Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

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Product highlights

  • 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
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Product Description


Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector
with 10x6" DD & 5" DD Waterproof Search Coils Plus FREE Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting Accessories

The GOLD MONSTER 1000 turns beginners into experts with fully automatic operation in an easy-to-use, high performance detector. The GOLD MONSTER 1000 comes with a choice of coils, battery options and shaft configurations. If you are looking for super sensitive gold performance at a great price, then this is the detector you've been waiting for!


  • Warranty : 2 Years Control Box & Coil
  • 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
  • Manufacturer Minelab
  • Manuals

    Instruction Manuals

  • Quick Look Easy-to-use Minelab Gold Monster 1000 detector turns rookies into experts with its DD 5” coil & improved ferrous/non-ferrous discrimination
  • SKU 237-33170001
  • Product Dimensions 21.5x10x5.5
  • Manufacturer SKU 3317-0001
  • Product Type Metal Detectors
  • Best for Beginner, Gold
  • Factory Included Accessories
    • 10x6" DD Waterproof Search Coil
    • 5" DD Waterproof Search Coil
    • 3.5mm/1/8" Minelab Headphones
    • Minelab Digging Tool
    • Universal Shaft Adapter
    • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
    • Replaceable AA Battery Carrier
    • AC Charger & Car Battery Cable
    • Collapsible Shafts
    • Getting Started Guides
  • Warranty Yes
  • Detector Type Gold
  • Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
  • Technology VLF Single Frequency
  • Arm Rest Adjustable
  • Arm Rest Strap No
  • Adjustable Shaft No
  • Assembled Length Max (in) 54
  • Assembled Length Min (in) 37
  • Apps None
  • GPS No
  • Audio Tones Yes
  • Depth Indication Yes
  • Control Box Mount Standard
  • Frequencies 45 kHz
  • Number of Frequencies 1
  • Programmable Target Id No
  • Target Id No
  • Threshold Adjustable
  • Discrimination Adjustable
  • Pinpoint Mode No
  • Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
  • Vibration Mode No
  • Search Modes 2
  • Search Mode Types All Metal, Gold
  • Search Flashlight No
  • Display Type LCD
  • Backlit Display No
  • Volume Control Yes
  • Headphone Jack 1/8"
  • Bluetooth Compatible No
  • Interchangeable Headphones Yes
  • Battery Type AA
  • Battery Quantity 8
  • Battery Life (hr) 20-25 Hours
  • Rechargeable System Yes
  • Exclusive Features Gold & Deep All-Metal Modes, Rain Proof Control Box, Extra Sensitive VLF Performance
More Information

Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

The GOLD MONSTER 1000 Turns Beginners into Experts
with Fully Automatic Operation in an Easy-to-Use, High Performance Detector

GOLD MONSTER 1000 Outperforms All Other Single Frequency VLF Gold Detectors!

Monster Performance Graph

*Detector sensitivity comparisons are representative only. Actual performance will depend upon nugget size, detector settings and ground conditions.

Up until now, there has always been a compromise between frequency and sensitivity when optimizing detector performance, because lower frequencies are more sensitive to larger gold nuggets and higher frequencies are more sensitive to smaller gold nuggets.

When comparing detectors, the three curves in the diagram represent each detector’s ability to find small gold nuggets of a certain size, at a maximum possible depth. Most detectors will find a very large nugget just beneath the surface, however a detector’s sensitivity to gold determines how many smaller nuggets will ultimately be recovered in difficult (noisy) ground at greater depths.

An 18 kHz detector will normally have a depth advantage on nuggets ≥ 1.0g over a basic mid-frequency detector, and a 71 kHz detector will have a depth advantage on nuggets ≤ 0.1g. The advanced GOLD MONSTER 1000 uses an intermediate 45 kHz frequency AND a high speed 24-bit signal processor. This primary combination greatly boosts sensitivity to gold beyond that of other single frequency VLF detectors over a wide range of nugget sizes, without introducing excess noise and false signals.

The GOLD MONSTER 1000 also has improved ferrous/non-ferrous discrimination and copes better with conductive (salty) soils than higher frequency detectors, making it the perfect choice to maximize your gold recovery!

Automatic Noise Cancel • Digital Electronics • Auto Ground Balance • Faster Processor • Automatic Sensitivity

Easy-to-Use Controls

Gold Monster Controls

Highly Adaptable

Wide Ground Coverage

Wide Ground Coverage

Highly Adaptable

Universal Shaft Adaptability

Confined Spaces

Confined Space Detecting


Waterproof Coil (to 1m/3') / Rain Proof Control Box

Technical Specifications:

  • Weight : 1.33kg (2.94 lbs) (excluding battery)
  • Volume Adjust : Manual 1–6
  • Visual Display : Monochrome LCD
  • Noise Cancel : Automatic (on start-up)
  • Ground Balance : Automatic (Easy-Trak)
  • Detect Modes : Gold (Iron Reject), Deep All-Metal
  • Discrimination : Gold Chance Indicator (high / low)
  • Detector Length : 54.4" – 37.2" (1382mm – 944mm)
  • Sensitivity Adjust : Manual (1–10), Auto (11), Auto+ (12)
  • Key Technology : Ultra-Wide Dynamic Range 45kHz VLF
  • Audio Output : Internal Speaker or Headphones 3.5mm (1/8")
  • Battery Options : Li-Ion (included), 8 × AA Batteries (not included)
  • Detector Weight (with 10x6" coil) : 2.94 lbs (1.33kgs) (excluding battery)


  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • Universal Shaft Adapter
  • Auto Tracking Ground Balance
  • Highly Adaptable Performance
  • Two Detect Modes : Gold & Deep All-Metal
  • Easy Quick Start, Fully Automatic Operation
  • Extra Sensitive Ultra-Wide Dynamic Range 45kHz VLF
  • Gold Chance Indicator : Identify your Target Before you Dig
  • Waterproof / Splashproof : Coils Waterproof to 1m (3'), Control Box Rain / Splash-Proof
Customer Reviews

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    • ★★★★★ Great Machine Easy to Learn

    Review by GM1000 Nubie on November 20, 2020

    I live in Colorado. A local shop told me the only gold detector that will work in Colorado's highly mineralized soil is the Garrett AT Gold. I beg to differ. This Minelab Gold Monster 1000 ground balances perfectly and I found gold on my first outing working a sand/gravel bar next to the creek.
Questions and Answers
  • Posted On: 6/8/2021 By: lowell trotta

    Q: i have the gold monster 1000 is the xp orx any better for finding gold ? thank you

    A: Based on features, I would say it has the ability to finder smaller nuggets than the 1000.
  • Posted On: 5/31/2021 By: Jason Teters

    Q: How well does the 1000 work in a highly mineralized soil? I currently have a Gold Bug II and I'm nearly continuously ground balancing the detector every few feet.

    A: VLF detectors are brilliant at sniffing out tiny nuggets in quieter soils and also have reasonable discrimination capabilities, but they are not good at handling highly mineralised soils like MPS, MPF or ZVT detectors. Here is a good article on the GM 1000. https://www.minelab.com/usa/community/treasure-talk/mastering-the-gold-monster-1000
  • Posted On: 5/27/2021 By: Jacob

    Q: What is the deepest depth in meters it can detects?

    A: It will detect several inches into the ground depending on the coil used. The larger the target, the more depth, but it is not measured in meters.
  • Posted On: 5/24/2021 By: Nicanor L Ortega

    Q: Give me an average gold detection deep in meters if i use gold monster 1000 at an ordinary soil condition. ty

    A: As a rule of thumb, soil depth is consistent with coil size. So you would be looking at about 5" - 10" larger targets will be detected deeper.
  • Posted On: 4/7/2021 By: Richard Ambayo

    Q: How do I get it to South Sudan and mode of the payment

    A: At this time, due to manufacturer restrictions, we are not shipping most products outside the US. Some of our professional machines, like OKM units, are shipping outside the US. We apologize for the inconvenience but need to respect the manufacturers requests.
  • Posted On: 2/12/2021 By: kurt herman

    Q: I bought a monster 1000 and then had a problem, is there any way you will sell the 1ooo only mine got run over. I do not need all the extra stuff. Please let me know.

    A: Unfortunately it is a manufacturer package that we cannot pull parts from.
  • Posted On: 1/31/2021 By: Roger Wikel

    Q: how do you want proof of military service for the discount?

    A: Thank you for your service! You can simply email your proof of your military affiliation to [email protected] and the best contact phone number for you. Once we receive the proof, we will give you a call to place the order. Acceptable documents include: DD214 Driver’s License -some states label veteran on the ID VA insurance card Certificate highlighting branch of service We cannot accept active military ID's or common access cards.
  • Posted On: 1/27/2021 By: Rw

    Q: Are you better than Arodrod from NYC. Lies...lies ...AMT vet discount...in stock...??????

    A: Sorry, I don't know Arodrod in NY. We do offer a 15% discount on Minelab detectors with proof of service. The Gold Monster 1000 is currently out of stock.
  • Posted On: 1/23/2021 By: Ernie Rosenkranz

    Q: You say don't get the control box wet. How well will it do in the rain ? When do you expect to get these in stock ? Do you sell cases for these ?

    A: The Gold Monster 1000 construction features a Rain Proof Box, which is to mean it can get wet, but should not be submerged in water. I do not have a restocking date as of yet. We do carry several styles of hard and soft cases.
  • Posted On: 1/9/2021 By: Servando aguirre Aguirre

    Q: How dip.can I dectect gold?

    A: There are a lot of variable to consider, but rule of thumb is depth is relative to the size of the coil.
  • Posted On: 12/26/2020 By: Larry Reed

    Q: So, the military discount is not for inactive veterans only for ACTIVE and RETIRED veterans.

    A: The discount is applicable to all military. As long as you have proof showing you were in the military, the discount will apply.
  • Posted On: 12/26/2020 By: John O Gromacki

    Q: how effective is minelab gold monster 1000 for metorite discovery as well?

    A: This is an excellent detector for gold. I am sure it will work for meteorites as well but to not know how well it will perform.
  • Posted On: 12/11/2020 By: robert l murphy

    Q: is the military discount for active duty personnel only?

    A: The discount is for active and retired military. Thank you for your service!
  • Posted On: 10/30/2020 By: Glen

    Q: What size coil can the Gold Monster 1000 utilize efficiantly, and what other coil manufacturers are adaptable.(And Waterproof)

    A: It depends on the area you are detecting. The 5 inch is great for finding small nuggets closer to the surface. The10 inch will give you more depth to find the nuggets. We currently do not have any after market coils for the Gold Monster.
  • Posted On: 8/7/2020 By: Joseph

    Q: I want this product. Minelab gold monster 1000


    We have these in stock and ready to ship! Please let us know if you need any help placing the order. 

  • Posted On: 7/31/2020 By: Paulimar Batista

    Q: Boa noite envia para Brasília DF Brasil e qual o valor em Real e como séria o pagamento


    Não podemos enviar para o Brasil devido a restrições do fabricante sobre os produtos.

  • Posted On: 7/1/2020 By: Joseph Bernard Rosario

    Q: I want a minelab gold monster.


    You will be happy with a Minelab Gold Monster! This machine is one of the best gold detectors for finding even the smallest of nuggets. Let us know when you are ready for a purchase and we would be happy to assist!

  • Posted On: 6/25/2020 By: Treasure Seeker

    Q: Where do you find buried treasure?

    A: Great question! The first person to email the president of the company with #TREASUREAWAITS in the subject line will find out. Include your name, mailing address, and phone number.
  • Posted On: 6/19/2020 By: Rand

    Q: Can you submerge the coil at all or get wet without destroying the detector


    The coil on the Minelab Gold Monster can be submerged. When using the Gold Monster in or near water, just be very careful not to get the control box wet because it is not waterproof and the water will damage the machine. 

  • Posted On: 6/18/2020 By: Travis Williams

    Q: How many feet does this detector go down


    Most people contact us to know the depth a metal detector can go. There are a lot of factors that play a part in depth. Most hobby detectors are VLF (very low frequency) and the depth depends on the soil conditions and the target size. When it comes to hobby detectors, we like to safely say the size of the coil is about how deep it will go. For example an 11 inch coil will typically pick up targets at 11 inches.

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