA 705 and she took to it like a duck to water. She was doing so well I decided to upgrade her to her own E-TRAC. She has made some good finds with it including a beautiful Standing Liberty Quarter and a Franklin Half but this hunt topped them all.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My 1st Gold Ring with Diamonds

My uncle lost his 1949 AAA baseball championship ring he earned after hitting a grand slam against the Braves in Memphis Tn. He lost the ring 12 years ago in his back yard. The 86 year old Iwo Jima survivor (wounded twice on that island) didn't ask me to look for it. I kinda insisted I give it a try.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Paid for My Detector

Last thing I said to my wife before leaving to hunt was (half-joking), “I’d just like to find enough to pay for my detector.” Little did I know I was about to do just that!

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