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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 Safari
Minelab Safari
Minelab Safari
1837 Province du Bas Canada Bank Token

Got out for my first hunt with the new Safari. Detected a local park that was a farm until the 1940's, which has never given up anything except modern clad.

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Georgia Constitution!

In March 2013, I was fortunate enough to find a great piece of American Civil War history while in Brandy Station, Virginia. It was during the organized relic hunt titled Diggin' in Virginia XXIII where I located a 1863 period fire or shallow trash pit using my Minelab GPX 5000.

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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 Greatest Discovery By Far

The story starts back at the time when I found the Viking age grave. After that find I was in the local newspaper, and as a result I got a letter from a local landowner that told me that I could go treasure hunting on his land whenever I wanted to.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
A Very Rare Find

The 1st thing I found was a button and it was a BENEDICT & BURNHAM which was made in 1830-1835.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Two Rings in Two Nights

I was busy detecting one summer evening during our summer holidays here in South Africa, when I was approached by a family who was very interested what I was doing.

I showed them, and as they left mentioned that a lady has lost a ring along the beach some distance from where I was. It was already 10:00PM, so I said I will g and have a look when I was finished.

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Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
Minelab X-Terra 505
The X-TERRA 505 Holds Its Own

I've owned my X-TERRA 505 since March last year and I'm totally blown away with its performance. It has more than held its own against other much more expensive detectors owned by my friends!

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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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