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Minelab Gold Monster 1000

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 799 Freq: 45 kHz Weight: 3.2 lbs Waterproof?: No Current?: Yes

The Minelab Gold Monster 1000 metal detector was introduced in 2017 and is still in production. It is a weatherproof 45 kHz induction balance metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting. The normal sales package for this detector includes two coils, a 5" round DD coil, and a 6" x 10" DD coil.

"The GOLD MONSTER 1000 features fully automatic operation and comes with a choice of coils, battery options and shaft configurations. If you're looking for super sensitive gold performance at a great price, then this is the detector you've been waiting for!" Source: Minelab website

Minelab Gold Monster 1000 metal detector

Minelab Gold Monster 1000 control panel

  • Fully automatic operation 
  • Extra sensitive 45 kHz VLF performance 
  • Highly adaptable 
  • 2 search coils included 
  • Easy quick start 

Official Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Product Page

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Minelab Gold Monster 1000 - Steve's Review

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The Gold Monster has to be the easiest detector to use for Gold Prospecting, it's really just a turn on and go machine, someone having never used a detector before could pick up a Gold Monster and find gold.  It has very nice loud audio from it's inbuilt speaker.  

The detector itself runs silently only making noise when you pass over a target so it makes targets very hard to miss, especially with it's boosted audio.  A very tiny nugget can seem like it will be a much bigger target than it is due to this feature. 

It's simple to ground balance as it's all done automatically by the detector, if you find you need to ground balance it with dramatic changes in soil conditions all you do is pump the coil up and down a few times and it settles right down, no need to press any buttons.  

The small gold it can find is incredible, any smaller and you would have trouble seeing it.  

There is a discriminate mode to get rid of iron but I never use it as discriminate on any detector seems to lower it's sensitivity preferring to rely on it's gold chance meter at the top of the screen, if it's a big junk target it will let you know, DO NOT rely on it for small gold, if it's an iffy target, you must dig it.

Some have reported touch sensitivity with their coils on the GM, especially the larger coil but I haven't found it to be an issue with mine, usually if I do get any knock sensitivity it can be resolved by pumping my coil a few times to ensure proper ground balance, by running in Auto sensitivity modes, or knocking back one or two levels on manual sensitivity.

Overall I'm extremely happy with my Gold Monster, it comes with two coils and that's about all you need for it for it's intended purpose.  A good value dedicated gold machine that works very well.

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If there's such a thing as the perfect VLF gold nugget detector, the Gold Monster 1000 is it. Super simple to operate, lightweight, weatherproof, extreme sensitivity to a wide range of nugget sizes and depths, boosted audio, rechargeable battery, two coils, great price...what's not to like?!

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