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Gold Metal Detectors

Prospecting for gold has never been easier than with one of the quality gold metal detectors from Kellyco. Kellyco Metal Detectors offer the largest selection of metal detecting equipment in the United States at the most competitive prices. Kellyco's outstanding customer care and support have been placing the right metal detectors in the hands of treasure hunters and professionals for over 60 years. Whatever your gold prospecting purposes and budget, Kellyco has a gold metal detector to suit your needs.

If the treasure that you are hunting with your metal detector is gold, you have come to the right place. Unlike searching for jewelry, coins, or relics, finding gold is made easier when you choose a detector that is designed specifically for locating the precious metal. Kellyco offers a variety of gold metal detectors for all levels of detecting experience. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned detectorist, we have a gold metal detector that will improve your treasure hunting and fit your budget.

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  1. White's MXT All-Pro 8000342AP Image 1

    White's MXT All-Pro Metal Detector

    $823.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000342
    with 10" Double D Search Coil‌ Learn More
  2. XP Metal Detectors Deus RC WS4 Metal Detector

    XP Metal Detectors Deus RC WS4 Metal Detector

    $1,259.00
    Sku: 233-DEUS22X35RCWS4

    Power, speed, precision, lightness and compactness have all been achieved by the incorporation of components developed for leading-edge technologies.

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  3. Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Metal Detector with Free Waterproof Headphones

    Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Metal Detector with Free Waterproof Headphones

    $3,799.00
    Sku: 237-3230001-HB
    This holiday bundle includes free Minelab underwater headphones, valued at $219! These headphones are perfectly matched electronically with your SDC 2300 metal detector and are submersible up to 200 feet. Learn More
  4. Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector with Free Extra Battery

    Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector with Free Extra Battery

    $849.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33170001-HB
    This holiday bundle includes a free Minelab lithium ion battery, valued at $102! Note: The lithium-ion battery is currently back ordered from the manufacturer. Order today and we will send the detector to you now, then send you the battery in November when it is available from Minelab. Learn More
  5. Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector with Free 19" Coil

    Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector with Free 19" Coil

    $7,999.00
    Sku: 237-33010001-HB
    The Minelab GPZ 7000 Gold Metal Detector holiday bundle comes with a free waterproof 19x18-inch Super-D search coil, valued at $1,500! Learn More
  6. Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

    Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

    $849.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33170001
    with 10x6" DD & 5" DD Waterproof Search Coils Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  7. Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

    Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

    $7,999.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33010001
    with Waterproof 14x13" Super D Search Coil and Coil Cover Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  8. Garrett AT Gold

    Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector

    $637.46
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140680
    with 5x8" DD Search Coil and MS-2 Headphones Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  9. Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

    Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

    $899.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-37200002
    The EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector with Multi-IQ technology, redefines all-purpose detecting for beginners to serious enthusiasts. Adaptable for all target types and ground conditions makes the 800 a true turn and go metal detector. Learn More
  10. Nokta AU Gold Finder

    Nokta Makro AU Gold Finder Metal Detector

    Was: $679.15

    On Sale: $597.00

    Sku: 1448-1100703
    with 10x5.5" and 5" Waterproof DD Search Coils, Headphones, Coil Covers and a Hip Mount Belt. *Ships World-Wide* Learn More
  11. Garrett ATX Pro DeepSeeker Package

    Garrett ATX Pro DeepSeeker Package Metal Detector

    $2,546.56
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140820
    with 10x12" DD Coil, 20x15" Deepseeker Mono Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  12. Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack 37060119 Image 1

    Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold Pack Metal Detector

    $499.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-37060119
    with 5x10" (18.75 kHz) DD Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  13. Fisher Gold Bug Pro GOLDBUG-PRO Image 1

    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector

    $549.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-GOLDBUG-PRO
    with 5" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  14. White's GoldMaster 24K Metal Detector with Accessories

    White's GoldMaster 24K Metal Detector Standard Package

    $729.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000351
    with 6x10" DD Search Coil, StarLite Headphones & Nugget Scoop Learn More
  15. Minelab GPX 4500 Metal Detector 33000011 Image 1

    Minelab GPX 4500 Metal Detector

    $2,699.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33000015

    with 11" DD and 11" Monoloop Search Coils Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METAL DETECTOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED*

    Click here to see the Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

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  16. Minelab SDC 2300 Gold 3230001 Image 1

    Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Metal Detector

    $3,799.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-3230001
    with 8" Round Mono Search Coil‌ Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  17. Minelab GPX 5000 33000401 Image 1

    Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

    $3,999.00
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33000401
    with 11" DD Coil and 15x12" Mono Coil Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  18. ATX Extreme PI Metal Detector with 11x13" Mono Coil

    Garrett ATX Extreme PI Metal Detector with 11 x 13" Mono Search Coil

    $2,120.75
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140880
    with 11x13" Mono Closed Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  19. ATX Extreme PI - 11x13" DD

    Garrett ATX Extreme PI Metal Detector with 11 x 13" DD Search Coil

    $2,120.75
    Includes $67 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140870
    with 11x13" DD Closed Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  20. Makro Gold Racer Standard Package RACERS Image 1

    Nokta Makro Gold Racer Standard Package Metal Detector

    $509.15
    Sku: 1448-GRACERS
    with 10x5.5" Waterproof DD Search Coil Plus FREE Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More

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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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