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Minelab Eureka Gold
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Options Minelab Eureka Gold Fisher Gold Strike
Detector Type Nugget Detector Nugget Detector
Price $1000 $850
Manufactured in 2004 2002
Battery Type NiMH Pack Two 9V
Weight (Lbs.) 5 3.5
Operating frequency 6.4, 20, 60 kHz. 30 kHz.
Display None Yes
Backlight No Yes
Target ID Audio Numeric
Tone ID 2 Tones
Search Modes
  • Iron Reject
  • All Metal
  • Discriminate
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto Auto, Manual
Waterproof Coil only Coil only
Warranty 3 Years Lifetime
Number of Reviews graph 23
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Avg. User Rating 3.81 4.43
Avg. Durability Rating 5.00 4.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.75 3.00
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Most helpful review for Minelab Eureka Gold

Eureka gold
After reading the manual and using all the settings in mineralised soil, and some of my own settings,it picked up a lot of hot rocks and iron and did not punch through the soil like the ads state or reject hot rocks, nor did it pick up gold that I ran across the coil, this detector needs a lot of improvements to really make it a usable unit tone ID would be a nice feature to start with, for the price you could buy a lot better detector from another manufacturer. This unit was a total waste of money, minelab got me to buy once but never again!!!!!!!
Rick Young from Richland,Wa

Thumbs up! 450
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Most helpful review for Fisher Gold Strike

Is the Gold Strike worth it... ?
I have been using the Gold Bug 2 for several years now and I thought I'd upgrade to the newer Gold Strike from Fisher. At first I thought I had made a real mistake but found that the biggest part of the problem was the operator... me...
The Gold Strike has a much more difficult learning curve than the Gold Bug 2 but if you put in the time and effort to learn the detector it works quite well. I took both detectors with me on a trip to central Az, and ran them against each other in a field test.
Result... over the course of 3 days, every time I detected a nugget with the Gold Bug 2 the Gold Strike would also find it before digging, The Gold Strike found 2 moderately buried nuggets that the Gold Bug would have missed because of hot rocks.... The Gold Strike did find a lot of Trash that the Gold Bug ignored but the final tabulation was ..
Gold Bug 2 --- 5 nuggets (very small to medium)
Gold Strike -- 7 nuggets (very small to medium)
Total gold ... about 4 Dwt.
If you take the time to learn how to use the Gold strike, it is a very good machine. For a first Detector I wouldn't recommend it but for someone willing to take the time to learn how to adjust it properly, It is worth the effort.
Glenn R. from Central Texas

Thumbs up! 237
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