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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 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
All in a Day's Work

After some weeks of research, I finally came across some area I wanted to detect. So, early one morning off I went. And after only 2 minutes, I got my first target... an 18 carat gold ring.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
A Contribution to My City's History

Two weeks ago a buddy and I went out for our usual Saturday hunt, we had only found a few wheats and couple silver dimes. We finally agreed on going to a spot in the woods we had heard had been an old park and had once been land inhabited by the native Americans. We walked about a half mile into the woods and walked off the trails into the thick brush within 15 minutes I got a very strong signal at 6 inches deep, I grabbed my shovel and dug the hole.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
What a First Find

Just bought a X-TERRA 305 last week for my sons and I. I did alot of looking online hints and tips and videos on how people use the X-TERRA 305 e.g. (running in all metal mode w/ full range sound) and searched many other sites for good places to locate what I'm seeking e.g. gold, coins or antiques.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
I have Used it Everyday!

I recieved A new MineLab X-TERRA 305 as a Christmas Gift form my wife. I was hinting that a wanted to metal detect for months. Being that we are having a very mild winter in New Jersey so far this year, I have used it everyday since I recieved it.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
No Thrill Like It!

I found my first gold this morning on an "impromptu" beach hunt. I decided to go back to this beach I didn't do too well on previously, and then about 10 minutes into it, I hit this bracelet at 6" just inside the high tide line.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Love My New Detector

After having a Garrett metal detector for 10 years I won a Minelab X-TERRA 305 at our metal detecting club meeting. The very next day I took it out to a park to try it out. After only an hour of hunting I dug a 10k gold ring. In all the hours I had put in on my old detector I had never found any gold items.

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Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Minelab X-Terra 305
Fun For the Whole Family

Hello everybody,

I am from central Nebraska and here is my story...

The wife rolled her eyes at me when I mentioned I would like to purchase a metal detector. I borrowed a BH QD II from a friend and found a 1919 wheatie during deer season at an abandoned one room school. It felt great. Even better than shooting a deer. So the crops were ok this year along with the prices and I purchased an X-TERRA 305 (E-TRAC users read on!).

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Abundant Finds

I found a lot of old coins...the X-TERRA 305 is the best!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
10Kg's of Gold in Mali

have found over 10kg's of Gold in a 6 month period using my GPX 5000 in the area of Bougouni in South West Mali. Myself and my family are very happy!

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Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
Minelab GPX 5000
429 Gram Nugget

429 gram nugget found with GPX 5000 using an 18 inch Double D Commander coil. Found in Katon Karagai, in East Kazakhstan Region. About 5 hours’ drive from Ust-Kamenogorsk.

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