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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 E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Change is Good as a Rest

Last winter was pretty well a wash out and most of my spare time was left catching up on all the magazine interviews, reviews, etc what seemed to frustrate me was that all around me in our club there was nothing but E-TRACs. I was the only one with the Fisher F75; was I missing something?

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Back to Life With E-TRAC...

I took the E-TRAC out for a walk Sunday to a farm I have been detecting over 12 years and before me, it was a club site for 15 years, this field I was on was the 2nd worst field to detect on so I stopped going to it 5 years ago.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab Kicks XP's Butt!

When I first got my E-TRAC, I had little hope, considering all the other detectors I had seen used. I purchased the E-TRAC near this last Christmas and was very anxious to see how it would perform in the spring.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Iron... The E-TRAC Laughs at Iron!

This has been one of the best weeks of detecting I have ever had. I went back to an old site that once had a Church on it. This site is so loaded with iron it is almost impossible to hunt in anything but Two Tone Ferrous.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
1829 Capped Bust Dime

A friend of mine invited me to hunt with him where he had found a large cent. We were there for about an hour and his wife called and said she was ready to eat. As she informed him of this, I pulled this beauty from the soil. I appreciate the invite Doug.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Silver Class Ring Reunited with Owner 50 Years Later!

I was searching a local football field at a school that I have been hunting for the last year and I dug a signal 5-6" deep. Out the dirt came a very nice silver ring. The ring had 3 initials inscribed in it. It turned out to be an 8th grade class ring dated 1958. The school was no longer around and I couldn't find any information on who the ring could have belonged to.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
2 Piece Wedding Band Set Recovered and Returned

I was out of town for the day and received a text from a friend of mine whom happens to be a lifeguard. He said that a couple came into lifeguard headquarters and the husband stated that his wife just lost her two wedding rings on the beach. It was down pouring at the time so I figured that if the weather backed off I would give it a shot tomorrow morning before I went into work.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Colonial Silver From Worked Site

Decided to venture onto a well worked farm with a friend, we have had some superb finds in the past but recently the finds had gone dry! We had both been running Explorer SEs but I recently upgraded to the E-TRAC.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Finding a Relative of a 1930's Find

Recently I dug a 1930's depression era token at around 10" at the site of a torn down home. Although it was neat, I didn't give it much more thought. A couple of days ago I decided to clean the token and try and read the information on it with a loupe.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Class Ring Missing 6 Years Returned!

Thanks Minelab for another great find and another happy person!

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