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3 Ounce nugget found at a depth of 2 feet with GPZ 7000

GPZ 7000

March 20, 2015 11:00am

Found last week on well worked ground with the GPZ 7000 by Gavin, a local prospector in Clermont, Australia at a depth of 2 feet.... weighed in at 3 ounces. 

"I was able to get this nugget with the GPZ 7000 because I was able to detect without as much powerline noise as the previous detectors. Thank you minelab!"

Gavin, Australia

Posted on March 20, 2015 11:00am | 0 Comments

Silver Hoard and Golden Coins


March 16, 2015 12:00pm

Hello Minelab !

I would like to share a story about finding silver treasures and golden coins with my Minelab E-Trac.

Posted on March 16, 2015 12:00pm | 0 Comments

Paid with gold

GPZ 7000

March 16, 2015 10:00am

Now back to that first signal I got the day before. So my brother-in-law asks me 4 days later if I can give him directions to where I hit rock, he wanted to take my sister and their 2 young kids out for a play, and he would take a jackhammer out in case there was something there. I had to work I got home about 7:30 at night and their not home. About 8:15 my sister comes over with her phone and says "watch this". They are down around 2 feet and have put the 4500 together and are sticking it in the hole and it's screaming off its nut. I sad where is it and she said "it's still there, we had to leave it and come home". So now I panic, grab the in-law and drive back out there. It took about 10 more minutes of jackhammering and out came this chunk of ugly rock that was making the signal. After dollying it up we got 2 more ounces.
So after 10 minutes detecting and 2 hours digging, I now had 7.5 ounces, more than enough for the new GPZ 7000. Gotta love it when a plan comes together.

Posted on March 16, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

My once in a lifetime find

CTX 3030

March 15, 2015 08:00am

With the cold weather finally breaking I decided to find some treasure! On a permission hunt in Gainesville VA, I found my best find yet. My heart was racing at what I thought was a gold coin, upon further investigating it turned out to be something even better. I found a 1861 cival war dog tag belonging to soldier John Vanderpool. Found in Gainesville near the second battle of Manassas where he was injured in the line of duty. His brother also enlisted the same day as john. However his brother Simon Vanderpool became a deserter, eventually caught and reassigned to a different reg. Even more interesting, you can read a deposition from John explaining the death of his tent mate that got shot in the groin and bleed to death. Below is a little more info I was able to dig up.

Posted on March 15, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

First silver for 2015

CTX 3030

March 13, 2015 11:00am

At long last the snow and ice cleared away and off I went on my first hunt for the year. Within 40 minutes of detecting I hit a strong 12-46 at 7" and there in the hole was a 1745 8 reale. After some patient cleaning you can see the end result, and some have said, " not a bad start to the year"


Posted on March 13, 2015 11:00am | 0 Comments

Texas Ranch Ringer


March 13, 2015 09:00am

I grabbed my Safari with newfound knowledge and experience, and re-attacked my backyard. I wasn't more than 20 feet from my back patio, and that lovely high pitched silver tone rang from my Safari. I was curious and immediately pinpointed the target. Low and behold, about 5 inches under the surface was this amazing peridot birthstone ring. My heart raced. I quickly sprinted inside to wash up my treasure and have a closer look at it under a magnifying glass. It was slightly bent as if it's owner had undergone some calamity, we do get quite a few tornadoes in this area, but it was beautiful nonetheless. It's an incredibly beautiful green, and pure silver. I could see the initials JCD on the back and 26, which I assume is 1926. I intend to seek out our historical society and find out who owned this property originally, but I'm so glad I had my Safari that day.

Posted on March 13, 2015 09:00am | 0 Comments

New E-TRAC bring me some rings in 2 months!


March 13, 2015 08:00am

At first, I used detector of another company. Then my friend says to me..."You are a lot in  nature, with your detector, but you need better Minelab".

I ask for some catalogues and I my choose was E-trac.
In 2 months, I found a lot of good finds ( silver coins, military stuff, ...)

But my favorite finds are rings!

In the photo you can see rings found with Minelab in two months!

Posted on March 13, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

GPZ 7000 helps long time detectorist secure first gold nugget!

March 12, 2015 10:00am

I just bought the new GPZ 7000 from Doc over at Doc’s Detecting in Las Vegas and it was a great experience.

Posted on March 12, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

First time out I found a 2/10th of a gram nugget

GPZ 7000

March 11, 2015 11:00am

The first time out I found a 2/10th of a gram nugget.  It was about 7 inches, see the YouTube video.

Then I found a 5/10ths of a gram nugget at around 9 inches it was about 20 inches away from the first nugget. 

Posted on March 11, 2015 11:00am | 0 Comments

Masonic Bible


March 11, 2015 10:00am

I was recently detecting one of my favorite sites using my Minelab Etrac, I hit a nice solid signal pulled the plug and dug up a bronze Masonic Bible paper weight, also pulled up a silver plated pocket watch, a few minutes later I hit on another nice signal dug the hole and out popped a brass fish brooch. now that`s what i call dirt fishing .
that made my day ...
Thank you Minelab.


Posted on March 11, 2015 10:00am | 0 Comments

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