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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 GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Another Rare Civil War, Confederate Uniform Button

I have been very fortunate in finding some elusive Confederate Military Uniform buttons since I started detecting in NC, and this one is no exception to rarity dug with the amazing GPX 5000, around 13 plus inches deep in heavy red clay! Forget about all the shiny gilt that dressed this button at one time, sadly it's long gone now. It has succumbed to the elements. Hard to see from the photos, but it is indeed listed as 13mm {Albert's SU 272} The design Features a "Don't mess with me" Hornets nest Cool with "NC" on sides on a lined field, and "MILITARY INSTITUTE" around the edge. Some Cadets mann...

Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
8 Ouncer at Nearly 3 Feet Deep

Hi Folks, Just writing to thank you for the Greatest Detector you've so far produced... I refer of course, to the GPX 5000. Having been successful with the following Detectors SD 2000 / SD 2200 / GP 3000 and GPX-4000, I am suitably impressed with the next generation GPX 5000 which runs as smooth as silk and additionally, I have no further need to use a "signal enhancer" which I've needed in the past because of my deafness.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Where the MIners Have Been

Yesterday was my second day out with my new GPX 5000. I went to an area just north of Yuma AZ. An area where there was a lot of drywasher holes, and some evidence of metal detecting. I believe in the old adage, "go where the miners have been". Several of the hillsides at this site had been raked. That told me someone had probably found gold there.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
A Whole New Level

While on the Corfe Castle 2010 Minelab Owners rally Gordon Heritage (Ironhearted Gog) and I decided to try the GPX 5000 on the top of the hill. This pasture land is highly mineralised and has been detected for a good ten years, so is a perfect place to test the new machines.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
12 Ounces in Less Than 10 Hours

Went detecting with a Minelab GPX 5000, within the first hour we found a 124 gram piece of gold and quartz. Next week went out again and found a 140 gram piece of gold. All told in about nine and a half hours we found 12 ounces of gold.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
GPX 5000 Beats VERY HOT Ground

Pic of a 0.13 gram nugget detected with the GPX 5000 in very hot ground with 11” Commander Mono, approx 2.5” down using fine gold timings in patch mode.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Success Story from Pakistan

Mr. Haider Shah New Found By Minelab Detector GPX 5000. I would like to share with all of you i take this photo by myself its Kushan period Gold Coins (Pushkalavati mint) found in our aria City Peshawar the place is Charsada and the Price is more than $ 100000 US Dollars.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
470 Grams Nugget Found With My GPX 5000

hello people I'm here again!

I am very happy because I come here for the third story you see another great success story with my GPX 5000. The same week I got over 110 ranges of gold in a land full of junk , I had yet another great find.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
More Than 110 Grams of Gold Found With My GPX 5000

hello to all!

I'm here to share another success story with my GPX 5000 with Coil 15 x 12" Elliptical Mono Commander and my PRO-FIND 25.

More or less in the middle of the second week of February 2014, was working in the same mine that a week before I found a 130 grams nugget, when I came across a soil with a lot of garbage, ( nail, cans, iron, etc. ... more gave me a hunch)

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
130 Gram Nugget Found With My GPX 5000
hello, I've been metal detecting for more than 16 years, but me, my dad and my uncles are also work in mining, and always with Minelab detectors....