Cost and Budget 

The best models, (for example, the Minelab GPZ 7000) have a price of over R180 000. This mirrors the bleeding edge innovation and discovery execution of these machines, however, it’s an immense cash investment. Regardless of whether you needn’t bother with the absolute best detectors, it’s normal for pulse induction models to cost significantly more than VLF Detectors. 

That is the reason it’s imperative to realize the amount you need to spend, as it affects which detector you ought to try and consider. 

While the best pulse induction models are outside most peoples’ financial means, high-frequency VLF detectors are significantly less expensive. In case you’re on a limited budget, it’s presumably best to avoid PI detectors except if they are totally essential for your operating environment (a genuine model is if the ground is exceptionally mineralized). 

In the event that you have a big budget and simply need the best execution, there’s no uncertainty that costly models like the Minelab GPZ 7000 are among the best available. 

That actually doesn’t mean they are the correct decision for each circumstance, however – make sure to remember the number of trashy targets, mineralization and nugget size in your prospecting areas.

Ground Balance 

Virtually all cutting edge gold detectors have ground balance. A few, notwithstanding, don’t have manual ground balance. 

While automatic ground balancing is fine for coin or relic chasing, an absence of a manual mode is difficult when searching for gold. This is on the grounds that elevated levels of mineralization frequently expect you to change the equilibrium to channel iron substance. 

I suggest picking a detector with both automatic and manual ground balance modes. Detectors with automatic ground balancing don’t need as much change, yet it’s helpful to have the choice of manual change when it’s required. 


As I referenced before, there’s not all that much about gold metal detectors. While they are intended to augment the opportunity of recognizing gold, they will at present discover a wide range of metal alongside gold pieces – including trash objects like steel and iron. 

That is the reason notch discrimination is a significant factor. VLF detectors are ready to overlook regular trashy targets, for example, those produced using iron and steel. 

Pulse induction metal detectors are not intended to notch discriminate, however. While they are phenomenal at disregarding follow metals in exceptionally mineralized soil, they can’t separate trashy targets. This is the reason high-recurrence VLF detectors are better suited to conditions with bunches of trashy targets. 

Operating Frequency 

Higher frequencies permit a detector to find smaller gold nuggets, yet at the expense of depth. Lower frequency detectors give more depth for finding bigger gold nuggets – yet they may miss small gold nuggets. 

Things being what they are, which would it be advisable for you to pick? 

The correct alternative relies upon where you need to prospect for gold. In the event that the greater part of the finds in your prospecting environment has been little gold nuggets at shallow depths, search for a higher frequency detector.

On the off chance that you’re looking for bigger gold nuggets that are found deeper, nonetheless, at that point, a lower frequency detector might be more viable. 

Search Coils 

Much the same as search frequency, the size of the search coil influences the radius and depth of search quite significantly. 

A smaller search coil gives better effectiveness to smaller targets. They are additionally better at detecting targets in trashy areas.

Bigger coils, then again, provide greater search depth and range, meaning that you can search deeper and cover more ground with a bigger search coil. 

Beside coil size, there are likewise two kinds of search coils: 

Concentric – Concentric coils are great at separating targets, so they are frequently utilized in conditions with a lot of trashy targets. 

Wide scan – Wide scan search coils don’t give a similar degree of separation, however, are better for disregarding the impacts of ground mineralization. 

Similarly as with pretty much every component in this segment, the best kind of coil relies on your intended search conditions.