News for 2015

Unique 2,000 Year Old Bronze Mask of ‘Pan’ discovered with CTX 3030 at Hippos, Israel.

22 Dec 2015


In November 2015, exactly a week before the famous Latin Faunalia Rustica (December 5th),  during the University of Haifa’s ongoing excavation work at Hippos-Sussita National Park by the Sea of Galilee, Israel an extremely rare discovery was made.

Excavations Project director Dr. Michael Eisenberg of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, explains the background;

“This mask of Greek god Pan (Faunus in the Roman pantheon) was found next to our main excavation area while clearing the surface of another Roman period basalt tower beneath the defensible ditch.

Metal Detector Sales Strike Gold After 'Holy Grail' of Shipwrecks Found

16 Dec 2015

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Other event driven spikes in demand for metal detectors can be traced back to 1960-1964 when Spanish silver treasure coins were found on a beach in Ft. Pierce Florida by a man using a surplus army mine detector. The “find” led to the discovery of the remains of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleetwhich generated a huge amount of publicity on national television as well as newspapers and magazines around the world.

Minelab Releases PRO-ALLOY gold tester

14 Dec 2015

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Minelab is excited to announce the new PRO-ALLOY gold purity tester, the newest addition to our range of quality accessories.

The PRO-ALLOY measures the purity of gold and platinum alloys and is a great addition to any detectorists tool kit.

Minelab GO-FIND Series Field Test by Gordon Heritage

08 Dec 2015

There seems to be a plethora of new beginners’ detectors coming to market, for new users with an interest in history. But none of these seem to be catering for the youngsters more interested in technological gadgets; brought up on video games, smart phones and social media.

Minelab’s new GO-FIND series address this untapped market, and I’ll be testing all three to see how they differ to what’s already available.

Minelab Relocate Headquarters to Technology Park

07 Dec 2015

Today Minelab has moved from its Torrensville base of nineteen years to a new corporate headquarters, along with parent company Codan. The new Codan Campus is the premier facility of Adelaide’s high-tech precinct, known as Technology Park. Situated 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) north of the Adelaide CBD and adjacent to the modern Mawson Lakes residential development, Technology Park is home to more than 100 organisations focused on developing innovative products and services that lead the world...

Civil War History Unfolds For 16-Year-Old Metal Detecting Enthusiast

11 Nov 2015

The southern region of the United States is filled with rich history, making it a detecting playground for those who enjoy uncovering relics and artifacts that are usually reserved for museums and history books. That is the case for 16-year-old Britain Wilkerson Lockhart, whose journey began at the early age of 12 years old. Now with more than three years of detecting experience, Britain has had exceptional success around his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Minelab Holiday Promotion 2015

30 Oct 2015

We are delighted to announce our Fantastic Minelab Holiday Promotion 2015. There are some great offers across our range of detectors that are not to be missed.

Minelab will be running 2 sets of promotions. We will be giving away some free items with our GO-FIND Series and we will also be launching a Coupon Booklet you can use against the purchase of our CTX 3030, E-TRAC, Safari, Excalibur II, X-TERRA 705 & 505 detectors. These offers are only valid this year from 1st November 2015 through to 15th January 2016*

GPZ 7000 Software Update

12 Oct 2015

Minelab are pleased to announce the first software update to our GPZ 7000 detector!

This free update incorporates a new Auto Ground Tracking Algorithm resulting in improved Auto Ground Balance functionality.

This GPZ software update improves the detector’s ability to track to the ground, such that more of the audio you hear is from gold nuggets...

GO-FIND Series Product Review

28 Sep 2015


The American Digger Magazine recently published a great product review article from Britain Lockhart and John Velke on our GO-FIND series. Click here to read the article. The American Digger Magazine recently published a great product review article from Britain Lockhart and John Velke on our GO-FIND series.

Click here to read the article. 

Back To School? – You’ve Got To Be ‘Beeping’ Joking!

21 Aug 2015

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Since the discovery of the Galloway Viking hoard, Derek (McLennan) and I have been very busy implementing our ideas and vision for our company Beyond The Beep, and its direct involvement within the hobby we love.

Beyond the Beep is, without doubt, a catchy name and Derek and I were really pleased with it as it represents the concepts behind our not-for- profit metal detecting company… that is until recently, when a young Scottish man (who was not a detectorist) complimented us on the name by saying, “That’s a really cool name for a company.”

We responded with sincere thanks. He then said, “But tell me this, what does the ‘Beep’ stand for?”

“Sorry. Don’t understand what you mean?” we replied.

“You know, ‘Beep’ as in swear words that are beeped over.”

‘Detectorists’ On BBC And Acorn TV Hope To Unearth A Fortune

17 Aug 2015

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“Detectorists,” a 2014 BBC sitcom, is part of a long tradition of British comedies about daft eccentrics. But instead of going in the direction of noisy farce, it’s dreamy and steeped in melancholy, with a hint of the charm of the Ealing films and the great Scottish comedies of Bill Forsyth.

Idaho Resident Strikes It Big With Recent Findings

10 Aug 2015

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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.

Minelab Metal Detectors Mark The Spot For One Treasure Hunter

08 Jul 2015

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Josh Kimmel said he always had a fascination for finding lost objects, even as a child. However, after sustaining vision injuries as a teeanger that left him legally blind, Kimmel believed his treasure hunting days were over.

“I needed a game changer if I was to continue my quest for the past,” Kimmel said. 

Halo Trust Mine Clearance In Mozambique

21 Apr 2015


Even after 25 years of humanitarian mine clearance, the HALO Trust continues to face new challenges as it works on some of the world’s most difficult minefields. When confronted with a new technical challenge, HALO leverages not only its own experience, but also its network of technical experts and committed donors to find a solution. Such was the case when HALO encountered minimum metal anti-personnel mines under the Gumbane power lines in Mozambique. It was with support from Sweden and Minelab technology, that HALO was able to adopt an innovative solution.

Right: Funding from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs allowed HALO to purchase three Minelab GPX 5000 detectors to find M14 mines on the Gumbane power line in Mozambique. (Photo credit: Brent Stirton)

Minelab Debuts GO-FIND Metal Detector Series

21 Apr 2015


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.

Viking Treasure Finders Go Back To School

08 Apr 2015

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Derek McLennan and his partner Sharon McKee, finders of the Galloway Viking treasure hoard unearthed last year, have not been sitting idle since they discovered Scotland’s greatest ever treasure. The duo have formed a not for profit company aptly named “Beyond The Beep” and are currently piloting an outdoor educational programme for Scottish schools, teaching children about responsible metal detecting and discovering history. The company currently has two pilot programmes up and running in the Dumfries and Galloway region of Scotland, and it is hoped to expand this service throughout Scotland and the UK in the future.

GPZ 7000 Paying Instant Dividends As Gold Prospectors Report Big Finds

26 Mar 2015

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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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