A gold prospecting metal detector can be very rewarding to use, literally, and figuratively! There are machines that specialize in finding gold nuggets and flakes, as well as metal detectors that can help you find large caches of gold coins and bullion.
If you’re out nugget hunting, you’ll want a gold prospecting metal detector that features a manual ground balance control, a built in pinpointer, and if possible a selection of search coils to help you find even the smallest nuggets of gold; which are quite valuable today. If you’re looking for a bigger treasure such as silver or gold coins or stores of bullion, you’ll want a two box or deep seeking metal detector as these items are often buried much more deeply when compared with gold nuggets.
For more on what to look for in a gold prospecting metal detector as well as our favorite metal detectors for gold prospecting, please take a look at our article titled What’s the Best Gold Prospecting Metal Detector.