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I have been looking for a website like this for sometime now.
I am quite new to prospecting and have so many questions for you guys.
I have 4 questions today
a- Are there metal detectors that are made specifically to prospect gold only?
b- which is the best if they exist?
c- Can they locate gold at a very deep depth?
d- Can they be used on land and in water?

Look forward to receiving your replies. 

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Welcome to the forum goldgeek.  

Unfortunately there is no detector that will ONLY detect gold.

There are detectors that will help to discriminate between ferrous and non-ferrous but even these are not 100% accurate.  Generally these are VLF detectors (have a look at the Minelab Equinox Fan Club sub-forum of Steve's for a fairly recent addition to this group of detectors). 

There are some Pulse Induction machines that have discrimination also. I have never used one but I gather that they are a long way from being 100% accurate.  

That sort of makes the rest of your questions moot. 

However, yes the PI and ZVT machines can locate gold at depth = 1-2 metres on really decent size pieces. 

Yes, many detectors are waterproof - some to >100 metres. 

Sorry to burst your bubble but hope that answers your questions :wink:

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7 hours ago, goldgeek said:

I have been looking for a website like this for sometime now.

I know the feeling goldgeek, and today is your lucky day.  I've looked around too, and this is the best site I've found.  Lots of friendly, helpful, and knowlegeable folks here.  I'm certain you'll find lots of good info if you spend some time here.

Happy hunting!

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