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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
Find of MY Lifetime with the E-TRAC!

As a child, I was always fascinated by stories of treasure. My father would take me to old foundations to explore, and I remember hoping and praying so hard that I would find something special. A few square nails and an old roofing hatchet were the only items in my collection, but at 8 years old, they were treasures! I guess, sometimes, we never really lose that part of us. My passion for history only became stronger as I got older, and last spring, at the age of 33, I bought a Minelab E-TRAC. From the second I hit that power button, I was hooked!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My Best Find Ever: Civil War Eagle Breastplate!!!

I have an X-TERRA 705 metal detector and I pounded a homesite built in 1925. After several months I went back to this homesite and detected the sidewalk of this homesite and got a signal about 6 inches deep. I dug and dug and saw what I thought was the back of a mason jar lid. I brushed the relic off and when I saw the eagle I almost fainted! It was a Civil War eagle breastplate! This was my best find ever!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
For The Doubters...

Up until January this year I had always used a different brand of metal detector. people always said you should upgrade and try a Minelab but I could never see why and what the fuss was about..

Anyway, January saw an opportunity to purchase an E-TRAC from a friend of mine who had just upgraded to a CTX 3030…

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Metal Detecting Middle Age Ruins 1100 AD
Hunting with my E-TRAC at a 1100 a.d ruin finding a lot of amazing things, just having a lot of fun out here with my E-TRAC....
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack
First Gold in West Australia

In March 2014, we were looking for gold in Western Australia!

We were travelling from Kalgoorlie to Menzies, however, one must not look everywhere for gold, yes, because there are a lot of land already owned by people.

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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
Old Roman Stamp and Coins

Again new finds with the CTX 3030 Minelab detector!

I was once again found in the same field as the last two times and had 12 Roman coins, but also as a old Roman stamp!

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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
My Second Hammered. This Time Spanish

In December of last year I hit the jackpot and found a 1551-1553 English shilling.

Now for many of you that is no great feat but I live in Victoria BC Canada and the city's history only goes back 150 odd years. Well on the 15th of May this year I found my second hammered coin here in Victoria. This time Spanish but, now I am only guessing, this time it's Spanish from the 1600s. If anyone knows what the possible date is please comment. It's approximately 18mm so I think that makes this a 1 reale.

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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
Goldies and Goodies

My first entry using the CTX 3030. The last 3 months since I've really given it a shake, down at the beaches and parklands around Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. My oldest coin to date, an English Penny 1873. Also One gold ring, 1 gold bracelet, other rings and hundreds of Goldies *pictured* and lots of other decimals. Check out my website too at www.detectorgadget.com.au Lovin' the 3030 !!

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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
17" CTX 3030 Coil for Small Targets

Yesterday I received my new 17" search coil for Minelab CTX 3030 and today I went out to test!

I found in 4 hours more Roman coins as two days ago with the 11 "search coil ... and I was on the same field as the small coil.

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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
Another One

I always metal detect on the beach opposite the area before entering the water. As this superb 18K gold ring with three 3/4 carat diamonds show, not all jewelry is lost in the water at tourist beaches. My CTX 3030 helps me to avoid digging unwanted junk targets in the dry sand and find treasure between the trash. Thank you Minelab for changing my fortunes on another south Florida treasure hunt

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