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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
A Good Luck Day

Not too long ago I was able to get a week off from work. I planned to drive west of Charters Towers here in Queensland Australia to an old goldfield town site that I had recovered many relics from. Namely old English coins, Chinese Coins and relics by the bucket full which included old bullets, buckles, buttons and some beautiful old cricket belt buckles.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Giving to the Future

It all started on a wet Sunday morning in West Wales, the car was loaded as my detecting partner and myself made the 90 mile trip to attend a charity rally run by the Gwent Metal Detecting Club, this was just my third trip out following a bad leg injury it was also only the second time out with my new Minelab X-TERRA 705.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Brand New X-TERRA 705 Hits Hungarian Cornfield

I’ve started detecting in early 2011. First I purchased a cheap turn on and go detector that turned out to be unsuitable for true finds, therefore I moved to a better detector, similarly with minimal setting options. After a few interesting finds, and a constantly increasing desire to dig out some valuable objects, have considered buying a higher quality machine. My decision was an X-TERRA 705 with a 18.75 kHz coil, that arrived in mid-October.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Small Coil Pays Off

Nov 13, 2011. My story starts at the coast in SC, deep in the woods with my Minelab X-TERRA 705, trying to locate a yankee camp. I was using my 3 KHz coil (my personal favorite) when it got caught on some thick underbrush and snapped off my detector. Luckily I had another coil, even though it was a 5" it was better than nothing.To be honest at first I was upset that I had to detect a area so big with a coil so small, but after changing then out I soon discovered I could reach under fallen trees and thick brush where no others could, and did it pay off.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
New Silver

Back in June I brought the X-TERRA 705 home, read the manual and was off and running. I was hunting the biggest of four parks in my hometown. I found 6 wheat pennies 2 to 6 in down that first week.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Over 400 Roman Coins

After my batteries ran out in one field I went back to the car put another set in and desided to try a new new field down the road. In half an hours hunt I had 28 roman coins. The next 3 hunts in the same spot produced nearly 400 more coins .Truly the find of a lifetime. And I have only been detecting for a few months. What a great pastime it is. Thanks to Minelab for a great machine.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
A Nice Hotspot in an Hacienda

I saw this place in the distance when I was driving to a work meeting, something told me that it was a good place to detect with my X-TERRA 705. I began the investigation of the Hacienda, apparently it existed since the late 1800, but surprises were about to see the sun.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
My Heart Stopped!

First beach hunt and my heart stopped! I am digging every signal as I scoop up the sand I see diamonds and lots of them. Found a bracelet! Well it was not real but never the less you can't take away the thrill of the find. Then drove to and old farm and hunted there I found and1883 Morgan dollar around what appeared to be where an old barn may have been.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Success All Around

I recieved my X-TERRA 705 over a month ago. I have read Diggers info over and over regarding the X-TERRA 705. Now I am ready.

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Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Minelab X-Terra 705
Not Bad for a 12 Year Old

Well Thursday yielded me back at my favorite old spot for a hunt. I started out very slow with the usual ring pulls and the other usual junk. Then, walking around a that I hadn't detected often gave me a 30-34 signal on the X-TERRA 705, I decided that I'd give it a go, I scraped down and a lovely 1921 threepence came to light.

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