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  • Nokta Makro AU Gold Finder Metal Detector shown with 10" and 5" Waterproof Search Coils on white background

    Nokta Makro AU Gold Finder Metal Detector

    • Frequency : 56 kHz
    • Warranty : 2 Year Limited
    • Total Weight : 3.1 lbs (1.4 kgs)
    • Metal Discrimination : By Audio and LED
    • Construction : Rain & Dust Resistant (IP54)
    • Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
    • Search Modes : 3 - ALL METAL, DISC.1, DISC.2
    • Ground Balance : Automatic, Manual, Tracking
    • Threshold : Intelligent Self-Adjusting Threshold (iSAT)
    • Includes: 10x5.5" and 5" Waterproof DD Search Coils, Headphones, Coil Covers and a Hip Mount Belt
    Sku: 1448-1100703
    $679.99
  • Fisher Gold Bug Pro - 2 Coil Combo Metal Detector shown with Gold Bug 10" DD Waterproof Search Coil

    Fisher Gold Bug Pro - 2 Coil Combo Metal Detector

    with 5" DD & 10" DD Waterproof Search Coils Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-GOLDBUG-PROCMBO
    $649.00
  • Nokta Makro FORS Gold Metal Detector Pro Package shown with accessories from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Nokta Makro FORS Gold Metal Detector Pro Package

    • 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: Three (3) Deep Searching Coils : 11.2x7" DD, 5.2x4.7" DD and 15.5x13.3" DD Search Coil‌s and MORE
    Sku: 1448-FORSP

    Was: $849.95

    On Sale: $649.99

    Out of stock

  • Fisher F70 DD F7011DD Image 1

    Fisher F70 DD Metal Detector

    with 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

    • Easy to setup and use out of the box.
    • Good for Relics, Rings, Jewelry, Coins
    • Waterproof coil
    • push button static pinpoint
    • Frequency shift- multiple audio id tone options

    *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METAL DETECTOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED*

     

    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F7011DD
    $679.00
  • Nokta Makro FORS Gold+ Metal Detector shown with with 10x5.5" DD & 5.2x4.7" DD Waterproof Search Coils

    Nokta Makro FORS Gold+ Metal Detector

    with 10x5.5" DD & 5.2x4.7" DD Waterproof Search Coils, Headphones, Extra Lower Shaft and 4 AA Alkaline Batteries

    **Very Limited Quantity Available

     

    Sku: 1448-11000607
    $679.95
  • Fisher F75 Special Edition LTD Metal Detector shown with 11" DD Coil

    Fisher F75 Special Edition LTD Metal Detector

    with 5" DD & 11" DD Coils Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-F75LTD
    $699.00
  • Fisher Gold Bug 2 2660 Image 1

    Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector with 10" Elliptical Search Coil

    with 10" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • Perfect for finding small nuggets
    • “IRON DISC” mode rejects iron (trash) targets and hot rocks
    • Weighs just under 3 lbs.
    • Adjustable Threshold, Volume and Sensitivity
    • 5 year warranty
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-2660
    $699.00
  • Minelab X-Terra 705 Dual Pack shown with included 5x10" DD and 9" Concentric Search Coils

    Minelab X-Terra 705 Dual 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 : X-Terra 9" Coil Cover, 24" Lower Shaft Assembly, 5x10" Elliptical Coil Cover (X-Terra Series), X-Terra 9" Search Coil, 5x10" (18.75kHz) Elliptical DD Search Coil, X-Terra Armrest Strap, Detector Stand, Instruction Manual
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-37060117
    $689.00
  • Fisher Gold Bug 2 2650 Image 1

    Fisher Gold Bug 2 Metal Detector with 6.5" Search Coil

    with 6.5" Elliptical Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • Perfect for finding small nuggets
    • “IRON DISC” mode rejects iron (trash) targets and hot rocks
    • Weighs just under 3 lbs.
    • Adjustable Threshold, Volume and Sensitivity
    • 5 year warranty
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 12-2650
    $699.00

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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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