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June 2011 Success Stories

A Forest of Beautiful Finds

Sovereign GT

June 28, 2011 09:34am
metal detector find - 1828 1 franc charles X coin - france

Hello my friends, 

An outing with my detecting association of the Ardennes in a forest of beautiful finds…the most beautiful for me..a 1 franc Charles X coin from 1828. 

david59 - Euro, France

Posted on June 28, 2011 09:34am | 0 Comments

One of My Most Cherished Finds


June 27, 2011 09:19am
metal detector find - GAR Medal - usa

One day while at work, A good friend of mine told me he bought some property with some old houses on it. He said I was welcome to detect there if I wanted. Needless to say, I was so excited. Getting to the site one evening after work, I was floored by how old the houses were. They still had stacked rock foundations, so I knew it was gonna be a good chance to find some goodies.

 I found a lot of nice coins there, Barber dimes, wheat pennies, a Three pence coin, a Penny from Japan, small jewelry items, and several Tax Tokens. But my favorite find was this GAR Medal for a Lyman U Humphrey.

Posted on June 27, 2011 09:19am | 0 Comments

Only Minelab Finds Hammered Coins


June 25, 2011 11:12am
metal detector find - 1575 hammered - uk

On the 12th of June this year I decided to go detecting at an old farm with plenty of history, I have several other brands of detectors and none have found hammered. I've found a hammered with an X-TERRA 70 and now my most recent hammered is a Queen Elizabeth I Third/fourth issue sixpence. Mintmark eglantine, 1573-1578. Dated 1575 in almost nearly perfect condition since the day it was minted.

Minelab have always detected hammered for me and what a great result.

Anthony Bateson - Lancashire, UK

Posted on June 25, 2011 11:12am | 0 Comments

Accidental Discovery


June 23, 2011 11:38am
metal detector find - silver ring with tiger eye stone - usa

In June 6, 2011, I went to the beach in Ventura California for a quick hunt in the wet sand with my E-TRAC. For an hour I worked a beach cut that give me a few corroded coins, pull tabs and a corroded ring with a tiger eye stone that I first considered as a brass junk ring.

It was until the next day after another wet sand hunt, that I discovered by accident that the cheap ring turned out to be silver ring with a tiger eye stone.

The ring got wet with drops of salt water from the next morning hunt while I was sorting out my finds and I noticed how it reacted with the ring's brown tarnish.

I got really excited that cheap ring was in fact a nice silver ring with a tiger eye stone.

Juan Jimenez - California, USA

Posted on June 23, 2011 11:38am | 0 Comments

Day Three and the E-TRAC Pays for Itself!


June 22, 2011 11:27am
Metal Detector Finds - 18k Solid Gold Necklace

This whole mess of metal detecting started when my friend got his first Bounty Hunter and showed me how it worked in the front yard of my house. I was instantly intrigued and thought it was very interesting and really neat. Soon after getting the idea and learning how to do it, what to expect and precautions of detecting, I purchased my first detector. It was a Garrett Ace 250 and I had a lot of fun with it for 2 years from 2009 to early 2011 netting my first silver dime and first silver ring. After a while of detecting, I took it upon myself to watch some metal detecting videos on youtube. One thing I noticed during some of the videos was that people were having a very high success rate with the Minelab E-TRAC.

Posted on June 22, 2011 11:27am | 0 Comments

Fantastic Find and a First Time User

Sovereign GT

June 22, 2011 11:23am
metal detector find - bronze palstave axe head - uk

Hi, I am a member of Dewsbury Metal Detecting Club

At the weekend on a local dig I had to borrow a metal detector from a gentleman called Gordon. I haven’t got a metal detector at the moment, but I am saving my money for a Minelab E-TRAC. Quite a few members of the club have those type of machines, and from what they have told me, have had great success.

Posted on June 22, 2011 11:23am | 0 Comments

Backyard Success


June 15, 2011 09:49am
Metal Detector Finds - 1876 Seated Liberty Quarter (Front)

My father and I have been detecting for a couple of years never finding much but clad. I finally get into the hobby a bit more and purchased the E-TRAC! I un-boxed it and charged the battery overnight while I read through the user guide. I took it outside the next morning and first signal I dug with it ended up being a 1906 Indian Head Penny.

Posted on June 15, 2011 09:49am | 0 Comments

A Piece of Early American History


June 13, 2011 10:34am
Metal Detector Finds - 1800s US Military Belt Plate

I have been using the Minelab E-TRAC for almost 2 years now and can say without a doubt that it is the best machine for the type of detecting that I do. I primarily hunt cellar holes and abandoned home sites from the 1700's - early 1800's here in the NH/VT area. All of the sites are trashy and require the best equipment on the market.

The other day, after receiving permission from the land owner, I was able to get out and detect an old cellar hole that had been hit by many detectorists with lesser machines. After about 10 minutes at the site, I received a nice high tone accompanied by the numbers 09-41 near the edge of the old stone foundation. I decided to dig even though there were lots of ferrous and non ferrous bits of trash in the area.

Posted on June 13, 2011 10:34am | 0 Comments

X-traordinarily X-citing!


June 12, 2011 10:12am
Metal Detector Finds - Mid 1800s Relics

Following a decade absence from treasure hunting and gold prospecting, I was fanging to get back out to my favourite historical sites armed with the latest cutting-edge technology from Minelab. I had previously worked a Minelab XT 18000 for several years and unearthed various relics and coins including British pennies dated from the 1860’s, and also a bucket load of $1 and $2 coins on the beaches.

After several days of on-line research of various reliable sources, I made my decision in terms of a suitable “beeper stick”. It had to be a Minelab X-TERRA 705 or nothing mate! I forked out “a gorilla of gold coins” (1000 bucks) and scored an X-TERRA 705 dual coil package – for my pending return to adventures within the best of both worlds – coin/relic hunting and gold nugget detecting.

Posted on June 12, 2011 10:12am | 0 Comments

A Little Luck


June 12, 2011 10:10am
Metal Detector Finds - Peruvian Inca Jewellery

First time using it, the GPX-4500 and had a little luck. I been hunting around old peruvian inka houses and found some of their jewelleries, hope to find more of them. 

Wilb - Lima, Peru

Posted on June 12, 2011 10:10am | 0 Comments

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