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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 Once in a Lifetime Find

Recieved a phone call from a friend of mine, pgh mole to go detecting at a hunted out park and was not too excited to go, but it was better than sitting at home. Got to the park and was not finding much but clad, this park had givin up a 90 clad quarter cashe and some silver in the past. Decided to find a spot where I thought nobody had hit, looked up the hill where there were some big trees and high grass and decided thats where im going to start.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Another Reason to Dig Pull Tab Signals!

Today I went digging today with Diggerdan, we hunted two places first place was a farm that was gonna be tore down, owner was building a new house next door. I got 3 FIRSTS for me today

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
One of My Most Cherished Finds

One day while at work, A good friend of mine told me he bought some property with some old houses on it. He said I was welcome to detect there if I wanted. Needless to say, I was so excited. Getting to the site one evening after work, I was floored by how old the houses were. They still had stacked rock foundations, so I knew it was gonna be a good chance to find some goodies.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Accidental Discovery

In June 6, 2011, I went to the beach in Ventura California for a quick hunt in the wet sand with my E-TRAC. For an hour I worked a beach cut that give me a few corroded coins, pull tabs and a corroded ring with a tiger eye stone that I first considered as a brass junk ring.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Day Three and the E-TRAC Pays For Itself!

This whole mess of metal detecting started when my friend got his first Bounty Hunter and showed me how it worked in the front yard of my house. I was instantly intrigued and thought it was very interesting and really neat. Soon after getting the idea and learning how to do it, what to expect and precautions of detecting, I purchased my first detector. It was a Garrett Ace 250 and I had a lot of fun with it for 2 years from 2009 to early 2011 netting my first silver dime and first silver ring. After a while of detecting, I took it upon myself to watch some metal detecting videos on youtube. One thing I noticed during some of the videos was...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Backyard Success

My father and I have been detecting for a couple of years never finding much but clad. I finally get into the hobby a bit more and purchased the E-TRAC! I un-boxed it and charged the battery overnight while I read through the user guide. I took it outside the next morning and first signal I dug with it ended up being a 1906 Indian Head Penny.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Piece of Early American History

I have been using the Minelab E-TRAC for almost 2 years now and can say without a doubt that it is the best machine for the type of detecting that I do. I primarily hunt cellar holes and abandoned home sites from the 1700's - early 1800's here in the NH/VT area. All of the sites are trashy and require the best equipment on the market.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Wondering How I Will Top This?

The start of my second season with my E-TRAC brought hopes of exciting finds. We're lucky to hunt seven months a year with the snowy and frozen Ohio weather so I was anxious to get out and start detecting.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Cartwheeling

A friend Markoss and I had detecting access to an 1850’s homestead site on private country land. We had detected there twice previously and un-earthed some great old Australian tokens and British coins from our early colonial days dated between 1806 and 1910. The odd piece of jewellery and some brass dog registration tags from as early as 1889 also came to light. To us it had been a dream spot but with both of us using E-TRAC's we thought that the area had been covered fairly well by our third trip. Our thinking was correct and finds of note were much harder to come by.

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Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Minelab CTX-3030 Standard-with Wireless Headphones
Great Finds

My CTX 3030 continues to astound me with its performance especially on pastureland. Here are some more of my recent discoveries. which include an eagle figure possibly from a Saxon helmet a lovely Saxon period decorated strap end....and there are plenty more too which I will share with everyone.

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