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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 E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
One Fine Day
Another fine day detecting - this time with the Weekend Wanderers Jan 2nd 2011. Eight little Roman coins found, a lump of lead (I wanted to find it honest!) and a couple of shotgun caps and a lead "thingy" - Not bad considering many of the other searchers on the rally found nothing. E-TRAC ready for the next outing....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Set For Success
My story begins with my first ever dig and it was at Corfe Castle 2010 at Nordan Farm, got there on Monday with Captainpugwash. We did two days of sightseeing then went onto the very, very steep hill (almost died) lol. Found two Roman coins. Met Neil (slow and low) he took my detector, put in a programme and over the next two day found another eight. I thought to myself WOW, the man’s a genius lol....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Finding Old Coins Again
Just wanted to tell my Minelab story and thank you for a tremendous product. Been detecting now for 18 years. Started out with Tesoro and after a few years switched to Fishers. Though I seemed to find quite a few old coins, I felt I was missing something. That something turned out to be a deep seeking Minelab. Three years ago I bought an X-TERRA 70, and started hunting my old and what I thought was hunted out spots. I was wrong. This unit was much different than anything I had used before. I started finding old coins again....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
First Attempt!
I travelled down to a site where there used to be a fun fair every year (when I was a child many, many moons ago!) and got permission to "practise" using my E-TRAC. As this was the first time out with it I left the settings as default but with a long tone and set discrimination to coins and jewellery. I kid you not, after four steps forward I got a 12-13 then 13-13 every time, I pinpointed it the best I could, dug about 3 inches down and there it was, a ladies ring (not sure if it's gold or brass yet) with a crystal on top, it's hall marked but I have not had it checked out yet. C'mon E-TRAC, now all I want is a sunny day!...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
If It's There, the E-TRAC Will Find It...
The Wyvern Metal Detecting club from Swindon in the UK, of which I am a member, recently held a rally on an arable farm where the club has searched many, many times before. It was early autumn or fall as our US friends call it. I had only been with the club to this site once before as I am relatively new and last time that I went there I found one small bronze roman coin and a medieval jetton. The fields were perfect for detecting on, they had been ploughed a few weeks back and were now flat due to the rain that had fallen....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Is It Minelabed Out?
I had invited a friend from Indiana Roger, to come sometime and hunt with my regular hunting partner Doug and me. We went to the old park and Doug and his son Malachi joined us. We started out a bit slow then Roger hit a spot where he picked up three Wheaties with 1910 being the oldest. Doug made it and quickly got us going with a 1945 P war nickel, Roger then struck silver with a 1936 Merc. Doug doubled up on silver with a 1946 Rosey....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Productive Day in the Fields

Not long having the E-TRAC, I found my local Detecting club via www.rallyuk.org

A few weeks ago I went out with another member of the Club who has a Safari. We detected fields near Somersham in Cambridgeshire and what a very productive day we had.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Ring Returned to Owner After 37 Years
One day last September I went metal detecting at a park on Fern Ridge Lake just west of Eugene Oregon. After only a few minutes of hunting I dug a ladies high school class ring! 10k GOLD class ring! The ring was dated 1973 and was from North Eugene High School. The cool thing about this is that that's the same high school my wife and I graduated from in 1991!...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
100 Silver Coins So Far This Year
I recovered the 100th silver coin for 2010 this month! (Oct 10th)...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Medieval Vessel
Last week I had a bit of spare time after finishing work. I arranged to meet a detecting buddy, Brian, for a quick detecting session on one of my fields. The field has produced a few medieval hammered coins and some nice artifacts in the past so we were hopeful that something would come up in the short time we had....