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  1. 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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  2. ATX Extreme PI - 11x13" Mono Coil

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

    $2,120.75
    Includes $97 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140880
    with 11x13" Mono Closed Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  3. ATX Extreme PI - 11x13" DD

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

    $2,120.75
    Includes $92 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140870
    with 11x13" DD Closed Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  4. Garrett ATX Extreme PI 1140860 Image 1

    Garrett ATX Extreme PI Metal Detector

    $2,120.75
    Includes $92 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140860
    with 10x12" DD Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories Learn More
  5. Nokta | Makroi Jeotech LED System

    Nokta Makro Jeotech LED System Metal Detector

    $1,105.00
    Includes $97 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 1448-10000703

    With user-friendly features, this unit is easy to control, monitor and very mobile. Use the metal detector on all types of ground surfaces to test for pinpointed accuracy.

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  6. TDI SL Special Edition

    White's TDI SL Metal Detector Special Edition

    $1,049.95
    Includes $92 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000332MJD
    with 8x12" Miner John Designs Folded Mono Search Coil, NiMH Rechargeable Battery, 2 Year Warranty & More Learn More

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  7. TDI BeachHunter

    White's TDI BeachHunter Metal Detector

    $1,199.00
    Includes $92 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000352
    with 12" Dual-Field Search Coil, Waterproof Headphones, NiMH Rechargeable Battery & More. Waterproof to 25 ft! Learn More
  8. Minelab CTX-3030 Standard Metal Detector with Wireless Headphones

    Minelab CTX-3030 Standard Metal Detector with Wireless Headphones

    $2,499.00
    Includes $92 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-32280101
    with 11" Waterproof DD Smart Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting Accessories *2016 Updated Version with Updated Battery Sand Seal & New Armrest Lock Learn More

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  9. White's TDI SL 12 800033212 Image 1

    White's TDI SL 12 Metal Detector

    $1,189.00
    Includes $97 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-800033212
    with 12" Dual Field Search Coil Learn More
  10. White's Spectra V3i 8000329HP Image 1

    White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector with Headphones

    $1,555.00
    Includes $97 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000329HP
    with SpectraSound Wireless Headphones and 10" Double D Search Coil Learn More
  11. White's Spectra V3i 8000329 Image 1

    White's Spectra V3i Metal Detector

    $1,349.00
    Includes $92 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000329
    with a Full-Color High Definition Display & 10" Double D Search Coil 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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