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Treasure Finds 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 Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
The Excalibur II Has Me Hooked!

I bought my Excalibur II in February 2009. This is my first water machine and my first year water hunting, so yes I am a rookie at it, but I am hooked.

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Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur II Pays For Itself!

Just a quick update on the new Excalibur II which I purchased on 3 April 2009. In short, the upgrade has been paid for in 3 weeks from the date I received the detector.

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Minelab Safari
Minelab Safari
Minelab Safari
14 Wheats and 4 Silver

I came across a old foundation and did some research and it was an old school from 1900s to 1940s all that is left is the blocks the school sat on. I wanted to hit this spot in the spring because the summer is so full of thorns and ticks. But I was able to hunt just a small area and managed these.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
My Lucky Forest

Me and my two buddies had been walking around in 4 hours and just digging crap and some outdated coins… The week before I found an iron cross from WW1 in the same forest, so we were hoping for some nice finds.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
700 Years Old Silver Medieval Religious Ring Found

My local metal detecting club has a highly organised committee who arranges metal detecting rallies for large groups at numerous historical sites. It was with great excitement that I set off for the latest rally on 170 plus acres of undetected farmland with history abound.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Béla III - the Byzantine King!

On my first day out with my new X-TERRA 705 I found this thin copper coin in an old field on the outskirts of a small Eastern European hamlet. I was hunting in an old farm field along a stream, and found nothing for an hour. Then, just as the sun was setting I hit this small, very thin coin. At first I was not sure what it was, because the features that I could see appeared to be Byzantine, not European. However, my friend quickly ID it correctly as a Hungarian Coin.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Detecting Stone...

It is not what we usually seek, makes us proud and happy most of the time, but what we find! The same is true for me. I always think of finding some rare coin or jewelry, but all the time I get surprised by things concealed in the ground. This story began during a month long expedition to the Mongolian border, where we searched for the 17th century artifacts and medieval Chinese coins. I had my reliable and precise X-TERRA 705 with me.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
2014 Beginning of the Season

Greetings!
This year was very warm. No snow, no frost, and pulls into the street toward adventure. In the first days after the holidays take my favourite X-TERRA 705 and the road. The whole day was exploring new territories. Already at the end of the day came at an interesting place. One signal, the other... Only fragments of the finds. And finally, something popped out of the ground! This coin.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Rings N Things

Having a few hours to spare was good on Friday avo but the tide was high but it was still a successful afternoon. After calibrating the machine me and my son started walking towards the water first signal I got was a good one not too deep I was a gold plated ring nice surprise. As we made our way across the beach got a few more signals mainly being old coins anyway another signal registering 20 on the X-TERRA came up digging it up revealed a nice silver ring with little stones on it. Staying a little longer scored me a few more coins by now it was getting dark so we end calling it a day. I am having good success with the X-TERRA 705 and th...

Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
2013 Season

Greetings adventurers!

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