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Minelab SDC 2300

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $3299 Freq: Pulse Weight: 5.7 lbs Waterproof?: Yes Current?: Yes

The Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector was released in 2014 and is still in production. The SDC 2300 is a fully submersible pulse induction (PI) metal detector aimed primarily at gold prospecting but with possible applications for saltwater beach detecting. Note that the SDC 2300 8" round mono search coil is hardwired into the control box and cannot be changed.

"This compact waterproof detector comes with easy-to-use controls and is assembly-free. Quickly find more gold patches and more gold nuggets! The SDC 2300 was field tested by Minelab professional testers in real gold fields (heavily mineralised) and delivered proven results. "SDC 2300 strikes gold in field test land previously hunted by another (brand) midrange machine" - Minelab field tester. “You will find more small nuggets and fine-threaded specimen gold in mineralised soils with the SDC 2300 than any other gold detector, including the GPX 5000.” “The SDC’s unique advantage is ultra-low ground noise in mineralised and saline soils AND very high sensitivity to fine gold and fine targets (like chains) at the beach.” - Bruce Candy (Chief Scientist Minelab Electronics, SDC Inventor)." Source: Minelab website

Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector

Minelab SDC 2300 control panel

  • Compact - Folds to small portable size, 8.5” (216mm) by 15.7” (400mm).  Fits into carry-on luggage and most backpacks.
  • Waterproof Capability - Fully submersible to 10’ (3m) for detecting riverbeds and shorelines, allowing you to transition with ease from land to water. 
  • Rugged & Assembly Free - Military grade construction, one piece detector designed to perform in the toughest conditions. No assembly required.
  • Easy Patch Hunting - Search quickly and efficiently in hard to reach and remote places to find those elusive gold bearing clustered deposits.
  • MPF (Multi Period Fast) technology incorporates extremely fast Pulse Induction switching between Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) detector signals. Therefore minimal residual transmit signal is present during the receive cycle, enabling clear sharp detection of very small gold.

Official Minelab SDC 2300 Product Page

Minelab SDC 2300 Owner's Guide

Minelab SDC 2300 - Steve's Review

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What Lunk said. Has found me more gold than all other detectors combined.

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No doubt one of  the quirkiest looking nugget detectors I've ever seen, the SDC 2300 is nonetheless a top performer in the gold fields. Compact, rugged, waterproof and equipped with full-time automatic ground balance, it is a turn on and go machine able to go anywhere and handle any ground type from extreme iron mineralization to alkali salt rich soil. Its sensitivity to tiny nuggets is exceptional. The jittery threshold took a little getting used to, but once I did I was amazed at how even very faint targets were recognizeable amidst it. The unit is a little on the pricy side, but definitely worth evey penny.

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