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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
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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The TOT Ring

I was just calling in on a Sunday morning to one of my local permissions to have a morning session, and there was a lorry filling a farmer's feed hoppers, it was blocking the track to my field. I couldn't get past so decided to pull into the farm entrance to wait for him to unload.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Wedding Ring Reunited With Owner

I got my first message from a chap who had lost a ring. They had lost it while walking the dog and felt it come off. It was in some long grass and they searched and searched but could not find it.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Rubbish Turns Out to be One of Nation's Greatest Finds

The first week out with my E-TRAC, I came across a small bronze disc with glass enamelled to one side. It was so well made I thought it was off a Victorian snuff box and threw it in the garage with my other rubbish.

Three months later whilst wandering in the Roman section of the British Museum in London I nearly fell over when I saw an exact copy of the disc in a display case.

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