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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
A Girl and Her E-TRAC

About a year ago my wife Diane got interested in metal detecting with me and so I got her an X-TERRA 705 and she took to it like a duck to water. She was doing so well I decided to upgrade her to her own E-TRAC. She has made some good finds with it including a beautiful Standing Liberty Quarter and a Franklin Half but this hunt topped them all.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My 1st Gold Ring with Diamonds

My uncle lost his 1949 AAA baseball championship ring he earned after hitting a grand slam against the Braves in Memphis Tn. He lost the ring 12 years ago in his back yard. The 86 year old Iwo Jima survivor (wounded twice on that island) didn't ask me to look for it. I kinda insisted I give it a try.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Paid for My Detector

Last thing I said to my wife before leaving to hunt was (half-joking), “I’d just like to find enough to pay for my detector.” Little did I know I was about to do just that!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
I Can't Explain This Feeling

I had a lady contact me to help find her watch that was lost while bailing hay in a padock. It fell off while changing the wraper on a round bale machine.

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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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