Gold Stories

Gold Stories

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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Six Happy Months

GPX 5000

September 22, 2018 09:54am

I had other devices with different brands but I was not successful in finding gold. When I saw a 5000 picking up nuggets of 22 grams where I had already passed I thought "I need this device!", I sold my  ...
Posted on September 22, 2018 09:54am | 0 Comments

Software update turns the EQX800 to a EQX1000


September 21, 2018 11:09am

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I’ve been using the EQUINOX 800 purely for prospecting gold and love it. Going back through spots I hit with the GM1000 and finding what I’ve missed. After doing the update the EQUINOX 800 is hands down the  ...
Posted on September 21, 2018 11:09am | 0 Comments

Nice finds

GPZ 7000

August 20, 2018 08:33am

This year my trip to WA was certainly an improvement on last year. Learning to set the detector for ground conditions, and listen to the signals presented made a huge difference. The smallest gold found was .07 of a gram, the  ...
Posted on August 20, 2018 08:33am | 0 Comments

2oz slug

GPZ 7000

August 02, 2018 02:24am

On Sunday the 29/07 I had organized a day trip with my mate matty back to a spot in vic that I had found a week earlier on a solo mission. I got a few multi grammers that day so matty  ...
Posted on August 02, 2018 02:24am | 0 Comments

Old Timer Gold Miners Ring Recovered


July 27, 2018 01:14am


The day was off to a cool start, I left home and at the time I think it was -5 degrees Celsius and very Icey on the road, black ice everywhere. I was in a thick fog when I left home to head to a friends place to pick him up but that cleared up about halfway to his house, it was about -2 when I got there I think and nowhere near as Icey up his way. We jumped in the car and off we went, the roads were much better up his way as it was nice and sunny.

Posted on July 27, 2018 01:14am | 0 Comments

No-gets turn into nuggets!


June 27, 2018 07:08am

I live in Canada B.C and have been looking for nuggets for some time with no success. In my search I have traveled to many destinations throughout B.C and the Yukon territories without any luck. I recently  ...
Posted on June 27, 2018 07:08am | 0 Comments



June 20, 2018 09:37am

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This is only a teaser of the 420 nugget , I'm still working on the complete episode, so stand by for that. It was found in what everyone thought was almost hunted out!!! you know how that goes, who knows how  ...
Posted on June 20, 2018 09:37am | 0 Comments

Gold Bonanza!


May 30, 2018 10:51am

You can just imagine how my hands were shaking after this little gold bonanza. Biggest nugget weighted 2,9g! Approximately 1/2 oz altogether! Some of them were just lying on the surface, waiting for someone -me- to pick them up. At the  ...
Posted on May 30, 2018 10:51am | 0 Comments

California Brother Bear Nugget

GPX 5000

May 24, 2018 05:53am

A good friend on mine had just passed away, Kyle Mason. So I headed out for a week long mining trip dedicated to him and his love for nugget hunting. Once my friend James and I arrived at our location  ...
Posted on May 24, 2018 05:53am | 0 Comments

A beautiful 1 oz. surprise

GPZ 7000

April 02, 2018 02:17am


While spending my winter in Southern Arizona I spend lots of time detecting the old placer diggings and mine areas. One day in March 2018, I was working my way down a seasonal desert drainage that been worked many years ago. 

Posted on April 02, 2018 02:17am | 0 Comments
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