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#1

Ark
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From: Mildura, VIC
Joined: 01 February 2019
Posts: 4
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02 February 2019 10:10 am

Hello everyone, I've recently become interested in prospecting and was wondering what brand of metal detector I should buy? (Preferably under $1000)

#2

Northeast
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Joined: 27 August 2016
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02 February 2019 10:43 am

Hi Ark,

Welcome to the forum.

Some threads below asking similar questions. The search function with different versions of "which first detector" will bring up lots more answers.

Big thing is "what are you looking" for? Coins Vs gold nuggets will mean a different answer.

Other questions are what type of mineralisation will you be dealing with, have you ever tried detecting before (most people find it dead boring), maybe hire a detector first, how often are you going to detect, etc, etc.

Minelab are great and cover the whole range. Garrett, Deus, White's, Nokta, Fisher, QED - they all have their own models and their own pros and cons.

Happy hunting.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=27379

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=25975

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=13059

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=5330

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=4233

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roy cobb
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From: Hunter Valley, NSW
Joined: 04 April 2016
Posts: 963
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02 February 2019 11:13 am

Hi Ark like NE said we need more information as there is a wide range of gpod detectors out there and the more drtail the better wr can help .
Roy


GPX 4000 with coils Eureka Gold 15" coilteck coil 6" coiltek Minelab pinpointer X terra dual pack plus 6" 3 khz coil Grey Ghost Headphones Tyger digging tools and a NAPFA member and now a Equinox 800

#4

silver
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Joined: 19 December 2013
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02 February 2019 12:03 pm

I see Ridge Runner is selling his right at this moment thumbsup
link to thread. big_smile
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 62#p468562


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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#5

Ark
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From: Mildura, VIC
Joined: 01 February 2019
Posts: 4
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02 February 2019 01:28 pm

Thank you everyone for the replies. to answer your questions @northeast I'll be looking for coins since my area doesn't really have any precious minerals / gemstones that I'm aware of. I'm located in Mildura so the area ill be detecting will be in the bush / next to the river. i haven't tried detecting before so I'll definitely hire a detector if its possible in my rural area to see if I enjoy it or not. lastly I got interested in this because I'm looking for a hobby to get me outside of the house more often so I'd like to go one - two times every time two weeks. thank you for all of your help

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#6

mbasko
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From: Central West NSW
Joined: 27 January 2015
Posts: 4,155
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02 February 2019 02:09 pm

If you're just looking for coins then the MXT All Pro Ridge Runner has for $680 would be a great buy. Do a deal for a few of the coils & you'll be set. The MXT All Pro retails for over $1400aud at the moment on its own so a lightly used one with some coils at Johns price is terrific value.

If you want to buy new an Equinox 600 for around $800 is hard to go past.

Both the above would give you good all round versatility for the price & capable of covering coins/relics plus gold detecting in the right areas.


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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#7

Northeast
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02 February 2019 02:38 pm

Mbasko’s advice is spot on thumbsup

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#8

backerl1
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Joined: 02 March 2020
Posts: 10
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02 March 2020 06:09 am

Thank you so much for sharing this! For me, as a user of different metal detectors, this video was very interesting and useful. I'm an archaeologist, and due to my job, I am using the metal detectors pretty often. Recently, I have bought a very nice metal detector, called Garrett ACE 400, click here to read more about it, and I am really satisfied with it, as it has a lot of functions. However, I was always curious about how is a metal detector made and how does it work. Now I know more about it. Thank you for sharing this cool video, I really appreciate it.

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