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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
Finding a Relative of a 1930's Find

Recently I dug a 1930's depression era token at around 10" at the site of a torn down home. Although it was neat, I didn't give it much more thought. A couple of days ago I decided to clean the token and try and read the information on it with a loupe.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Class Ring Missing 6 Years Returned!

Thanks Minelab for another great find and another happy person!

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
More Schoolyard Finds

Made it back to the old schoolyard for a couple more hours. 3 more silver dimes and a silver war nickel. 7 more wheats and another buffalo. The silver ring looks to be very old. My favorite from this hunt is the old padlock.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Finds Three 1700's Shipwreck Coins in One Day!

After being sick for eight days and seeing the forecast was calling for a beautiful day, I decided to take a trip down to Lewes, DE and try my luck.

While my wife Sandi relaxed on a beach chair by the water, I started down the beach with my trusty E-TRAC with a freshly charged Lithium battery. I had only gone about a hundred yards and my detector sang out with that familiar low tone and my FE/CO numbers were showing 12-3 which indicated a Jeton which I had found previously on other trips. These coins are believed to be from the Severn which sank in 1774. I dug down about four inches, and when I shook out my sand scoop...

Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
New Record Hunt

Got permission to hunt an old school yard that has been private property a number of years now. The owner said "poke around all ya want but a couple other guys been through it and said they didn't find much".

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
2 Hunts = 2 Civil War Tokens

I went to my brothers house for another cookout today, and his kids wanted to detect some. After we eat some grub we hit the yard swinging. I only had about 25 min. to hunt it was getting dark and the bugs were out. This was the 3rd target came up a solid 12-47 on the E-TRAC about 8 inches down.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Rare French Coin in MA

Hi, my name Chris I want to share this find with you guys. I found this rare French 2 Sous coin from 1782.i found it with my friend's E-TRAC. I normally use my Garrett AT Pro, but I wanted to try out the E-TRAC. Now I'm hooked! I wish I can a by one right now but money is tight. I have already half together.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Trying to Save the Past From the Future

A small town close to my house had a school that was built in the 1800's along with some homes and a settlement. In the 1950's, the county bought the property and ploughed everything down and built a then new school.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Why We Hunt Fields

We have used our E-TRACs in many settings, parks, private homes and other venues. One of our favorite places is in farm fields where old houses, schools or churches once stood. If you have not tried this, I heartily recommend you giving it a try. On this day we had hunted one field and did not find much, so we went out to check another site I had found on the 1874 map and I could see the brick in the field from the car.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Greek Sunshine

Hello,

Sending you this story is a way to thank Minelab for their products and the kindness of the after sales service.

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