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Garrett AT Gold

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 637 Freq: 18 kHz Weight: 2.8 lbs Waterproof?: Yes Current?: Yes

The Garrett AT Gold was released in 2011 and is still in production. The AT Gold is a fully submersible 18 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic detecting, and gold prospecting.

"The AT Gold operates at a high frequency optimized for gold prospecting and includes a True All Metal Mode. The ALL METAL Mode is preferred for prospecting because it provides the greatest possible depth and sensitivity. It also provides a continuous audio response to allow the operator to hear the subtle detection signals produced by faint targets. The AT Gold includes manual and automatic Ground Balance—plus an exclusive Ground Balance Window™ feature—to optimize the detector's performance in highly mineralized ground, where gold is most often found. This detector is also waterproof to a maximum depth of 10 feet (3 meters) for searching in freshwater lakes and streams. In addition to its True All Metal Mode, the AT Gold includes two Discrimination Modes, making it a versatile coin and relic hunting machine. When selecting either the DISC 1 or DISC 2 mode, the operator gains more Tone ID information from targets in addition to the ability to discriminate unwanted trash targets (e.g. nails, foil, pull tabs)." Source: Owner's Manual

Garrett AT Gold metal detector

Garrett AT Gold control panel

  • True All-Metal Mode - Detects all types of metal and provides the greatest possible detection depth and sensitivity.
  • All Metal Iron Audio™ - Garrett Exclusive feature that audibly identifies discriminated iron while operating in a True All-Metal Mode (also available in the two Discrim Modes).
  • Higher Frequency - 18 kHz to enhance detection of small gold nuggets.
  • Ground Balance Window - Garrett Exclusive feature that allows user to “spread” the ground balance setting to reduce the response to subtle ground variations.
  • All Terrain Versatility - Weatherproof design for dusty, humid, or wet environments; and fully submersible to 10-foot depth.
  • High-Resolution Iron Discrimination™ - Provides fine resolution of iron discrimination (44 levels) for the most precise ability to separate a good target from iron trash.
  • Digital Target ID - Numeric scale from 0 to 99; indicates a target’s conductivity.
  • Pro Mode Audio - Proportional audio response and Tone Roll Audio features provide more target information.
  • Fast Track™ Ground Balance - Automatic feature that allows the user to quickly ground balance the detector in mineralized soil conditions. Ground balance can also be adjusted manually.
  • Adjustable Threshold - User can manually adjust the audio threshold (the constant background sound or “hum”) to better hear targets.
  • Fast Recovery Speed - Allows greater ability to pick out good targets amongst trash.
  • Three Search Modes plus Pinpoint
  • More Info: Continuous coin depth indicator to help determine target depth. Battery condition indicator. Graphic Target Analyzer identifies target’s conductivity. Adjustable Frequency helps eliminate interference.

Official Garrett AT Gold Product Page

Garrett AT Gold Owner's Manual

Garrett AT Gold - Steve's Review

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

This was my first metal detector.  Lots of features for a detector in its price range.  Pretty easy to use and a great detector to learn with in my opinion.  I used both the DD and the super sniper coils, both had their applications.  As stated above there is no volume control but I did not have a problem with that since you could adjust the threshold low enough that it did not drive you crazy.  As an all around machine for someone just getting into the sport and who does not want to invest a really large sum of money, this is a detector that should be considered.  

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

A very nice machine for the money. I bought it for my wife for gold hunting and then we got more specific gold machines so she quit using it except at the beach.  It's easy to learn to use. The volume (speaker) does not have a control that I'm aware of ? So when the external speaker broke soon after purchasing it I left it that way so she would have to use her headphones and not bug me with the loud noises. I sold it a while ago since we were just not using it. Three stars for the speaker breaking so soon. 



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