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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 X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
USA Silver a Long Way From Home - in NZ

Last month I was out with my trusty X-TERRA 705 in a local Auckland park. I had two silver finds that day, one a 1939 Silver NZ 3d coin and the other was unbelievably a 1918 Winged Mercury Silver dime!

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
One Kilogram of Gold

A few years ago, during the banking crisis, a person was given some very poor advice. He was told that ‘if a bank went bust, anything in a deposit box would be lost’. Unfortunately he believed this and immediately withdrew his valuables. He then had an idea. If he buried some of the valuables in his mother in laws garden they would be safe and easily recovered when required. A good plan with only one slight drawback! It is necessary remember precisely where the object was buried. This is where I come in.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
X-TERRA 705 Hits Nice Gold Ring From the Saltwater Rocks

I was testing out a new X-TERRA 6" Double-D - 19.75kHz coil I just received from my friend Kevin (neswiper) and while testing in the rocky area on the Chesapeake bay the new coil was able to find a nice ring mixed in with the rocks and all the iron. this was the main reason for me trying the new coil for use in the rocky zone.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
New to the X-TERRA 705

I have used an old cheap detector, on and off, for a few years with virtually no joy. But after reading the success stories on the Minelab site, I decided to give detecting a proper try and purchased an X-TERRA 705.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
My First Gold After 2 Years of Metal Detecting

I have had and used an X-TERRA 305 for well over a year and a half and loved it so much but was time to upgrade. I decided to go with an X-TERRA 705 and boy I am not disappointed! I have been finding things in locations I have pounded for 2 years now.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Our First Hoard Ever

Thought I would share a few pictures of our first Roman silver hoard now that it's in the public domain. It has been declared as treasure today by the coroner’s court. The coins were found in Mid-Cornwall near to a tin mining area. We weren't searching for Roman and all three of us had just bought detectors for the first time.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
The X-TERRA 705 Found Gold

I was detecting on the beach when I hit a tiny sound. The depth indicator showed the target was a bit deep in the ground so I removed a bit the sand with my foot and the find of the day appeared in the sun. It was a small beautiful gold ring.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Emotions That I Wish Every Seeker

Only two of my finds induced in me so huge emotions, but only one induced similar emotions in others. The discovery of the find often finishes its history which was begun in the time of its lost, hide or losing, but in this case it was very beginning of its history. History that would have a lot of scenarios and would change a lot in perceiving the last days of January 1945, the year we still know very few...

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Old Site Reveals Hidden Treasure

Using the X-TERRA 705 with a 10.5" 7.5KHZ. DD coil, I was hunting in a local park in a location where an old house once was located, most likely built in the mid 1800's but now long gone.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Gold, silver and a gift card too!

The local beach is only 20 mins from my home. I have been hunting it every morning before work for 2 hrs and a couple hours after work for the last six days.

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