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Best Metal Detector for Meteorite Hunting

By · March 29, 2010 · Filed in Metal Detectors · 4 Comments »

I started this post off with the word BEST. Well It caught your attention, didn’t it? LOL because best is only an opinion! That being said Professional Meteorite Hunters alike can’t agree on a best metal detector. Best has too many variables  like brand, budget, and features. But Most agree on a type of metal detector, a gold metal detector!

Why a gold metal detector? Most gold metal detectors use higher frequencies which means they are more sensitive,tend to find meteorites at much greater depths,and can locate smaller specimens. Meteorites have a high content of iron and nickel.  Most of the coin and relic metal detectors see these metals as trash and will discriminate against them. Now there are some non-gold metal detectors that do great jobs too. Like the ones you can turn off the trash discriminator. See Below.

Jodie’s BEST gold metal detectors for hunting meteorites (opinion)!!!

  1. For the features and price you cant beat the Fisher Gold Bug 2. You Can get this Metal detector for around $700.00
  2. My next BEST metal detector is the Garrett Scorpion gold stinger. A little cheaper but a good detector. You can get one of these for around $450.00
  3. Next the White’s GMT Gold Metal Detector. You can get one of these for around $800.00
  4. Ok the only reason this detector isn’t in first or second place is because of price! Minelabs GPX 4500 and 3000.Extremely good detectors for around $3500.00 to $4500.00
  5. Tesoro Golden uMax. You can get one of these for around $450.00

Jodie’s BEST non-gold metal detectors for hunting meteorites (opinion)!!!

  1.  Fisher F75. Meteorite Men use these.   You can get one of these for around $1000.00
  2. Garrett GTI 2500. You can get one of these for around $800.00
  3. Tesoro Cortes. You can get one of these for around $700.00
  4. Fisher CZ-21. You can get one of these for around $1200.00
  5. Fisher F70. You can get one of these for around $650.00

All of these metal detectors except for the Minelabs and White’s you can purchase in my online store.

Shopping for a meteorite hunting metal detector is kind of like shopping for a new car. You don’t jump in with both feet first and buy the first one you see. You look around at the different options, you compare what you have found, you read the reviews about the different models; you take the time to absorb all the information available to you. Although you do not receive a car in the end, you might find a rare one-of-a-kind treasure with your new metal detector. If that day happens, all the research and reading and learning you completed will have paid off!

Here’s to the Perfect Hunt!