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  • Closeup of electronic box on White's MXT All-Pro Metal Detector

    White's MXT All-Pro Metal Detector

    • Total Weight : 4.2 lbs (1.9 kgs)
    • Frequency : 14 kHz
    • Warranty : 2-year limited warranty
    • Battery Type :  8 AA batteries
    • Battery Life : 30 to 40 hours
    • Search Coil : 10" DD search coil
    • 3 Search Modes : Prospecting, Relic and Coin and Jewelry
    • Automatic Ground Balance : Simple, Lightening Fast, and Accurate. From Mountain Minerals to Salt Water
    • Primary and Automatic Modes : Plus, Pinpoint and Track Stop
    • Technology : Search Modes have an Overload Alert, VDI Range of -95 to +95, and 3-Easy-to-Adjust Controls
    • Headphones : Audio output speaker and 1/4 headphone jack
    • Origin : Made in the USA
    • Included Accessories : 10" Double D Search Coil‌
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000342
  • White’s Goldmaster GMX Sport Gold Detector shown with headphones and free 4x6 DD Search Coil from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    White’s Goldmaster GMX Sport Gold Detector

    Are you looking for a high tech, waterproof metal detector? The White’s Goldmaster GMX Sport gold detector is just what you need. This gold prospecting machine is IP-68-rated, submersible to 10 feet and weighs just 3 pounds, 12 ounces. 

    Sku: 960-8000353X

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  • Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

    Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

    • Shaft : Universal Shaft Adapter
    • Performance : Highly Adaptable
    • VLF : Extra Sensitive VLF Performance
    • Construction : Rain Proof Control Box
    • Two Detect Modes : Gold & Deep All-Metal
    • Ground Balance : Auto Tracking Ground Balance
    • Operation : Easy Quick Start, Fully Automatic Operation
    • Gold Chance Indicator : Identify your Target Before you Dig
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-33170001

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  • Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector shown with all accessories from Kellyco Metal Detectors, including Pro-Find 15 headphones and detector bag

    Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

    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.
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 237-37200002
  • Fisher Gold Bug 2 Pro Metal Detector shown with 10" Elliptical Search Coil from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Fisher Gold Bug 2 Pro Metal Detector

    • with 6.5" and 10" Elliptical Search Coils 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: 12-2665

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  • Teknetics G2 Gold Metal Detector shown in full view from Kellyco Metal Detectors

    Teknetics G2 Gold Metal Detector

    • Frequency : 19 kHz
    • Warranty : 5 Year Limited
    • Total Weight : 2.8 lbs (1.27 kgs)
    • Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
    • Ground Balance : Computerized Ground Grab and Manual
    • Ground Balance Range : From Ferrite to Salt Water Inclusive
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 622-G2

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  • Fisher F75 - 3 Coil Package F75COMBO Image 1

    Fisher F75 Metal Detector - 3 Coil Package

    with 6.5", 10" and 11" DD Search Coil Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories
    • Large LCD screen with 0-99 numeric target identification display
    • 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-F75COMBO

    Was: $1,200.00

    On Sale: $799.99

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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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