Minelab Eureka Gold Reviews, Price and Specifications

Gold Nugget/Prospecting Metal Detector

Retail Price: $995.00

Number of Reviews: 7

Avg. Rating (3.0 Stars) average total

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Specifications:

Weight: 2.6 lbs
Configuration: 2 position shaft (optional Hip mount)
Technology: Very Low Frequency (VLF)
Transmit Frequency: 3 Frequencies (6.4, 20 & 60 kHz)
Ground Rejection: Accu-Trak Automatic Digital Ground Balancing
Mains Charger: 110V (USA), 230V (EU), 240V (AUS)
Metal Arm Rest, Neoprene Cover & Strap
Detector Stand
Headphones: 32 ohms
Triple Frequency operation with switchable 6.4, 20 or 60 kHz
"ACCU-TRAK" Digital Ground Balance w/ 2 speed adjustable or fixed mode
Iron Rejection in each frequency
Variable Discrimination Control
Minelab's 10" Double D "easy-sweep" elliptical coil system
State-of-the-Art NiMH rechargeable Battery System: 12V, 1000mAh
2-position box mounting system
2 years Warranty for Electronic Box
1 year Warranty for Coil

Eureka Gold

David in Portland Or. - three stars
I owned two of these machines before I did an in-ground comparison with the Gold Bug 2 and the White's GMT. The Eureka didn't hold up against either one. Less depth and weaker signal. I now use the GMT and have done pretty well.

Jul 21, 2013
6 people found David's review helpful.

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What A Waste of Money I Did With the Eureka Gold!

Juan Jimenez in Ventura County, Southern Ca - best
After reading so many negative reviews, I found what I was looking for; a fake review possible from a minelab dealer to justify buying a new Eureka Gold,
The Eureka gold is not a very deep detecting machine, you will have to switch it to the Boost Mode to go deeper and if you don't want to dig iron junk, you will have to use the discrimination. And the metal detector nulls a lot with a very slow recovery. It is a single tone detector and doesn't work good as a general use metal detector because it's very susceptible to electrical interference from power lines in the city that means a lot of false signals.
If you really want a Minelab detector that looks like the Eureka gold, buy the Minelab Sovereign GT with a huey 5 x 10 inch coil instead.
You will have a really good metal detector for prospecting, beach hunting in wet and dry sand, coin detecting, relic, etc.
I paid the $998 retail for mine and sold it 6 weeks later for $610, luckily I was able to buy a used Minelab Safari with that money.
If you are really think you need the Eureka Gold detector, buy a used one and save about $400.

May 19, 2011
21 people found Juan Jimenez's review helpful.

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They all Claim TOP PRODUCT, but who wins?!

Jack Altenburg. in Kelowna , BC. CANADA - best
You're looking for a machine that will go, say, 2 to 3 feet deep. Some units go 20 ft., others up to 80 ft. Big deal, no one goes treasure hunting with a dragline or backhoe behind him. Have you ever dug a target 6 or seven feet down? Would anyone allow you to dig that deep?
You need ladders, rope and draglines to get down to the bottom of your hole. Chances are you'll also get buried there. The machines cost $4,000 - $5,000 and up to $20,000 and $30,000. Are they nuts?! We're just metal detecting, not looking for underground Aliens. Try coming on the market with a product that goes as far as 3 feet, so a real prospector can use it in the gold field. Up to 80 ft. ones, WHO NEEDSS 'EM?!

Feb 26, 2011
25 people found Jack Altenburg. 's review helpful.

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Fantastic Machine

Al Whitelock in wildwood British Columbia Canada - best
I have owned the Eureka Gold for 2 years. It is by far the best VLF money can buy. I have used other gold detectors but none has come close.
If you have used this machine and were not amazed at its performance, then you used it wrong.
In All Metal mode, you will not find a deeper penetrating machine.
6.4khz for depth
20khz for general MDing
60khz for the small stuff.
Becuase of its depth capabilities, I use this machine at work searching lost forrestry equipment parts.

Sep 30, 2010
19 people found Al Whitelock's review helpful.

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Not for Serious Prospectors!!!

Nugget Hunter in Visiter to Zimbabwe. - one star
I sold my Eureka Gold for half of what I paid for it and I still feel that I overcharged the guy! My experience is as follows: Depth - Nothing deeper than 4-5 inches on small nuggets.
Discrimination - A sin where I come from and apparently also where this mashine comes from! - NOT GOOD.
Hot Rocks - It WILL let you know if there are any in a square mile around you.
Success Rate - I found 0.17 grams and it took me only a week! My buddy found around 1.5 KILO's Using what?.. The Minelab GPX 4500!
If you are serious about finding nuggets - DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY... Get a Minelab GPX 4500 instead!

Feb 13, 2010
17 people found Nugget Hunter's review helpful.

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Very Dissapointing Performance

Brian in California, USA - one star
After reading the manual and using all the settings, I find this detector to be marginally effective. If you are in the market for a good detector this is not it. This unit would not pick up gold that I had mined in a placer operation: I ran the gold across the coil and no response!!!! To say the least I am not happy with this unit. For the money I spent I could have bought a much better detector from some one else. Now I will have to start saving again to buy a real detector that functions correctly. Also my Eureka will not punch through hot rocks or mineralized soil which reduces its depth of detection. This machine really goes off on hot rocks and iron, and it treats all targets the same way - no tone ID. I bought minelab once but never again!!!

May 08, 2008
96 people found Brian's review helpful.

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Over Priced

Jim in Arizona, US - one star
It does not work as claimed, not even close. Get a Whites, Tesoro or Garret. Minelab Eureka Gold s**ks.

Apr 29, 2008
75 people found Jim's review helpful.

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