1er salon de la detection from Minelab Events

10 Oct 2015 – 11 Oct 2015

1er GRAND SALON DETECTION 10/11 octobre2015
Ne manquez pas ce rendez-vous unique, venez nombreux pour défendre la détection de loisir !
RETROUVEZ : Fabricants de détecteurs de métaux, Magasins de détection, Associations de Prospecteurs, Spécialistes météorites, Presse, Conférenciers…
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Metal Detecting Underground from Minelab Treasure Talk

Chris Ralph

Chris Ralph gold prospector

Now I certainly don't recommend going into old abandoned mines because I well know – better than most – how dangerous that can be. Normally it’s best to detect old dumps and ore piles on the surface when working around old mines, and even that requires a close eye on safety. However, I recently had a very special opportunity to do some gold detecting in the Original 16 to 1 mine in Alleghany, California. 

From Minelab Treasure Talk

An unexpected Seated Dime from Minelab Success Stories


After submersing the Seated Dime into the puddle of water, I began dabbing gently at the little bit of dirt stuck to the dime, slowly washing it away with every dab, the date was revealed. 1854 with Arrows. My second seated coin ever, and it's a very fine 1854. After seeing that I was done detecting for the day, I ran home to give the dime a quick shot of electrolysis, and took many pictures to post on social media to show my friends. A great day for my Ctx, and me!


From Minelab Success Stories

Unearthing American History from Minelab Success Stories


While detecting along an old abandoned dirt road, deep in the Forrest of western Pennsylvania, I Found this beautiful Liberty Capped Bust Half Dime! Score! I honestly had no idea what it even was. lol. Finally decided to kick back and have a seat in the dirt, and then, right by my feet on the surface of a lightly ploughed field there was my an Arrowhead! Just sitting there! That's two first for me today!
Minelab, thank you for making the best Metal Detecting Technology in the world!

Lou – Pennsylvania, USA
Westmoreland Detecting

From Minelab Success Stories

Silver Spoon from Minelab Success Stories


Another steady 40. That's a quarter. I knew it wasn't silver. I knew it had to be another sandwiched Washington. I dug my plug to get it. When I flipped my plug, I turned on my pinpointer and jabbed it into the plug. I checked the hole. Nothing. I checked my pinpointer against my shovel and it was indeed working. I jammed it back in the hole. I heard a beep. This was definitely a deep quarter down there. I dug the hole deeper. I tried the pinpointer again and I was right on it. With my gloves on, I wiped away some dirt and I saw a perfectly round piece of shiny metal. I got excited and continued to scrape away until I reached my finger under and pried it up. Is this just another spoon? I wiped it clean and instantly saw the word "sterling". Finally! Upon investigation, I found it was made by J E Caldwell and had the initials EKM on it as well as a date inscribed reading "April 1907". I couldn't be happier.

From Minelab Success Stories

9 years to find gold……. And I found this! from Minelab Success Stories


Before long I had a group of detectirists all coming to see my gold find ( news sure does spread fast on the field ) congratulating me on finding something so small, perfect, old and GOLD!
When everyone disbursed, and I was alone with the ring I found myself wondering…… Who wore this? How did they lose it? What where they doing? My mind was boggled! So with a smile and after my moment of reflection I put the beautiful little ring in to my special finds tin and carried on my day! This time I had a little spring in my step! I now keep saying to my husband….. 'I can find gold too!' If I don't find another gold item for a year or two I don't mind! I had my moment and I'll never forget it!

From Minelab Success Stories

First find of the Go-find 60 from Minelab Success Stories


Took the Go-find 60 out for its first trial run today. Figured out how to put in the batteries, extent it, and turned it on. First find was a ring (!), it may be copper, it may be cheap, but who cares? it was not a pull tab, and no one knows what kind or value a ring is until it is dug. Spent an hour, 1 ring, 3 quarters, 1 nickel, 10 pennies, a metal toy ladybug, a fishing rod crank, a little junk, but a great introduction! I do need to figure out this pinpointing, as everything was about 2 inches off for me, which is very different for my other machine. Given how light and easy this is to use, it is now my GoToMachine. I Love it!!!


Pjeant – USA

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$30,000 Platinum Ring Find and Return from Minelab Success Stories


I got a call today, some buddies have been hunting for a big platinum ring lost last week. Wanted me to join them today. No camera and bring no others.
Ring was lost tossing a football – I am still amazed at the rings people wear to the beach and this is truly one of those amazing rings you only dream of finding – ring in the scoop.
Returning tomorrow around 10am – some reward – stand by for more.

Va Beach max – Virginia, USA

From Minelab Success Stories

Newbie Surprise from Minelab Success Stories


I am a 100% disabled Veteran and decided to try metal detecting as a means of relaxing and dealing with my PTSD. I bought a new Minelab CTX 3030 a few days ago. After a few failed attempts at learning on my or and finding 2 pennies and a lot of pull tabs I met some local detector users and got some assistance on how to setup and use the detector.


Today I was with one of those new friends and he would randomly toss a coin in front of me to learn how to identify the sound and ID after tossing a nickel for me to find he swung around the area near me got a good signal and asked me to tell him what it was, sadly I could not. he told me it was mine go ahead and dig it. It was about 5" down and I thought I had found a quarter till I looked at it and did not know what It was so tossed it to my friend saying I thought it was a token of some sort. When he opened his hand his eyes went wide and he said this is NOT a token here look. It turned out to be a silver 1780 Carolus III 2 reale piece. In very bad shape but it is the best thing this newbie ever found… I love my CTX 3030 now I just need to save for a Pro-Swing 45, scuba or Snorkel lessons and meet history and adventure head on.


Edward – Missouri, USA

From Minelab Success Stories

Bronze age Hoard from Minelab Success Stories


The following week we visit our Flo Ellie Cox to declare the finds and she identified them as Bronze age, she also explained if more relics were found it would be classed as a hoard, that was it a chance to find our first hoard, we had to go back.
The second visit turned out to be the best, although tough at times because the filed was so quite and very few signals when you got one you just knew it had to be good. After a hour second hunt between us we found complete Bronze age Axe heads another larger spear but the tip missing, also the handle ends of to sword/daggers and more blade fragments. Perseverance paid off and we knew that we had found our first hoard.
We contacted Ellie our Flo to tell her the news, she was very excited and wanted to see the rest of the relics. All 10 relics are now waiting to go to the British museum to go through the treasury act process and then hopefully get displayed in one of our local museums.

From Minelab Success Stories

My First Find from Minelab Success Stories


Have just found my first gold nuggets, on my second trip away with my Club, we set off for a 15 day detecting trip, to Wedderburn, Inglewood and the last 7 days at Kingower.
Wasn't too happy after 13 days of digging every target, with plenty of the usual, and even an old rusty rabbit trap, however had to get the positive cap back on and headed out again.
The last hour of a long day up came a little 0.2 g nugget, then i stepped onto an old digging heaps and a signal, 6/8" and then 10" and realised then it was back into the wall futher, Out came a 1.6 G.
Out to the same spot next moning and first 2 signals up came another 2 and totalled 2.5 g for my first finds.
Would like to thank Bernie Cooper and Greame Fuge for their assistance and advice for my second trip with the club, and the opportunity to travel with these people, Thhanks also to Minelab for this opportunity and my new found hobby at 67, recommend it!


Childsy – NSW, Australia

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Oldies with Bling from Minelab Success Stories


Well it's been awhile since my last post but in the last 6 months, I've had some pretty good finds I would like to share with you. I decided to hit a park that's been hammered for many years in the centre of my home town… Slowing my swing way down, in 3 hrs I'd found 3 rings ( 1 gold and 2 silver ) a 1797 cartwheel half penny less than a metre off the footpath and over $60 in mainly $2 coins. Now here's the weird one… opposite my local deli is a strip of reserve lawn area not 50 metres x 15metres… so I thought why not…. It took me over three hours to recover 128 coins, many pre-decimal including a 1806 half penny… the next oldest was one hundred and 40years later… some of the items are pictured including a 1813 Half Penny Lion Token found in the wall of a pathway that has been searched for years including me… a lesson, the best finds aren't under your feet but up a wall of dirt as well. Happy Hunting everyone ! CTX3030 still rocks.


Paul – SA, Australia

From Minelab Success Stories

Operation Clean the Beach Turns into Silver Surprise! from Minelab Success Stories


I took my Go-Find 40 out to my local beach to clean up nails. I have noticed that nails were just popping out of the sand and decided to take care of them! Over all i found over 50 nails! Nearing the end of my day, I came across a high tone, I just figured it was a clad coin considering that's what most of the high tones for the day were. To my surprise when I popped the plug out of the ground, out came a 1912-p silver Barber Dime!!! I was in disbelief!. Minelab did it again!


Trevor – Indiana, USA

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Military Marvels from Minelab Success Stories


Jack got his Minelab X-Terra 705 earlier this year and he has really gotten to know the machine well and can distinguish pretty accurately what the tones and numeric values are suggesting. He has a great time with it and absolutely appreciates the historic significance of everything he unearths (along with the piles of clad he accumulates!) which is why digging a couple items off his own “nectar list” really resonated with him. The fact it came from our own back yard, which he had gone over many times with a…lesser, starter model detector when he first began, made it an ironic and wondrous discovery. I’m sure these items are “been there, done that” to a lot of folks who have been swinging for years but, to this 11-year-old and his 40-something-year-old dad, it will remain a memorable moment in time brought about through this incredible hobby! The military button (Navy uniform) was found first and was exciting in and of itself and then…just a few inches away Jack pulled out the Navy Aviator wings and he was ecstatic! Both are items we’d both been hoping to find and, thanks to Minelab and the incredible X-Terra 705 Jack can now cross 2 items off his list!

From Minelab Success Stories

The 705 coin magnet from Minelab Success Stories


We decided to go and have a dirt dig at one of my local football clubs, I turned up there and I went inside the club rooms and asked for permission to detect on the outside of the oval and they said ok. i have now been using the 705 for two months previously I used an x terra 305 for about two years. i reckon I have the machine pre-set perfectly for the pre decimals. we detected there for about 3 hours and I found my record amount of florins for one day and that was 10.the mine lab x terra 705 is an absolute awesome machine.


George  – Vic, Australia

From Minelab Success Stories

GO FIND 60 from Minelab Success Stories


Today I went out and took my Minelab CTX3030`s latest little cousin the Go Find 60. Now I bought the Go Find for my two boys to share….Ok so I can go out detecting more as they can now come with me….anyway Dad was curious. I tested out the Go Find 60 on a good site, black sandy soil with a moist level at around 3 inches…Im certainly not unhappy with the purchase…The Go Find indeed truly did…..a corroded Roman coin, several Georgian buttons, a Charles 11 Farthing and a Rose Farthing. All at depths of between 3 and 6 inches. It was tested on a re-buried Charles 1st silver shilling and managed to locate this at approx 8 inches. Love the build quality, love the price and now I love its performance.


Jules – England, UK

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My biggest nugget. from Minelab Success Stories


 Finally it was in my hand and oh boy how rusty it looked, this flat piece of metal. I gave it a good wash and it looked like gold now but I still wasn’t convinced. Another wash and it now looked like a really good nugget of about 13 or 14 grams. I’ve never found a nugget over 13 grams and this looked like it might go half an ounce if I was lucky.

It gave me quite a surprise when I weighed it. 30.9 grams all up. It has some ironstone and a very small amount of quartz in it and after soaking in an acid bath for 2 days the final tally was 28.8 grams of beautiful shiny gold.


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