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Our Top Metal Detectors

Top 3 Treasure and Relic Detectors

Relic and Treasure detectors are great for the beaches, the forest or even the park. If you are not wanting to go hunting for gold nuggets, you definitely want a relic detector.

Discrimination is important, as well as weight and to a lesser degree, coil size.

Minelab Go-Find 44 Metal Detector w/ Carrying Bag-Metal Detector-Jacobs Photo and Digital


The Minelab Go Find series is the easiest to use metal detector on the market. Designed for new users it has a light, foldable design, LCD panel and uses icons, rather than numbers for an experience that requires no training and is ideal for any age.

It comes in either a Go Find 22, Go Find 44or Go Find 66 model, each version getting better than the last in terms of features and discrimination levels (and naturally price).

A great first or family detector on a budget.

Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector-Metal Detector-Jacobs Photo and Digital


The Equinox signals a new era in metal detecting being the first machine on the market that uses True intelligent Simultaneous Multi-Frequency for maximum performance, plus a wide range of single frequencies.

It comes with all the bells and whistles, wireless headphones, rechargeable batteries all wrapped up in an easy and approachable package.

Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector-Metal Detector-Jacobs Photo and Digital


A french made, ultra light detector has what you think it has for it's price. No shortcuts or compromises. Wireless everything, Carbon composite steam and flexible frequencies. With free updates making the detector better over time (all free) and a huge range of accessories available it's not hard to see why the Deus is still the best selling machine in Europe.

The battery life is on a different level compared to any other detector at a massive 22 hours run time per charge. The changes from last years model include wireless integrations of the pin pointer as well as a better, larger coil for treasure and relics.

The detector comes with presets to detect out of the box as well as having full expert mode for advance users. XP's Youtube channel has hours of video guides and the manual it comes with is excellent.

Top 3 Gold Detectors

With gold detectors, you have no shortage of units to pick from. They don't normally have discrimination and if they do it is very limited.

These are designed for gold prospecting, but for general gold objects like a bracelet, a treasure detector would be just fine.


A new entry-level gold detector from Minelab that has great performance for it's price. It's super easy to use and comes with everything you need right out of the box.

All you need to do is turn the detector on, hold the detector in the air for 10 seconds then start finding gold. No complex controls or setup. Ideal for beginners.

Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector-Metal Detector-Jacobs Photo and Digital


With 13 to 81kHz frequency options, it's flexible and is fantastic at finding very small targets like gold nuggets. Why this is great is because unlike the other two detectors on the list, it can be used for normal treasure hunting too. It's very adaptable.

It's the lightest detector on the market and still has a 5 year warranty despite it's cheaper price point. The coil is waterproof, for underwater detecting a kit is avaiaible.

Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector-Metal Detector-Jacobs Photo and Digital


A workhorse of a detector. The Body is military grade, the detector is very small (photos are not to scale) to be hiked with and the performance is second only to the GPX 7000. Why Kiwi's pick this over the GPX is the form factor, the accessory support and the weight making it the ideal choice for many of our gold spots.

The kit is the best way to get your hands on this detector. We would recommend the 12x10 DD as the ideal coil choice. The Package comes with a large 20" mono so both of your bases are covered depending on the ground type.

It's worth it's weight in gold.


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