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Good summer!

X-TERRA 705

November 21, 2014 08:00am
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Hi everybody,
I started detection in Québec City last April and posted a comment in success stories saying I was enjoying myself. Well, now that winter has arrived, here are all my finds: 1250$ in cash and a few rings and pieces of jewellery. I only searched in modern parks so I found modern money (actually it is forbidden to search in public historical sites). Last week-end , I tried Parc Dalhousie and found 35 CAD$ in 4 or 5 hours...and 37 coins of 1 cent in the same hole. So next year, I will try to hunt near St Lawrence River, see you soon!

 

Fred - Canada

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Posted on November 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Cobra Nugget !

GPX-4500

November 14, 2014 08:00am
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I have had my Minelab 4500 for a little over a year now. I wanted to share a find I made three months ago on a site I have been working for over a year. I took out my news Sadie coil and went over some ground I have worked many times before. The first 30 minutes I got this nice mellow soft signal. I dug down 10 " and uncovered a gorgeous 16.2 hopper crystalline specimen. The best part of it was it has a cobra on top. The head is very distinct and appears to be curled on top. This nugget is not my largest, but I would say the most unique.

Miroslav Radonic – California, USA

Posted on November 14, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

E-Trac Milestone Event

E-TRAC

November 13, 2014 08:00am
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I got the E-TRAC in 2011 and spent hours each evening studying the machine both in books, forums and in the field.
In 2012 I ended the year with 40 silver coins dug. I figured I got all the ones that people missed and the next year would be a bust. To my Surprise in 2013, I ended the year with 53 dug silver coins. Again I figured in 2014, I would be lucky to scrape out 1 per month. Today I got two more silvers and the year is not over. I dug silvers # 93 & 94 for the year.
Well although impressive, what is amazing is that #93 is the combined totals of 2012 & 2013. 40 + 53 = 93. Yeah I just did the math for you because it blew me away. LOL
And as a kicker, since the year is not over, everyone is pushing me to 100 and I am 6 away now.
For Christmas I want to buy some stock in Minelab LOL
Good luck to everyone. Minelab Rocks

 

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Posted on November 13, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

The Silver Cross

E-TRAC

November 05, 2014 08:00am
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They were called the silver Memorial Cross. It was incredible to learn of this young soldiers life and history. A true Canadian hero of WW1. Over the next few weeks we learned Edward Delong Burns had two boys and eventually a great granddaughter was located. She never knew the cross existed. I have owned many detectors over the years but the E-TRAC is truly the most incredible machine I have ever owned. I believe without the fine-tuned discrimination the E-TRAC can give you this story would never have happened and the silver cross would not have been returned to its rightful family. Thanks Minelab.

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Posted on November 05, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Gold Sovereign

Explorer SE Pro

November 04, 2014 08:00am
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Video Success Story

Finally I hit a target that in any other setting I may have passed over, but as this field had NOTHING to give I figured I'd take a look to see what trash it was. It was a low penny tone. I dug a big plug and each time I broke it in half, and in half again, the chances increased that it was actually going to be a coin and not another beer can. Well, when I split the clod for the last time and the full side of the coin appeared, my heart started pumping in my throat. I placed it down and yelled at the top of my lungs to my friend who was about 200 yards away. Finally he turned and saw me jumping around like those fools on TV when they find an Indian head penny. I ran towards him and he ran towards me.... You should have seen his face as I yelled, " GOLD, GOLD it's GOLD!" We got back to the target... and the rest is in the video attached, for your viewing pleasure.

 
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Posted on November 04, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

1912 Barber Dime

CTX 3030

November 02, 2014 08:00am
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I was metal detecting at one of my favorite spots last month and my detector gave me a very small chip but the numbers where 12-48 it took me a couple of minutes to pinpoint the target i started to dig got about 8 inches down still could not find the target i used my Deteknix X pinpointer and it was telling me there was something there i dug a couple inches at a time and kept checking with the pin pointer when i finally found the target to my surprise it was a 1912 Barber that was almost 18 inches down in the hole. 

 

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Posted on November 02, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

One Month with the New E-Trac (October)

E-TRAC

October 31, 2014 08:00am
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My name is Keith and I've already had a good month with my Minelab E-Trac. It started with the 1881 Indian Head Penny then the 1799 Draped Bust Large Cent, my first. My next find was found in a cleared bean field that a 1870 school house once stood it's a nice Silver 1853 3 Cent Trime. The rest of the month included a 1901 and a 1890 Indian Head Penny, a 1947 British Penny, a toy cap gun and a silver plated spoon from 1903. The last find of the month was at a 1830 house and I dug down 10" to find a pocket spill of 5 Wheat Pennies a 1937 Buffalo Nickel, and two Mercury Dimes dated 1938 and 1942D. I found all these finds in the preset coin mode. I love this E-Trac and I'm sure my finds have only started. Thanks Minelab

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Posted on October 31, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

First ever Morgan Dollar

CTX 3030

October 26, 2014 08:00am
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I was detecting a park that has been heavily hit over the years but knowing how the CTX 3030 performs I decided to give it a go. I was alerted with a very strong tone in my headphones and the detector was telling me a solid target at 7 ". The target was actually almost 8.5" down and I couldn't believe what was staring right at me, my first ever Morgan Dollar. Thank you Minelab for producing such an awesome detector.

 

Keith P – New York, USA

Posted on October 26, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Gold ring and Gold coin in one

Safari

October 26, 2014 08:00am
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It was quiet again for about an hour, until I got a solid two way midtone, solid 14 VDI, a perfect pulltab/gold signal. About 4" down I spied this beauty.

It's a 9.89g, 18k gold ring, with a 1977 Iranian 1/2 pahval gold coin. This is the find of my season for sure.
 

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Posted on October 26, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Karma

Excalibur II

October 24, 2014 09:00am
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Finding and returning a Platinum wedding band and engagement ring with a 1.3 carat diamond this summer, http://nypost.com/2014/08/30/wedding-ring-lost-on-beach-found-returned-to-heartbroken-wife/ , was my find of a lifetime until I hit this 14K gold chain, 30 inches and weighting 57.9 dwt.
Good deeds do get rewarded.

 

L.I. Mongo Mike – New York, USA

Posted on October 24, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

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