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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
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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Harley Ring Returned

My wife and I are full time RV'ers. At most RV parks the owners are kind enough to let me hunt in the parks.

We are currently in Alpine, WY and about a month ago, while hunting with my E-TRAC, I came across a white gold Harley-Davidson ring with four small stones in it. It had a name and what appeared to be a serial number inside of it.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
If Only These Finds Could Tell a Story

As I watch videos of Treasure Hunters around the World, it is so interesting to find items we are un-accustomed to finding. Some of the items are coins minted in their region or a bronze age tool. So it is swell when we can find something that we can all relate to.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Amazing Pendant

I had just recently gone archery cow elk hunting with my wife and my sister. Our plans were to stay out for a week. We would go and set up a couple of ground blinds for them to hunt in. I was to watch my two boys while the girls would sit and wait for the elk to come to water.

The boys and I could spend the day detecting with my E-TRAC and Sunray X5 Coil, we targeted areas that others had camped, finding mostly bullets and brass.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My First Gold Coin and it's a Big One!

I went out earlier today, Sunday August 26th, 2012, after enjoying a beautiful Sunday morning with my family, my wife took a nap after we got home and gave the OK to go detecting for the rest of the afternoon!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Research + Minelab = Success

I have been getting use to the E-TRAC ever since I bought it in December of 2011. Every day is a new experience and a learning curve. The machine never ceases to surprise me.

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