Minelab Go-Find 20-40-60 review. NEW 2015

Has anyone expected to see a square coil? And what about the metal detector which requires no assembly? Wireless connection. Discrimination and pinpoint modes, screen backlight. Watch the first photos, NEW Minelab Go-Find 20/40/60.

Important note… Minelab always places the logo on their detectors’ front panel. In this new product there is only a small logo on the arm-rest. It is highly likely that Minelab is planning to launch a separate Go-Find brand name and to sell the entry level metal detectors under it (not mixing with the already existing ones).


Minelab Go-Find 20


The Minelab Go-Find 20 has 2 search programs, adjustable sensitivity (3 steps), adjustable audio response volume (5 levels), a 3.5mm headphone jack, an 8-inch coil, weight: 1kg, adjustable height from 555mm to 1305mm. The Go-Find 20 power supply: 4 AA batteries.


The metal detector has no pinpoint mode and its audio response has only 2 tones.




Minelab Go-Find 40


The main difference of the Minelab Go-Find 40 from the junior Go-Find 20 is a 10-inch coil, there are pinpoint mode, Bluetooth and screen backlight. 3 search programs, 4-step adjustable sensitivity. Expanded discrimination. Additional software.


Headphones with a 3.5mm jack (a common, civil version). An audio response has 3 tones. 5-step adjustable volume.


The Go-Find 40 weight is a bit more: 1.06kg. Adjustable height from 555mm to 1305mm. Power supply: 4 AA batteries.



Minelab Go-Find 60


The main difference of the Minelab Go-Find 60 from the previous Go-Find 40 is 4 search programs, 5-step adjustable sensitivity. 4-tone audio response. Software with the PRO-prefix (more expanded?). An additional smart phone hand-holder (case). The headphones and digging tool are also supplied complete with the Go-Find 60.


Screen backlight. Non-collapsible one, a 10-inch coil. The Go-Find 40 weight: 1.06kg. Adjustable height from 555mm to 1305mm. Power supply: 4 AA batteries.





GO-FIND 20 is a GO-FIND 40 is a GO-FIND 60 is a
Worry-FREE choice Value-PLUS choice Search-MAX choice
Portability Collapsible Collapsible Collapsible
FIND modes 2 3 4
Search coverage Regular (8-inch coil) Large (10-inch coil) Large (10-inch coil)
Frequency 7.7 kHz 7.7 kHz 7.7 kHz
Treasure View LEDs 5 5
Backlight YES YES
Sensitivity 3 Levels 4 Levels 5 Levels
Volume 5 Levels 5 Levels 5 Levels
Pinpoint YES YES
Bluetooth® YES YES
Smartphone App Free App (Upgrade to Pro App is optional) Pro App
Smartphone holder YES
Digging tool YES
Earbuds YES
Batteries 4 x AA (not included) 4 x AA (not included) 4 x AA (not included)
Waterproof coil* YES YES YES
Weight 2.2 lbs / 1.0 kg 2.3 lbs / 1.06 kg 2.3 lbs / 1.06 kg
Length Collapsed: 21.9 in / 555 mm Extended: 51.4 in / 1305 mm

Icon Descriptions

When a metal object is detected, the corresponding icon will flash on the control panel to indicate the target type. If the icon is turned off (not visible) then these object types will not be detected.


Control Panel


3) SENSITIVITY Increase for more detecting depth. You may need to decrease this if there is high noise interference or false signals.
4) PINPOINT (GO?FIND 40/60 only) Determine the exact location of a target.
6) BACKLIGHT (GO?FIND 40/60 only)
7) FIND MODE Detect and reject metal objects.
8) DEPTH INDICATION Shallow | Medium | Deep
9) TREASURE VIEW LED Red and green LEDs help you quickly identify treasure from trash. (GO?FIND 40/60 only)
10) FIND ICONS (x 4)
12) BLUETOOTH (GO?FIND 40/60 only) AUDIO OUTPUT 1/8″ connector with speaker at rear.

Find modes

FIND modes allow you to search for specific groups of metal objects by accepting or rejecting detection. No need to dig the trash – just the treasure! Cycle through the different modes using the Find button.


Detector sounds

The detector beeps when an object is detected. This sound can be heard through the detector speaker or through ear buds/headphones connected to the audio output socket (refer to control panel diagram).


LOW TONE: Iron targets (such as nails) produce the lowest tone.
MID 1 TONE (GO?FIND 40/60 ONLY): Less valuable metals produce a lower medium tone.
MID 2 TONE (GO?FIND 60 ONLY): Higher value metals produce a higher medium tone.
HIGH TONE: Silver and copper targets produce the highest tone.

The world’s first Minelab Go-Find 40 with another coil! See the photos & video: a 13-inch coil for Minelab Go-Find 40. But the most important thing is that the coils can be freely changed now!



Adding accumulated remarks

67 Responses to Minelab Go-Find 20-40-60 review. NEW 2015

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  • coincidence ))

    Go Find like china detector

  • hi what price will we be looking at in south africa

    • Model • $ SRP Inc. GST
      GO-FIND 20 • $199.00
      GO-FIND 40 • $299.00
      GO-FIND 60 • $399.00

      • These Listed Prices have changed dramatically. Goto Amazon and see the latest price Bought my GF60 for $213

      • Hi I am 11 years old and I am looking to buy the minelab go find 40. Would it be a good metal detector for me. I have had little exsperisnce with a metal detector. This will be my first metal detector. Can you use your own head phones or do you have to use the minelabs ones.

        From Noah

      • Noah – GoFind 40 will be ok but 60 woukd be better.

      • Bagaimana cara memiliki / membeli go find 60.?

  • Hi.
    Do you have this product for supply?
    Where did you get this pricing?

  • add first Go-Find video by Detect America

  • How much will these be in GBP as I am looking forward to its release, and when is the release date?

  • How much will the price be in UK Pounds? Thanks.

  • l cant wait to get my hands on one l love all my mine lab detectors

  • New Deus from Cork ….

  • YES PLEASE – My son wants to start detecting… ideal for him and ideal as a backup machine for me!

  • How much will they cost in the UK?

  • Officially from Minelab…

    Minelab is thrilled to announce our new GO-FIND entry level detector series. These easy-to-use detectors have been create especially for newcomers to take up metal detecting, with a great range of features at very affordable prices.

    GO-FIND detectors require no assembly, collapse to a small size for transport, and are very lightweight. The GO-FIND 40 and 60 have Treasure View LED indicators to show possible trash & possible treasure finds, and also Bluetooth integration to work with Minelab’s GO-FIND apps that have Coin ID and Google Maps capability. Pack a GO-FIND for your next outdoor adventure. It’s awesome fun for the whole family!


  • What frequency do these detectors operate? Are these detectors anything like the x- terra series? Do they have notch discrimination?

  • Will other coils be available?

  • What frequency do these detectors operate at?

  • Do these detectors have notch discrimination?

    • Yes, 4 groups of metals

      • hi, i would like to know the four groups of metals these i can detect the with go find 20, 40 and 60. thank u
        by:-mohamud fahia

      • hi, i would like to get definition the four groups of metal that minelab go find 20,40 and 60 can detect.

  • They write on forums that the Minelab Go Find 60 (10-inch coil) has detected a dollar coin at the depth… of only 4 inches (little more than 10 centimeters).

    It may be a fake, one wants to mar the start for Minelab. But if it turns out to be true, it is sad. Even a toy (as it is called on forums now) with a 10-inch coil must see deeper.

    • Hi. I want to buy new minelab but your message frightened me. May you post link to this forum? Your help highly appreciated

      • I would like to know the exact date of the sale date to sell my customers?

      • The blog is out of all relation to the manufacturers or sales. This question to Minelab.

  • Test: Minelab Go Find 40 vs Garrett ACE 250 (+ Whites Coin Master & Minelab X-Terra)

    (… video test removed…)

    Go-Find test

  • Hello

  • hi will they be able to work in wet sand ?

  • There is a great doubt about this new Minelab Go-Find… And the more Minelab tells of it, the more you believe that’s not the metal detector you can really go hunting with.

    Most treasure hunters are calling the Minelab Go-Find a toy now and there are grounds for it. The manufacturer shows the new product with kids in the advertisement (for kids only?). The metal detector looks like a toy. Metal discrimination is limited. It is impossible to apply another coil. And the coil, which the unit has, causes doubts concerning its depth. The first tests have shown a very shallow depth, but Minelab says these have been non-serial samples and new models will be ok.

    We know Minelab as the manufacturer that produces professional detectors. But if the Minelab Go-Find really turns out to be a toy, why are the hunters told about it? Or should the hunters-newbies start off with a toy (but not with the X-Terra 305)?

  • I really, really wanted a collapsible metal detector to take with me on vacation, so I was thrilled when the Minelab Go-Find machines were advertised. I was one of the first to pre-order and selected the most expensive of the three models.

    I took it to the beach the day after I received it (I had to buy batteries), and found the usual pull tabs, bottle caps, pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. I was disappointed, however, because it seemed slow to respond when I would hear a beep and try to rescan the area. I was happy the cable on the ear buds was long enough that I could set the machine down and dig, but they kept falling out of my ears.

    I must be spoiled from using a Fisher F4 with earphones since I started metal detecting a couple of years ago. It is much faster.

    I tried to shake the sand off before folding it up, but cringed as I felt and heard sand in the mechanism. I had to have my husband help me pull back out the top section. I’ll have to be super careful in the future or risk having it get permanently stuck.

    It’s fine as a “toy” to take on vacation, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner to learn on. I’m going back to my trusty F4 (which cost only $90 more than the Go-Find 60).

    • I had the same experience and ended up giving my Go-Find 60 away to a newbie I was trying to get into metal detecting. At least I created another addict to my favorite hobby.

  • I just prepaid the GO-FIND 60 today, ETA is 2 weeks max and I decided to go to the App store and download the app onto my Iphone to play with the app before the 60 arrives….It’s s’posed to be a free app, granted it was, BUT, the one thing that is appealing is the fact the wireless connectivity. I open the app and play around with it, not much you can do with out the detector and I tap on a line that says “LEDs and back light (pro only)” and it asks for my itunes password, so I punch it in and then a pop up shows asking if I’m sure I want to purchase the GO-FIND PRO for ( get this ) $37.99…..
    The whole way through the publicity for the GO-FIND was the big issue of it’s ability to connect with a smart phone and how you can do all this stuff to it like log your finds on google maps… Their quote on the web site ” and also Bluetooth integration to work with Minelab’s GO-FIND apps that have Coin ID and Google Maps capability. ” no mention of the fact you have to pay extra money for this feature… Not happy Jan

  • Mm… Been thinking of purchasing one but from most comments this detector sounds like it may be a lemon. No good for minelab as i have the explorer 2 and that is a brilliant unit . I think the look of it is nice except the square coil . Think i might wait for V2 of it (if it happens)but happy hunting to all who buy it hope you find your treasure .

  • I have the 60. I bought it for vacation in Mexico. It is a very portable machine. The arm sliding adjusting arm is very stuffed and have to adjust. If you are not careful you will pinch your skin. The unit is light weight but feels very loose. The biggest disappointment I have with the unit is that it is extremely slow to respond on a target. It might be a learning curve but once you initially hear a tone turn on the pin pointer to find target. I was impressed on the pin pointer. It is fast and accurate less then an inch. The depth indicator is adequate. The target indicator lights are not very good and definitely worthless during the day. I love the backlight and will be great fo nite hunts. I did a 2 hour hunt and was appreciative of how light in weight. This would not be a good detector for seeded hunts because of the slow reaction on targets.

  • I took the Minelab GOfind60 on vacation to Florida last week. I have to say, I was disappointed. The response was weak all around and construction is toy-like. I found nothing. Next time, I’ll use my Safari or XPDeus.

  • Got a minelab 40. At first happy when i took it out of thebox, but it has issues…feels too light, like it may snap in half. Attracted to dirt and dust like a magnet, hard to target, can’t change coils, overall a cool design, but that’s all.

  • I have had the go find 40 for about a week , mainly beach work so far im happy with it over a four day period of roughly 18 hrs the batterys have just got to under 25%, i set the discrimination to level 2 i am struggling with the depth indiacator working how long to keep digging, i had a hole tonight dug about thirteen inchs and target was still indicating three bar depth which obviously isnt accurate as the depth feild of the forty is roughly eight inchs deep, how ever its light weight doesnt feal cheap or flimsy as sugggested by other reveiws
    Havent tried it inland as yet as dont have a venue to dig and my own garden is a concrete slab im still getting used to the machine so i think if you were to mark this machine out of ten i would mark it as a 7/10 as i think the discrimination is two wide a range in their grouping ie jewlery, pull tab low value coin

  • I have a go find 60. Struggling with the depth indicator. How deep is 3 bars. 1 bar appears to be about 6 inches or shallower. Could someone please let me know? I am a beginner if you couldn’t tell..lol..

  • Hi,I got the go find 40 on Monday,took it down to the beach yesterday,I spent 3 hours digging up bottle caps,plus €4 in small change,when the detector developed a strange noise,two tone siren which won’t stop,I contacted minelab and they told me to send it back to the dealer,I went back down to the beach today with my Tesoro cutlass which incidentally breaks Down to the same size as the go find and found €18 plus two junk rings and no bottle caps.

  • I bought the 60 a couple of weeks ago because it folds up small enough to leave in my 2 seat convertible. I have a stable of other detectors, so this isn’t meant to be my main detector. I took it out on a couple of quick hunts just to test it. I was happy with it.

    On my first 1 hour hunt, a couple of approx 7 yr old boys followed me around making hunting hard. One kid stepped on the detector twice, once on the shaft and once on the coil, before I had to get away from them, but it didn’t break! As far as depth, I dug a couple of coins at 5 inches, that’s not terrible.

    The second hunt saw me at a public park for about 2 hours. I dug about $3.50 in change and a silver ring.

    I’m quite happy with the machine for it’s cost/weight/storage.

  • Forgetting the disc modes, will the 20 have the same power (depth) as the 40?
    Same for the 40 versa the 60?

  • The first thing one notices about the Go Find 60 is its design and compact fold down.It morfs from a full sized detector into a lightweight compact stowaway item ideal for the backpack or trunk,and no more than 22 inches long.Given the opportunity to coin and relic hunt at a site that was once a Shire hall, now situated on private property I purchased the Go-Find 60 with a view to cleaning up. The hall in previous years had been used as a polling booth, recruiting office ,dance venue, School. Football and cricket teams played in the paddocks at the rear and at the turn of the century even Gymkhanas race meetings and car rallies were conducted there.So I figured that there was a fair chance the odd coin could be found.

    Situated on the fringe of a 60 acre Red Gum swamp now dry, it was also the stopover and resting place for prospectors on their way to the goldfields in the mid 1850s and onwards.
    The hall had been demolished years ago and the ground was flat but littered with junk items.
    After 35 years lying dormant in the shed I filled the battery pack of the old Garrett groundhog and fired it up.Still working….you beaut. but with so much junk and working in tr mode it just wasn’t up to the job.So out came the wallet and armed with the Go-Find 60 I ventured out again.I’ve now had 6 trips with the 60 and have found it a lightweight dream to operate,so easy to swing.
    The first coin detected was an 1879 English threepence followed by four Queen vic pennies 2 halfpennies and a 1950 sixpence and of all things a modern $2- coin.along with numerous lead items bullet and shotgun cases etc. Operating with the display showing the last two icons[lower and higher value coins]I found that it was a distraction to receive a target, consult the display,press the pinpoint button,locate the target again and then see if the screen displayed the icon that says dig.Eyes constantly darting from coil to screen to button and back.

    Even though two icons were disabled the machine flashed and beeped at numerous targets including larger ferrous so checking them out was constant.The fiddly on/off switch was also a pain. Not only was it hard to turn on being so tiny,I found on a number of occasions the machine was operating exceptionally quiet to find the switch being vertical had dropped to the off position.This needs a click on/ off or push button switch

    During sweeping searches the detector beeped many times at the end of each sweep making the operator return to the sound only to find it was false.I thought this may have been caused by a loose fitted battery but inspection revealed nothing.

    The led illumination was also a pain,especially at dusk and night time when the operator is trying to work incognito .The detector was lighting up like a Times Square Xmas tree in red green and orange revealing paranoid operators whereabouts to all and sundry. This display is unnecessary as it’s hard enough to concentrate on sounds, watch the screen and also monitor the colour changes of flashing lights whilst keeping an eye out for snakes.
    The back light is also too bright at night….turn it off and it takes a while to adjust back to moonlight.

    Despite these negatives this detector would be great at the beach or minimal rubbished sites.Easy to swing, lightweight and value for money….depth,one of the pennies i located was about 7 inches.

    Oh and the batteries were still good after about 8 hrs use.
    My next detector after considerable research will be the Tesoro Vaquero, from all reports it’ll handle the rubbishy sites with ease.


    • You write like J.R.R. Talkien ” The Lord of the.. sorry, Jethro Baggins –
      the Lord of the Go Find 60″.
      What about beeping at the end of each sweep I have the same effect
      on my Bounty Hunter Platinum Pro. I think the coil’s construction is
      weak – the plastic is thin and as a resut we have some kind of
      microphone effect. One man, his nickname is Ioan Susanin
      offered to use “torsion suspension” to fight this effect. He removed
      coil from lower shaft and made two long flat and narrow piece of
      plastic 10cmx3cmx2mm. Then he made holes at the ends to
      put the bolts through – two bolts one to fix coil and one to fix
      lower shaft. Now coil is hanging now on two long “rabbit ears” that
      “consume” the bumps and eliminate microphone effect.
      In spring I will try this system on my Bounty Hunter Platinum Pro
      and Sorex Pro ( four coils in total).

  • Im looking for prices on the go-find 20 and 40:pls. Thanks
    Annaliez Beyleveldt

  • Hello!

    Could you supply the manual from a MInelab serie 67389 please I just bought it but i need he manual.

    I appreciate your support.


  • I’m loving the Go find 20. It’s my first MD and I’ve already found a mountain of treasure (Trash, but your first ring pull might as well be a ring). It works, It’s simple, It folds in seconds and fits in my back pack (Loving the form factor).
    From what I’ve learned over the last week is that you don’t really need all the bells and whistles when your starting out. I sweep an area and dig up everything it finds, Simple. I was freaking out reading all the reviews and comparisons and was almost turned away but I’m glad i bought this as my starter and want others who just want something simple, cheap and portable to know not to get caught up in all the hype and features on these expensive models that will just be wasted on you at your current experience level. It dose a fine job communicating to me with it’s 2 tones, 3 depth levels and 3 sensitivity levels. I probably don’t know what I’m missing out on but quite frankly you probably don’t even need 5 levels of sensitivity 9 depth levels 4 tones or an arrow that points you in the right direction and tells you to dig where the x marks the spot. Really it makes no difference to me if a targets at 4 inches or 5. By using the 3 sensitivity levels, 2 tones and discrimination in conjunction, you can get a pretty decent mental picture of whats going on under the ground.

    Anyway for those who are on the fence with the 20 like i was. Just buy it already and start digging while you save up for that AT Pro.

    • You’re not really missing out on too much, especially if you ever plan to jump up to the 60. I have experience with many machines and many hunters. In thread after thread of hunting discussions I find the same thing, hunters trying to justify their wasted expenditure on overpriced metal detectors with a pretentious attitude toward less expensive machines that for all practical purposes will find the same things. This series of detectors is just fine and will find most anything you’re looking for. Very innovative and I’m glad to see a company finally make use of smartphones (which will one day be a primary way to process detection). The only thing that these detectors lack that really matters (but not a heck of a lot for practical purposes) is depth. When you’re ready to go deeper and to a feature packed keeper, you don’t have to blow $1,500. A Land Ranger Pro by Bounty Hunter will give you everything you need at very impressive depths for around $250 on Amazon. Buy a variety of coils and you’re all set. Keep the go-find as a secondary. Metal detectors are a sector of technology that has made very little advancements in the last 30 years compared to computing and smart phones. So it makes no sense to spend infinitely more chasing that last inch. I beleive we are finally on the verge of a revolution where these companies will finally wake up and make use of those little but infinitely more powerful and capable computers that already exist in the palm of our hands to process detection. Until then they have no idea how lame what they have is even up to the $2,500 mark.

  • How much cost it…

  • I like to know how much cost this type of Detectors, Thank You..

  • Hi i would like to know will this detector detect Gold.

    • Yes, It will detect golden coin the size of “krugerrand” –
      1 oz. of pure gold!

  • Can i order? How much bound to Philippines?

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