Ground Metal Detector

1st Texas (USA)

AKA (Russia)

Bounty Hunter (USA)

Cobra (USA)

DeepTech (Bulgaria)

Detech (Bulgaria)

Detector Pro (USA)

Deteknix (USA)

Fisher (USA)

Garrett (USA)

Golden Mask (Bulgaria)

Ground EFX (USA)

Makro (Turkey)

Minelab (Australia)

MP Series (USA)

Nexus (UK)

Nokta (Turkey)

Quest (USA)

  • Quest G20 • ground detector • G10
  • Quest G40 • ground detector • G10
  • Quest G80 • ground and underwater detector • G10
  • Quest JR • ground detector • 7 DD
  • Quest PRO • ground and underwater detector • 11 DD
  • Quest Q20 • ground detector • 9.5 DD
  • Quest Q30 • ground and underwater detector • 11 DD
  • Quest Q40 • ground detector • 11 DD
  • Quest Q50 • ground and underwater detector • 11 DD
  • Quest Q60 • ground and underwater detector • 13 DD
  • Quest X10 • ground detector • 9.5 DD
  • Quest X10 PRO • ground and underwater detector • 9.5 DD
  • Quest X5 • ground detector • 9.5 DD

Rutus (Poland)

Teknetics (USA)

Tesoro (USA)

Whites (USA)

XP (France)


What is ground metal detector

Ground metal detectors are designed for search of valuable items made of different metals and their alloys in soil (coins, hoards, jewelry). They help find metal objects at a depth of up to 1 meter. If the item is large, a ground metal detector can find it even at a deeper depth.

The electromagnetic field emitted by a metal detector coil is poorly spread in soil because of various impurities it contains (mineralization). That’s why there are a number of technical solutions applied in ground metal detectors that are intended to neutralize the influence of soil mineral composition on device operation. For example: ground balancing ability, BBS, FBS, MPS, dual voltage DVT, Double D technologies – all of this serves to influence the detection depth increase and object discrimination accuracy.

A ground metal detector has a simple construction: the shaft with a search coil attached, the control box (electronics housing) and the armrest. To be convenient in search, metal detectors are made of lightweight and durable materials that positively affect the total weight of the device. The average mass of such a detector is about 1.5 kg.

The replacement of a search coil is often provided for on a ground metal detector to increase search efficiency. This is due to different concentration of metal targets in soil that negatively affects object identification accuracy. The small-sized coils are being searched with at such sites. However, the search coil being replaced by a larger diameter one allows the user to increase detection depth and probability of finding large objects.

The control box of ground metal detectors can have different shape and functionality. It helps the operator to tune a detector for search and to receive the detected object information worked out by a processor. The more qualitative information given out is, the faster a hunter will decide whether to dig a found item or not.