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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
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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Persistance and an E-TRAC

I live in Scotland in an area where the landscape has been seriously altered as a result of a century of Coal Mining and because “good” finds are few and far between.

I am very passionate about history and metal detecting gives me a direct link with history. The machine I use for this is an E-TRAC and before that, for a number of years I have used a Safari – which I swear by!

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