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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
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Preserving World War II History

Gusap in the beautiful Ramu Valley of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a service town for the growing and refining of sugar by Ramu Agri Industries (RAI). During World War 2 it was one of a number of airfield bases constructed by American Airborn Engineers in the Markham & Ramu Valley’s as the Allies advanced against the Japanese in PNG. At Gusap amongst the sugar cane fields you can still see evidence of these activities from nearly seventy years ago – aircraft revetments, marsden matting, Caterpillar D4 tractors (disassembled & flown in), fighter plane drop fuel tanks, discarded fuel drums but slowly a lot of this history is...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Pretty Cool!

I recently purchased an E-TRAC and went to an old race track. I found two 1882 Indian pennies and a 1900 barber quarter at 8 inches. Pretty cool.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Hard Working Detector

Have been detecting for only three and a half months, I have two Minelab detectors at present, an X-TERRA 305 and an E-TRAC. I am pleased to report that I am impressed with these two detectors as they together have uncovered many great finds valued way and beyond the cost of both detectors.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My First 1700's Silver

On December 1st I had plans with a club member to hit a 1760's cellar hole that has yielded great results this year... We've pulled 13 coppers mostly early to mid 1700's... 6 pieces of US silver, 6+ Indian heads, and the usual suspects... Lead, Buckles, buttons, farm parts, harmonica reeds, etc.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
History Comes Back to Life!

bzzzzz. bzzzzz. 0500 in the morning. The wake up call. Breakfast and a cup of coffee to open up the sleepy eyes. I was determend to find some ancient coins . Driven a total of 520 mile for 3.5 hours of searching, the time was short becausse of family diner. CRAZY ???? Well a litle. But in the morning sun, walking on ancient fields it is worth every second.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Don't Ignore All Loud Shallow Signals!

Another great day out with the E-TRAC! The highlighted finds shown came from one previously hunted cellar hole site that was inhabited from ca. 1830's to the 1920's. From left to right I found: A "Defiance" CWC Pocket Watch with last patent date June 4 '07; 1889 Liberty Seated dime; 1889 Indian Head cent; 1919 "Mercury" dime; 1905 Indian Head cent; ca. 1830's Heraldic Eagle Militia belt plate; brass entry door key; brass shoe heel protector; and oval Rosette plate.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRACs Bring in the Harvest!

My hunting partner Doug and I decided to do some door knocking at some old farm houses as we have found that this is a good way to meet some very nice people and get good sites to detect. This Saturday was a crisp fall morning but with abundant sunshine to warm us up.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Very Impressed With This Machine

All I can say is amazing! I received my E-TRAC on Friday November 4th, 2011. In only two outings with the E-TRAC I have dug 4 silver coins. The 4th silver coin was dug at 8 inches. When I recovered it, I thought to myself that someone must have hammered it or it was placed on a train track. I chalked it up to being a Barber Dime and didn't think anything of it.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
I MINELABED IT!

I used to wonder from time to time when I would go out hunting for coins what I was missing. Well… I don’t wonder anymore… I MINELAB the spot! I was out Sunday with the E-TRAC checking out a spot that I had permission to hunt. After hunting for awhile a friend and I had turned up some clad and other relics such as a piece of a crotal bell and 2 oil lamp tops.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Special Birthday Present

Finally a Giveback. My wife and I were recently invited to my daughter's girlfriend's birthday celebration at the girlfriend's mothers home. Knowing that it might be a long day, I brought the E-TRAC along.

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