Nokta | Makro AU Gold Finder Metal Detector
with 10x5.5" and 5" Waterproof DD Search Coils, Headphones, Coil Covers and a Hip Mount Belt.
Going for the gold has never been easier than with the Nokta / Makro AU Gold Finder Metal Detector! This deep seeking gold machine was built to find large and small nuggets in any terrain. The AU Gold Finder utilizes automatic, tracking and manual ground balancing for maximum cancelization of highly mineralized soil. Operating at a 56kHz frequency, this device provides the ultimate in sensitivity and depth when hunting for gold.
The AU Gold Finder features three distinct search modes for a better gold hunting experience. The ALL METAL Mode penetrates the farthest into the ground and is great for finding just about anything. The DISC.1 FAST Mode was programmed for gold hunting in fields with high mineralization or significant quantities of conductive rocks. This mode improves target detection and recovery speeds in areas where there is a lot of trash. The DISC.2 DEEP Mode gives the user a two tone discrimination setting designed for gold fields with less mineralization or hot rocks. It provides an increase in depth performance while still being able to pinpoint large and small gold nuggets.
The AU Gold Finder features easy-to-use switches and knobs to take the guess work out of operating the device. It even comes with IP54 Rating which protects the metal detector from any dust or water spray. To top it all off, the device includes two waterproof DD search coils (one 10x5.5" and one 5") and two search coil covers for the ultimate protection.
It is quickly becoming my go-to VLF detector." - Kevin Hoagland
56 kHz Frequency
56 kHz give you the ultimate in sensitivity and depth.
IP54 Protects your metal detector from dust and water spray from any direction.
Filter out unwanted items when detectors.
(2) Coil Bundle Package
Comes with (2) waterproof DD Search Coils (10x5.5" and 5") including search coil covers.
Visual LED Discrimination
Know if it's ferrous or non-ferrous before you dig.
Audio boost weak signals from small or deep targets.
Finding Gold with the Nokta / Makro AU Gold Finder!
- Frequency : 56 kHz
- Warranty : 2 Year Limited
- Total Weight : 3.1 lbs (1.4 kgs)
- Metal Discrimination : By Audio and LED
- Construction : Rain & Dust Resistant (IP54)
- Operating Principle : VLF Induction Balance
- Search Modes : 3 - ALL METAL, DISC.1, DISC.2
- Ground Balance : Automatic, Manual, Tracking
- Threshold : Intelligent Self-Adjusting Threshold (iSAT)
Factory Included Accessories:
- 4 AA Batteries
- Hip Mount Belt
- 5" Waterproof DD Search Coil (Coil Cover Included)
- 10x5.5" Waterproof DD Search Coil (Coil Cover Included)
- Kevin Hoagland
ALL METAL Mode
ALL METAL is the deepest detection mode. Different than the discrimination modes, this mode features a threshold tone which is continuously heard in the background. ALL METAL mode detects all targets (metal, mineralized rocks, etc.) and provides a single target tone for any target detected. When ALL METAL mode is selected, the detector does not discriminate between differing target types. The volume and the tone increases in pitch as the coil is moved closer to the target. The default values for DISC. FILTER, SENSITIVITY and iSAT will provide the best performance for a variety of ground mineralization conditions. Fine tune (adjust) these settings to account for variations ground conditions for each location being detected.
Discrimination Modes (DISC.1 FAST / DISC.2 DEEP)
DISC modes have common performance features. They discriminate varying metal targets, but perform differently based on ground conditions in the area being detected as described below:
IMPORTANT: When using DISC.1 FAST and DISC.2 DEEP, sensitivity level must be properly adjusted so that the detector is silent when no metal is present under moving coil. If you hear crackling sound in DISC modes, the SENSITIVITY is adjusted too high and must be gradually reduced until no sound is heard.
No Threshold will be heard when using DISC.1 FAST and DISC.2 DEEP. The Au GOLD FINDER will provide audible response only when target is detected.
DISC.1 FAST Mode
DISC.1 FAST is a 2-tone discrimination mode designed for use in gold fields with high mineralization or significant quantities of conductive hot rocks. DISC.1 FAST provides slightly less depth performance but significantly improved target detection and recovery speeds in trashy and/or highly mineralized soils when compared to the other modes.
DISC.2 DEEP Mode
DISC.2 DEEP is a 2-tone discrimination mode designed for use in gold fields with less mineralization and/or minimal quantities of conductive hot rocks. DISC.2 DEEP provides increased depth performance and slower recovery speeds which are acceptable in minimally mineralized soils when compared to the other modes.
In DISC.1 FAST and DISC.2 DEEP modes, the Au GOLD FINDER will produce a low tone for iron and positive hot rocks. For all other metals, detector will produce a single tone which increases in volume and pitch as the coil approaches the target.
NOTE: Nuggets under hot rocks may generate a low tone (iron tone) and this is totally normal.
RECOMMENDATION: Familiarize yourself with the Au GOLD FINDER audio tones by testing different metal targets and hot rocks prior to use in the field. If you dig a target signal and locate and remove a hot rock, re-scan hole to ensure there is no small gold nugget remaining.
OFF / VOLUME Knob
Functions as the On/Off and Volume control for the AU Gold Finder.
MODE Toggle Switch
Used to select each of the three search modes.
DISC FILTER is used to eliminate undesirable targets when DISC1. FAST and DISC2. DEEP modes are selected. The default setting for DISC FILTER is ten ‘10’ and is clearly marked on the Control Panel. Adjust DISC FILTER as needed to eliminate unwanted target responses (nails, coins, etc.).
NOTE: DISC FILTER is functional in the DISC.1 and DISC.2 modes only. DISC FILTER is non-functional when ALL METAL mode is selected.
DISC FILTER enables elimination of response to undesirable targets. DISC FILTER provides User with the ability to reject mineralized rocks (hot rocks) and undesirable targets such as iron and foil which often interfere with detector response. DISC FILTER ranges between 0-40. The factory default value (optimal starting point) is ten '10' which is clearly marked on Control Panel.
To use DISC FILTER, first GROUND BALANCE the Au GOLD FINDER. Select one of the Discrimination modes (DISC.1 FAST, DISC.2 DEEP). Next, set the DISC FILTER to '0', then sweep the coil over the undesirable target while simultaneously and slowly turning the DISC FILTER knob clockwise until no response is heard.
SENSITIVITY directly affects the detecting performance (depth) of the Au GOLD FINDER. SENSITIVITY range is '1-10'. Default SENSITIVITY is seven '7' which is clearly marked on the Control Panel and should be adjusted according to environmental and ground conditions.
Minor adjustments to SENSITIVITY may also be effective in eliminating or reducing detector instability due to electromagnetic signals and high ground mineralization.
NOTE: Decreasing SENSITIVITY will often resolve coil overloading due to highly mineralized ground.
THRESHOLD switch is used to adjust the background hum sound commonly referred to as the threshold sound. THRESHOLD tone is continuously heard when Au GOLD FINDER is operating in the ALL METAL mode.
iSAT / iMASK Dial
iSAT / iMASK switch is a multi-function switch controlling iSAT settings when ALL METAL mode is selected, and alternately controlling iMASK settings when DISC.1 FAST or DISC.2 DEEP are selected. Default position for both iSAT and iMASK are calibrated at six '6' and are clearly marked on the Control Panel.
Optimal performance using ALL METAL mode requires a stable THRESHOLD. Changes in ground mineralization and soil structure may cause a rise or fall in the background hum. A disruption of THRESHOLD stability may result in loss of target response to certain metals such as small gold nuggets. You should only adjust iSAT to maintain the steadiness of the THRESHOLD tone. Adjustment directly affects the detector recovery speed and THRESHOLD stability.
iSAT consists of ten levels. The default level is six '6' and is clearly marked on the Control Panel. It is recommended that iSAT be increased when detector is used in high mineralization and decreased in low mineralization.
iMASK is used to eliminate falsing (false signals) caused by ground mineralization or hot rocks when searching in discrimination modes. Default iMASK setting is six '6'. At level one '1', iMASK is turned off.
TONE / LED Toggle Switch
The TONE / LED toggle switch provides the User the ability to choose between audio/visual (single tone/LED) response and audio (multi-tone) response as follows:
-1 TONE LED ON provides User with single tone target response and simultaneous LED display of FERROUS (Red LED) or GOLD NON-FERROUS (Green LED) target identification.
NOTE: Using the Au GOLD FINDER in 1 TONE will enable you to hear smaller gold nugget signals more clearly.
-2 TONE LED OFF provides User with two tone target response. Low tone for iron (ferrous) or hot rocks and a higher tone similar to ALL METAL target response which indicates gold and non-ferrous metal targets.
NOTE: The discrimination LEDs are inactive in this position and will not light up with target identification.
BOOST amplifies the weak detection response for very small or very deep targets increasing the detection probability for even the most difficult targets. BOOST should be only be used on a temporary or as-needed basis in highly mineralized ground because it will amplify threshold hum, ground noise and may contribute to increased detector falsing.
NOTE: BOOST works in ALL METAL mode only.
Use of TRACKING automatically adjusts GROUND BALANCE to compensate for changes in ground mineralization while detecting.
AU Gold Finder Hip Mount Installation
1. Before starting, you will need:
A. Au GOLD FINDER System Box
B. Adjustable Web Belt
C. Web Belt with Velcro End
D. Au GOLD FINDER Shaft Assembly with Coil Attached
2. Begin by placing Au GOLD FINDER System Box on flat surface with Control Panel facing away from you underside up. Next, insert Web Belt with Velcro End (C) through belt loops molded into Au GOLD FINDER System Box.
NOTE: Right handed user should route belt left to right with Velcro side up.
3. Insert Web Belt with Velcro End (C) the nylon belt ring on end of Adjustable Web Belt (B) so that web belt adjustment slide is facing down. Next, center nylon belt ring on Belt (B) between male and female Velcro pads on Belt (C) and fold/secure Velcro end of Belt (C) to Velcro pad Belt (C).
4. Web Belt adjustment slide allows belt length adjustment to fit user preference.
5. Lift Au GOLD FINDER Hip Mount Assembly and place around waist being careful not to drop or hit Au GOLD FINDER System Box.
6. Snap Web Belt Buckle ends together. Make final web belt length adjustments as necessary to suit user preference.
7. Insert Au GOLD FINDER Coil Cable through Web Belt Loop which should be positioned on Web Belt side opposite Au GOLD FINDER System Box adjacent to Belt Buckle.
8. Insert Au GOLD FINDER Coil Cable through Flexible Belt Loop which is sewn into Web Belt and located adjacent to Web Belt Buckle on same side as Au GOLD FINDER System Box.
9. Pull approximately 14" of Au GOLD FINDER Coil Cable through the Flexible Belt Loop and attach Coil Cable Connector into System Box Cable Connector. Ensure Connectors are properly aligned and hand-tighten.
NOTE: Be sure to have enough Coil Cable extending through Flexible Belt Loop.
10. You are now ready to detect using the Au GOLD FINDER. Happy Hunting!
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