Success Stories for 2016

See fantastic Minelab finds from our users or share your very own Minelab Success Story. We'd love to hear what people are discovering with their Minelab Detectors.

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First gold ever!


December 02, 2016 11:22am

Found this 14k band (weighed 7.5 on a penny weight scale) on Thanksgiving day. I was using my X-TERRA 705. I love this machine! I've been hunting about 10yrs and this is my first gold. Jerry - TN - USA.
Posted on December 02, 2016 11:22am | 0 Comments

Fresh Drop and Return

Excalibur 1000

November 30, 2016 11:55am

My hunt started as a normal metal detecting trip to Claytor Lake public swimming beach in Virginia about 2 hours from my house in North Carolina. It was the summer of 2005. My dad was with me as he was the one  ...
Posted on November 30, 2016 11:55am | 0 Comments

Coins in wasteland


November 30, 2016 03:00am

Borrowed my mate’s E-TRAC and decided to hit an old miners camp in the Golden triangle, Victoria Australia. This is one of those areas you lift the coil and avoid due to all the iron rubbish left from  ...
Posted on November 30, 2016 03:00am | 0 Comments

Musketeer Strikes Silver

Musketeer Advantage

November 29, 2016 02:31am

Just recently, I took my trusted Musketeer out for a hunt in salt marshes infested with iron sand (1-2" deep in some places). This location has produced a few silvers and tokens from the 1800s. In NZ it's  ...
Posted on November 29, 2016 02:31am | 0 Comments

Gold Nugget found in Mexico

GPZ 7000

November 29, 2016 12:00am

Gold nugget found with GPZ 7000
English I'm from Mexico and found this massive 1.2 kgs gold nugget with my GPZ 7000. The gold nugget was 1.5 mts deep! Thanks Minelab for changing my life!   Espanol Soy de Mexico y encontre esta enorme nugget de oro que  ...
Posted on November 29, 2016 12:00am | 0 Comments

The powerful GPX 5000

GPX 5000

November 26, 2016 07:45am

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It is a grateful experience to work with Minelab products. I am a Kenyan interested in gold exploration, do adore the GPX 5000 so much! Its unique sensitivity gives out the best. I was able to get a small nugget of 1  ...
Posted on November 26, 2016 07:45am | 0 Comments

3.7 oz nugget found with GPZ 19 coil

GPZ 7000

November 24, 2016 12:00am

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Thought I would share one of the finds with the new coil. Spot had a minimum of 4 different GPZ 7000's over it with 14 inch coil. The GPZ 19 picked up this 3.7ounce at 2 foot deep in any setting. Very quiet at first but was screaming after a few scrapes with the pick.

Posted on November 24, 2016 12:00am | 0 Comments

Relic Hunting


November 23, 2016 03:53am

Since I have started relic hunting with my X-TERRA 705 I have found many relic dating from the 1860's to present day. All in the same hay pasture. My first good find was a T. Miller C button. That was 7 years  ...
Posted on November 23, 2016 03:53am | 0 Comments

Standing Liberty Quarter Spill


November 21, 2016 03:35am

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Recently after work, my wife, father and I stopped to do a quick metal detecting hunt in a small historical timber town in the Pacific Northwest. We were working a small permission along a public sidewalk when my E-TRAC gave  ...
Posted on November 21, 2016 03:35am | 3 Comments

WW1 Warant Officers Badge!


November 20, 2016 05:21am

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I'm 14, and I loooove metal detecting! I’ve been at it for over 2 years and have amazing finds to show for it! One that really caught my amazement was a war badge I found in an old house  ...
Posted on November 20, 2016 05:21am | 0 Comments
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