They achieve great depth on soils with high mineralization and wet sands. Read the manufacturer’s booklet to make sure the whole detector is waterproof. Water resistant has the lowest water capability – it will keep the rain out and deal with damp grass.

Any kid that can find their way around an iPad will have this detector tamed within minutes. Kids need a bit of discrimination control to find the good stuff or they get bored. The RM Ricomax is easy to assemble from the box and weighs only 2.31 pounds. Ricomax is a fairly new brand that produces inexpensive metal detectors that rate highly in reviews.

The intersection of the two directions is the buried position of the target. The original ground balance dial has previously been swapped for a larger one. The gold anodized finish is still really nice and not faded. Happily detects to around 6-7 inches on a coin sized target in my test bed, deeper on larger items.

The Equinox has pre-set search modes for the park, beach, and field, Park mode filters trash, the beach has low sensitivity for saltwater, and field mode works with different types of soil at differing depths. Designed for serious treasure hunters the Equinox 600 has Minelab’s Multi-Q simultaneous multi-frequency technology. If you’ve always wanted a Minelab, or you’d like to upgrade from your beginner machine, now’s the time. It’ll search out all types of metal from rusty nails to gold, but what sets it apart is its ability to locate the history beneath our feet.

If the metal detector is to be used on salty water such as oceans, or if the whole metal detector will be fully submerged in water, then an underwater metal detector is the most appropriate. If the metal detector is to be used on parks, playgrounds, and other dry ground sites, then an all purpose metal detector is ideal.

Garrett has a longstanding quality relationship with Detector Electronics Corp since the 1980s. We at Treasure Products, manufacturer of the Vibra-Probe see this and Vibra-Tector, want to congratulate Daniel and Michael on the admirable milestone of being in business for over three decades.

If your metal detector doesn’t pinpoint, investing in a separate pinpointer saves digging time and much frustration. If you have a gold detector then you’ll find gold at a deeper depth than a standard machine. Gold is one of those metals that benefits from a specialized gold-detecting machine that works on a higher frequency. Getting the sensitivity right can make or break a newbie metal detector. Once you’ve settled into metal detecting and know what metals you want to find, upgrade to a coil size that best suits what you’re searching for.

High-frequency metals such as gold register a high reading whereas low frequency like iron will fall lower on the scale. All metal will obviously detect everything, full discrimination will ignore low-value targets like iron, and tone discrimination will emit a different tone for each find. The Bounty Hunter has three search modes – all metal, tone discrimination and full discrimination. Metal detecting is not a hobby for the impatient that need immediate results. Pulse induction is a speciality machine for the serious beach and salt water detectorists.