The gold detectors are available for everyone who wants to explore the grounds and see what treasures are hidden underneath the ground surface. However investing in such heavy equipment for hobby is not easy, and starting from a beginner level equipment makes some sense as well. Here are the features which will come with the cheapest gold detectors only.
For Recreation Only
These equipment are not very high end, thus extremely sophisticated technology required for professional level work is not available. Only the necessary functions vital for the working of a gold detector are present which would only make it much more easy to carry and helpful for recreational purposes.
Specific Environmental Conditions
The gold detectors could only be utilized in a very low range of environmental conditions and the results would be compromised if the weather becomes unstable for example extreme temprature shifts, rain, thunderstorms etc. Also the electrical interference from surrounding metallic bodies will also change the productivity of equipment negatively.
Very Limited Depth
The detectors advertised within affordable price range or cheap category can not perceive the depth underground to a very long extent. They may be practical to use for the distance of about a few inches only.
Limited Display Options
The display options for the metal detectors in this category comes usually with typical analog systems, where the needle deflection shows metal detection with or without sound effects. However some models can also come with an advanced or digital LED based display.
Technology and Coils
They detectors usually work on VLF technology and coil sizes are small with options of mono coils only, with no differentiation between ferrous and nonferrous compounds. These are some of the basic technologies which only work to detect the presence of a metallic object. Mono coil results in slightly increasing the depth potential which is a plus for this equipment.
As the coil size is so small, it is very time consuming to cover an area using these detectors. The continuous swinging motions are required because of the motion based mechanism and it becomes very time consuming.
Not Very Reliable Results
The results of the beginner level gold detectors are not in very much detail thus they are considered approximate and are not always accurate or correct. So this becomes very tough for the gold detector users to judge whether they are digging the right place or the alarm was only for a trashy material comprised of a metal.