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New to metal detecting ,what to buy


#1

Hi guys had a long time interest in gold hunting but as we have no alluvial gold in the north island i must accept that relic hunting is my best option. I want a detector that can do everything so to speak. Coins , relics , rings etc and suitable for beaches. Any suggestions? Cheers


#2

The Minelab Equinox 800 is really worth considering.
You can see it here. www.detectnz.co.nz

Chris


#3

You could go for an el cheapo from trademe just to get yourself started.
Find out where you enjoy detecting - beach, water, land.
You may want a waterproof detector, also if you plan on going hard in the rain.
Some detectors are better at dealing with salty conditions & blacksand. You may also get a sand scoop (someone on here sells them).
You may want to bash through some scrub, some parks are overgrown now days hiding the best loot - for that you’ll want a smaller coil.
You’ll also want to consider getting a pointer, you can get by without one & some detectors have them built into the coil.


#4

Who sells sand scoops I’m keen on one


#5

eBay, think some good ones out of Eastern Europe from memory


#6

Trade Me Listing #: 1724160692

Whangaparaoa.


#7

Any suggestions people? Missed out on a garret at gold and see xterra 705s for sale but not sure what to go for. Thanks


#8

hi i run a AT gold as a coin treasure detector its great
but can mot find gold nuggets,still a good machine


#9

The Minelab 705 has been very popular over the years Matto1234 as it has a built in Gold mode and waterproof coil.

MK


#10

Hi Matt,
if you’re not into detecting natural gold (alluvial or specimens) then the Equinox 600 is probably one of the better options. Check out our range here or give me a call.
Cheers,
Dan


#11

Specimen gold is possible in the coromandel where i frequent so i would like that option if possible. I can only really afford to purchase a second hand unit. Thanks! Matt


#12

This could be a tricky one because a good second hand unit could cost thousands if you are considering a model like an SDC 2300 or GPX 4500 which are really designed for gold/prospecting. But if you are on a limited budget why not consider a X-Terra 705 which is also great for coin shooting.