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$3,000.00 and above Gold Metal Detectors

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  • Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector shown at an angeled view

    Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 7.32 lbs (3.32 kgs)
    • Frequency : Zero Voltage Transmission (ZVT)
    • Warranty : 3-year warranty
    • Waterproof : GPZ 7000 is Weatherproof in Rain or Wet Conditions (but not submersible)
    • Wi-Stream : Uses Low-Power Digital Audio Transmission to Achieve No Perceivable Audio Time Lag (less than 10 ms). This Provides Reliability and Maximum Sound Quality
    • GPSi : Uses a U‑Blox GPS Engine to Integrate Location and Time Data with Detector Settings
    • Battery Type : Li-Ion Rechargeable Pack (7.2V DC, 72Wh)
    • Battery Life : 8-10 hours
    • Search Coil : 14x13" Waterproof Super-D Smart Search Coil
    • Land and Underwater Use : Includes separate handles for land and underwater use
    • Headphones : Wireless Koss UR-30 Headphones included
    • Full Color Display : Full color LCD Clearly Displays More Target Information than Ever Before
    • Multi-Languages : English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish
    • Included Accessories : 14x13" Waterproof Super-D Smart Search Coil, Koss UR-30 Headphones, WM 12 Wireless Module (non-waterproof), Pro-Swing 45 and additional J-Strut, 2 Field Guides, X Change 2 Software and Instruction Manual CD, Car Charger Plug, USB Charging Mini Cable for Wireless Module, USB PC cable to connect GPZ 7000 for GPS Data to X Change and Google Maps, Li-Ion Rechargeable Pack, BC 10 Battery Charger with Multi-Country / Universal Charging Plugs, Battery Terminal Connection Cable for Charging Directly from a Car Battery, GA 10 Guide Arm
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33010001
    $7,999.00

    Out of stock

  • Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Metal Detector shown at an angle on a white background

    Minelab SDC 2300 Gold Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 5.3 lbs (2.4 kgs)
    • Frequency : Pulse Induction, Multi Period Fast (MPF)
    • Warranty : 3-year warranty
    • Waterproof : Fully Submersible up to 10 Feet (3m) of Water
    • Battery Type : C Cell 4 x 1.5V Alkaline (supplied), 1.2V NiMH, 1.2V Ni-Cad
    • Battery Life : 6 to 8 hours
    • Threshold : 9 Audio Levels
    • Ground Balance : Automatic Ground Tracking (AGT). Fast Ground Balance
    • Audio Output : Built-in speaker. Koss 100 Ohm Headphones (standard accessory - supplied)
    • Display : 9 LEDs Indicate Detection, Battery Status and Threshold Level. 1 Low Battery Warning LED
    • Headphones : Koss UR-30 100 Ohm Headphones included
    • Included Accessories : UR-30 Headphones, 8” Round Mono Search Coil, Ni-Cd & Ni-MH Computer Controlled Smart Charger
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-3230001
    $3,799.00
  • Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector shown with headphone from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 5.3 lbs (2.4 kgs)
    • Frequency : Bi-Level, Advanced Pulse Induction
    • Warranty : 3-year limited warranty
    • Waterproof : No
    • Battery Type : Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery with Built-in Amplifier
    • Battery Life : 25 to 30 Hours
    • Discrimination Control : Eliminate or Tune Out "Junk" and Unwanted Targets
    • Dual Voltage Technology (DVT) : Ensures an Accurate Ground Balance to Provide Maximum Sensitivity and Depth in All Ground Types
    • Smart Electronic Timing Alignment (SETA) : Ensures Threshold Stability is Improved and Maintained, Allowing you to Operate the GPX 5000 with Maximum Efficiency Under All Conditions
    • Headphones : Koss UR-30 Headphones included
    • Included Accessories : Bungee Cord, Cord Clamp, Power Cable, Auto Charger, (2) Coil Covers, 11" DD Search Coil, UR-30 Headphones, Rubbish & Finds Pouch, 15x12" Mono Search Coil, Harness Assembly (GPX Series), Handle with Quick Track Button, Complete Hardware Set (GPX 4800/5000), Wall Charger with US and 3 International Plugs, Armrest Strap (Sov GT / Eureka / SD / GP / GPX) and a Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery with Built-in Amplifier
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33000401
    $3,999.00
  • OKM eXp 6000 Professional Plus Metal Detector

    • Operation Modes : Ground Scan, Tunnel Scan, Magnetometer, Mineral Scan, Pin Pointer and Live Scan
    • Touch Screen : Next to a Multi-Function Control Knob the Operator may use the Built-In Touch Screen of the eXp 6000. Thus Operating the Ground Scanner is Simple and Fast
    • Layout Selection : The eXp 6000 Control Unit Contains Several Layouts and Color Schemes to Optimize the Work under Extreme Light Conditions like Bright Sunlight or Dark Night
    • Orientation Sensor : Each Measuring Probe is Equipped with an Orientation Sensor to Assist in Conducting Scan Images of High Quality. Will Help to Keep Probe Level to the Ground
    Sku: 1158-EXP6000-P
    $31,998.00
  • OKM eXp 6000 Professional Metal Detector

    • Wireless Technology : Easy Handling without any Cables by Using Wireless WiFi Technology. All Probes are Transmitting Data Wirelessly to Telescopic Rod Assembly and Control Unit
    • Sensors : Telescopic Probe, Super Sensor, LiveStream Sensor and Tunnel Sensor
    • Operation Modes : Ground Scan, Tunnel Scan, Magnetometer, Mineral Scan, Pin Pointer and Live Scan
    • Multilingual GUI : Offers a Graphical User Interface (GUI) with Many Different Languages to Support Best Understanding to its Operators. All Menu Elements and Dialogs are Translated into More than 12 Languages
    Sku: 1158-EXP6000
    $22,998.00
  • minelab-gpx-5000-spanish

    Minelab GPX 5000 Spanish Metal Detector

    The Minelab GPX 5000 Spanish has all of the same great features as the Minelab GPX 5000 traditional model.

    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33000407
    $3,999.99
  • Lorenz Deepmax Z1 Metal Detector shown with accessories from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Lorenz Deepmax Z1 Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 16.5 lbs (7.5 kgs)
    • Frequency : Pulse Ground Balancing System L1, 1575.42 MHz
    • Warranty : 2-year guarantee within European Community / 1-year guarantee (outside EC) with the exception of batteries and accessories
    • Waterproof : Search coil only
    • Detecting Modes : Stable operation on mineralized ground or salt water with Pulse Ground Balancing System
    • Display : Reliable / simple operation with few controls and customized LC Display
    • Pinpoint : Logarithmic Audio Response and Intensity Bar Graph Reading for Easy Pinpointing
    • Battery : Interchangeable Rechargeable NIMH Battery Pack for Worldwide Operation
    • Battery Life : Approx. 5 to 10 Hours Depending on Temperature and Connected Coil
    • Included Accessories : Waterproof 14" (35cm) DD Search Coil, 40" x 40" (1m x 1 m) Frame Search Coil, Carrying Case, Harness and Headphones
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 147-0085
    $6,999.95
  • OKM Bionic X4 - Long Range Gold Metal Detector

    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited
    • Frequency : 2.4 - 2.4835 GHz
    • Total Weight : 1.7 lbs (0.78 kgs)
    • Processor : Atmel AtMega CPU, 14,7 MHz
    • Data Transmission Technology : Bluetooth
    • Searching Systems : Ionization System and Bio-Energy System
    • Laser : Laser Pointer for Directional Reference (especially at night)
    • Uses: Find Buried Objects at Long Distances by Using Cross Pinpointing to Determine the Exact Position of the Located Object
    Sku: 1158-BIONICX4
    $13,499.00
  • OKM Black Hawk R3 Complete Kit Metal Detector shown with accessories from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    OKM Black Hawk R3 Complete Kit Metal Detector

    • Battery: Optional 12 V Car Charger to Charge While on the Go
    • Audio: Wireless Stereo Headphones for Silent Metal Detection
    • Features: New Coil Design for Better and Deeper Detection Depth, New Pinpointing Features to Help in Locating any Target
    • Nighttime Use: Search at Night with a Built in LED Lamp and Adjustable Backlit Display
    • Technology: Redesigned User-Friendly Software that Makes Setup and Turning Fast and Easy
    • Uses: Find Very Small Targets like Nuggets, Coins or Jewelry with the Optional 6" (16 cm) Search Coil
    • Search Coil 5' x 5' Deep Search Coil Allows for Detection up to 26' (8 m) of Buried Metal Objects and Treasures
    • Includes: 14", 6" and 5' x 5' Search Coil‌s and a Powerful 600 MHz Processor
    Sku: 1158-6000CK
    $5,299.00

    Out of stock

  • OKM Black Hawk R3 Basic Kit 6000BK Image 1

    OKM Black Hawk R3 Basic Kit Metal Detector

    • Battery: Optional 12 V Car Charger to Charge While on the Go
    • Audio: Wireless Stereo Headphones for Silent Metal Detection
    • Features: New Coil Design for Better and Deeper Detection Depth, New Pinpointing Features to Help in Locating any Target
    • Technology: Redesigned User-Friendly Software that Makes Setup and Turning Fast and Easy
    • Search Coil: Mono Coil, 110 Hz ±15% High Voltage Pulse Induction
    • Includes: 14" Search Coil‌ and a Powerful 600 MHz Processor
    • Uses: Quickly Find Metallic Objects like Gold Nuggets, Buried Treasure and Much More
    Sku: 1158-6000BK
    $4,499.00

    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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