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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
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Minelab GPX 5000
Gold Success in Burkina Faso With GPX 5000
We are Seydou Loudré and Amed Ouedraogo. We found 198 gram and 97 gram in one month with GPX 5000 in Banfora Burkina Faso. ...
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
32gram Nugget Found With GPX 5000
My name is Issa Yameogo. I found a 32gram nugget with my GPX 5000 in Korogho, Ivory Coast....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Coin in the Mulloch
Found in a mullock heap in north Creswick, Victoria...
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Thanksgiving Gold
Thanksgiving is a day of celebration and thanks normally shared with friends, family and/or other prospectors. Last year I was with a big group and enjoyed it very much but this year I decided to prospect alone....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
126 Gram Gold Nugget Found With GPX 5000
I am from Diebougou. I bought a GPX 5000 this year. In 4 months I have found 8Kg or gold working near Banfora and was able to buy another 10 GPX 5000 machines, and this car from USA. I also found this 126g nugget using my GPX 5000....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
12 Months of Detecting for Near 14 oz
I have been detecting for two and a half years around the Ballarat district getting out at least once a week. In the last 12 months I have found over 200 pieces of gold near 14oz . Smallest 0.06, one of the bigger ones is 56gram specimen with a SG test of 44grams, a 30.5gm nugget. One of my best days was in 3 hours, 32 targets all gold 58grams. Went back the next day and dug out 28 nuggets, 103gram came of that patch in 12 hrs....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Seeking Out All Hunted Out Sites!
I can remember the day I obtained permission to metal detect this property here in Culpeper, VA. "Sure you can go but it's been hunted out", okay thanks and off I go. Several of my co workers have hunted here, heck even my father in law. Heck the first day I was there I ran into somebody digging. I am, to my knowledge the only one to hit it with the GPX 5000. It's common to find relics below the plow line at average 18+" deep. I've been many many times and have yet to be skunked at the old hunted out site!...
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
GPX 5000 Finds Over 358 Grams of Gold in Brazil
My father Joao Luiz Leite found that amount of nuggets weighing a total of 358.7 grams, using GPX 5000 with Commander 18 "coil. This was on a gold mine near the city of Cuiaba in Brazil, which has already been tracked by lot several other detectors....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
The Extreme Versatility of the Commander 15 x 12 Mono
After using a Minelab GPX 5000, the above photo was set up and taken using a march fly as a measuring stick to show the extreme capabilities of the Commander 15 x 12 Mono coil and what is capable of....
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
GPX 5000 Finds Items Other Detectors Would Miss!
Was out to the beach early today and went to a spot that I've found a lot of indian heads and some seated liberty's...nothing of that nature today but did find some 1800s stuff...for me,first time out with the 5000, I'd say it'll do well. Some of the stuff was deeper than I imagined and I've been at this beach for the last 15 years or so. The buckle in the upper right hand corner was down a good 15 to 18 inches and it was down at the bottom of the hole. I had to use two full scoops of sand and my scoop is 8 or so inches deep. I'd say thebigger items were down between 12 to 18 inches. I'm satisfied.A couple of those quarters were down at least a foot but the thing I'm happy ...