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Fisher Gold Bug

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 449 Freq: 19 kHz Weight: 2.5 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The Fisher Gold Bug metal detector was introduced in 2009 and is still in production. The Gold Bug is a 19 khz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting, relic, jewelry, and coin detecting. This new digital Gold Bug should not be confused with the 1987 analog Gold Bug which has no LCD screen. Note that the Gold Bug normally comes with a non-standard 5" round coil. This is good for nugget detecting but may be too small for some common uses like coin detecting. The Gold Bug has another version that adds a manual ground balance adjustment - the Fisher Gold Bug Pro.

"The Gold Bug® family has revolutionized gold prospecting with new prospecting tools, Target-ID, incredible depth and all at an affordable price! Its fast retune speed and biaxial search coils create superb target separation with impressive depth. V-Break™, the industry’s first Variable Breakpoint tone
discrimination system, allows user control of the multi-tone Audio ID system. This feature helps distinguish iron targets with a distinctive low audio tone while non-ferrite targets like gold, induce high tones. Tone discrimination combines with a dead-accurate Visual ID system to give gold prospectors a vital new tool in finding gold without having to dig any iron targets. An expanded 40-Point Iron ID target range helps differentiate between larger iron objects and smaller nails and pieces. The way it minimizes the masking effects of ferrous targets near non-ferrous targets is simply amazing! Two more unique features are the real-time display of the Ground Phase value and an Fe3O4 meter that indicates the amount of mineralization present. These features monitor changes in soil conditions to locate and trace black sand concentrations where gold is commonly found. The Ground Balance system handles the toughest of ground conditions, capable of balancing all the way to salt. No longer do you need a specialized detector for prospecting and another for coins and relics; the Gold Bug excels at both!"
Source: Fisher 2014 catalog

Fisher Gold Bug metal detector

Fisher Gold Bug control panel

  • Discrimination Mode for coins and relics
  • Motion All Metal Mode
  • No-motion Pinpoint with Depth Indicator
  • Computerized GROUND GRAB®
  • Continuous Ground Condition Readout
  • Continuous Ground Phase and Mineralization Readout
  • V-Break™, Industry’s first Variable Tone Breakpoint Discrimination
  • Threshold and Gain Adjustments
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Target-ID and 2-Tone Audio that includes V.C.O.
  • 1/4” (6.3 mm) and 1/8” (3.2 mm) headphone Jacks
  • Uses one 9V Alkaline battery
  • Standard with 5” (13 cm) DD Round Closed Waterproof Searchcoil (Gold Bug and Pro only)
  • 19 kHz Operating Frequency
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg)
  • 5 Year Warranty

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