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  • Garrett AT Gold metal detector and MS-2 headphones

    Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector

    • Frequency : 18 kHz Frequency
    • Total Weight : 3.03 lbs (1.4 kgs)
    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited Warranty
    • Electronic Pinpointing : Pinpoint a Detected Target's Precise Location
    • Digital Target ID : Provides Indication of a Target's Metal Conductivity (Scales From 0-99)
    • Iron Audio™ : Emits Audio on Discriminated and Flat Iron Objects Like Bottle Caps and Washers using Iron Audio
    • Adjustable Threshold : Allows for Manual Adjustment of Background Sounds to Increase Volume of Detected Targets
    • Graphic Target Analyzing : Indicates a Target's Conductivity plus the Discrimination Pattern using a Graphic Target Analyzer
    • One-Touch Treasure Hunting : Powers On The Metal Detector and Can Automatically Reset to Factory or Customized Settings
    • Fast Track Ground Balance : Balances the Detector Quickly in Highly Mineralized Soil Conditions using Fast Track Ground Balance
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 14-1140680
  • Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector shown in profile view

    Fisher Gold Bug Pro Metal Detector

    • 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-PRO
  • Makro Gold Racer Standard Package RACERS Image 1

    Nokta Makro Gold Racer Standard Package Metal Detector

    • Detects tiny gold nuggets
    • Featuring Intelligent Self-Adjusting Threshold (iSAT) and Intelligent Masking (iMask)
    • Built on the RACER technology
    • Lightweight 3 lbs design
    • Quickly adjust the depth of the device
    • Optional 2.4 GHz wireless headphones
    • 10x5.5" Waterproof DD Search Coil
    Sku: 1448-GRACERS
  • Fisher F75 Image 1

    Fisher F75 Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • DST Mode (Digital Shielding Technology) for the ultimate in EMI Suppression FA (Fast Process)
    • Backlight – For Low Light Hunting Conditions Low Operating Cost – Typically 40+ Hours with 4-AA Alkaline Batteries
    • Weighs just under 8 lbs.
    • Ideal for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Beach Hunting and Gold Prospecting
    • Features additional eBoost and Cache Processes.
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F75
  • White's MX7 Metal Detector with orange shaft shown in full length

    White's MX7 Metal Detector

    with 9.5" Waterproof Concentric Search Coil.
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000350

    Out of stock

  • Fisher Gold Bug DP GOLDBUGDP Image 1

    Fisher Gold Bug DP Metal Detector

    with 11" 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-GOLDBUGDP
  • Makro Gold Racer Pro Package GRACERP Image 1

    Nokta Makro Gold Racer Pro Package Metal Detector

    with 10x5.5" and 5" Waterproof DD Search Coils
    Sku: 1448-GRACERP
  • Gold KRUZER

    Nokta Makro Gold Kruzer Metal Detector

    Uncover deep gold nuggets or micro jewelry other detectors simply cannot detect. E.U.D Function – Extra Underground Depth – Detect small gold nuggets masked by hot rocks and/or at fringe depths.
    • Includes 2 waterproof DD search coils: 10''x5.5" and 7.5"x4"
    • 2.4 GHz Wireless Headphones - Blue Edition (not waterproof)
    • Waterproof up to 16.4 ft.
    • Extra Underground Depth capable of finding small gold nuggets in rocky terrain, under water, and at fringe depts
    • Weighs less than 3 lbs.
    • Operates at 61kHz
    Sku: 1448-11000515

    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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