What Are Metal Detector Search Coils and Which One Should You Choose?

A larger search coil will detect deeper plus cover more ground. Detech 13" Ultimate Search Coil pictured above.

A larger search coil will detect deeper plus cover more ground. Detech 13″ Ultimate Search Coil pictured above.

One of the most important parts of a metal detector is it’s search coil. Search coils help determine in part how deeply the metal detector can search, the size of treasure it can find, the way the machine reacts to the type of ground you’re hunting, and more. Let’s take a minute to talk about the types of search coils available and how to determine which metal detector search coil that would be best for you.

Search Coil Size: Small, Medium or Large?

Search coils come in small, medium, and large sizes. Smaller metal detector search coils will find smaller treasures closer to the surface, like gold flakes for example. Larger sized search coils are used for finding larger items like treasure caches of coins that are buried deeper underground. Mid sized search coils fall in about, you guessed it, the middle with regard to the size and depth of treasure they can locate.

The type of metal detector search coil has an effect on your treasure hunting as well. The two most widely used search coils found on metal detectors at this point in time are:

  1. Concentric
  2. Wide Scan

Concentric metal detector search coils offer improved target discrimination while you should choose a wide scan search coil if you’re hunting in a location with heavy ground mineralization like the wet salt water beach.

One company to look to when selecting an additional search coil is Detech. Detech makes search coils for a wide variety of metal detector models from today’s top brands. For more on metal detector search coils, all they do for your machine, and which one is the best for your current needs, please enjoy these articles from our learning library.

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Tesoro Metal Detectors Introduces Delta 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan Search Coil

Tesoro Delta 11" x 8" Wide Scan search coil

Tesoro Metal Detectors has just announced the availability of their new Delta 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil for use with the the Tesoro Vaquero, Tejon, Lobo SuperTraq and Cibola metal detectors.

Today Tesoro Metal Detectors has announced the availability of a brand new search coil option for the Vaquero, Tejón, Lobo SuperTraq and Cibola metal detectors. The new Delta 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil features a new “Responsive Signal Design” (RSD).

Get the Most From You Tesoro Metal Detector

With RSD technology you can give your Tesoro detector the best advantage possible when working in heavily mineralized sites. This Tesoro Delta search coil will give your tesoro metal detector more coverage and a better balance of depth and sensitivity.

Wide scan coils such as the Delta are less affected by ground mineralization. Wide scan is also referred to as DD or Double D.

The Tesoro Delta 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan Search Coil has a 4 pin connector, is carbon in color and includes a scuff/coil cover. The 8′ coil wire allows for use on all styles of Tesoro metal detector configurations.

Watch our First Look Tesoro Delta Wide Scan Search Coil Video :

For complete details on the new Tesoro Delta 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan visit our product detail page. In Living Color: You can see the coil in action by watching our in the field test Video of the Tesoro Delta 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil.

Tesoro Metal Detectors Introduces Epsilon 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan Search Coil

Epsilon 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil

Today Tesoro Metal Detectors announced the availability of their new Epsilon 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil for use with the the Cortes, Deleon, Silver uMax and Outlaw metal detectors.

Today Tesoro Metal Detectors has announced the Epsilon wide scan search coil for use with the Silver µMax, Outlaw, DeLeón, Cortés metal detectors.

This new 11″ x 8″ high performance search coil will let you get the most out of your existing Tesoro detector.

The Epsilon features Tesoros’ new “Responsive Signal Design” (RSD). With RSD technology you can give your Tesoro detector the best advantage possible when working in heavily mineralized sites.

This Tesoro Epsilon search coil boasts a bright white design and will give your tesoro metal detector more coverage and a better balance of depth and sensitivity.

Wide scan coils such as the Epsilon are less affected by ground mineralization. Wide scan is also refered to as DD or Double D.

The Tesoro Epsilon 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan Search Coil has a 5 pin connector and includes a search coil cover. The 8′ coil wire allows for use on all styles of Tesoro metal detector configurations.

Watch our in the field First Look Tesoro Epsilon Search Coil Video:

For complete details on the new Tesoro Epsilon 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil visit our product detail page. Be sure to see our in the field First Look Video of the Tesoro Epsilon 11″ x 8″ Wide Scan search coil on our MetalDetector.com YouTube Chanel.