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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At the March 2011 Diggin' in Virginia XVII, I won a Minelab GPX 5000. I could not believe my luck to win such an incredible machine! I used it in the field over the weekend and it was a great experience. With all the talk about the GPX Series, I was going to put it to the test right out of the gate. I went to a spot that has been hunted for Civil War relics for many years. Finds are few and far between, and the land is loaded with junk iron and modern nails.

All I have to say is this detector is incredible! The depth and the iron discrimination is unbelievable. I only dug a few junk pieces (to learn the tones) and I was off and running. I would highly recommend this machine to serious relic hunters.

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