If you like gold then maybe having a gold detector will make that find easier.
Not everyone who enjoys metal detecting should purchase a gold detector, especially since the metal detectors that are designed to find gold are far more expensive than the run of the mill metal detectors. While almost any metal detector can actually detect gold, unless you have one that is designed for that purpose you may not actually find gold due to the heavy mineralization in the soil and the depth at which the gold may be found.
There are some metal detectors on the market that will switch between modes so that you can go coin shooting and relic hunting with the same device you use to find gold nuggets. This type of gold detector usually costs at least several hundred dollars but it is more than worth it to the detectorist who will put it to good use. If you won’t be specifically detecting for gold, though, don’t spend the extra money on a gold detector.
Many times, a gold detector will reject coins and other relics as the discrimination and sensitivity is set to filter out anything except gold. If you have the kind of detector that will switch between modes then you can cover the same are just by switching modes. Many enthusiasts carry multiple detectors with them although with today’s technology, the need for this is waning. With the technology in many of today’s top metal detectors you can use just one device for all types of detecting.
Detecting for gold takes a lot of perseverance, skill, and knowledge but you can still find gold nuggets. There are treasure hunting clubs all over the United States that are dedicated to gold detecting and you can learn a lot from the members in these clubs. It is important to be patient and to learn how to use your gold detector. Just learning how could take a while. Many serious detectorists practice using different types of terrain to bury their treasure in so they can get used to the indicators on their metal or gold detector. By practicing ahead of time you will learn how to listen to your detector so that you won’t pass up a good find and also so that you are not constantly digging for junk.
There is gold out there and with your gold detector you should have no problem in finding it. Just take your time and happy hunting.