Best Hunt of my Life! from Minelab Success Stories


This year over Easter Break, my family and I decided to head south and get away from all the winter drama we’ve had here at home. We were just finishing up getting about 10 inches of snow when we left home. It has been a long winter, and I was eager to get my Minelab E-TRAC out and start finding some loot. After about a 10 hour ride in the car, we arrived at our destination.

My first spot it hit was a local park, which yielded some clad and a Wheat Penny. Not quite what I expected so far, but I was happy just being outside and not freezing from wind or snow.

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Found a 1918 Walking Liberty Half from Minelab Success Stories

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My sister gave me permission to hunt her yard here in the Pittsburgh, PA area USA. Her house was built in the 1930s, I think. Found a bunch of clad a few wheat pennies and this 1918 Walking Liberty Half dollar. Terribly worn, but I don't care, it is my first silver half dollar. The second picture is of a Turkish 2 Piastre coin also found in Pennsylvania, found in the yard of my grandparents house. I have no idea how a Turkish coin made its way to PA.


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Golden Vespasianus from Minelab Success Stories


Hello everyone.
I have done a wonderful find with my CTX3030.
I really did not know what came over me. What a rush.
A Gold (aureus) Vespasian 69-79 after CHR.
Before and afterwards lots of silver (denariussen) and bronze Roman coins were found.
I also found a lot of armour and military equipment.
The gold was really great. Fantastic detector. Very deep and clearly different tones.
Greetings from the Netherlands.


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The Ode To The Lode from Minelab Success Stories

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My wife and I have spent many years detecting for gold in the Western Australian goldfields and have many stories to tell of our finds and adventures. But the one question on everyone’s lips is “what is the biggest piece you have found?”

That honour goes to my lovely wife Lesley (I’m still trying to beat her) and the best way to tell this story is through a poem I wrote at the time in 2009.

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1966 high school class ring found and returned to owner from Minelab Success Stories

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A few months ago I and a detecting friend were using our E-TRACs at an old school playground about 120 miles from home when I got this interesting and strong signal. The thought came to me, "10,000 pull tabs for each gold ring" and when I got to it, BINGO, this long lost class ring popped out! After nearly three months of research and many contacts, I was finally successful in returning the 1966 class ring to its rightful owner. Priceless!!!


Dan - Utah, USA

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Take a Bite out of Detecting from Minelab Success Stories

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Out detecting an old picnic grove from the early 1900 in northern New Jersey when my E-TRAC shows a 12-12. So I dug a plug about 8' down and see a piece of gold foil, after pulling it out of the hole I turned it over and saw the teeth marks. I found someone's gold dental caps. Passed over the hole again and pulled out an old beer bottle cap. Guess he used his teeth to open the beer.

Hudson - New Jersey, USA

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Birmingham Counterfeit Eight Reales from Minelab Success Stories

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Not to diminish the significance of the countless 18th century coins and relics I have found with my Explorer SE Pro, but there's one that for me takes the grand prize: a counterfeit 1775 Eight Reales, one of only two known to exist (left). And just a year after having found it, I found a real one (right), just a quarter mile away, bearing the same year!

Julio R - New Hampshire, USA

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Brilliant finds from Minelab Success Stories

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Hi all at Minelab apologies for lack of communication just a few things had to sort out in my life. Have been out and about with my CTX 3030 and made some really great finds recently. First one was a really highly decorated spur dating to the 15th Century. Then I discovered a Georgian period rubbish midden only very small but it contained an iron buckle and a large kitchen type knife. The final find so far was this little man whom one might say is moderately well-endowed. I think he dates to the late Georgian period and may be some type of crude pendant poking find at King George 111. I've plenty more finds to share too. Thanks for a brilliant product which really has given me the finds from new sites and has truly refreshed sites that I have been searching for over three decades....want finds, build quality and peak performance then Minelab it has to be... Cheers

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Un prospecteur retrouve des vestiges sous marins de la bataille de Sagone from Minelab Treasure Talk

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David Cuisinier metal detectorist - LA BOUTIQUE DU FOUILLEUR

Un bateau, et plus prÉcisÉment une « flÛte », coulÉe le 1er mai 1811 retrouvÉ par un plongeur À l’aide d’un dÉtecteur de mÉtaux, c’est ce que nous allons vous raconter dans ces quelques pages. 

Cette fois ci notre amis Mudy Diver a frappÉ trÈs fort le tout dans les rÈgles de l’art c'est-À-dire sous contrÔle de l’archÉologie sous marine. Voici donc le travail de toute une Équipe et de plusieurs campagnes de fouilles enfin rÉcompensÉ.

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My lucky forest! from Minelab Success Stories

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Me and my two buddies had been walking around in 4 hours and just digging crap and some outdated coins… The week before I found an iron cross from WW1 in the same forest, so we were hoping for some nice finds.

Around 10 minutes after the coffee break, I got a huge signal, first I found a huge copper coin with a silver coin attached! I screamed out loud!! I cleaned the coins and was ready to take a picture, but I decided to check the hole one more time and suddenly I had a total of 7 COINS! This was too much for me... I did not detect any more that day :)

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Jáchymov - Cradle U.S. dollar from Minelab Success Stories


I'm trying everything possible, so I wanted to find nuggets. As you walking in Australia or America. But there is a problem - nowhere near us has gold. In our region, however, since the Middle Ages silver was mined. I have read a few clever books and found the nearest possible location. I chose Jáchymov.

In the area are pure crystalline silver and the local silver veins often based directly on the surface and Schottenbergu (now Castle Hill) and Türckenbergu (today around dimensions guards and hats) were reportedly even finding the 'grass' or in the roots of uprooted trees and with a little luck we might be able to kick some nice coin. Maybe rare Jáchymov thaler.

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In the footsteps of the "34"... from Minelab Success Stories

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During the campaign of Italy in the summer of 1944, the Allied troops fought fiercely to conquer every foot of ground troops to Nazi-fascist, determined to slow their advance as possible in anticipation of the completion of the second true line of defence (the Gothic Line) after having sold at a high price that the line Gustav hinged on the famous Abbey of Montecassino.

The fights here in Tuscany have however been violent and witness the left indelible traces in both small towns and in the countryside or in the hills...

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2nd time out with CTX 3030 from Minelab Success Stories

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Went out for the second time at the beach with my CTX 3030 and ending up finding Barber half dollars, Quarters, and Dimes along with walking liberty half, standing liberty quarter, merks and rosies 22 all together, not pictured where the buffalos, Indian heads, wheaties, v nickel, and large amount of clad. what got me was how good the CTX 3030 pulled the silver out of all the junk and iron.


Coco - USA

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