Metal Detecting Fair from Minelab Events

05 Sep 2014 - 07 Sep 2014

Metal detecting club - Burgas and Bulgarian National Federation of Metal Detecting is pleased to invite you to attend Metal Detecting Fair from 5th - 7th September 2014. 

The event is organized by the Burgas metal detecting club and was held for the third consecutive year. 

The fair is the direct connection to Bulgarian consumers metal detecting equipment and accessories, as well as guests from other countries. 

Venue: Bulgaria, Burgas, Kraimorie 

For more information and booking:



12.00 Hr.

Opening of the Metal Detecting Fair – Burgas 2014, presenting the official participants of the event. 

13.00 Hr.

Special presentations and testing new models of metal detectors produced by companies participating in the fair.

18.00 Hr.

Tests and competition with Metal Detectors prepared by the hosts and participants.


10.00 Hr

Testing of metal detectors on the beach.

12.00 Hr

Special presentations and testing new models of metal detectors produced by companies participating in the fair. 

17.30 Hr.

Tests and competition with Metal Detectors prepared by the hosts and participants. Demonstration.


12.00 Hr. Closing.

From Minelab Events

SDC 2300 – Experiences from the Arizona Goldfields (Part 2) from Minelab Treasure Talk

Chris Gholson

Chris Gholsion expert metal detector operator showing gold that he has found with a metal detector

The following day I returned to the patch and decided to stay out of the main “run” and instead focus on the fringes of the patch that were covered in heavy scrub. The thick oak brush and Manzanita made it virtually impossible to work with a large diameter coil. The constant snags and hang-ups were beyond frustrating, but this brush provided the perfect hiding place for a few more nuggets. By the end of the day I left with scratches on my arms, but not empty handed. Careful searching produced four small bits of gold for a total weight of only 0.5 grams; the deepest of which was roughly four inches. The SDC’s 8” monoloop coil was easy to maneuver around the brush, and its solid design kept it from getting snagged on the many low hanging branches. I feel it will be a good choice for working most of the central Arizona goldfields. 

From Minelab Treasure Talk

FIRST FIND from Minelab Success Stories


So, trip planned, caravan hooked up and off to Victoria I go. I meet up with a guy from QLD and we camp in a State Forrest near Stuart Mill for 3 days. He found his first piece with a VLF (non Minelab) on the 2nd day of about 1gr. He had been in the GT for 10 days and commented that I had at least another 8 days to go before my first find.

We moved on to camp in the forest near Tarnagulla and on what was my day 5 were on the diggings at Wet Gully near Waanyarra and only 5 minutes after starting for the day, I got a target signal. I scraped the leaf matter with my boot and signal gone, "another bullet" I thought, but I thought I would check anyway. After picking up the signal again and halving bits of dirt, there in my hand is my first piece of colour, a nice shiny 0.2gr nugget, off the surface, without any digging. I halved his time and we had a laugh over a beer as I stirred him up about that.

Although only a small piece, it vindicated in my own mind, upgrading to the GPX5000. After parting ways with the guy from QLD, I moved on to Avoca and found 3 more pieces of gold, the last being a 0.8 nugget that was about 15cm in hard ground, for a total of 2.2gr. All finds were with the Minelab Commander 11" mono coil. 

From Minelab Success Stories

2 Platinum &1 Gold Ring Recovered! from Minelab Success Stories


The beach where she was at has about a 12ft steep slope at low tide from the high tide line. Got down to the beach around 6pm and met with Vivian. Put in a short 20 minute hunt and was able to recover all 3 rings, which were located right at the top of the high tide line slope. 2 Platinum and 1 White Gold all with diamonds. I honestly got the impression that the owner wasn’t expecting that the rings would actually be found, lol. Recovering lost precious items is my favorite part of this hobby!

From Minelab Success Stories

Gold coin 'Uspenka' from Minelab Success Stories


Every summer I visit my parents with my young son. And in the last year - we were visited by passing a group of people with metal detectors. I shared with them the history of our village, and they in turn offered me to use their equipment. In the search I was given 3 hours (that is how much they need to have time to stay, as they were heading to another historical site. I understand a little bit with the instructions, started to search. Turned out, I had to just 20 minutes. Under the pines, in the yard of the house-I found my own little treasure. I was glad of this find still unknown to me, as a child and my son too. coin We brought our home, it was almost round because of resin adhering to it. little coin, after a little effort gained his face. On it we were able to see the profile of Nicholas II.

Unfortunately it is poorly preserved, but we were able to read the year and nominal- 5 $. 1899. I'm saving it as the most precious thing in the world. Time is fleeting, and who knows how long and often I still be able to visit my parents, but the memory will stay with me forever. I'm really looking forward to the next expedition, and continue to study the history of their village and the former manor estate.

From Minelab Success Stories


11 Aug 2014 - 22 Aug 2014

The Archaeological Partnership Program, with sponsorship from Minelab, is proud to
announce the first offering of the class Archaeological Partnership Program. This class is
intended for avocational metal detectorists who are serious about working with professional
archaeologists to help preserve threatened archaeological sites. The long-term goal is to
create a corps of APP-trained avocational detectorists who would be willing to work with
professional archaeologists in pursuit of the shared goal of documenting history before it is lost.

Click here to download the Class Application form and see below for more details. Please send all to your clubs and customers. 

  • Date: September 13th & 14th
  • Cost: $165
  • Registration Due with Application by: August 22nd
  • Location: McFedridge Park (California/Irving Park) 3843 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
  • LIMITED MAX participants = 40 people

Minelab will be sponsoring 3 Scholarships for the program that will be rewarded; it is important that you register now and if any participant registers and pays they will be refunded the amount at the class.

How to enter the scholarship:

Provide in 500 words what your interest is in the coarse and how you will use what you learn in the community. Winners will be selected by Minelab Staff Vote in coordination with Archeology Team members

  • Essays DUE: August 22nd (no late entries will be accepted)

Who to send to:
EMAIL: with SUBJECT: APP Class Scholarship:
US POSTAL (MUST receive by August 22nd) to this will not include Post Marked on August 22nd … the entries MUST arrive by or before August 22nd

Minelab Americas,

1938 University Lane, Ste. A,

Lisle, IL 60532  USA

ATTN: APP Class Scholarship 


From Minelab Events

Early Chinese Coin Discovered on Remote Northern Territory Beach from Minelab News

 The inaugural ‘Past Muster’ held at Elcho Island, in the far north of Australia, has made a unique archaeological discovery says Mike Owen, co-founder of the history research group Past Masters. Working hand in hand with Yolngu (Aboriginal) Rangers from the Marthakal Resource Centre and ‘Learning on Country’ students, scientists from the Past Masters identified a Chinese coin minted in Beijing as early as 1736.

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From Minelab News

SDC 2300 – Experiences from the Arizona Goldfields (Part 1) from Minelab Treasure Talk

Chris Gholson

Chris Gholsion expert metal detector operator showing gold that he has found with a metal detector

When I looked down at the minuscule shard of iron in my hand I couldn’t help but be impressed. It was paper thin and only about a quarter the size of a grain of rice. This was my very first target found with the new SDC 2300 and it was incredibly small. So small in fact, that it would not trigger my digital scale! In the days to follow I would discover that not only could the SDC find incredibly small targets, it could pull them from ground that had been detected many times in the past.  The place I chose to take my new SDC was one of my old nugget patches located in central Arizona in the foothills of the famed gold-bearing Bradshaw Mountains.

From Minelab Treasure Talk


22 Aug 2014 - 22 Aug 2014

Friday August 22nd at Gawler Place, Rundle Mall from 11am and Eastern Gates, Adelaide Oval from 4pm. 

Come and join Minelab in partnership with Miners Den Australia. Try metal detecting first hand, find hidden treasure amongst the sand, enter for the chance to win one of two Minelab X-terra 505 Metal Detectors and plenty more fun for the whole family!

Be a part of the Half Time Competition at the Port Adelaide vs. Carlton game Friday, August 22nd2014? Or would you perhaps like to get your hands on your very own Minelab Metal DetectorClick here to register!

From Minelab Events

Explorer finds silver amongst trash from Minelab Success Stories

minelab-detector-finds-1927 liberty coin.jpg

Hit the fairgrounds early this morning. Dug the usual trash and some clad. I got a mixed signal and after circling the target and some wiggling, I was pretty sure that there were two targets. Not 100% but enough to dig, I mean why else was I there, right? I bent down and saw a yellow patch of grass, which is not a good sign here. This usually means another guy dug it, found trash and left it, which happens a lot here. I pop open the plug and see something shiny pull the dirt out and it's the tail of a pull tab. I rescan the hole and this time I get a solid dime signal . I dug down another inch or two and out pops a 1927 Mercury dime.

From Minelab Success Stories

old silver chalice object of colonial history from Minelab Success Stories

copa con florin. acercamiento.jpg

Months with my team we had studied the old mule tracks, where they moved Riding in colonial Mexico and especially where the goods travelled from Acapulco to the capital, passing through remote areas near a populated where it is said that the last was a Franciscan convent, and reviewing a wide area find this object. well, I think it's a kind of cup or something similar and having regard to the church the image that has the front corresponds to a florin… they tell me and apparently out there in 1700 or earlier.

From Minelab Success Stories

diamond ring found by SDC 2300 from Minelab Success Stories


Wading over towards the sand bar I heard a faint break in the threshold, stopped to investigate and started to scoop. Two scoops later I saw this magnificent platinum engagement ring with a 1.5 carat diamond in my scoop.

You never know what you are going to see in your scoop when you use the SDC 2300 on the beach or in the water, but you do know that you are not going to miss any metal target your search coil passes over.

From Minelab Success Stories