Up until now, there has always been a compromise between frequency and sensitivity when optimizing detector performance, because lower frequencies are more sensitive to larger gold nuggets and higher frequencies are more sensitive to smaller gold nuggets. When comparing detectors, the three curves in the diagram represent each detector’s ability to find small gold nuggets of a certain size, at a maximum possible depth. Most detectors will find a very large nugget just beneath the surface, however a detector’s sensitivity to gold determines how many smaller nuggets will ultimately be recovered in difficult (noisy) ground at greater depths.
An 18 kHz detector will normally have a depth advantage on nuggets ≥ 1.0g over a basic mid-frequency detector, and a 71 kHz detector will have a depth advantage on nuggets ≤ 0.1g. The advanced GOLD MONSTER 1000 uses an intermediate 45 kHz frequency AND a high speed 24-bit signal processor. This primary combination greatly boosts sensitivity to gold beyond that of other single frequency VLF detectors over a wide range of nugget sizes, without introducing excess noise and false signals.
The GOLD MONSTER 1000 also has improved ferrous/non-ferrous discrimination and copes better with conductive (salty) soils than higher frequency detectors, making it the perfect choice to maximize your gold recovery!
GOLD MONSTER 1000 outperforms all other single frequency VLF gold detectors! Detector sensitivity comparisons are representative only. Actual performance will depend upon nugget size, detector settings and ground conditions.
"I found my first nugget within an hour; funnily enough it was in a detector scrape from previous excursions. All up I found many pieces of gold, the deepest being 3 inches in variable hot ground."
Jonathan Porter - Professional Gold Prospector, Australia- “I was able to find nine small nuggets (flakes) so easily that it was a bit surprising! Total weight of all nine is 7.8 grains. None were deep, maybe 3–4 cm at most. Just enough however to be just out of reach of the SDC and too small for the GPZ.”
Features and benefits:
- Fully automatic operation
- Extra sensitive 45 kHz VLF performance
- Highly adaptable 2 search coils included
- Rechargeable battery included
- Easy quick start
- Easy-to-use controls
- Gold chance indicator
- Multiple detect modes
- Gold (iron reject)
- Deep all-metal
- Sensitivity options
- Manual sensitivity, and two auto options; Auto, and Auto+
- Adjustable volume; adjust to suit your hearing, with 6 volume levels
- Highly adaptable
- Wide ground coverage
- Confined space detecting
- Universal shaft adaptability
- Waterproof coil (to 1m/3')
- Rain proof control box
- Automatic noise cancel
- Digital electronics
- Auto ground balance
- Faster processor
- Automatic sensitivity
2 search coils included
- GM 10 (10″ x 6″ Double-D) Search Coil
- GM 05 (5″ Double‑D) Search Coil
High Plains had it in stock at a great price, also had other items not included with other vendors. Service was great and ordering easy. I love the easy settings on the machine and so far it’s done amazing!!!
Great detector for shallow bedrock. Easy to put together and easy to set up. Pretty much turn on. Ground balance, and start detecting. Found 4 Tiny nuggets first time out.
As a rookie/entry level prospector, I bought the minelab gold monster with extra gear. The folks at High Plains got the order out in a timely manner and at a great price during the trying times of COVID! Although I haven't had opportunity to use all the gear due to weather, it looks like it will work well and I appreciate having it. Very happy with the service and will probably buy some more from them once I start finding the motherlode. Until then, I anticipate having fun learning to use the gold monster, enjoying the great outdoors, and of course, coming up with wild stories to tell the next generation while searching for Eldorado! Gold adventure beats internet/tv content any day of the week.... with shared adventures will come treasure... hopefully some of that treasure will have monetary value. Thank you High Plains/Minelab!
Been in the box for weeks still no gold.
With the minelabs gold monster being on indefinite back order, I switched to the gold bug 2... Also got a Fisher F pulse pinpoint detector, got to play around with both for a little bit last night, and while the gold bug did everything I expected, the big surprise was the F pulse, on its most sensitive setting it was picking up very small gold (screened to minus 20) at almost 9" away, and the audio discrimiation was very easy to tell iron and aluminum from gold.... can't wait to try them out in the field!
Also the extra gear is very nice quality.
You guys are now my go to prospecting supply shop, I'm very impressed