Today I want to talk to you about salt water beach detecting and the different detectors that we use out on the beach.
We use multi frequency detectors and pulse induction detectors and the reason we use those detectors is because they can cut through the high mineralization and the high conductivity of wet salt water sand and salt water itself.
So let’s start by talking about the multi-frequency, VLF for very low frequency detectors that are available to the beach detecting community.
Will start with the Excalibur 2 by Minelab and this detector runs about one thousand five hundred dollars.
What makes this detector so desirable is it is able to block out iron which you normally do not want to detect. They’re waste time detecting.
This detector will allow you to discriminate, which means that you can knock out iron and even aluminum, if you choose to. But if you do choose to knock out aluminum obviously you’re going to lose gold as well.
This is one of the top of the line Beach metal detectors available to the beach detector.
The next detector i wanna take a look at is the Fisher CZ 21. The Fisher CZ 21 will run about one thousand two hundred dollars.
This is also a multi-frequency machine that allows you to discriminate or knockout iron and other undesirable models that you don’t want to waste time detecting on the beach.
That’s the reason that these detectors cost so much is because they are able to discriminate out iron which is what your worst enemies on the beach are.
Next detector that I wanna talk about is the Whites Dual Field. This is the first pulse induction or PI metal detector that we will talk about. Pulse induction metal detectors give you greater depth then the VLF metal detectors.
However they do not discriminate so they do not knock out iron or any other metals. For that matter you’re going to be digging every single piece of metal on the beach. Weather it is iron or aluminum. Whatever it is you’ll be digging it.
But these machines do give the advantage of going deeper in the wet sand.
Next machine that we want to take a look at is the Garrett sea hunter. The Garrett sea hunter is an excellent machine as well.
It is also a pulse induction machine. This machine will allow you to eliminate iron but at the same time when you eliminate the iron you’re probably going to eliminate other t targets such as gold.
So you’re going to want to run this machine at its full capacity.
The last machine that I want to take a look at is from Tesoro and it’s the Tesoro Sand Shark. The Tesoro Sand Shark is the most affordable machine running about five hundred and seventy dollars.
At his price, you can get on the beach very economically and right away. This machine also does not discriminate so again you’re going to be digging all metal targets on the beach so this is not a machine as are any of the pulse induction machines to be used on the dry sand.
On the dry sand you’re going to want to have something like the Fisher CZ 21 which can discriminate out iron or the Excalibur to from Minelab.
Both these machines are more expensive, once again the a Minelab runs about $1500, the Fisher CZ 21runs about a $1200.
The Whites dual field runs about $800, the Garrett sea hunter runs about $700 and the Tesoro Sand shark runs about 579 dollars to a $600 depending on which coil you get, either the 8” or the 10”.
The last thing that I wanna talk to you about is sand scoops. Every beach hunter needs a long-handle sand scoop. They can stand up to the heavyweight of the wet sand. The Sand scoops run anywhere from a $125 to about $225.
They’re a necessary piece of equipment when you’re out on the sand.
Once again there are a couple different types of machines that you want to look at when you’re beach hunting. There are multi-frequency VLF or very low frequency machines and pulse induction or PI metal detectors.
These two types of machines have the ability to cut through the high conductivity and the high mineralization of wet saltwater Sand and give you depth so that you can recover these targets anywhere from 4 to 18 inches deep.
So once again let’s go through the machines the first one is a multi-frequency VLF machine from Minelab call the Excalibur 2.
Then there is the Fisher CZ 21, it is also a multi-frequency VLF machine. Then we have the whites dual field which is a pulse induction machine.
Once again pulse induction does not discriminate so you’ll be digging all metal targets. The Garrett sea hunter which is also a fantastic pulse induction machine and lastly the Tesoro Sand Shark pulse induction.