Metal Detecting FAQ's
We unpack in this article the differences between a Gold Detector and a Metal Detector. We also take a look at the various frequencies in use by popular Metal and Gold Detectors.
As the metal detecting hobby has grown in South Africa many of the obvious places to detect have already been hunted a few times over. Remember, nobody gets it all. Just because a spot has been frequently hunted does not mean you won’t find something special.
Read our Metal Detecting Blog to find out the best places to metal detect in South Africa.
Can a Metal Detector Detect Diamonds?
No. A diamond contains no metal and is therefore unable to be detected with a Metal Detector. The same applies to Gemstones and Pearls, these also contain no metal and are undetectable using a metal detector.
It is however possible to find diamond rings as the ring itself contains metal.
The question: “How deep can a metal detector find targets?” comes up so often. This is not a straightforward question and there is no easy answer.
Many factors play a role and influence how deep you can find metal objects with your metal detector.