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  • Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack Metal Detector in full view from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
    • Frequency : VLF 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
    • Warranty : 3-year warranty
    • Search Coil : 5x10" (18.75kHz) Elliptical DD Search Coil
    • Construction : Waterproof search coil only
    • Battery Type : 4x AA (not included)
    • Battery Life : 20 to 25 Hours
    • Detection Pattern : Two Preset Detecting Patterns that can also be Customized Plus All-Metal Mode
    • Adjustable Iron Mask : Designed for Prospecting Mode. This Feature Allows you to Find Desirable Targets Lying Close to Ferrous Metals
    • Target ID Stability : Precise, Solid Responsiveness in High-Trash Areas Enables you to Efficiently and Effectively Search Sites with a High Concentration of Junk
    • Two Pinpoint Modes : Auto and Sizing. With the New Sizing Feature, the User Gets Valuable Information on Target Characteristics Including Shape and Size with Variable Tone and Graphical Indicator
    • Display : Large monochrome LCD display
    • Audio Output : Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
    • Included Accessories : 24" Lower Shaft Assembly, 5x10" Elliptical Coil Cover (X-Terra Series), 5x10" (18.75kHz) Elliptical DD Search Coil, X-Terra Armrest Strap, Detector Stand, Instruction Manual
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-37060119
    $499.00

    Out of stock

  • Nokta | Makro CF77 Coin Finder Standard Package

    Nokta Makro CF77 Coin Finder Standard Package Metal Detector

    • Frequency : 17.5 kHz
    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited
    • Total Weight : 3.5 Pounds 
    • Metal Discrimination : Non-Ferrous, Gold and Ferrous Metals with 3 Different Audio Tones
    • Construction : Rain & Dust Resistant (IP54)
    • Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
    • Search Modes : General, Mode 1, Mode 2
    • Includes: Waterproof DD Search Coil 23x23 cm (C23) & Cover, Headphones, Battery Case and Cover, Coil Covers and Carrying Bag
    Sku: 1448-10000704
    $466.65
  • The Black Pearl Detector

    Pirate The Black Pearl Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories.
    • Gold mode
    • Operating Frequency: 3 - 28 kHz
    • Adjustable volume mode
    • 10 AA Batteries
    • Adjustable discrimination
    • 2 search modes
    • Three profiles for coils
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 2028-01BP11
    $349.95

    Out of stock

  • Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector shown in full profile view

    Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector with 5" DD Search Coil

    with 5" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • 1/4" & 1/8" headphones jack
    • Large LCD screen
    • 2 Tone VCO - Super Sensitive
    • Computer assisted ground grab and ground balance
    • 2 AA Batteries
    • Works well on beach to find small and large gold
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-GOLDBUG
    $449.00
  • Nokta Makro FORS Gold Standard Package Metal Detector shown in side profile view

    Nokta Makro FORS Gold Standard Package Metal Detector

    **Very Limited Quantity Available

    • Frequency : 15 kHz (+/- 100 Hz bandwidth)
    • ID Masking : Enables you to Search by Ignoring Unwanted Targets
    • Ground Tracking : Tracks the Changes in Ground and Automatically Adjusts the Ground Balance to Suit
    • Vibration Mode : Designed with the Hearing Impaired in Mind, also Ideal for Users who Do Not Want to Use Headphones
    • Digital Target ID : When Detecting a Target, it Displays on the Screen and Gives you an Idea about what the Target May Be
    • Includes : 11.2x7" DD Search Coil, Headphones and 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
    Sku: 1448-FORS

    Was: $594.95

    On Sale: $349.99

    Out of stock

  • Angled view Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector starting at the arm rest

    Minelab X-Terra 705 Universal Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 2.9 lbs (1.32 kgs)
    • Frequency : VLF 3 kHz, 7.5 kHz, 18.75 kHz
    • Warranty : 3-year warranty
    • Search Coil : 5x10" (18.75kHz) Elliptical DD Search Coil
    • Construction : Waterproof search coil only
    • Battery Type : 4x AA (not included)
    • Battery Life : 20 to 25 Hours
    • Detection Pattern : Two Preset Detecting Patterns that can also be Customized Plus All-Metal Mode
    • Adjustable Iron Mask : Designed for Prospecting Mode. This Feature Allows you to Find Desirable Targets Lying Close to Ferrous Metals
    • Target ID Stability : Precise, Solid Responsiveness in High-Trash Areas Enables you to Efficiently and Effectively Search Sites with a High Concentration of Junk
    • Two Pinpoint Modes : Auto and Sizing. With the New Sizing Feature, the User Gets Valuable Information on Target Characteristics Including Shape and Size with Variable Tone and Graphical Indicator
    • Display : Large monochrome LCD display
    • Audio Output : Internal speaker & 6.35mm (1/4") headphone jack.
    • Included Accessories : X-Terra 9" Coil Cover, 24" Lower Shaft Assembly, X-Terra 9" Search Coil, X-Terra Armrest Strap, Detector Stand, Instruction Manual
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-37060102
    $499.00

    Out of stock

  • Fisher F70 Image 1

    Fisher F70 Metal Detector

    with 10" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METAL DETECTOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED*

     

    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F70

    Was: $649.00

    On Sale: $449.00

    Out of stock

  • Bounty Hunter Gold Digger GDP Image 1

    Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector

    • Includes: 8" Search Coil
    • Uses: Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Treasure Hunting
    • Frequency: 6.7 kHz
    • Weight: 2.6 Pounds
    • Technology: VLF Single Frequency 
    • Ground Balance: Automatic Ground Tracking
    • Discrimination: Adjustable
    • Search Mode Types: Discrimination, Motion All Metal
    • Battery Life: 20 to 25 Hours
    Sku: 622-GDP
    $89.95

    Out of stock

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How Do Gold Metal Detectors Work?

how do gold metal detectors work

Metal detectors have a long history, they have been around since 1881, when the first metal detector was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. But, it’s only been in the last few decades that technology has allowed for detectors that are designed to distinguish gold from other metals. Metal detectors have a coil that produces alternating current that then goes through another coil to produce a magnetic field. When the detector is near metal, those currents flow into the metal and an additional magnetic field is produced. The metal detector’s coil will sense the magnetic field and alert that metal is present.

With a gold metal detector, the process is more advanced. The invention of the pulse induction metal detector made it possible to differentiate gold from other metals. A pulse induction detector shoots a high voltage signal into the ground. As the detector locates metal, the rate of pulses per second allow the detector to determine if the target is gold or some other type of metal. These specialized metal detectors can search deeper and be set to only alert when gold is found.

What are the Different Types of Gold Metal Detectors?

Generally speaking, gold detectors come in two types. They either use lower frequency pulse induction circuits (as mentioned above), or higher frequency VLF circuits. Detectors with VLF circuits are very gold-sensitive but are also sensitive to other minerals in the ground. However, these detectors can be set to filter out much of the interference caused by the other minerals. Pulse induction detectors are good at ignoring tough ground mineralization and locating larger gold nuggets at greater depths.

does the type of search coil on a gold metal detector matter

Does the Type of Search Coil on a Gold Metal Detector Matter?

Which type of search coil you use on your gold metal detector can make a difference in what you find. There are two types of search coils, concentric and widescan. Concentric coils are better at discrimination while widescan are less affected to ground mineralization. Typically, smaller search coils provide greater sensitivity to smaller objects and better target separation, while larger coils will provide better depth and ground coverage.

How Deep Can a Gold Metal Detector Go?

how deep can a gold metal detector go

Gold metal detectors can go fairly deep for bigger gold nuggets and less so for smaller ones. A gold nugget that is good sized can be detected at more than a foot deep, while a single grain nugget can usually be detected easily at depths of a few inches.

What is Ground Balancing and Is It Necessary?

How mineralized the ground is varies depending on the location you are searching. Without ground balancing, your detector will not be able to sort through all the minerals and you will receive false signals. Ground balancing allows your metal detector to filter out the iron content in the ground you are searching, making your alerts more accurate and your hunt more productive.

Where Should I Search for Gold?

To find gold, you have to be searching in the right areas! The best way to determine where the right places to hunt are is by doing some research into gold producing areas. There are many books available to help you find areas where gold has been found, as well as online resources that have maps of those locations. Check out our collection of books on metal detecting for gold for more help.

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