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I know it isn't touted as being a Gold detector but would they work ok for nugget hunting in the river? Being water proof is the reason i ask. And does anyone know if other coils are available for them? Thanks for any answers.

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I would say if a nugget is big enough it should pick it up as long as it's not to deep and or masked by mineralization.

That being said, I would say it's not the best for detecting gold nuggets especially smaller nuggets and pickers because it operates at 12kHz, most VLF gold detectors operate at much higher frequencies, some of the best operate at 48Khz and higher, there are some that operate at around 19 to 20 kHz, but at around 12kHz it is usually best for coins, jewelry and relics, which is what the Simplex+ is designed for.

The Simplex+ comes with a 11" DD search coil, but there are 2 other coil made for it, a 8.5" DD, and a 9.5" X 5" DD.

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6 hours ago, Rebel73153 said:

Thanks Au for the answer. I looked for other coils but couldn't find any. The main reason for interest was the water proof feature.

There are many better for gold detectors that are "waterproof" on the market, but not too many at that price point.

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Any metal detector can find gold, for example I have found  gold nuggets with my old Tesoro UMax...vlf....I set the disc to eliminate iron and started swinging. My first  target was a 8 gram gold nugget. The Simplex is a better machine as it has multi features iMHO would do just fine on pieces of over 1 gram. At  250 bucks with all the Simplex has to offer its a good choice. Plus as you say its waterproof...

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Hey Rebel

Dilek from Nokta/Makro just said they have two new coils for the Simplex. One is a 8.5 inch round DD coil and a 9 X 5 DD coming out I believe this month. Dilek has a video showing the new coils. You can find it over on Steve H. forum talking about them.

 Chuck 

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On 6/29/2020 at 9:53 PM, Au Seeker said:

I would say if a nugget is big enough it should pick it up as long as it's not to deep and or masked by mineralization.

That being said, I would say it's not the best for detecting gold nuggets especially smaller nuggets and pickers because it operates at 12kHz, most VLF gold detectors operate at much higher frequencies, some of the best operate at 48Khz and higher, there are some that operate at around 19 to 20 kHz, but at around 12kHz it is usually best for coins, jewelry and relics, which is what the Simplex+ is designed for.

The Simplex+ comes with a 11" DD search coil, but there are 2 other coil made for it, a 8.5" DD, and a 9.5" X 5" DD.

Hello, say I wanted the simplex for coins, relics and also gold. Just how big will the nugget have to be? and at what depth? for the simplex to find it with its 12 khz, knowing of course that higher frequencies are better suited for gold. As I understand as long as the target is large enough and is at a reasonable depth any frequency will pick it.

The thing is I'm new to the hobbie and will be purchasing my first detector, but I'm deciding whether to buy the simplex or other detector such as the goldmaster 24k specifically for gold. I've seen good reviews in these forums, some claiming it's just as good as the gold monster 1000, and for the price and my budget it's a proper fit.

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2 hours ago, Alex O said:

Hello, say I wanted the simplex for coins, relics and also gold. Just how big will the nugget have to be? and at what depth? for the simplex to find it with its 12 khz, knowing of course that higher frequencies are better suited for gold. As I understand as long as the target is large enough and is at a reasonable depth any frequency will pick it.

The thing is I'm new to the hobbie and will be purchasing my first detector, but I'm deciding whether to buy the simplex or other detector such as the goldmaster 24k specifically for gold. I've seen good reviews in these forums, some claiming it's just as good as the gold monster 1000, and for the price and my budget it's a proper fit.

I couldn't say what size nugget it would hit on and how deep......that being said the other 2 detectors you mentioned would do well finding gold, but if I were buying a new metal detector that was water proof and to use for coins, jewelry and that can also find gold nuggets I would go with the Minelab Equinox 800, which does very well for what it was designed for but it has also been proven to be a pretty good gold detector as well.

It's multiple frequency from 5 khz to 40 khz.

Also the White's 24k is reported to be a great detector, but since White's has gone out of business, but they were purchased by Garret who knows what the future of repair, replacement, accessories, etc. of the original White's detectors will be, only time will tell.

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