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Fisher Gold Bug 2

Sku: 12-2650
Retail: $899.99
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with 6.5" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

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Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector
with 6.5" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

Now with the ultra-high operating frequency, the highest one on the market, combined with iron discrimination, you’ll be striking it rich in no time! Using low-noise, precision-matched, temperature-compensated components and state-of-the-art circuitry, the Gold Bug 2 takes prospecting to a new level. The 71 kHz operating frequency gives increased sensitivity to smaller and deeper nuggets even in highly mineralized soil. With the Gold Bug 2’s audio boost and iron discrimination mode you can now hear those faint, deep signals while avoiding hot rocks and ferrous targets.

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Features:

  • Frequency : 71 kHz
  • Warranty : 5 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.3 kgs)
  • Audio : Built-In Speaker and 1/4" Headphone Jack
  • 3-Position Toggle Switch : Choose between High, Normal, and Low Mineralization Settings
  • Ground Rejection : Advanced Circuitry for Increased Depth on Large, Deep Nuggets in Highly Mineralized Soil
  • Search Modes : 3 Auto-Tune Modes with 2 Re-Tune Speeds for Nugget Hunting in Almost Any Ground Condition

Factory Included Accessories:
  • 6.5" Elliptical Search Coil

Additional Information

Manufacturer Fisher
SKU 12-2650
Factory Included Accessories
  • 6.5" Elliptical Search Coil
Warranty Yes
Detector Type Gold
Search Coil Type Concentric
Search Coil Size (in) 6.5"
Search Coil Shape Elliptical
Search Coil Build Solid
Waterproof Search Coil Yes
Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
Technology VLF Single Frequency
Arm Rest Fixed
Arm Rest Strap Yes
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 53
Assembled Length Min (in) 40
Apps None
GPS No
Audio Tones No
Depth Indication No
Control Box Mount Convertible
Frequencies 71 kHz
Number of Frequencies 1
Programmable Target Id No
Target Id Segments No
Target Id No
Threshold Adjustable
Discrimination No
Pinpoint Mode No
Ground Balance Manual
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 3
Search Mode Types All Metal (Audio Boost), All Metal (Normal Mode), Iron Discrimination
Search Flashlight No
Display Type N/A
Backlit Display No
Volume Control Yes
Headphone Jack 1/4"
Bluetooth Compatible No
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type 9-Volt
Battery Quantity 2
Battery Life (hr) 20 to 25 Hours
Rechargeable System No
Exclusive Features No

Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector

If it's in the Ground or in the Water a Fisher Metal Detector will Find it!

Take Gold Detecting to a New Level with the Ultra High Frequency Gold Bug 2

gold bug 2 main

Use Standard or as Hip-Mount
(belt not included)

Like the original Gold Bug, the Gold Bug 2 is designed for finding gold nuggets. It offers extraordinary sensitivity, ultra-high frequency (the highest operating frequency on the market), iron-discrimination, dust and moisture resistance, audio-boost and the ability to operate in extremely mineralized soil with a 3-position mineralization switch. It comes with either a 6.5" or a 10" elliptical search coil for the same great price.

Now with the ultra-high operating frequency, the highest one on the market, combined with iron discrimination, you'll be striking it rich in no time! Using low-noise, precision-matched, temperature-compensated components and state-of-the-art circuitry, the Gold Bug 2 takes prospecting to a new level. The 71 kHz operating frequency gives increased sensitivity to smaller and deeper nuggets even in highly mineralized soil. With the Gold Bug 2's audio boost and iron discrimination mode you can now hear those faint, deep signals while avoiding hot rocks and ferrous targets.

Extraordinary Sensitivity, Ultra High Operating Frequency, Iron Discrimination, Dust and Moisture Resistance, Audio Boost and the Ability to Operate in Highly Mineralized Soil

gold bug find Now you can hunt with the next generation Gold Bug - the Gold Bug 2. Fisher engineers worked years to build a detector that would carry on the Gold Bug's well-deserved reputation as the world's premier nugget hunter, and here it is, the Gold Bug 2. Like the original Gold Bug, the Gold Bug 2 is designed from the ground up for the sole purpose of finding gold nuggets. Using low-noise, precision-matched, temperature-compensated components and state-of-the-art circuitry, the Gold Bug 2 takes prospecting to a new level - 71 kHz - the highest operating frequency on the market. The result: increased sensitivity to smaller and deeper nuggets in highly mineralized soil.

gold bug find 2 Switch on the Gold Bug 2's High Mineralization Mode, and you can hunt gold-bearing areas that were previously off limits. Flip a switch for the Gold Bug 2's Audio Boost Mode and hear those faint, deep signals. Or use the new Iron Discrimination Mode to help avoid hot rocks and ferrous targets. Meanwhile, a dust and moisture resistant control housing helps keep your Gold Bug 2 in peak operating condition.

Find Gold with Fisher's 71-kHz, Deep-Search Nugget Detector
The Gold Bug 2 is backed by Fisher's 5 Year Limited Warranty and the
Commitment to Quality that Goes into Every Fisher Detector


Technical Specifications:

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.3 kgs)
  • 6.5" Elliptical Search Coil
  • Operating Frequency : 71 kHz
  • Batteries : (2) 9V
  • Battery Life : 25 Hours
  • Search Modes : 3 Modes
    • All Metal (Normal), All Metal (Audio Boost), Iron Discrimination
  • Adjustable Length : 40" - 53"
  • Audio Output : Speaker and 1/4" Stereo / Mono Headphone Jack
  • Choose between High, Normal, and Low Mineralization Settings with 3-Position Toggle Switch
  • 3 Auto-Tune Modes with 2 Re-Tune Speeds for Nugget Hunting in Almost Any Ground Condition

Features:

  • Converts to Hip Mount
  • Built-In Detector Stand
  • Faint-Target Audio-Boost
  • Quartz-Crystal Locked Electronics
  • Dual-Knob, Coarse / Fine Manual Ground Adjust Control
  • Adjust Threshold Level with Small Shaft on Rear of Housing
  • Sealed Panel and Speaker Design for Dust and Moisture Resistance
  • Plug your Headphones into Stereo-Mono Input Jack with Removable Weather Seal
  • Built to Take a Beating with Metal Loop Connectors and Double-Locking, Fiberglass-Reinforced Lower Stem
  • Advanced Ground Rejection Circuitry for Increased Depth on Large, Deep Nuggets in Highly Mineralized Soil
  • Adjust Target Volume, Sensitivity, Test the Battery and Turn Power On and Off with Dual-Function Potentiometer

Customer Reviews

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Review by Richard V.

Review by Richard V. on March 25, 2016

I was lead to believe that a medium priced detector was a better value for sound, depth, and ease of understanding instructions and operation. I still believe that, but my first choice did not provide the sound quality I required - but my Fisher Gold Bug 2 did! After working with my first gold detector I decided to try a different one because I could not hear the audio signal of the gold nuggets as clearly as I wanted. I tried full ear headphones. I tried ear buds and everything else. Nothing seemed to help with the hearing problem I had with the first detector. I tried different, more expensive headphones and types and I still had problems hearing the signals. I had to do something because I enjoyed being outside in the sunshine and in gold country. I had tried several different detectors for gold and I liked the Fisher Gold Bug the best. I must say that the audible qualities as well as the basic electronics have really improved in nearly all of the detectors since I got my original one. I tried the very expensive gold detectors and found them too heavy. Some of the light weights just didn't seem to be built well enough. Others were too complicated to for me to spend hours trying to understand all of the possibilities available. I wanted to locate gold, like when I was able to turn on and go with my original detector. The Fisher Gold Bug had a very loud and a good detected gold sound. It is easy to use, you could turn it on and go. Oh yes you had to ground balance it, but it is easy to adjust. The sensitivity is very good even at low numbers. I did find smaller pieces of gold with lots of signal that perhaps I had missed with my other detector. The Fisher Gold Bug is well balanced and is easy to pinpoint a target. The manual was easy to read and understand and not a big book. This detector has taken a beating in the areas where I have worked with it. I have replaced the coil cover once and the detector still keeps on going.

I Love this Detector

Review by Gold N on March 17, 2014

Doesn't miss a flake. Only goes 1-3 inches deep but gets the small stuff. Gold has a higher pith sound but I still dig every target. Lost of tiny shot and metal flakes from bullets.

Review by Gordon C.

Review by Gordon C on June 14, 2012

I like to prospect for gold, and never have the time or money to use a dredge. My favorite is sniping for small pockets of gold. Before I received the Gold Bug I would look for places that I thought would have gold, it could be hours spent panning or sluicing for nothing. The Gold Bug is easy to use, ground balance is easy and stable even in mineralized soil. Now I can spend time on working pockets that have more promise of gold. Even on the pockets that have no gold, I find enough black sand to know I am at least on the right track. I now find twice as much gold as without using the Gold Bug.

Review by Ted

Review by Ted on August 01, 2008

I would really recommend the Gold Bug 2 to anyone serious about prospecting for gold. I believe this detector to be ideal for a complete novice or the more experienced user. I have other detectors and use them for relic hunting as the Gold Bug 2 is not ideal for coin and relic shooting, but I have found relics with it. My personal feeling is that there are easier and cheaper detectors for the coin and relic hunters.

Here in the Silver Valley (Wallace ID) there is a lot of heavy mineralized soil, lead, and all the hot rocks you can think of. The gold fields also have these metals and minerals and the Gold Bug 2 works well. However, you need to be aware that the ground balance on the Gold Bug 2 can be a little tricky. There have been times I have spent more time re-balancing than sweeping and that can be a little frustrating. Also, be prepared to spend a lot of time practicing so you can tell the difference in your tones. The Gold Bug 2 has allowed me to now have one of the largest lead shot, foil, bullet case and soda pop top collections in the world. You need to really be serious with your practice time if you want to enjoy your prospecting.

One great thing is that it is light weight. I use the small 6.5 coil because I prospect in river areas, and there was a lot of bucket dredging done in the 1920’s. The smaller coil fits in the cracks and holes easier. I may have lost some depth with the smaller coil but I have been very pleased with what I have found. I have found small flake (pin head size) and nuggets (1.4 ounces). All have been within 1-4 inches deep but I really don’t want to dig a foot down through river gravel and rock to find a pin head flake (I am lazy that way).

Once again, make the time to practice with the Gold Bug 2!! You will be glad you did!

Review by William K.

Review by William K on April 11, 2008

Like my metal detector, I am a Gold Bug. I use the detector regularly to check my tailings from dredging and high banking. Since I have access to mine tailings, I also use the detector to search for hot spots in the tailings. This is where I dig with my skid steer and haul the tailings home for processing. The Gold Bug 2 fits my needs very well and I would recommend this detector to anyone looking to upgrade or become a first time buyer. One very important aspect to detecting is the legalities. Restrictions are becoming more and more prevalent in today's society and I hope that we can band together to save those properties now open and gain access to many that are closed. Responsible detecting is more and more important and everyone using a detector needs to be educated on the etiquette of filling holes and gaining landowner permission and permits when necessary.

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Gold Bug 2

12-2650

Fisher

GB2-6

USD

$764.00

4.2

10