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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 X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
I Was Shaking With Excitement

The time had arrived, my first metal detecting rally as a member of the Yeovil Metal Dectecting Club. 9:30am and we were off, me and my X-TERRA 705. As I entered my first field of stubble there weren't many signals so I decided to go through the hedge to the grass field. Everybody I could see was heading to the centre of the field, so I decided to turn left and try my luck.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Hammered Coin in Ten Minutes

Now that the weather has turned warmer, we went for our first trip out for the season with my X-TERRA 705. Ten minutes later, up pops my first hammered Elizabeth 1st Silver Sixpence. WOW!

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Returned After 22 Years

On Thursday March 22, my wife and I were detecting a hiking trail at a local park. I got a nice 10/12 reading on my Minelab X-TERRA 705. Thinking I had another pull tab, and we found plenty, I still dug it. The machine said 4 inches so I popped a plug about that deep. Right on the bottom of the plug was a beautiful gold class ring. The ring was a from a local high school and was dated 1992. It also had a first name on the face of the ring. I thought, Becky, I'm going to make your day.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Very Happy With My Find

On my third hunting trip to a secret locale with my buddy where I had previously found a Walking Liberty Half Dollar and a silver ring we decided to grid another section where we had previously left off.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
A Jaw Dropping Experience!

My hunting buddy and I were hunting a new location that has never been touched as far as we know. We were in the mulch area that lies between the swing sets and 2 other play areas when I received a solid 42 on my detector. About 5 inches down revealed a shiny silver 1944 Walking Liberty Half Dollar. My very first silver coin! I didn't have my camcorder with me that day but he took a picture of it with his phone camera. What a jaw dropping experience!

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Success in the Park that Promised Nothing!

There is a local park that once was a Poor Farm. I hunted here in the past without any luck. Last night I watched an video of a group hunting this park and had no luck! I explained to my wife that I wanted to hunt there again and give my X-TERRA 705 a go. She wanted to tag along so off we went. The park has clay, sand, black soil and a saltwater creek so it's a little tought.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
What an Honour

I have been metal detecting a lot this winter in East Texas. I have my sorted piles of junk, bent metal, nails, old identifiable things and etc!

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Best First Day Luck of All Time

I might have had some of the best first day luck with a metal detector of all time. I found several dollars in clad around my house. Many around the street, where I live across from a football stadium, and several people tailgate in my front yard before games.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Civil War Discoveries

My last trip out I dug ten 69 caliber drops, all deep, ranging from eight to 15 inches. The coin mold was with the 69's, you can make out the impression of a Seated Quarter in it. The brass Saddle Shield is marked, size 12. The brass healplate has the corps insignia. That Civil War soldier left his Corps insignia in every step he made in the dirt, he would have been easy to track!

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Wanted to Find For Ages

Recently dad and I haven't been hunting as we have been looking for some old spots to try for pre-decimal coins as I am only 8 off 100! We had found a spot that we think had to be over 100 years old and thought it would be a great place to have a swing with the trusty X-TERRA 705.

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