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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
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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Seated Grand Slam

Recently on a Saturday morning, I had a little time and went to the same field near home I often hunt. The field has been heavily hunted for years. Coins are sparse and I frequently get skunked, but when you find something it is usually pretty old. It, just a couple weeks prior, produced a silver 1831 Capped Bust Half Dime. I hunted about an hour in the same areas I usually hunt, as do many others, before needing to leave, and found nothing.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
How A Bad Day Turned Out To Be A Good One

Yesterday, I started a new painting job on a house of a customer of mine. The morning went well, and the work was going great. That was until the rain came.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Badge Of Success

As the year winds down, I was 1 away today from my goal of finding 30 silver coins for the year. I decided to head out about 40 minutes from my home, to a park in an old town that was established in 1887. The town sits on a lake surrounded by several counties and was once a camp site for Seminole Indians.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Colonial Field Homesite Gives Up the Goods

After two weeks of tracking down the owners of the site, I finally obtained permission to metal detect some farm fields that once had dwellings from colonial days. There is still corn stubble in the field and it was difficult in places to get the coil close to the ground.

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