News for 2012

Minelab’s counterfeit product warning

22 Nov 2012

Stop Counterfeits


We’re aware of the latest attempts by counterfeit manufacturers to copy our Genuine Minelab Brand Protection Security labels featured on our Gold detector products and have joined forces with a world leading expert in Brand Protection technology to develop a system that quickly and easily verifies if you have a GENUINE MINELAB.

KBCCI 2012 Goldfields Business & Employee Awards

20 Nov 2012


Minelab would like to congratulate Australian Minelab dealer Finders Keepers for their success at the KBCCI (Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry) 2012 Goldfields Business & Employee Awards.

Finders Keepers was nominated and won the award for Best Business with 1 to 5 employees.

They also nominated their tourism business 'Kalgoorlie Tours & Charters' and won the Tourism Award.

Minelab partners with Geocaching.com – thousands of new treasure hunting opportunities

15 Nov 2012


Minelab has formed an exclusive partnership withwww.geocaching.com  to create thousands of new treasure hunting opportunities. Now, inquisitive youngsters and adults alike can hunt for collectable geocoins and enter their creative finds into a Facebook photo contest with a chance to win the grand prize of a Mexican cruise for two. Best of all, it’s free to enter and anyone can join the hunt.

Ocean Technology Systems & Minelab Americas To Introduce New Underwater Metal Detecting Solutions at DEMA Show 2012

13 Nov 2012

DEMA 2012

Unveils New Underwater Metal Detector That Allow Scuba Divers to Simultaneously Hear Detector’s Tones and Communicate with the Team at the Surface.

Las Vegas, Nevada USA - November 13, 2012 - Minelab Americas and OTS (Ocean Technology Systems) will introduce two new evidence recovery solutions for extreme underwater conditions tomorrow at the DEMA Show 2012. Specifically designed for marine law enforcement and military agencies, scuba divers can now metal detect for evidence underwater while maintaining 2-way communications with the team at the surface. Ideal for evidence recovery near shorelines, deep lakes, murky ponds, high-sand debris and deep ocean dives, Minelab’s audio tones produced from their metal detector can now integrate into OTS’s Full Face Mask (FFM) communication technology.

The ultimate TREASURE detector just got better!

31 Oct 2012

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Find more buried targets at maximum depth with the NEW Seawater Mode Setting and say goodbye to sore fingers with the NEW Pinpoint Lock option.

The Seawater Mode Setting increases sensitivity in salt water conditions so you discover valuable finds quicker at maximum depth and with the new ‘click on, click off’ Pinpoint Lock option, you no longer have to keep the trigger pressed for the Pinpoint function to work.

Treasure Quest is a Success

31 Oct 2012

Minelab Treasure Quest 2012 - Cameron enjoying detecting - Adelaide Australia

On October 20th 2012, Minelab celebrated the release of its X-TERRA range of detectors into the Adelaide Anaconda Store, with our very first Treasure Quest 2012 event! We gave away four X-TERRA 305's and many other prizes to participants who found keys in 90 tons of sand in the Mile End car park, with a majority of participants using detectors for the first time. In fact three of our detector winners had previously never used a detector before.

Local celebrity Cosi from Triple M and local travel show "South Aussie with Cosi" was our MC for the day, who with his great enthusiasm and comedic skills couldn't have been more perfect for the role. Treasure talk bloggers Mark Williams and Nenad Lonic were on site all day to teach everyone about the hobby, with Mark holding presentations about his experiences in the hobby which attracted great interest from the crowds.

Relic Cross unearthed in Denmark

12 Oct 2012

Kim Lund-Hansen

A splinter from the Cross of Jesus! This is what may very well be hidden within a fantastic detecting find! A 900 year old reliquary cross, made of solid silver.

For some time, Kim Lund-Hansen has been detecting in a specific area on the Danish Island of Bornholm. Having found this spot by studying both historical and modern maps, Kim began detecting the area with his Minelab X-TERRA 705 and found the occasional medieval artefact, prompting him to keep on searching.

Treasure Found in Crusader Castle, Israel

09 Oct 2012

Mati Johananoff with his E-TRAC

Mati Johananoff, a student of archaeology volunteered at a salvage excavation at a crusader site, north of Tel Aviv in July 2012. This site perched on a cliff is home to a crusader castle, rich in history in an area of great historical importance. For Mati Johananoff, it’s a fascinating project to be part of, both for his studies at Tel Aviv University, and the opportunity to return to his childhood love of metal detecting.

Minelab Americas - 2012 Partner Conference Award Winners

04 Oct 2012

In September 2012 Minelab Americas held the 3rd Annual Minelab Americas Partner Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. This conference was not only a great opportunity for Minelab Americas Partners to learn more about Minelab products but also a chance for Minelab to recognize some of the outstanding performances from our authorized Minelab partners from the past fiscal year of 2012.

Stolen GPX-4500 metal detectors

20 Aug 2012

GPX-4500 Gold Prospecting Detector (LHS)

Recently, Minelab have had a shipment of GPX-4500 metal detectors stolen, and these units have now been appearing on the gray market and on sites like eBay. If you are not buying from an authorised dealer, please refer to our list of known stolen GPX-4500 serial numbers before making the purchase.

More Prospecting in Parks to be considered in Victoria

08 Aug 2012


Prospectors are applauding the announcement by the Baillieu Coalition Government that they will fulfill their pre-election promise to review the exclusion of recreational prospecting from Victoria's world famous goldfields.

Victoria was built on gold; it has played a significant role in our history and it continues to be important to our social and economic wellbeing and we expect it to remain important to our future.

Modern prospectors have a strong environmental conscience and I am confident this will be recognised by the Victorian Environment Assessment Council's Investigation into the lifting of prohibitions on our low-key activities.


16 Jul 2012

PRO-FIND 25 Pinpointer

Minelab is excited to officially announce a new addition to our product range… the PRO-FIND 25 pinpointer probe.

Locate coins, rings, treasure and gold with speed and accuracy. With a great range of features the PRO-FIND 25 offers detectorists PRECISION PINPOINTING at its best. Our new Detector Interference Free (DIF) technology makes the PRO-FIND 25 the perfect partner for a Minelab detector, or any other detector.

Niitek and Minelab announce plan to launch new handheld detector at Eurosatory 2012

06 Jun 2012

Dulles, VA – NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring") and Minelab announced today their plan to launch a new handheld Ground Penetrating Radar/Metal Detector (GPR/MD) at the upcoming Eurosatory tradeshow in Paris, France. The Handheld will be on display in the Minelab booth, number D360 from June 11-15, 2012 and is intended for worldwide military and commercial sales.

National Metal Detecting Day

04 Jun 2012

On May 19th, the inaugural National Metal Detecting Day, Minelab and various metal detector community groups sponsored "Go Minelabbing" events in 6 cities across the US, México, and Canada. Plenty of fun was had by all who joined in with multiple hunts and challenges, guest speakers, dinners and prizes keeping the crowds entertained.

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