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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

    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
  • Nokta FORS GOLD Pro Package FORSP Image 1

    Nokta Makro FORS Gold Pro II Metal Detector - 2 Coil Package

    **Very Limited Quantity Available

    • Metal Identification : Motion, Multi-Derivative
    • Depth Indicator : Used to Determine Target Depth
    • 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
    • Dual LCD Display and Graphical User Interface : Easily Adjust Settings and See All the Info on the Screens

    Sku: 1448-FORSSPEC

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  • White's TDI SL Metal Detector Special Edition shown with arm sling close to viewer

    White's TDI SL Metal Detector Special Edition

    • Total Weight : 3.3 lbs (1.50 kgs)
    • Frequency : Adjustable Pulse Delay (PI)
    • Warranty : 2-year limited warranty
    • Battery Type : 8 AA NiMH batteries
    • Battery Life : 5 to 6 hours
    • Search Coil : 8x12" Folded Mono Search Coil
    • Ground Balance : Full-Control Ground Balance, Differential delay
    • Technology : Threshold & Frequency Controls & 3-Way Target Conductivity Selector
    • Pulse Delay : Varies the Length of the Signal for Hunting Gold Nuggets or Relic, Coin and Beach Hunting (10us - 25us)
    • Headphones : Audio output speaker and headphone jack
    • Origin : Made in the USA
    • Included Accessories : 8x12" Folded Mono Search Coil, NiMH Rechargeable Battery, 8 "AA" Batteries, Battery Holder, Instruction Manual
    Includes $24 in FREE Accessories!
    Sku: 960-8000332MJD

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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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