My first decent machine was a Garrett and I found some really interesting coins and jewelry with it. Some of the more popular makes in no particular order include Minelab, Whites, Tesoro, Garrett, and Fisher.

With innovative NEW multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Minelab treasure detectors have the most advanced features and performance specifically for treasure hunters, helping you discriminate trash and to find treasure.

Where a “VLF” detector is usually greatly affected negatively, a “PI” is not. The advantages for using a “PI detector” include the ability to “punch through” heavy mineral soil; in some cases the heavy mineral content may even help the PI detector function better. Another disadvantage of discriminators was that they reduced the sensitivity of the machines. They are wearing a batch of DepthMaster® Trash Treasure aprons that we donated to their hunt.

This is what detectorists are talking about when they complain about ground mineralization. We’ve left uncountable bits of iron on this planet for centuries but iron exists all by itself in the soil. Often troughs and pockets in the ground collect a variety of objects. Always fill the search hole cleanly and remove any mess before moving on, but before you carry on your merry way, take a really slow and close sweep of the surrounding area.

These have been designed with a waterproof housing and they will locate the treasures even under water without any effects on the signal due to the conductivity of salty water. Some are manufactured for shooting coins, hunting gold nuggets, relics, artifacts, and jewellery.

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 about his types of metal from rusty nails to gold, but what sets it apart is its ability to locate the history beneath our feet.

Sweep the machine side to side in front of your feet. Antenna – located at the base, it’s also known as the coil. It’s usually at the top of the machine near your hand. Although they look different, metal detectors have the same four main components.

The waterproof 6″ round Double-D coil is very sensitive to small targets, and perfect for finding treasure in high trash areas. This detector offers all the features an advanced treasure hunter could want but is easy-to-use right out of the box. The GOLD MONSTER 1000 turns beginners into experts with fully automatic operation in an easy-to-use, high performance detector. The CZ-21 is a go-anywhere, do anything, all-weather, audio target-ID machine that is waterproof to 250 feet. Extreme depth maximum sensitivity, the GPZ 7000 outperforms all gold detectors on the market.

Turn down the sensitivity if its stuck on high, check for nearby power lines, radio stations or another detectorist.  Move away accordingly. They range from 3 kHz to 70 kHz with gold detectors in the 13-50 kHz range.

Salt from the ocean water and surf spray can also cause problems with components. However, venturing onto the wet sand or into salt water is another kettle of fish.