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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
Never Thought it Would be This Great

I can't believe it! I found another silver today. I never actually thought it would be this great. I thought it was going to better, but not like this. I used my old detector for 2.5 years. I found 2 silver dimes, both Roosevelt's, both shallow, most likely new drops. I have had my E-TRAC for 3 weeks. I have found three silver coins already, two mercs and now a Washington!!!!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Not Bad for a Quick Hunt

Here in April I saw the weather report was calling for a sunny day in the 70's so I took my new E-TRAC to work today. On the way home I stopped at a nearby dog park which has a farm house dating back to 1834.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
What a Surprise

Been Coin hunting for over 34 years and have found many old coins but had never been able to find a Seated Liberty quarter until this past weekend. Was hunting a old closed down golf course that dates back to 1922 and came across a 6 inch deep tire track completely filled with water.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
One of the Best Adventures to Date

I answered a call from Gerry around dinner time. He asked if I wanted to go with him and a few friends detecting and old mining town. I knew I really couldn’t go, work was pilling up deadlines were looming, I said, “I will be at your house at 4 am.” As I hung up the phone I thought here is a chance to get out and detect with some guys who know what they are doing. I had purchased my E-TRAC less than a year ago and had moderate success with it, a series of short hunts around town finding a few silvers and a handful of wheat pennies. I didn’t have the time this summer to hunt too seriously. I couldn’t pass this ...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Trowbridge and District Metal Detecting Club to the Rescue

This is just my second week as Chairman of the club and on Thursday 12th April 2012 I received an email from a lady named Toni, who lives in the Pewsey area of Wiltshire. The contents in her short explanation really touched my feelings as she explained she needed help to find her lost wedding ring.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Broke My Silver Record

Started the day out hitting some old ball fields with my brother. I was running the E-TRAC... First field we hit lots of clad I hit 2 wheats nothing speacial. My brother remebered a small field we hit last year without much luck so off we headed for this little 1940s ball field behind a school. 20min into the hunt my brother hits a 1941 washington then I hit a nice 5 gram silver ring.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Unexpected

Hello all!

I went back to the colonial I got the complete buckle at 2 weeks ago... I've been there approx. 10 times now... So I picked a location on the other side of the pond that I've been through, but with the let your feet wander method.... Today was 9 hours of gridding.... and it paid off !!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Find of British National Importance

I have always used Minelab detectors, my first one was an Explorer II, I then upgraded to the Explorer SE Pro. My birthday was comning up and my partner [Sue] bought me the E-TRAC ,reports said it would make your land like new so I gave it a go.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Good Hunt With Some Great History

I'm still learning my E-TRAC. A friend and I decided to hunt an older area in Northern California one Sunday afternoon. I ended up with only three old coins - 1937S wheatie, an 1886 Indian head, and a 1909 "vertical S" wheatie. Not bad.

What I lacked in coins, I made up for in relics. The first relic I recovered was an 1880's political button, on the front it says: PUBLIC OFFICE IS A PUBLIC TRUST "84-86" around a horseshoe with initials in the center of CG. My next find was a nice gold plated Victorian ladies pendant with stones.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
I Owe It All To This E-TRAC

I went to a field that I have visited in the past with some excellent success. Though when I do hit this field, it is always very hit or miss. Good targets are slim but usually very old when I do find them. So on a lunch break last week I tried a new spot in the field.

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