Updated August 23, 2018 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 8 Best Metal Detectors For Gold

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Metal detectors are a fun way to pass the time in the great outdoors, but if you're serious about finding gold, you'll want a model that is designed to distinguish between different types of metals, so you don't waste all your time digging up discarded nails. Our selection includes a range of options for everyone from the serious prospector to the occasional hobbyist. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best metal detector for gold on Amazon.

8. Bounty Hunter Land Ranger

7. Fisher Gold Bug-2 Combo

6. National Geographic Pro Series

5. White's Goldmaster GMT

4. Bounty Hunter Gold Digger

3. Minelab GPX-4500

2. Fisher Gold Bug Pro

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Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on August 23, 2018 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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