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Options Garrett AT Gold Minelab Eureka Gold
Detector Type Nugget Detector Nugget Detector
Price $800 $1000
Manufactured in 2012 2004
Battery Type 4 AA NiMH Pack
Weight (Lbs.) 3.03 5
Operating frequency 18 kHz. 6.4, 20, 60 kHz.
Display Yes None
Backlight No No
Target ID 20 Segment Numeric Audio
Tone ID 3 Tones
Search Modes
  • All Metal
  • Discrim 1
  • Discrim 2
  • Pinpoint
  • Iron Reject
  • All Metal
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto, Manual Auto
Waterproof 10 feet Coil only
Warranty 2 Years 3 Years
Number of Reviews graph 10
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Avg. User Rating 4.29 3.81
Avg. Durability Rating 4.07 5.00
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.20 4.75
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Most helpful review for Garrett AT Gold

Coin shootIng with the Garrett AT -Gold
On December 15th 2011 I took my new Garrett AT -Gold to a local Chicago park to test out this machines ability to find coins. The temperature was approximately 40 degrees and the ground was moist. The unit performed wonderfully. Even though I did not recover any silver coins, I did find about 35 various clad and copper coins including 12 wheat pennies.
The clad quarters and dimes were all less than 4 inches and the AT -Gold's numerical readout was very consistent. Quarters registered a value of 86 and the dimes 80. Zinc pennies came in at between 77-79 and the wheaties at 80-81.

Some of the wheaties were as deep as 6 inches and the unit gave solid tones. I encountered a few aluminum pull tabs which in discrimination 2 gave clearly broken signals that made them very easy to identify as trash. Even on the deeper wheat pennies the signal remained solid when I lifted the coil higher to test the function of the depth reading. I experienced almost no fatigue after hunting for more than 4 hours.

I am very impressed with this unit. From the quality of the construction and materials to the design and ergonomics. Garrett has a real winner here. I own several other high quality detectors and this one holds it's own with any of them.

I also air tested the machine against many others at the metal detector store and it blew away the competition on coins, rings, and a small gold nugget . To the best of my knowledge, this unit boasts more features than any other detector I've run across. How many water capable machines have removable headphones and coils, digital readout, multiple frequencies, 40 hours of operation on 4 AA 's, and auto ground balance with adjustable iron discrimination.

The proportion audio response is also great for identifying deep targets just by the sound level. The small double D coil is also so light I can barely feel it. Although I used the larger double D coil on the first park hunt. This detector can do it all with no compromise.
You will be very satisfied if you get one. I will be posting more results as time goes on. I can't wait to use it again. Good luck hunting !
Ron galiene from Illinois

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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

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