The answer is a resounding YES! Metal detectors can detect gold, just like they can detect any other metal. Some detectors, such as the Minelab Gold Monster or the GPZ 7000, are specifically designed to find small pieces of gold. Even a standard metal detector can be used to find gold rings. When it comes to finding gold, there are two types of metal detectors that are most commonly used: very low frequency (VLF) and pulse induction (PI).
VLF detectors have a higher operating frequency than other models, making them more sensitive to small gold nuggets. Small search coils will also provide greater sensitivity to small pieces of gold, but they won't cover as much ground or search as deep as larger coils. It is important to have the metal detector balanced to ground in order to get the greatest depth and accuracy of your gold metal detector. This allows you to filter out the impacts of minerals in your searches and find more gold.
Airport security systems look for magnetic metals, so your heavy 14k gold bracelet will not set off the alarm. Small pieces of jewelry made of solid gold will not trigger metal detectors because gold is a non-magnetic metal. High-frequency metal detectors are generally better at finding gold because they can identify smaller materials more accurately, and gold also has better conductivity with higher frequency waves than lower ones. Models such as the Detech EDS Gold Catcher and Garrett AT Gold receive exceptional ratings for their price characteristics and exceptional performance in the field.
When looking for gold, it is suggested that you start the search in places where gold has already been found in the past. The Garrett ATX Deepseeker is a great choice for finding deep gold nuggets or gold veins. Thanks to modern technology, prospectors now have access to metal detectors that can help them find even more gold nuggets than ever before!.