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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures 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 E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
It could Happen To You

I have been metal detecting for about five years and have read about caches of coins being found but never thought I would find a cache of my very own. But that is exactly what happened to me.

I decided to take a half day off of work to get out and do some much needed detecting with my E-TRAC. I planned on heading to an empty lot that had been scraped and produced a few nice finds for some other local detectorists including a nice 1864 Indian head penny. This is pretty old for California, especially considering the town in which it was found was not incorporated until 1885.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Pounded Park Produces Finds
After getting into the hobby a few years back and reading all the great success stories Minelab owners had I took the plunge and finally got my own. I chose the E-TRAC and it's produced for me, my silver coin finds picked up dramatically and the most recent find was a 1903 Barber Half Dollar out of a park that has been pounded by several different detectorist over the years and some even saying they thought it was hunted out. Thank you Minelab, I am one happy customer....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Dreams Do Come True
I've been an avid treasure hunter for some years now. I've had average success but nothing to brag about. When discussions arise, as they often do, about great machines Minelab is always on the tip of everyone's tongue. I finally purchased an E-TRAC and was not prepared for the type of success it would bring. The types of finds you always dream about have finally become a reality....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Love This E-TRAC
Two gold rings in one day! Let me just start like this... I purchased an E-TRAC about two weeks ago and pulled my hair out the first day! I did not understand the machine at all! I have owned Whites machines my entire three years detecting. I did not like the E-TRAC so I put it in the closet for a few days and kept on detecting with my prizm and mxt. I then read on a thread post when learning a Minelab machine you need to lock your other detectors in a closet and forget about them for six months! So I got the E-TRAC back out and started watching YouTube videos and learning!...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab Finds What White's Had Missed
It was a chilly November night when my wife and I were invited over to my brother-in-laws house. Never wanting to miss a chance to swing my E-TRAC I was sure to load it up and take it with us. Once we got there I headed inside to talk with the family. Two of my brother-in-laws as well as my father-in-law are all avid detectorists and have been for over 15 years....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Believe The Hype
I decided to buy an E-TRAC seven months ago. I'm a relatively new metal detector who was using another name detector without much luck. I received my E-TRAC and set out to see if the E-TRAC lived up to all its hype I've heard about. As you can see from the pictures, IT DOES. I've found hundreds of coins and relics in the last seven months. I've found gold, silver, wheaties, tokens and Civil War era buttons along with many other relics. This is the best machine out there bar none. I would without a doubt recommend the Minelab E-TRAC to anyone wanting the best machine out there....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Nothing Can Find What the E-TRAC Does!
After being out of the metal detecting hobby for a year due to a back injury from a car accident, I was able to start detecting again. From previous experience with the E-TRAC, I knew the E-TRAC was deadly on deep coins. I took my E-TRAC to an old church that was established in 1892. The old church had burned down, and a new church was erected about 30 yards away. Iron was everywhere I swung my coil, but I know how the E-TRAC just sees through iron with no trouble....
White's Coinmaster
White's Coinmaster
White's Coinmaster
COINMASTER FINDS 1700 US COLONY KING GEORGE HALF CENT !!
I DECIDED TO USE NOTHING BUT MY COINMASTER IN 2013.I WAS RELIC HUNTING AROUND SOME EARLY HOME SITES AND DIGGING SOME GREAT STUFF WITH THE HELP OF THE COINMASTER. I FOUND MANY FLAT BUTTONS AND BUCKLES, A 1856 ORNATE SASH BUCKLE, POCKET WATCH CASES, EARLY TOOLS AND ECT. THE LAST DAY OF 2013 I DECIDED TO HUNT A EARLY HOME SPOT WERE I HAD FOUND THE SASH BUCKLE. I WORKED THE AREA FOR ABOUT 30 MIN. AND DECIDED TO SLIP MY COIL IN A PATCH OF BRIARS I HAD BYPASSED BEFORE. I GOT A GREAT SIGNAL ONLY 2'' DOWN, DUG A SMALL PLUG AND OUT POPS MY FIRST COLONIAL COIN. A 1700'S KING GEORGE HALF CENT!!!...
White's Coinmaster GT
White's Coinmaster GT
White's Coinmaster GT
Found a Great Brooch With My Coinmaster GT
I went to the beach this past Saturday, January 4, 2014 With my Coinmaster GT during the low tide to see what I could find. I was the only one on the beach because of how cold it was (40 degrees) Which is very cold for Daytona Beach, Florida....
White's Coinmaster GT
White's Coinmaster GT
White's Coinmaster GT
First Year With Coinmaster GT
2013 was my first year with the Coinmaster GT. Before this I had the basic Coinmaster. In the last 10 months I have found around 30 silver coins, 1 gold ring, and numerous silver rings. The picture I included is a few of my better finds....