Batteries Duration of Gold Detectors

Gold detectors are a type of devices which are specially designed to work outside the facilities of office space because the ground in vast majorities has to be covered. So a durable battery back up is a necessity because of the fact how much a detector is used outdoors. Here are some details which you need to know about the batteries duration of gold detectors.

Hardware Type Determines Battery Duration

This is true for not only gold detectors but any type of electronic devices. Your toaster oven may not require as much electricity as the split air conditioner because of so much complexity and advanced system functionality in the later. Same goes with the gold detectors. If a basic beginner level analog display gold detector is used, it will consume less battery than an intermediate gold detector with digital display, ground balance, and high-frequency range. So it is possible that the same battery would last longer for simpler devices as compared to the ones in complex advanced devices.  

Types of Battery Available

Gold detectors have some different available types for batteries found in different models which could vary according to the need and requirements of the specific models. Following are the most important types or classifications of batteries available for gold detectors.  

  • Disposable AA Batteries

The regular double A or AA batteries which are easily available at general stores are also able to power up some of the models of gold detectors. They are easier to carry because are much light weight and compact in size. In addition to that, many come in a disposable format so if you are at a remote location in the mountains and no electricity is present, you can just use and throw them safely. 

  • 9V Batteries

Another option which is relatively powerful than regular AA batteries is a 9V battery. It has stronger voltage potential and it can provide backup time for longer duration. ALthough these come in rechargeable format and an electricity source whether wire based or wireless would be required to use frequently during the exploration.

  • Detachable Lithium-Ion Batteries

These are an advanced form of rechargeable batteries which can be removed completely from the units and can be charged separately. So they come with a utility of spare batteries and you know if you need three times the battery timing of a detector usually. You can keep 2 spare fully charged Lithium ion batteries during the travel. 

  • Built-in Rechargeable Batteries

The built in rechargeable batteries are usually very powerful and strong batteries which have the potential of lasting more than regular or detachable batteries. These batteries however can be charged with a remote power source like generator or power banks and can be used to keep the machine running for a very long time. 

Batteries Weigh Down the Detectors

An important fact to note down at this point is, that a battery’s weight usually accounts for the amount to charge they can store in them so basically the hours of battery backup they can provide. So a battery with generous back up time would significantly weigh down the detector. You must choose an option clearly according to your needs, because when you are swinging an equipment for thousands of time in a day, weight of the detector is going to be a factor of concern.

Spare Batteries Option Available

You can also avail the option of spare batteries which can be separately ordered with the machines, ones that come from the same manufacturer and are guaranteed to be compatible with your device providing the promised duration of back up time.


Best Android Operated Gold Detectors 2019

Technology is evolving at lightning-fast speed with every moment adding up to the many discoveries in so many different but somehow interrelated scientific fields. Gold detectors are developed when engineering meets information technology, physics and chemistry combine to give so much data which could be used in geology, archaeology, economic development and many other disciplines. As information technology is almost completely embedded in our system of everyday use, incorporating our businesses and hobbies with it is also becoming necessary. 

Importance of Android Operated Gold Detectors

Android is the latest software technology provided by Google which is supported by several handheld devices including mobile phones, tablets, etc. which are especially very user-friendly and are increasing the helpfulness by making the system very portable. New hardware is not required, the devices already bought are sufficient and can help the users to get multiple array of data in very good form.

3D Graphical Representations

The display of the Android powered devices is usually a very powerful backlit system using various LCD and LED technologies which gives multiple options for graphical presentations, by not being limited to numbers, few colors shpae or forms. The data collected from the detection sessions is automatically synchronized with the attached android system and it interprets those results in terms of very attractive, informational and user-friendly 3D graphical representations. 

Better Discrimination and Depth

As advanced technology, the gold detectors equipped with not only better reporting of the output but also enhanced hardware features with the devices. So these gold detectors would be equipped with better discrimination sensing technology as well as more depth sensors to make sure an elaborate amount of primary physical data is collected from the ground which can then be able to show multiple interpretations about the ground, the metallic object buried underneath as well as the environmental factors affecting gold detection mechanisms. 

Android Apps Support

Manufacturers design very special android apps for gold detectors which can be downloaded into any available Android Operating System supported device from the Google Play store. The android app will require a specific serial number and passcode along with the product key which is very specific for each of the devices and each unit of each model. Then the Android application will start synchronizing without your device, getting raw data from the equipment and converting it into quality output.  

Multiple devices at a time

Android applications are supported by all the devices with Google’s operating system and a gold detector can connect with multiple devices at a time. Depending on the model and its capacity, an average of up to 5 devices are supported by a single gold detector unit so the people could access from various locations and can analyze the data from anywhere. This is also a good option for remote access if the users required working secretly on the location by not grabbing too much attention.  


Training and Practicing for Proper Gold Detection

Driving a car, no matter how much you read about it in books or over the internet, you can only learn it completely by proper training and practicing. Knowing what accelerator, clutch, breaks, gears, ignition system means and how it works scientifically can be a plus, but at the end, you would only want to know how to get the car going from the backyard. Using technical equipment by one’s own self especially when he or she is not a professional can be very challenging. In terms of gold detectors, each brand, as well as each model within that brand, comes with very unique setup of functions and usage patterns so it is very important to learn all those patterns in the way manufacturers intended them to use so one can get the most out of that equipment.

Why Training is important?

Training is deemed important to know your metal detector or gold detector well because it is equipment used practically. SO the aspects which emphasize on the facts and figures could be studied from the manual and over the company’s website or product descriptions. But how can a person use this equipment out in the field, it depends how well you are familiar with the equipment practicality, which is possible in training only.

How to Get Trained for your Gold Detector?

Moving on, how this training can be achieved is summarized in the four very important points below to make sure you are very familiar with how the gold detectors in general and your model specifically work.

  1. Preliminary Experimentation

The first step is recommended to find metallic pieces of various sizes as well as types from your available resources. Dig some holes of different depths in your back yard and bury those objects of different shapes and sizes inside those holes. Then note the sound of the response from the gold detector on different sizes, different depths and check the discrimination of metals in output. Do not forget to label the areas with the buried objects so you may not forget where a precious metal was buried. 

  1. Field testing

After you successfully check and distinguish between different sounds and discrimination patterns, now you are able to check what the objects buried in the soil will sound like. By proper training and practice of gold detectors, you can judge the depth of the object only by listening to the intensity of the sound. 

  1. Use different Soil

Soil properties have a very strong impact on gold detectors settings so you’re being familiar with one or two types of soils is not sufficient. Explore around and finds different types of soil with different mineralization properties so the user can learn to adapt the equipment to any unique settings. 

  1. What if problems persist?

When testing the equipment and going in depth with the training and practice of gold detectors, many problems will arise where the users can get stuck between handling the options correctly. Many options are available to check for the solutions. First of all check the user manual, it is designed to help a new user with the problems of that specific problem. If it was not helpful, check youtube for any videos relevant to your model or type of gold detector. If both of these options are not available, then contacting the authorized distributors is the final option where they will guide you in detail. 

Gold Prospecting Scope in Pakistan – 2019

Gold prospecting could be explained a procedure where various items made out of pure gold like gold coins, relics, and statues etc are found underground by looking for them in the places suspected for such treasure. Or generally speaking. It means seeking the places of gold deposits underneath the ground. How it has evolved in Pakistan and what will be the scope in Pakistan in 2019, would be discussed briefly under.

Scope in Pakistan

Following are the major items which could be discussed under the scope of gold prospecting in Pakistan in terms of the government of Pakistan, the public or nationals of Pakistan as well as what is the existing areas where the gold prospecting mechanisms exist in Pakistan. 

No Government Support

As per the research, it is seen that the government of Pakistan shows no particular interest in the gold deposits recovery or prospecting, which is evidently present under the ground and just requires some attention. The government may or may not be aware of the existence of gold prospecting opportunities in Pakistan, as well as for the ways by which they can detect and extract such metal components from under the ground successfully and effectively. Many governments who are actively participating in gold prospecting in their countries, for example Australia are generating billions of dollars in revenues from such firms. As well as if the government decides to become a part of this, many job opportunities will become available for the unemployed pool of people in Pakistan.

Public Awareness

The people of Pakistan face many problems in their lives being citizens of a developing nation, including political, economic, sociocultural, technological and environmental problems which makes it very hard for them to actively seek information about something as unique or as vague as gold detection equipment. So many majority of the people have no idea that gold prospecting exists as a career or business opportunity in pakistan. So they are not looking for options to find gold because they do not really know that the gold exists. 

Where Gold actually Exists?

Despite of being such rare passion, we have developed a loyal clientele during the period of time, gradually raising awareness about gold prospecting and distributing quality equipment which actually helps them find materials as valuable as gold. According to the information collected from our clients, we have narrowed down two specific gold prospecting or gold recovery types in Pakistan which are observed in different areas.

  • Fine Gold Recoveries in Pakistan

Fine gold, or gold in very pure but powdered form in form of small particles are mainly extracted from the regions of Gilgit and Baltistan, where manual filtration systems are used to separate several layers of rocks soils and water from the fine gold particles. 

  • Gold Nugget Recoveries in Pakistan

The gold nuggets or chunks of gold are mainly found in the areas in and near Quetta, Balochistan where the high quality metal detection equipment is utilized to avail the opportunities of detecting gold underground with more precision and guarantee than going in and digging without proper detection equipment.. 

7 Tips to Buy Gold Detectors in Pakistan 2019

Buying heavy equipment at such high cost can be a very difficult situation for anyone, because of the higher cost and benefit analysis problems arise at this stage. Especially in case of such unique equipment, gold and metal detectors. Because not much advice is available from your family members or mentors as the technology is continuously evolving and you can get a so much better product even after 3-6 months So here are the most important tips we have gathered from our long experience in metal detectors, which you must keep in mind before buying gold detectors in Pakistan.

  1. Buy from Authorized dealers

Only attempt to buy and gather information about products from authorized dealers only, who are working in reliable countries from technological superiority perspective to ensure maximum information you get about these products are genuine and true. Also that you will get the best quality sales and after-sales services in addition to the uncompromisable product quality.

  1. Never Buy Replicas

You might know at this point that many manufacturers from newly industrializing economies are getting their hands on the fancy and powerful equipment from high-quality brands and creating their own versions of the same products in a relatively cheaper price point. They are time and again seen to have failed to provide the promised specifications in them and people are always disappointed to buy the replicated model because no matter how cheap it might seem price wise, the money will be completely wasted. So make sure to ignore the false options. 

  1. Time Commitment for Usage

Choosing the right metal detector depends on whether you will go for a longer or shorter period of time. If you do not have time to use the equipment frequently and do not have the time for contacting land-owners for permission to scan their land for gold opportunities and going in business agreements with them, then you can focus on budget-friendly options. However, if long term orientation is imagined, then professional level equipment would be recommended which could be slightly pricier or expensive, but worth your time and efforts.

  1. Selecting the Location

Keeping in mind the type of location you are interested in, provided that it can be a public place or a construction area with a lot of metallic trash buried underground. Or alternatively, it can be raw barren area with not much electrical interference and the gold objects are being buried under the ground for quite a while. 

  1. Choose the Right Detector

In terms of technical specifications, do your research. Ask the sales team of your authorized distributor to guide you about soil mineralization, ground balance, the sensitivity of gold detectors, frequency of detection equipment and how and which models are useful for your unique purpose whether it is gold nuggets, gold coins, relics, and statues or multipurpose equipment.

  1. More you Search, More you Find

It is not hidden or a matter of secret that the more time you will spend with your detector on the ground, the more opportunities will be available to find precious items underneath the ground. Because no doubt such equipment lying in your warehouse or basement unused will not reap you any benefits if you are not exchanging gold items with it.

  1. Hunt After Rain

The most appropriate time to go after the buried gold items is right after it rains. Because a gold detector’s performance enhanced unwet weather conditions as compared to dry conditions. 

Best Place for Treasure Hunting Using Gold Detectors

Treasure hunting is not only an elaborate plot of a historical fiction movie anymore. It exists in real life and people depend on it from their hearts and souls. There are several reasons why people would even consider entering into this thrilling yet completely unpredictable field, treasure hunting. Treasure hunting is basically looking for precious metal items underneath the surface of the Earth which could result in finding valuable items for exchange of money. Take a look at some reasons why people would get into treasure hunting.

Stories vs Reality

Being a member of a rich culture and old civilization background, we start hearing fairytales since we start to understand them. Some of those stories are heard so many times from different people that it becomes hard to distinguish between reality and fiction. Some of the popular examples include:

  • Stories from Family

Probably you heard a story from your grandfather how a gold chest was buried under your backyard in the war times, so your ancestors thought their children could dig them up at the time of peace.

  • Stories about Royalties

Stories about popular local kings and the riches of their kingdoms, how they would like to challenge the people in their estate by hiding chests and full of gold to be found. Or how a whole kingdom or a castle was buried in a specific location somewhere and digging up could be beneficial to get some quality gold. 

  • Stories about Society

Some stories may purely rely on society and culture, that the non muslims used to bury expensive gold based items with their relatives who passed away in their tombs and graveyards. 

Do not focus on Specific Area

Specifying an area would limit you to the geographic boundaries of that location. Make sure you can expand the area by contacting the people you know and getting permission for accessing more location by getting in an agreement with them to share your profits on a mutually beneficial ratio or percentage. 

Show some Determination

It can be very demanding in terms of time because at first, you may find trash consistently. The weather might not work in your favor and you might feel like you are wasting too much time. Feeling extremely frustrated with the tiresome operations and blaming the fault on the machine will ultimately snatch opportunities from you regarding the exploration of new and better locations. 

Gold can be anywhere!

As we said earlier, do not rely on the limited geographic area as gold can be anywhere in the ground. Maximize your access to the areas where you might think it is possible or some unexpected area which you would never consider for gold detection, Earth has most definitely the potential to surprise you.

Some places to look for Gold in Pakistan

According to some of the sources, we have gathered frequent data from our clients which could be summarized as follows. Quetta and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are well-known places for gold detection as many people successfully found items. But overly populated areas like Karachi are not very good locations to search for gold. 

What Display of Gold Detectors Tell

When it comes to mechanical equipment collecting some kind of input from the environment, the method of their display of output also becomes very important. The quality, the material as well as the accuracy of output generated by metal detectors can predict their value to the users because sufficient information is provided in an understandable format becomes the key of the effectiveness of the equipment in question. Following are the available methods of display of gold detectors which can be found from beginner to professional level equipment and what exactly they can tell. 

Analog Gold Detectors

The most backward kind of option in some of the lighter variants and older models of gold detectors available include an analog display. It shares the least amount of information regarding the detection and is the least effective among all types. Basically, a needle is present in the middle of the lowest end of the scale. The scale may have divisions in numeric form or basic high low, where low determines the signals from far away or smaller objects whereas high or larger number characterizes strong signal from a relatively closer location or larger object. The needle deflects according to the magnetic field received by the recipient coil, if strong then towards the stronger pole and if less then towards the weakest pole of the circular or semi-circular scale.

Digital Gold Detectors

These are relatively modern display system having an LED (Light Emitting Diode) display where the system assigns numbers to certain metallic components to make sure it can clearly distinguish between ferrous and non-ferrous compounds. The numbers assigned to each group can be different and is usually in ranges as well where a certain range would determine the purest form of gold, whereas on the opposite end, the range would determine the pure iron or ferrous alloys. These digital displays are more practical as compared to analog and are seen very frequently in intermediate, advanced and deep seeking gold detectors. 

3D Graphical Gold Detectors

The most advanced form of display in gold detectors is when the display comprised of an LED backlit technology and the screen is able to show colorful graphs and can summarize the shape and size of the prospective object found or detected underground just by scanning it from the top. This output method used a different color to classify different type of metal and once again the colors can vary from model to model. 

Role of Frequency in Gold Detectors 2019

What Frequency means in Gold detectors

Frequency means how much waves are hitting the ground emitted by the gold detector. The magnetic waves formed by a change in alternating current in the coil of the detector generates electronic waves which hit the ground and colliding with the magnetic field of another metallic object, receives the input electronic waves generating detection output.

How it is measured

It is measured in KiloHertz (KHz), which means if the frequency of your detector is, suppose a 100KHz, then 100,000 waves are hitting the ground.

Relationship of Frequency with Depth

Frequency and Depth have an inverse relationship which means if the frequency of waves hitting the ground increases, they will penetrate the ground in lesser depth. But if a lesser number of powerful waves are emitted, they will penetrate the ground comparatively deeper. 

Relationship of Frequency with Sensitivity

In contrast, frequency and sensitivity have a direct relationship, meaning if the frequency of the number of waves hitting the ground increases, it will be efficient towards detecting minor sizes of the metallic objects, increasing the sensitivity of the equipment. more And if a lesser number of waves are hitting the ground it will be more difficult to detect smaller sized object ignoring them completely or partially, resulting in less sensitivity of the equipment. 

What High Frequency means

In sum, if the gold detectors are working on high frequency of waves, they will become unable to detect objects in more depth but the sensitivity will increase as no matter how less the depth is, nothing will be ignored within that range.

What Low Frequency means

Low frequency would mean lesser number of waves hitting the ground, so they would be more powerful and go deeper into the layers of the Earth’s surface. However, it will compromise the sensitivity of the equipment as it can ignore the relatively smaller chunks of metallic objects. 

Choosing the right frequency range detectors

Depending upon your specific needs, you can choose which detectors suit you the most. Using very high frequency can cause noise in output as the equipment would become sensitive to even the metallic particles in the sand which are irrelevant in terms of their value. But using extremely low frequencies would result in ignoring valuable pieces of metal. So choosing just the right amount of frequency range by using the help of technical specialists in our firm is highly recommended to make sure you buy the right equipment. 

[Explained] Sensitivity in Gold Detectors

What is Sensitivity in Gold Detectors

Sensitivity is a feature of gold metal detectors where the highly sensitive equipment can detect even the smallest of the metallic objects underground, but when these settings are reduced, then only bigger metallic objects are detectable. 

Why is it important

 This feature is especially important when the soil content is highly mineralized and many metallic components are found in fine form. When they are interfering with the results, the sensitivity of the equipment can be reduced to make sure the particles in the soil can be ignored and only the gold nuggets or gold objects that actually matter are observed. 


  • Sensitivity and Mineralization

As explained above, the high, low or negligible mineral content of the soil is highly determinant of what sensitivity settings would be better for a ground type.  If the soil in some region has heavy metallic contents, they will intervene with the results of the gold detector causing unnecessary distortion. So the sensitivity settings must be reduced to cope up with high soil mineralization. 

  • Sensitivity and Trash

Another environmental factor is the number of people who visit the place because if the area is highly public, or a recent construction has been taking place, then many trash materials metallic in nature could be found underground which would also affect the results of highly sensitive equipment. 

  • Sensitivity and Electrical Interference

Unlike buried objects, electrical interference is caused in the presence of electrical wirings, sockets, circuits and systems through which currently passed and they would also interfere with the electric field of gold metal detector. This could also be caused by heavy metallic objects buried in concrete for structural support, underground metallic pipelines, etc.

How it works

Every detector is equipped with unique systems log which would allow you to access the settings for sensitivity and other major functionality of the instrument. You can use the user manual to see how you can increase or decrease sensitivity settings of your specified model, and which settings are best for the specific ground you will use your equipment on. 


The sensitivity of gold metal detectors usually has a dependency more or less on the type of soil, the soil mineralization, the quality o ground in terms of embedded trash metallic objects as well as the environmental electrical interference from huge metallic objects which could demand a change in sensitivity level of the equipment. 

Importance of Knowing Your Soil Mineralization For Gold Detection

Detection is not only about the objects in focus, but it is also very much amplified or disturbed by the environment. Soil being the medium of suspension for an underground gold object, its physical and chemical properties have a strong influence on metal detection in general. Here is the most important feature of soil, soil mineralization in terms of its contents, what it means, why it is important and how it interferes. 

What is Soil Mineralization

Our Earth’s soil is enriched with many compounds whose chemical composition may suggest they are metallic or non-metallic in nature. The sum total of all compounds present in the soil accounts for the mineralization of soil which can cause a change in its physical and chemical properties. 

Why is it important

Gold detectors have a sophisticated mechanism based on detecting the metallic components in the soil through the interaction of a magnetic field generated by the current in their coil. These can be the objects we are looking for, like gold coins, gold nugget, relics, statues, etc. And these can be the objects no one is looking for, like the metallic composition of the soil particles. If the soil in some region has heavy metallic contents, they will intervene with the results of the gold detector causing unnecessary distortion.

How it Interferes

Because gold metal detectors function on detecting the metallic components buried in the ground, the shape size and distance of the objects matter as well as quantity if they are in fine form. If the soil contains particles, they are mostly in fine or powdered form. But they can be enough in quantity to produce a background noise for the detectors. in most of the cases,  they generate enough metallic field to be noticed by the changing magnetic field of the equipment because they have the capacity to absorb electric currents and generate a magnetic field of themselves. So, the metallic components are included in the natural mineralization of soil and are more likely to interfere with the results.

How it is balanced

Ground balancing is a function which many modern and relatively expensive variants of gold metal detectors come with, which is specifically designed to tackle this problem. It balances the irregular metallic component of the soil, which means the mineralization of the ground is made compatible with the gold detector settings to avoid any irregular variance in the results. Some good quality detectors distinguish between ferrous and nonferrous compounds but at a point in time, it also becomes irrelevant because the intensity of the noise becomes annoying for the person in the field. So eliminating this irrelevant beeping of the device must be minimized by maintaining ground balance.