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Buy a Gold Detector Online

Updated on June 23, 2010

Finding gold

Panning for gold

There are severalo ways of finding gold you can pan for it with a special gold panning dish.  You have to dig up the dirt and swill it around in the dish wahing the dirt of the top leaving the gold to settle in the bottom.

You use to be able to find it in rivers or streams after the heavy rains.

Gold Detecting

This is the easiest and less back breaking.  You move this detector back and forth across above the ground and when it starts beeping you start digging.  Depending on the detector you have bought it may only detect a few inches under the surface.

Of course everything that causes it to beep may not be gold.  It could be bottle tops, horseshoes, or metal of any description.  If you are real lucky you may just find that elusive gold nugget. 

What better way to make a few dollars these days with the great price of gold than fossicking for that elusive nugget. Not only can you find some nuggets, you could go down the beach or in fact any picnic area where people lose their precious rings, necklaces, watches or even money.

Buy a gold detector online and spend an hour or two early in the mornings or later in the evenings when other people have gone home. Friends of mine have lost wedding or engagement rings and they would have been lost forever if someone hadn’t seen their ad in the paper hoping that someone may have found them.

Ok, you are returning it to the owner, and you may not receive anything except a brilliant thank you. So what! It will be your good deed for the day and make a young couple really happy. On the other hand some people will be so relieved that they will offer you a reward. You never know your luck and if you hadn’t been out getting that needed exercise they would be very upset. So you are helping yourself and them.

It is very important to realize that you cannot fossick for gold on any National Parks, Aboriginal territory, cemeteries or in any town sites.

Types of Detectors

Detectors come in a variety of sizes and prices. If you really want to find something you need to buy something that can pick up metal at least a foot down under the surface. The deeper the probe the more you will find.

Yes you will also find old horse shoes, bottle tops, cans and many other worthless things. Then again you will find other worthwhile bits and pieces too.

You would be wasting your time (in my opinion) buying something under $100.

Fisher Gold Bug-2 Metal Detector with 6 1/2" Elliptical Search Coil

This 71 Hz detector is powerful and sensitive to find small nuggets. The iron disc mode rejects iron and weighs 2.9lbs with a 6-1/2” elliptical search coil.

This Fisher Gold Bug-2 is specifically designed to find the nuggets and is dust and is moisture resistant. It works with two 9v batteries.

New Gold Century? Super Eagle Metal Detector Adjustable Sensitive Waterproof Underwater Headset Super


The feature of this detector is that it can not only be used on land but is water proof to a depth of 65 foot.  Therefore you can even wade into the water and search the rolling shoreline as well as in the sandy beaches.


This detector was designed to distinguish between the different types of metals allowing you to know if you find coins, or different types of silver or gold jewelry. This will extend your chances of finding more.

American Hawks Navigator Metal Detector LCD Display, Waterproof Search Coil, Arm Support, Headphone, Bag

This detector is powered by two 9v batteries with a low voltage indication 11.6 -12.4v waterproof search coil. It also comes with headphone and carry bag.

It is designed to find all your lost coins and has four different modes of operation. It also displays the estimated depth of the object in both motion and non motion modes.

Before making any decision to buy your detector it would be best to ask others what they use and be guided by their advice. Everyone will have a different opinion and it will also depend on what type of country you anticipate using this detector in.

Use on soft sand will probably be entirely different to searching for gold in hard granite or clay areas. So do your homework before outlaying your hard earned cash and being disappointed with your purchase.

Just look at the fun you can have if you buy a gold detector online and go out and find one of those beaut gold nuggets

Have you ever found a gold nugget

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    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Stars439, thanks for stopping by to read this.

      It would be nice to find one

    • stars439 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Something to think about. Interesting hub. God Bless

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Gus thanks for that Actually gold is all in the mind. Our life is a golden moment in time. When you think of about it.

      Everyday we are alive is a moment more than many that didnt mmake it as long as us. I love and appreciate every day of mof my life these days. Funny how it takes a lifetime to appreciate the true value of life. Thanks mate for stopping and reading my golden hub

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Hi Eileen - Nothing like finding gold, either atop the ground, underneath the ground, or in a sack placed on your front doorstep ! Here is a URL you can click on to learn of yet another way to find the stuff by using your digital camera. I read about this method but have yet to try it myself. It is from an eBook through Clickbank...

      Gus :-)))

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      viking, I love it when we go back in time our memories are truly worth a lot more than money what do you think. Oh it must have been great. I would love to do this in fact if we sell our house I just might talk the old boy into buying one and do just that. I sure would love it (I know become a kid again) 16 going on 70. Thanks for great comment

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Oh this brought back memories. When I was a kid we had one and my father always brought us on the beach. We'd spend hours having great fun and fighting over who got a go of the detector next. There were five of us kids lol

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      support med, very true, I like to think of it as a way of getting more of the exercise we need. I suppose in a way it would be like the rich people playing golf how they get their exercise.

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      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      I have not ever used a metal detector to search for gold or anything else. P. Dickinson gave an interesting comment on it being a 'meditative exercise', I never would have thought of it that way. Good information should I ever decide to do so.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Peter, I am so glad you liked it. Gold is not called elusive for nothing. I certainly never found anything I bought anything I had and that is not much.

    • Peter Dickinson profile image

      Peter Dickinson 

      8 years ago from South East Asia

      I enjoyed this. I used to mess around with a metal detector and even if I found nothing at all I gained greatly from the meditative exercise. Thank you.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      valeriebelew, Oh well that make two of us. you never know your luck

    • valeriebelew profile image


      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      I have never panned for gold; maybe that is why I'm so poor. LOL.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Ethel, thanks for that.

      lctodd, I wouldnt mind finding one myself it would be great.

    • lctodd1947 profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Very informative hub as always Eileen. Thank you for sharing this information...I wish I could find a gold nugget. I need one about now.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      You are so enterprising Eileen

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Fishtiger, Yes it would be great to find one of the big nuggets.

      pattie Anne, Sounds like fun on the beach.

      Thanks for stopping by

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      Patti Ann 

      8 years ago from Florida

      We have a metal detector that we use at the beach - it is amazing the things that you find - no gold yet though (LOL).

    • fishtiger58 profile image


      8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Great information, I bet that is fun, it's something I have never done, but wouldn't that be neat to find something of great value?


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