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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
Thrilled to Bits

It is not often that you are relatively sure you have found "Find of the Year" at your club meeting only moments after you have first set eyes on it, but this is what happened to me. I didn't want to get too overconfident though as there are always cracking finds at our meetings, but this is special.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
484 Silver Coins in 2011

A few friends and I like to metal detect on evenings and weekends at homesites and local parks. These photos are coins that I have found through the year of 2011 and my ending total was 484 1/2 silver coins ranging in years from 1964 back to 1829. The 1829 was a capped dime and also found at this home was an 1835 capped half dollar. Oh bye the way if anyone was wondering about the half it was a mercury dime clipped in half which I thought was an interresting find myself. Well thanks for looking at my story and happy hunting to all hope you find treasure too.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Finds Sword!

A friend and I had decided to get one last hunt in for the year on New Years Eve, since the weather in our area was to be in the mid 40’s. We hunted a yard and curb that I had permission to hunt and made a few finds. After hunting for awhile we moved on to another place that we had gotten permission to hunt a few weeks back, and had not hunted yet. After double checking with the homeowner we started to hunt this small yard.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Making Front Page News

On Dec.1 2011 I was metal detecting in our local park with my E-TRAC, looking for old silver coins. I love this machine I call it my silver magnet because it is so accurate on locating silver. The high pitch sound and the numbers on the screen.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
I'm Glad I Upgraded

I recently upgraded to my first Minelab (E-TRAC). I have been detecting a friends yard with a house dating back to the 1890's. I have detected this yard several times with another companies detector and found many great pieces, coins, jewelry etc. But after hearing how great the E-TRAC is, I decided to buy one and give it a try.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
First 3 Days Out With My New VX3

The day I bought my VX3 I took it out to try it. The very first target I dug was a '43 mercury dime! I was like wow! Then within 10 minutes after that I dug a walking liberty half dollar, and by the end of the first day of detecting, in only 2 hours, I had dug 5 silver coins! That has never happened to me. So the next couple of times out I dug more silver coins, 4 large cents, a couple silver plated spoons, and some very nice relics. In the 3 days of detecting I had dug some of the best finds I have ever had. I have been detecting for 10 years and I found more awesome finds in 3 days with my VX3 than I have in the last 10 years. I am ...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Finds Gold Nugget

The scene is: I’m hunting in a spot I’ve hunted in many times before. Because of all the time I’ve spent here, I’ve conditioned myself to ignore a lot of signals, because of the high density of trash, both ferrous and non-ferrous targets. It’s a City park – lots of noise. So here I am, getting tons of signals, listening for that sweet tone of a coin.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Killer on Coins

I would just like to say Minelab will always be in my stable. I have been a whites detector person a long time. Almost bought a v3i until I heard it was complicated and had problems. I hardly ever seen any great finds on the forums that I visited. Well I started hearing this and that about the E-TRAC. Man I tell you the finds I seen with the Minelab's were amazing. I said maybe I am in the wrong crowd. Well I found a great dealer Woodland Detectors and the rest is history.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Vary Rare

I've had my E-TRAC for a year now and have made many amazing finds with it. I've hunted parks, old schools, and old houses with much success. I decided to try my first cornfield hunt. After researching an 1874 atlas of our county, I picked an old farm that was only a couple miles from my house. The owner of the house was very friendly and told me the house dates back to at least 1850.

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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...