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E-TRAC finds 1914 Barber Dime


July 27, 2015 12:00am

My name is Keith and I wanted to share a recent story with you. I was invited on the 25th of July to a small club hunt with about ten friends to a children’s Orphanage that was built in 1850. I was using the E-TRAC with the normal coin mode setting and my first two coins I got was in the same hole (1905 Indian Head Penny and a 1917 Wheat Penny). My next coin was a 1914 Barber Dime at about seven inch’s down and mixed in with 4 rusty nails. I was standing there and the member (Wayne) who invited me on the hunt said did you find that coin there and I said I did. Wayne said Keith we have all been over that area with metal detectors, like the Whites and XP Deus brand and it was my Minelab E-TRAC that found the only silver coin that day.
Thanks again for an awesome detector

Keith – Ohio, USA

Posted on July 27, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

Got Myself an Eagle

CTX 3030

July 27, 2015 12:00am

I dug the usual clad and was just hoping to find a silver Roosevelt dime or something interesting, but time was running out and I had to be on my way. As I was walking back toward the truck (still swinging of course), I got a nice 12/38 on the CTX. Without thinking I dropped to my knees and plunged my digger into the tough as nails meadow grass to recover yet another zinc penny. What I pulled out of the hole left me completely stunned. It took a minute to realize that I had just dug my first gold coin. It's been 2 days and the shock still hasn't worn off. Fortunately I didn't damage the coin in my reckless recovery. In hindsight the CTX was telling me I had a better than zincoln signal, I just wasn't listening. It was a solid 12/38, never waivered.
Well, after an overnight soak in distilled water most of the gunk rinsed right off and left me with a beautiful 1861s eagle, still can't believe it.
This just proves once again that you never know what you're going to dig or where you're going to dig it.
I love this hobby and love my CTX!

Posted on July 27, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

1919 Standing Liberty Quarter and 1819 Large Cent


July 13, 2015 07:00am

I started the morning with a few rusty nails and after two hours I finally thought I had a hit. I cut the plug and at about 7 inches I use the pin pointer only to find a larger rust nail, not what I heard in my headset so I covered the plug and scanned the hole again and this time it had that high pitch. I got my first Standing Liberty Quarter with a good date (1919) and detail to boot. My next coin came just 15 minutes later at about eight inches with a piece of red brick right on top of the 1819 Large Cent. I have been on cloud nine with finding two coins that are 100 years old from each other and that both are in great condition.

Thanks again Minelab for a fine detector.


Keith – Ohio, USA

Posted on July 13, 2015 07:00am | 0 Comments

holed seated dollar

CTX 3030

July 12, 2015 08:00am

I have been using the CTX 3030 since October of 2014. This past week on July the 4th, I found my first seated coin a 1876 seated dime. I have been metal detecting for 4 years and a seated coin had been high on my wish list. I did not have to wait long for my second. A week later I found my second seated coin that is by far the best find of my life. We went to a home located on an 1840's gristmill. The Mill has been hunted many times by several others over the years. As I worked along a sidewalk I got a nice 12-43 signal that I thought was going to be a dime. I opened the plug and brushed back some loose soil and the coins rim appeared. To my delight I realized it was much too thick to be a dime as I pulled it from the earth I was shocked and amazed to see a silver dollar emerge from the hole. An 1869 seated dollar. The CTX has been an absolute amazing tool. The more versed I become with the machine the more success I have.


Tim – Pennsylvania, USA

Posted on July 12, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

A month with the Minelab GO-FIND 60


July 09, 2015 12:00am

Been hunting since 1986, treasurer for stone mountain treasure hunters, stone mountain diggers. I got my new go find 60 just before the first of July, decided to start on the 1st for a whole month. I hunt parks, playgrounds, older homesites, far 1 -10 k ring with 11 small diamonds, 1-10 k gold ear ring, 4 pendants, 5 ear rings ,1 wheatie, more pic to follow.


Robert – Georgia, USA

Posted on July 09, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

1844 church and 1854 bank of upper Canada token


July 08, 2015 12:00am

I recently got a new permission at an historic 1844 church. It was horrible conditions with a lot of iron and really noisy. But the Safari pulled through.

Come home with a 1854 Bank of Upper Canada half penny token, and a 1911 "godless" dime, so known for lacking the DEI GRAT on the obverse.


Nick – Quebec, Canada

Posted on July 08, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

My First Ring Find


July 07, 2015 12:00am

Normally I would have used your competitors product, but I went to a metal detector club gathering where they had a competition where  I was able to find the token marked with the number for a new Minelab

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Posted on July 07, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments

Platinum at the beaches

CTX 3030

July 01, 2015 12:00am

I've been using Minelab detectors for many years at the beach, but have never found a platinum ring until I got i got my Minelab 3030, and this year I've been rewarded with 5 platinum rings since January 1st.


Ken – Nevada, USA

Posted on July 01, 2015 12:00am | 0 Comments


Explorer II

June 09, 2015 08:00am
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Lost VMI ring by Joe Bouchelle. (used with permission)
Something amazing happened this week! My new friend, John Justice, who works at Fork Union Military Academy where I used to work, called me on Tuesday. I had never met him. He said "Is this Joe Bouchelle?" "Yes" "Did you go to VMI?" "Yes." "Did you used to work at FUMA?" "Yes..." and just when I thought...this is a little creepy....he said, "Did you lose your VMI ring?" I said, "Yes I did- almost 20 years ago!" Well, John was doing some metal detecting in the front yard of the house we used to live in at FUMA, and found my ring! After 19 years!!! I am so grateful for his honesty and work in tracking me down. I am grateful to have my ring back, but also grateful to have a new friends in John and his wonderful wife Debi. Thank you, John and Debi Justice! ‪#‎sharegoodness ‪#‎feelingblessed
— at Fork Union Military Academy


John – Virginia, USA

Posted on June 09, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

The Find of a Lifetime

CTX 3030

June 04, 2015 08:00am
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It did look like her horse had a .22 bullet in her hip. Afterward, I asked if I could hunt her yard. I followed her to her home and hunted her yard, finding some clad coins. Her elderly neighbor came over and he volunteered his yard for a search.
I found almost nothing in his yard, I thought. I dug up a belt buckle that I thought might have been part of a child's toy gun holster. After doing some research, I discovered it was a Waco Guards Confederate belt buckle, rarity 9! Rarity 10 is a unique item. I sent these photos to Heritage and they estimated an auction price of $8,000 and up!



Posted on June 04, 2015 08:00am | 0 Comments

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