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Gold Finder::The Gold Metal Detector

Updated on December 3, 2012

The recent invention of the gold metal detector has opened up the possibility of finding new reserves of gold presently undiscovered especially in the drier climates of the world, where panning for gold with the use of water is virtually an impossibility.

This amazing piece of equipment is a must for any serious gold-panner whether this is on dry land or on a river bed.

Check out the area you are planning to pan for gold in before you go to the effort of panning.

The gold metal detector can detect gold as well as many other metals, precious or otherwise, and the pitch of the sound you hear will determine the type of metal detected.

Gold Metal Detector

New Gold Deposits Just Waiting to be Found

Geologists have long held the view that in many states of the US there are huge reserves of gold waiting to be found, and with the gold detector, you could be the finder.

The areas where this is believed to hold true are the desert regions of Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California and Arizona, but as gold is to be found in EVERY country in the world, there is just as great a likelihood that there could be huge deposits near you.

Up until now, gold has been found by digging and looking in the areas where geologically it would seem most probable, but gold could well be discovered in areas that do not share the same geological characteristics that have been present during other major gold finds.

Armed with nothing more than your gold metal detector and a shovel, YOU could be the next person to strike it rich!

Even if you don't live in a state that historically has gold deposits, smaller quantities of gold have been found in Alabama, Tennessee, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Before the gold metal detector was invented, it was impossible to find the gold in these states, and now there is every possibility it can be found by an ordinary person like you or me.

gold coins
gold coins

Find Buried Treasure with your Gold Detector

With the gold metal detector, it is possible not only to find precious metals in their raw form, it is idea for finding lost jewelryand treasure that may have lain underground for many years.

How much more fun you can have with a gold metal detector!

Use it in fields to try to locate buried treasure from earlier civilisations, or in parks or near public walkways to find lost items of jewelry that may have lain undiscovered for many years.

Even use it in your own garden to find jewelry you yourself lost, perhaps many years ago.

How exciting it would to locate gold coins from a long bygone age.

Underwater Gold Metal Detectors

For the serious hobbyist, there are also gold metal detectors available specially designed for working underwater, to reach those areas in the centre of rivers that gold-panners previously couldn't reach.

This would also require your ability to dive, but the money you will earn when you find previously undiscovered gold deposits will more than pay for the extra expense.

A gold prospector with his detector
A gold prospector with his detector

Buy a Gold Metal Detector at Amazon

Learn to Use a Gold Metal Detector

Like all things in life, you get what you pay for.

The more you pay for your gold metal detector, not only the better detector you will get, but your more expensive detector will detect gold at deeper levels, or tell you how deep exactly the gold is, and a host of other really useful information.

However, the downside of all the extra gadgets included in the price is that they become quite complicated to use, especially if you haven't used one before.

They are not easy for the new user to learn how to use properly, and can be confusing for even experienced users of metal detectors.

Perhaps it is better to buy a beginners level gold metal detector to start off with, trading up to an expensive model when you are sure you know what you are doing.

Treasure hunter John Stevens
Treasure hunter John Stevens
1000 year old gold and black diamond ring
1000 year old gold and black diamond ring

Man Finds Treasure with Gold Metal Detector

Amateur treasure hunter John Stevens found this beautiful and priceless ring in a field in Leicestershire in England in 2008.

Described only as a businessman, John Stevens has been treasure huntng for 30 years and describes this find as his most exciting yet.

Having and maintaining good relationships with the local farmers, John only goes onto land in which crops are not growing, and preferably have just been ploughed.

And it was in just such a field he found this incredible ring, only 5" below the surface.

An expert in antiquities, based in London, described this ring as belonging to an extremely rich and powerful person, perhaps even royalty, as commoners in those days were not allowed to wear gold.

The black diamonds make the ring even rarer, coming as they do from Africa.

You could be the next person to strike gold with the help of a gold metal detector!


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    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Good luck finding that gold!

    • john000 profile image

      John R Wilsdon 

      8 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      Well-written and intriguing article. Nice job. I can't wait to get back to my Arizona mountain haunts. Thumbs up!

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      I wouldn't mind one myself. I bet there is gold in the hills around me, but no-one has bothered looking before!

    • frogyfish profile image


      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Wow and goodness! I just went gold-panning in Arizona and thus talked about how someone should invent a 'gold-finder' - then here it is already! Yeah, my nugget is still out there! Thank you for this delightful info!

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Really? Wow! I didn't know that - you should write a hub about it :)

    • suziecat7 profile image


      8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Izzy - no the bottles themselves - some old bottles are collectable.

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from UK

      Dig for bottles? The metal top on them? LOL

      I always wanted a metal detector, but now I really want a gold metal detector - they sound like great fun! Thanks for commenting :)

    • suziecat7 profile image


      8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Years ago, I found a lot of interesting things with my metal detector including jewelry. Of course, everything's a treasure to me. I used to dig for bottles too. :( Great Hub.


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