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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
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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Some Good Karma

It's was beautiful day so I spent the morning hunting in my favorite park. The park maintenance crew recently cleared the undergrowth out of a very old section of the park where I've found dozens of barbers in the last 2 years as well as many mercs/buffalos/indians and wheats using my E-TRAC. I knew there had to be more there and with the ground cover cleared out, it was easy to swing the detector.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Making the Club Proud

This was another Sunday dig with timeline MDC from Birmingham. Went for dig in Shrewsbury with 50 members. After two hours of detecting I was fed up, no coin, no artifact... nothing except few pieces of lead!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Scores 112 Silver Coins in 17 Days!

I had business in an unfamilar town, and researched potential places to detect while I was there. Threw my E-TRAC and gear in the car, and headed off.

The first site on my list was closed, and when I arrived at the second site, it looked special. Old and undisturbed. There was a police officer in the parking lot, and I asked if it was ok to detect here. He said no problem, so I grabbed my E-TRAC, and was off.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
WOW

One word.......WOW......... this metal detector just keeps surprising the "hell out of me". Going on to a farm that the three clubs on the Island have done for the past 6 years, I knew that the finds would be few n far between, but about an hour into the field I pulled up a hadrian Dupondius, and my very first gold ring, intacted ...... no one else got anything ... I came off the field with the biggest smile. Minelab carry on doing your stuff ...

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Dream Becomes Reality

Five years ago I moved from England to work in Switzerland. Here metal detecting is really interesting and exciting because being the cross roads of Europe you never know what ‘nationality’ of coin you will find next Swiss, French, German, Italian, Euros and so on. However what has eluded me all this time is a medieval hammered coin. I seem to have found everything else, including two Celtic coins, but never a medieval hammered.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Detecting an Old 1800's Site

It was another great day in Adelaide with clear skies sunshine and a high around 33 degrees. So as I sat there looking out the window while chatting on line to my friend Shaun I was having a hard time deciding if I should go fishing off the beach or detecting at an old 1800 site that I had permission to hunt. So I mentioned to Shaun that I was considering an old relic & coin hunt and when he asked if I would like some company it pretty well made my mind up that detecting it was to be.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Shot to Hell

Usually we Detectorists remove nickels from the ground and the condition is what we most times would fondly call "Shot to Hell"! While out last weekend with the E-TRAC, the nickel I found was literally that!

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