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From: Hobart, TAS
Joined: 18 November 2013
Posts: 585
15 November 2015 12:12 pm

I think it's a good dual-purpose beginner detector, but if you're mostly into gold, you'll probably be wanting to upgrade to a better, PI detector not too far off. Depends how much time you'll be using it, and what size the gold is wherever you are.

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Joined: 12 November 2015
Posts: 47
15 November 2015 01:23 pm

Ok thanks I'm in Warwick QLD

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From: Maitland, NSW
Joined: 19 February 2013
Posts: 15,984
15 November 2015 03:01 pm

Jay44 wrote:

Do you think the AT Gold is a good beggining detector I am considering getting one?

Hi JaY.

You might consider asking your question in a new topic so it will get more attention. My 2 cents. The At gold is a good beginner detector but the technology is a few years old and there are probably better machines for similar money. I am no expert either.

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Garrett At Pro, XP Deus, CTX 3030, pin pointer. Oldest find 1807 halfpenny, oldest silver 1854 threepence.


From: Bendigo, VIC
Joined: 18 September 2016
Posts: 6
23 October 2016 07:19 pm

I have had mine now for a while and have about 10 hours on it. I have not found gold yet with it but I'm a newbie so still finding my way. I am used to its sounds now and have been digging up a lot of junk. Today I got my first piece of lead shot at around 3 inches. Cant be any more than half a gram. Seems to pick up my small test piece nugget ok so will persist. Its clearly not as good as some of the PI's though.


Joined: 06 August 2013
Posts: 1
27 June 2018 07:13 pm

Hey all has anyone every taken the AT GOLD to the golf fields and found gold... I have taken mine but it is very noisy.

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From: Brisbane
Joined: 18 February 2014
Posts: 6,283
13 November 2021 01:26 pm

Took the AT Gold out this morning, and success. I have longish grass in the backyard and have had the ride on in for some work. Got the mower back yesterday but couldn't find the locking pin for the catcher. Retraced my steps, searched the shed high and low, no of it anywhere. Maybe I dropped it when dismantling the catcher base. Took the tector out and within a minute found the pin. I bought this detector , 5 years ago and apart from putting it together, buying a bag and some accessories, this is the FIRST time it has been used. Well, I am wrapped. Went for a walk around the clothesline and I have a bit of digging to do on a few targets, so wish me luck.

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Joined: 13 August 2018
Posts: 2,048
13 November 2021 01:46 pm

Yep it's a great hobby alright. Comes in handy when you drop something, or it can give you peace, nature, exercise, history, geography & geology lessons all at the same time, and occasionally you get to find some amazing and valuable things.

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