Gold Metal Detectors for Sale. Here are 4 Popular Choices.

People taking up the part time leisure activity of gold prospecting are often confused at the wide range of offers of gold metal detectors for sale. Some of these metal detectors for gold are relatively inexpensive while those at the top range are unaffordable to other than the experienced successful prospector. An additional factor which adds to their confusion is that some gold metal detectors won’t be suitable for using over the specific terrain intended to be explored.

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Here are four gold metal detectors for sale in 2018 that are highly regarded as being the best suitable metal detectors for finding gold for beginners and also for the more experienced prospectors.

GOLD METAL DETECTORS FOR SALE AT AMAZON

 

A. Two top choices for beginners

1. Fisher Gold Bug Pro ( best of the 2 choices )

Special features of this high performance detector ( picture below )

gold metal detectors for sale

  • V.C.O audio in all metal and discrimination mode
  • V-Break – variable break point tone discrimination system
  • Computerized ground grab – real time computerized ground balancing
  • Continuous ground condition readout showing both the types and amounts of mineralization located
  • Dual headphone jacks
  • Static pinpoint with depth indicator
  • 19 kHz operating frequency
  • Ultra simple user interface
  • Ultra light weight at only 2.5 lbs
  • 5″ DD waterproof search coil

Special benefits of the equipment

Finds even the smallest of gold nuggets in highly mineralized soils

Video showing how to set up a Fisher Gold Bug Pro detector

Fisher Gold Bug Pro metal detector

Cost of the equipment

2. Garrett AT Gold ( 2nd best choice for beginners )

Special features of this high performance detector ( picture below )

gold metal detectors for sale

  • All-metal mode offers deepest detection depth and sensitivity on even the smallest of nuggets.
  • Graphic target analyzing shows the target’s conductivity and the detector’s discrimination pattern.
  • Designed for use in wet, humid and dusty environments. Weatherproof housing can be immersed in water to 10-foot depth.
  • Scale from 0 to 99; indicates a target metal’s conductivity for increased ability to distinguish targets from each other
  • High resolution and iron discrimination features
  • Adjustable threshold allows the user to manually adjust the audio threshold
    (constant background sound) to better hear targets.
  • Proportional audio response and tone roll audio features provide more target information.
  • Iron audio allows user to hear discriminated iron and to audibly identify problematic flat iron objects like bottle caps and washers
  • Allows the user to manually adjust the detector’s ground balance to reduce the detrimental effects of ground mineralization.
  • Ground balance feature that allows user to “spread” the ground balance setting to reduce the response to subtle ground variations.
  • Fast track automatic feature that allows user to quickly ground balance the detector in mineralized soil conditions.
  • Electronic pinpointing which is a non-motion all-metal mode feature used to precisely locate a detected target’s location in the ground.

Cost of the equipment

B. Two top choices for the more skilled prospector

1. Fisher Gold Bug 2 ( best of the 2 choices )

Special features of this high performance detector ( picture below )

gold metal detectors for sale

  • Extreme Sensitivity to Small Gold Nuggets
  • High Precision Dual-Control Ground Balance
  • Iron Disc Mode for Iron & Hot Rock Rejection
  • Deep Target Audio Boost
  • Lightweight & Hip-Mountable
  • Available with either a 6 ½” or 10” Elliptical Search Coil
  • Operating Frequency: 71 kHz

Video showing metal detecting for gold using the Fisher Gold Bug 2 detector

 

Cost of the equipment

2. Garrett ATX ( 2nd best choice  for the more skilled prospector )

Special features of this high performance detector ( picture below )

gold metal detectors for sale

  •  Operates at 730 pps and does not require a high pulse rate to get extreme sensitivity
  • No external battery pack
  • Light weight – total weight only 5.5 lbs
  • Waterproof to 10 feet
  • Fully collapsible – can be used with its searchcoil stem fully extended, fully collapsed, or anywhere in between.
  • Quick iron check feature and adjustable discrimination.
  • Ground track with 4 settings: You can choose setting that best handles
    rapidly changing ground mineralization.
  • LED Indicators: show signal strength and current settings.
  • External Speaker: built in for option to search without headphones.
  • Frequency Scan: auto function for eliminating RFI interference.
  • Audio retune: quickly cancel out unwanted ambient signals.

Cost of the equipment

 CONCLUSION

I hope you found this article useful in helping you decide which is the best gold metal detector for your needs. If you need top research material to assist you further in making a decision on which one to buy  I fully recommend you reading this book:-

The Metal Detecting Bible’

Enjoy lots of success from using a metal detector to find gold!

James Kelly

2 thoughts on “Gold Metal Detectors for Sale. Here are 4 Popular Choices.

    • Hi Gabriel,

      It really depends on your level of experience with using a metal detector. If you have just started with the hobby of metal detecting I would suggest the Fisher Gold Bug Pro metal detector but if you are more experienced and want a metal detector with more advanced features my advice would be to get a Fisher Gold Bug 2.

      Good luck with your metal detecting.

      Jim

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