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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
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Minelab E-Trac
First year Silver Success!

Hello,

This year I decided I needed a hobby to get me off the couch and outside and decided to take up metal detecting. I bought an X-TERRA 705 in February and love it! I found a couple silver coins, a few silver rings, and one beautiful gold ring with it.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Big Silver...Seated in the South

Hot August or Cold January I'm not too hard to find. And today is no different. Whether it's an older yard, empty lot or the woods, I'm usually there. With My E-TRAC in tow , my hunting buddy arrive at our first of 3 stops for the day. It did not take long before that familiar sweet sound was singin' through my head phones.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Sniffs Out My Oldest Coins

In the fall of 2012, I decided to hunt the yard of a house built in 1880 here in the town I live in. It was getting well into fall and winter was just around the corner here in Iowa. I bundled up, as I knew I would be fighting colder temperatures and the bone chilling Iowa late fall breeze. I had my eye on this particular house for some time, as I knew it’s age and I had a good feeling about what I might find with my E-TRAC in the yard. I received permission by the homeowner to hunt the yard and I picked a day to start. I knew my time was limited before winter set in so I started on the yard as soon as I could. That first day I was a...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Success

I've been hunting with my E-TRAC since the middle of September 2013. My finds have gone way up in quality as well as quantity. I'm finding deeper targets and digging so much less trash. I try to get out at least a little bit each day if I can. On the days that I do get out, I always manage to find something cool to add to my collection of dug coins or relics.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Silver Spanish 2 Reale in Found in Pennsylvania, USA

Was just hunting my side yard here in south-western PA and my E-TRAC rang up a solid 12-46 and I dug up this coin that looks like a Spanish Reale. It weighs 6.2 grams and is about 1.3mm think. No seam around the edges. Don't know who scratched the cross in the kings face (guessing that's king somebody), wasn't me. My previous oldest coin was 1945, if real this one blows the 1945 away. Thanks Minelab!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Early ANZAC History in a Park

With the weather forecast of rain developing later in the day, I headed out for an early start to my current favourite park with my trusty Minelab E-TRAC. This particular park has been in use for over a hundred years and has produced some nice finds for me.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
I Dug the KING of V Nickels...1885!!!

Hit a field tonite I hunted last year. Was hoping I missed a few keepers, well I was right!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My 9 Copper Day

So my day began with selling popcorn at the local post office with my son for Cub Scouts. While there his mentor in school came by. A sweet older woman whom my son loves. I asked her where she lived and she told me the home right down the street. I told her my hobby and before I could even ask, she said come down anytime I like. So later that day I went.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First Gold Score EVER!

Just upgraded to the Minelab E-TRAC about a week ago. I was out hunting in a very high trash local park the other day and found this 10K gold filled ring. It's the first piece of gold I've ever found while detecting. I'm loving this machine more and more!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The E-TRAC Does It Again

My E-TRAC never ever ceases to amaze me. Went out to spend the day on fields the we have detected for a number of years with a colleague. We did not expected to find much given the number of times we have searched these fields. Just another day on the cliff tops around Saltburn by the Sea.

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