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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 X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
A Quick Hunt

I finally had time for a quick hunt since moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Five minutes into my venture I found this gem about 4 inches down.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Blown Away

I'm new to detecting, I did some research about the best detector to buy and settled on a Minelab X-TERRA 505 after hearing really good things about them.

I'd been raking over a public park near my home for a couple of weeks and had found a lot of 1930's, 1940's coins but not much else and was beginning to think I'd probably exhasted the site, until I found a 9ct gold wedding band, worth about $120 in scrap gold. I was over the moon and this encouraged me to keep detecting on this site.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Best Thing I Have Found

I was detecting an area that was supposed to be a plantation, I found what I thought was a toy gun about 8" deep. When I showed my friend what I found he told me it was real so I really got excited. Later on that day I found it on the computer, it was a J.THOMPSON TIP UP PISTOL DATED 1880. It is the best thing I have found and I did it with my MINELAB X-TERRA 505!!!!

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
True Love

As the season came to a close here in Michigan in late November and the snow began to fall, I decided to ask a home owner named Betty, if I could hunt her yard come spring this year. The home dates to the mid-thirties and she and her husband became the owners in 1953. I've recently suffered a heart attack and was concerned whether I'd be able to handle my Minelab Safari this season. So I sold it and bought the new Minelab X-TERRA 505.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
My Dream Coin - a New England Oak Tree Sixpence!

We've all heard it before, no site is hunted out. That statement rang true to me one Sunday Morning in September when I decided to hunt a site I had been to many times and had always came home with something for my finds collection. I decided to head to an area that I had only searched minimally because it was usually overgrown, but this year it was surprisingly easy to detect.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Exciting Finds

Here is a recent exciting find made in Europe with an X-TERRA 505.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
1879 Victoria Sixpence

In a local park I found a silver Victoria 1879 six pence and is still my oldest coin find!

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Mini Ball Bullet

I'm a 13 year old boy and with my new X-TERRA 305 I went near a old town hall and found an 1800's mini ball bullet in Australia.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
First Gold + Silver

Only had the X-TERRA 305 for a few weeks so far, and checked out a site that has been hunted numerous times over the years.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
My First Silver Ring

A nice silver ring found in my backyard. I Hope to find more.

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