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

Have been out and about with my CTX 3030 and made some really great finds recently. First one was a really highly decorated spur dating to the 15th Century. Then I discovered a Georgian period rubbish midden only very small but it contained an iron buckle and a large kitchen type knife. The final find so far was this little man whom one might say is moderately well-endowed. I think he dates to the late Georgian period and may be some type of crude pendant poking find at King George 111. I've plenty more finds to share too. Thanks for a brilliant product which really has given me the finds from new sites and has truly refreshed sites ...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Making the Critics Silent

Some White's users say Minelab users cannot find old thin gold with their detectors. I already found some big gold rings but no thin gold.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Coins From 2000 Years Ago

Last week hunting for very ancient coins. Difficult time to do, but found a nice small place. Don't think to find a lot of things and coins. 9 hours of searching, but what a rush when a old coins come out of the ground. Some Keltisch coins and relic's from 2100 yearold. And some midevil coins.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
In Shock

Walking through the woods last nite before dark and getting bit up nasty by mosquitos although I sprayed really well. I made it to the foundation that I found the 3 large cents and spanish silver in the same hole only to find that it was so overgrown I could not get near it. So I put the coil down next to some stone walls that were near the foundation but I have not gotten to yet. This area was pretty well grown up too but I had literally about a 10 by 10 area altogether to semi swing the coil. Right next to the stone wall I get a 12-38 hit about 3-4 inches deep. No clue what this might be I dug carefully and find an oddball size coin in t...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Love That E-TRAC!

Yesterday, May 21st,2011, I decided to go out detecting for a while. The place that I went was not too far from my house, where I found a 1853-o half dime last year. This place has a large pond that I was told ,use to be a swimming place years ago. I got a good signal that read 11-43 on my Minelab E-TRAC. It was reading about 6" deep. To my surprize I popped out a 1903-S Barber dime that was in extra Fine condition. I thought this was a key date, so when I got home I ask my wife to check the date again. She said that it was exactly what I thought. The new 2011 coin price shows that in ex. Fine condition it is worth $800.00. Boy this m...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The First Target I Dug

I was hunting an old farm today and this was the FIRST target I dug, I can't believe I dug this in my area of Ohio. A Virginia half penny, it has a clear date of 1773....man I am pumped up!!! I scratched it, sadly because it had roots all over, but right now I am so happy I don't even care. Before this my oldest coin was a undated capped bust dime.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The First of its Kind

On Saturday April 4th I joined Barry Small and The Artifact Detecting Team (ADT) a Minelab Sponsored treasure hunting team. I as a Minelab dealer was asked to represent Minelab at these events. The ADT is the first of its kind in the U.S.A. The ADT is working in conjunction with the Southampton Historical Society. In the past no historical society has ever considered allowing a metal detectorist on a historical site. As you may know many nonprofit organizations are losing their government funding, so Barry thought it would be a good idea if detectorists would be allowed to hunt historical properties for a fee. That fee would in turn be don...