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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
What a Great Day

The year is 1921. The city, Ottawa, Ontario. The place, The Royal Canadian Mint. Someone says "Dump the coins!" and almost 3.5 million silver Canadian 5 Cent pieces are melted down. The government has chosen to go with the cheaper and larger nickel format for the coming year. But wait, some people have already purchased the 1921 5 cent piece, and about 300 have gone into circulation.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Discovering the Gold Dollar

Had a small job this morning close to a place I have been trying to get to all winter but the road was impassable, small mining town in the foot hills lots of iron and few targets. I was hunting in TTF stock coil auto +3 sens was about 15 I had been there about four hours and found nothing but trash and the skeleton key (eyeball find)bent down to move a piece of wire that my coil was hanging up on and noticed a strange shape.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
In the Right Spot

I'm so happy I bought a Minelab E-TRAC! It was only a week old when I visited a local park again to practice with it. I had been there a few times in the past using another brand detector with marginal success, but I wanted to get experience with my new detector.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Find of a Lifetime

To my surprise I found through research an old homesite on my families farm from the 1880's. There was no sign of the homestead and we never knew it existed even though we lived there for over a decade. I got permission from the current owner and quickly with my son and friend Bryon off we went.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
All I Can Say is WOW!

I just received my E-TRAC yesterday, I had planned for it's arrival by taking the following day off from work to get familiar with it. I went to a park where I had found a couple of silver coins previously but had not hunted it since because the good targets were just plain out of reach for my old detector. I figured this would be a good place to start with my new E-TRAC.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
What a Day!

I guess I would say my success story would include the great group of people at Minelab Chicago.I had to send my E-TRAC in for repair to find out I had a bad touch pad which probably caused by being in the rain to much (Use the covers guys!).

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
One More Off the List!

Hello all!

I was in Boston for work today (May 3rd, 2012) and stopped at a green on the way back that we have hammered !! It is not very big... City block one way and about 1/2 block the other...

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Super Excited

A few weeks back, hunting at an old school, I got a very solid signal from my E-TRAC. Cut the plug, and at 5 inches down out came a very large class ring. I was super excited being my first class ring I had ever found. The ring was made from sterling silver and read 2004 state champions across the top and side. Luckily it also had a jersey number and a name on the side of the ring. After a few hours of searching the web I found a team roster for that year, however the name online did not match the name on the ring. Still at least it was a lead. I found guy who was listed on the roster and contacted him through facebook.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Wish It Was My Full Time Job

I went and picked up my buddy today April 28th, and he doesn't have a car or a very good detector. I usually feel bad as I pull tons of coins, silver and more out and he ends the day with very little. Today he did good digging a silver coin from 1939 and I was the one feeling bad.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Restoring 65 Years of Memories

I and fellow Dayton Digger Tom Johnson were called out to see if we could find a lost wedding ring. The gentleman had lost it he believed in his garden plot two years before and after much fruitless searching thought it was gone for good. His daughter contacted Tom and Tom asked me to help him find it if we could.

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