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10 Aug 2015

Idaho Resident Strikes it Big with Recent Findings

Minelab CTX 3030 Plays Pivotal Role in Finding Detectorist’s Hidden Gems

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Coin, relic and treasure enthusiast Brandon Neice, commonly known as Dr. Tones to his 15,000 YouTube subscribers, hit the silver coin jackpot while metal detecting in a historic gold mining region located in southwest Idaho this past June. While using the Minelab CTX 3030, Neice uncovered a cache of Carson City mint silver coins made exclusively from 1870 to 1878. He also found a rare 1854 New Orleans mint quarter, making the total discovery valued at over $10,000 one of his most plentiful and unparalleled excavations yet.

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21 Apr 2015

MINELAB DEBUTS “GO-FIND” METAL DETECTOR SERIES

WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED DETECTORS FOR UNDER $309 USD

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Lisle, Ill. April 21, 2015 Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced the official release of its newest product series, the GO-FIND series of metal detectors. Developed using state-of-the-art Minelab technology and designed for simple and intuitive use; the GO-FIND series is a collection of three new metal detector models offering the world’s highest quality detectors priced from $179 USD to $309 USD. This makes the GO-FIND series of metal detectors an ideal choice for users of any experience level. The collapsible and lightweight detectors will be available for purchase from a broad range of retailers by May 18, 2015.

 

The Minelab GO-FIND series includes the Worry-FREE GO-FIND 20, the Value-PLUS GO-FIND 40 and the Search-MAX GO-FIND 60. All models are 51.4 inches in length, collapsible to 21.9 inches, with a waterproof coil that can be submerged in up to 2 feet of water. Each model offers multiple levels of FIND modes to choose target type, multiple levels of sensitivity control to adjust for detection depth and multiple levels of sound volume to alert detectorists as to what type of target is found. The GO-FIND 40 and GO-FIND 60 models also include flashing Treasure View LED lights that indicate a possible treasure find (green light) and possible iron find (red light).

 

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26 Mar 2015

GPZ 7000 PAYING INSTANT DIVIDENDS AS GOLD PROSPECTORS REPORT BIG FINDS

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Notable Discoveries Include a 12-Ounce Nugget Found at 3.5 Feet 

Torrensville, South Australia, March. 26, 2015 – Only on the market for a matter of weeks, Minelab’s flagship offering, the newly released GPZ 7000, has already been instrumental in uncovering substantial gold finds in Australia. The most remarkable finds include a 12-ounce nugget discovered in Western Australia, a 3-ounce nugget found in Clermont, Queensland and two other prominent findings equaling over 50+ grams that were reported in the Golden Triangle in Victoria and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. All four discoveries were unearthed at significant depth – from 12 inches up to approximately 3.5 feet.

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02 Mar 2015

AUSTRALIAN GOLD PROSPECTOR UNEARTHS 87-OUNCE SOLID GOLD NUGGET IN VICTORIA

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Lisle, Ill., March 2, 2015 Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that Australian gold prospector Michael Brown has uncovered an astonishing 87-ounce solid gold nugget during a prospecting expedition in Inglewood, a town located in the state of Victoria, Australia. Discovered in six inches of ground with a state-of-the-art Minelab detector, Brown’s find is estimated to be worth over $130,000 AUD based on Australia’s current gold price per ounce.

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18 Feb 2015

MINELAB UNVEILS NEW FLAGSHIP DETECTOR – THE GPZ 7000

WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED GOLD DETECTOR

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Lisle, Ill. Feb. 18, 2015 – Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced the official release of its new flagship product, the GPZ 7000. Equipped with Minelab’s exclusive groundbreaking Zero Voltage Transmission (ZVT) technology and state-of-the-art features, the GPZ 7000 offers the deepest ground penetration and represents the most significant advancement in gold detecting technologies in years. This revolutionary gold detector delivers the  next generation of technology to discover the deepest gold in mineralized ground and the highest sensitivity available to detect even the smallest traces of gold.

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11 Feb 2015

DETECTORIST UNCOVERS 6.5-OUNCE SOLID GOLD NUGGET

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Lisle, Ill., Feb. 11, 2015 – Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that gold prospector Steve Herschbach of Reno, Nev., has uncovered a 6.5-ounce solid gold nugget, an exceptionally rare find in the United States, during a 30-day expedition in Chicken, Alaska. Along with the 6.5-ounce nugget, Herschbach uncovered a total of 12.3 ounces of gold.

 

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25 Jan 2015

AED7.5million (US$2m) Investment as ‘Gold division’ state-of-the-art retail facility opens in Dubai, UAE.

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Minelab has officially opened the Minelab MEA General Trading LLC facility in Dubai, representing a major strategic advancement for the ‘Gold’ division of its worldwide business.  This significant US $2m investment recognises Dubai as a key hub for its ‘Gold’ business into the Middle East and Africa.  The move will enable Minelab to support the efforts of its excellent dealership network, including its education-based anti-counterfeit strategy.

 

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01 Dec 2014

WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED GOLD DETECTOR

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Lisle, Ill., Dec. 1, 2014 – Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announces the official launch of its first e-commerce website in the United States. Currently live, the new Minelab site makes the company’s entire collection of detectors and some accessory products available for online purchase.

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15 Oct 2014

SIGNIFICANT VIKING TREASURE HOARDS DISCOVERED IN SCOTLAND

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Lisle, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 – Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that Derek McLennan, a 47-year-old retired Scottish businessman and treasure hunting enthusiast, uncovered more than 100 Viking artifacts from the ninth and tenth century using the Minelab CTX 3030 treasure detector. Armbands, brooches, a unique Viking cross and a silver Carolingian pot with its lid still in tact were included in the ancient hoard, making the discovery one of the largest and most important Viking discoveries ever found in Britain. The discovery was uncovered on the Church of Scotland’s land and is currently on display in the National Museum of Scotland’s Viking exhibition in Edinburgh.

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07 Oct 2014

FLORIDA TREASURE HUNTER DISCOVERS HAND GRENADE WITH MINELAB’S CTX 3030 ON ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FLORIDA

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St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Oct. 7, 2014Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that Florida treasure hunter, Cliff Vogan, uncovered a hand grenade on the sandy bottom of St. Petersburg Beach. The discovery took place in waist deep water, just behind Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center. The alarming find was discovered using Minelab’s CTX 3030 Metal Detector. After clearing the beach, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad safely removed the device to be X-rayed, assuming it to be an inert relic from old military exercises in the area.

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23 Sep 2014

“EUREKA!” - AUSTRALIAN HUSBAND & WIFE PROSPECTORS DISCOVER 700 GOLD NUGGET PIECES IN ‘THEM THAR’ HILLS WITH MINELAB’S SDC 2300 GOLD DETECTOR

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Lisle, Ill., September 23, 2014 – Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that a husband and wife (preferring to remain anonymous) from Victoria, Australia discovered 700 gold nugget pieces weighing a total of 73 grams while on a 5-week prospecting holiday in the remote hills of Central Western Australia. The fortunate duo discovered the gold in previously prospected land while using the latest product from Minelab, the SDC 2300 All-Terrain Gold Detector.

 

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09 Jul 2014

MINELAB RELEASES SDC 2300 GOLD DETECTOR

MOST POWERFUL, MID-RANGE DETECTOR ON MARKET

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Lisle, Ill., July 9, 2014 – Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced the official release of its latest product, the SDC 2300 All-Terrain Gold Detector. The collapsible military-grade compact detector comes assembly free and is waterproof and fully submersible up to a depth of ten feet (3m).

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03 Mar 2014

MINELAB CTX 3030 UNEARTHS MAJOR TREASURE IN MEXICO

VALUABLE SILVER CACHE DISCOVERED USING CTX 3030

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Minelab, the global leader in hand-held metal detector technologies has announced the discovery of a major silver haul in Mexico.  The large cache, which is possibly dated from the early 19th century Spanish trade, was unearthed at nearly 6 feet (1.8m) below the surface last week in southern Mexico, in the state of Guerrero, using a Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector.  The finder reported to Minelab “I have used other metal detectors in the past and they did not work.  Only the Minelab CTX 3030 was able to pick up the signal and without it, I would have never found this cache.”  The current market value of silver is approximately $21 USD per troy ounce which puts the estimated value of the cache over $100,000 USD; however, if the cache is confirmed to have historical significance, the estimated amount would likely result in an even higher value.

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18 Jan 2014

METALLDETEKTOREN NEUER GENERATION SCHÄTZE UNTER WASSER MIT GPS AUFSPÜREN

Author: Holger Erdmann

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Die Schatzsuche mit Metalldetektoren zählt zu den letzten großen Abenteuern der heutigen Zeit – auch unter Wasser. Historische Münzen, Schmuck, Schlüssel, Uhren und viele weitere wertvolle Fundstücke lassen sich auf dem Grund von Meeren, Seen oder Flüssen ausfindig machen. Wer diese entdecken will, benötigt entsprechende Metallsuchgeräte, die auch für den Unterwassereinsatz geeignet sind.

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18 Jan 2014

BOOT 2014: METALLDETEKTOREN NEUER GENERATION

METALLSUCHE IM WASSER MIT GPS UND MATERIALERKENNUNG

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Author: Holger Erdmann 

Date - 18th January 2014  Zwei im Wasser einsetzbare Metalldetektoren hat Minelab auf der diesjährigen boot 2014 in Düsseldorf vorgestellt. Mit den Modellen CTX 3030 und Excalibur II bietet das Unternehmen nun auch Wassersportbegeisterten Geräte, um sowohl im Wasser, als auch am Strand bzw. an Land auf Metall- und Schatzsuche zu gehen. „Beide Modelle sind auch von Einsteigern einfach zu bedienen und arbeiten dabei mit modernen Technologien“ erklärt Ruth Fuller, Marketing-Managerin bei Minelab.

 

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25 Feb 2013

METEORITE HUNTING WITH A MINELAB BY DAVID SHACKLETON

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‘There’s a surge of excitement concerning the discovery of meteorites, and the chances of discovery increase dramatically with the use of Minelab’s cutting edge metal detection technology. According to experts, approximately 500 meteorites survive the trip through our atmosphere each year and impact with the Earth after exploding during re-entry and showering thousands of smaller pieces onto the Earth’s surface.

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22 Jan 2013

5 kg gold nugget found in Ballarat Australia

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Source: SunriseOn7

An unnamed man from Ballarat, Australia has discovered a gold nugget weighing in at just over 5kgs with a Minelab metal detector.

 

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02 Jan 2012

Trash sifted for treasure - after party pays pair dividends

Trash sifted for treasure - after party pays pair dividends

Author: Stephanie Bedo and Andrew Potts
Source: Gold Coast Bulletin (Jan 02, 2012)

While council workers were removing trash from the celebrations, David Turner and Lyndi Macrae were unearthing treasure left behind by the revellers.

And although the best loot the Southport couple could find on Surfers Paradise beach yesterday was handfuls of coins, bottle tops and a piece of costume jewellery, over the years they have amassed quite a collection... Read the full story

 

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01 Jan 2012

Minelab Treasure Tracking App

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Author: Jim Leonard
Source: Relic Hunter (Jan - Feb 2012)

Recently, I discovered an app for my iPhone called Minelab Treasure Tracking and decided to give it a go. It’s available for free at the Apple iTunes Store and it looks to be very promising. Much work went into coordinating all its functions that this application has to offer. I know this, after designing and redesigning the magazine app for Relic Hunter. The Apple xCode toolkit isn’t very forgiving... Download PDF

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01 Dec 2011

Field Test: Minelab X-TERRA 305

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Field Test: Minelab X-TERRA 305

Author: Julian Evan-Hart
Source: Treasure Hunting (Dec 2011)

I always enjoy field testing metal detectors from the Minelab stable. The X-TERRA range – using the sophisticated VFLEX technology – is a tried, trusted and well-established series of detectors, so when an updated or new model arrives it is truly exciting. On this occasion I also had the added bonus of examining an additional product manufactured by Coiltek for the X-TERRA range... Download PDF

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01 Oct 2011

Fields of Study

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Author: Trevor Austin
Source: Minerva Volume 22, Number 5 (Sept - Oct 2011)

At this time of year in Britain, it is not unusual to see a lone figure weaving through the bales of straw in a roadside field, following a determined pattern and swinging a metal detector back and forth. Even on windswept beaches in the depths of winter, resolute individuals can be seen steadily walking while waving their electronic wands before them. These metal detector users... Download PDF

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01 Sep 2010

Beachcombing with the Minelab X-TERRA 705

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Beachcombing with the Minelab X-TERRA 705

Author: Matt Renshaw
Source: Treasure Hunting (Sept 2010)

I love the sound of my mate’s “big diesel” when it’s carrying us off somewhere, to detect. So it was on a particularly sunny Sunday morning as we raced over the Welsh border to visit our neighbour’s shoreline – my friend with his French Deus and me with my Aussie Minelab 705. Sweeping past the magnificent castle at Conway, we were heading to some unfamiliar beaches that he had observed earlier... Download PDF

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01 Aug 2010

Minelab Sovereign GT - Tips & Tricks

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Minelab Sovereign GT - Tips & Tricks

Author: Des Dunne
Source: Treasure Hunting (Aug 2010)

When the very first “Sovereign” model metal detector went on sale in 1990, no one envisaged just what a success it – and indeed the Minelab brand – would eventually become. The “Sov”, as it became known, was a first with its groundbreaking BBS Technology and quickly earned a reputation for itself by going deep while ignoring junk and iron with no apparent depth loss... Download PDF

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01 Feb 2010

The E-TRAC's Language

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The E-TRAC's Language

Author: Des Dunne
Source: Treasure Hunting (Feb 2010)

If you typed the word “language” into a search engine on the internet it might return an explanation along the following lines: “Language is a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols”. We are born to a “native language” and grow up to become well versed in the tongue in which we utter our first words. However, when holidaying in a foreign country... Download PDF

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01 Jul 2006

Field Test: Minelab X-TERRA 30

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Field Test: Minelab X-TERRA 30

Author: Joe Cummins
Source: Treasure Hunting (Unknown)

The weather in January was not ideal for metal detecting. The biting cold winds and temperatures dropping down to minus two degrees in the morning, was enough to ensure that most people stayed indoors. However, the chance to check out the new X-TERRA 30 - and put it through its paces - was far too tempting an offer to let something as trivial as a typical Siberian summer day get in the way... Download PDF

 

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01 Jan 2006

Field Test: Minelab X-TERRA 50

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Field Test: Minelab X-TERRA 50

Author: Des Dunne
Source: Treasure Hunting (Jan 2006)

It has to be said that Minelab are no slouches when it comes to making fine metal detectors. However, it can also be said that some of the models they have produced are robust machines but a tad on the heavy side. All that has changed, as they have just introduced a brandnew range of truly lightweight models. These are called the X-TERRA, using brand new technology termed “VFLEX”... Download PDF

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01 Jul 2005

Field Test: Minelab Sovereign GT

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Field Test: Minelab Sovereign GT

Author: Frank O'Shea
Source: Treasure Hunting (Jul 2005)

When news first trickled down that Minelab were introducing another Sovereign model I was very interested as I have been a dedicated Sovereign user for many years. It is apparent that Minelab listen to their customers because the new Sovereign GT model incorporates some new features and a few older ones from the past that have made a welcome return on this latest 2005 model... Download PDF

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01 May 2003

Field Test: Sovereign Elite

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Field Test: Sovereign Elite

Author: Bryan Oram
Source: Treasure Hunting (May 2003)

There was some degree of expectancy in the office - especially on my part - when we were anticipating the arrival of the new Minelab Sovereign Elite for assessment. Having owned and used a Sovereign XS2 as part of my own detector armoury for about four years, I was looking forward to seeing and testing the claims that Minelab were making about this latest upgraded version... Download PDF

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01 Jul 2002

Field Test: Minelab Musketeer Advantage

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Field Test: Minelab Musketeer Advantage

Author: Frank O'Shea
Source: Treasure Hunting (Jul 2002)

Everyone looks forward to the release of a new detector, and the obvious thoughts that run through the minds of prospective buyers are: “If I buy this new machine will it do a better job, will it go deeper, will I find more?” The truth is that sometimes, yes it can; sometimes a detector comes along that fulfils all those wishes. But whatever the detector, experience, luck, the choice of sites and the search style of the individual... Download PDF

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01 Sep 2000

Field Test: Minelab Explorer XS (Part 1)

Field Test: Minelab Explorer XS (Part 1)

Author: Bill McAvoy
Source: Treasure Hunting (Sept 2000)

Due to serious health problems I have been out of commission, so far as metal detecting is concerned, for several years. To be given the opportunity to field test the Minelab Explorer XS was therefore a very nice welcome-back to the hobby. The reason I say this, is because the Explorer is a “serious piece of kit” and I knew that it would be a challenge for me to put it through it paces, and see what it could really do... Download PDF

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01 Sep 2000

Field Test: Minelab Explorer XS (Part 2)

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Field Test: Minelab Explorer XS (Part 2)

Author: Bill McAvoy
Source: Treasure Hunting (Sept 2000)

The first part of this field test (September 2000) mainly covered how the Explorer XS performs on the beach. In this article I will be looking at how the detector performs on inland sites, as well as giving more details on its set up and use. The time I spent using the Explorer on the beach gave me a good indication of what to expect from this high tech detector on inland sites... Download PDF

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