The Garrett At Gold metal detector is a perfect land and water gold prospecting metal detector.
Experience extreme depth and performance in all terrains.
The AT Gold is one detector that is designed to meet all of your prospecting and gold hunting metal detecting requirements.
Be sure to read our Guide Comparing the Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold and AT Max metal detectors.
Key Features of the Garrett Gold Metal Detector :
ALL-METAL MODE: True all-metal mode offers deepest detection depth and sensitivity on the smallest nuggets.
GRAPHIC TARGET ANALYZING: Simultaneously shows the target's conductivity and the detector's discrimination pattern.
ALL TERRAIN: Designed for use in wet, humid and dusty environments. Weatherproof housing can be immersed in water to 10-foot (3m) depth.
DIGITAL TARGET ID: Numeral scale from 0 to 99; indicates a target metal's conductivity for increased ability to distinguish targets from each other.
HIGH-RESOLUTIONI IRON DISCRIMINATION: Provides 40 points of iron resolution; controlled with touchpads and viewed as a digital number on the LCD for the most precise ability to separate a good target from iron trash.
ADJUSTABLE THRESHOLD: Allows the user to manually adjust the audio threshold (constant background sound) to better hear targets.
PRO MODE AUDIO: Proportional audio response and Tone Roll Audio™ features provide more target information.
IRON AUDIO™: Allows user to hear discriminated iron and to audibly identify problematic flat iron objects like bottle caps and washers.
ALL-METAL IRON AUDIO™: A Garrett exclusive feature that allows user to audibly identify iron objects even while operating in a true all-metal mode.
GROUND BALANCE (MANUAL): Allows the user to manually adjust the detector's ground balance to reduce the detrimental effects of ground mineralization.
GROUND BALANCE WINDOW™: A Garrett exclusive feature that allows user to "spread" the ground balance setting to reduce the response to subtle ground variations.
FAST TRACK™ GROUND BALANCE: Automatic feature that allows user to quickly ground balance the detector in mineralized soil conditions.
ELECTRONIC PINPOINTING: This Non-Motion All-Metal Mode is used to precisely locate a detected target's location in the ground.
ONE-TOUCH TREASURE HUNTING: With the touch of a button, your metal detector is powered on, automatically reset to factory (or your) settings and ready to search!
Digital Target ID (0 to 99 scale)
For the first time Garrett has included a target ID scale. The Garrett AT Gold includes a digital target identification system to give you the specific target value.
This will help you identify buried targets with great precision and ease.
All targets are shown on the LCD display by number. Targets that are closest to 1 are the most ferrous (iron). As you go up the scale, the most conductive items come up with numbers closer to 99.
Treasure Hunt and Prospect for Gold in All Terrains
The Garrett Gold metal detector is designed using a waterproof control housing and waterproof connections.
These features protect the detector in dusty, murky, wet and moist environments.
The AT Gold can be submerged in water to a depth of 10 feet. Use it to treasure hunt along the shore and in ponds, streams and swimming spots.
Head back to those old forgotten swimming holes and recover lost valuables missed by other metal detectors.
Now you can experience one detector that is equally good on land or in the water. Take your treasure hunting to a new extreme.
Here the Garrett AT Gold is shown being used in shallow water. It is important to note that the blue waterproof headphones shown above (optional) must be used if the headphones are to be immersed in water. The standard land headphones provided with the AT Gold cannot be submerged in the water.
Shown above, the Garrett AT Gold 5" x 8" PROformance™ Double-D search coil ships standard with this detector.
Understanding the Garrett AT Gold Double D Search Coil Design
Understanding the Garrett AT Gold Standard and Pro Audio Modes:
Simply stated, you will get more target information and the fastest recovery on multiple targets.
In the standard binary audio mode, the Garrett Gold metal detector delivers a full strength audio response regardless of a target's amplitude.
In field tests, a good number of detectorists prefer this type of consistent audio target response. In this mode, the audio is either on or off.
For treasure hunters who would like to hear the most target information, the detector also features a proportional (Pro) audio Mode.
This is the target response that is traditionally experienced with a true all-metal detector.
The standard pro audio target response presents the user with the ability to hear subtle changes in a target's audio response.
The result is that a user can better judge the target, dimensions and depth at which it is buried.
The Garrett brand pro audio mode found on the AT Gold and AT Pro detectors also has the added benefit of a quicker audio recovery response time when treasure hunting multiple targets in close proximity.
In this illustration, you can see the difference between the binary audio and the proportional audio.
Two target scenarios are shown in the example above. The Garrett AT Gold metal detector with binary audio provides a solid, consistent tone for both the surface target and the deep target.
Compare this to the pro or proportional type audio response which provides a full signal for the surface target and a diminished signal for the deeper target.
With the classic pro audio response, more information is provided.
With the classic pro audio mode, the unique target profile or audio response of the target is heard.
Try both modes and choose the audio target response that you like the best – customized for your personal preferences.
In this illustration, the two targets side by side would produce one strong signal from a binary audio detector. When hunting with the proportional audio, a rise and fall of audio target response will allow you to interpret the two distinct targets.
Understanding Garrett's Tone Roll Audio Feature
The Tone Roll Audio provides you with the most audible target information and will help classify targets, particularly iron targets.
Normal metal detectors with standard binary audio, produce a single target sound based upon the target's strongest signal.
With Tone Roll Audio, you are given a variance of target tones as the search coil nears, passes over and then departs from the target.
By listening to these varying phases of audio sounds, you can achieve better overall target analysis.
For many treasure hunters with standard binary audio, junk bottle caps and flat steel washers appear to be good targets.
They produce a high-tone target response. This happens because the shape of the bottle cap and the flat surface resemble a coin which fools the detector.
With the AT Gold's Tone Roll Audio, however, the bottle cap will produce a very unique response with multiple audio tones.
As shown in the illustration above, the bottle cap will yield a distinctive low/high/low response as compared to the coin's unique high-only audio response.
An area littered with iron objects in the ground can cover up good targets and even create phantom signals that, at first glance, appear to be good target signals.
Garrett Gold metal detectors include a selectable Iron Audio feature allows the user to hear discriminated iron.
This allows you to have the most information and avoid being tricked into digging an undesired target.
In addition, the Iron Audio also allows you to adjust the mid-tone's range to include all targets higher than the point of discrimination.
You can effectively adjust the cut-off point between the low-tone, audio-discriminated trash targets and the mid-tone audio targets.
This feature of the Garrett AT Gold metal detector works in both the Garrett standard and pro audio modes.
In the photo above, you can visually see the normal division of low, mid and high tones on the AT Gold detector. In this example, the Iron Audio is set to the off position.
In the photo above, you can visually see that with the iron discrimination set to 20, all targets under 20 are silent with the Iron Audio set to the off position.
In this final example above, with the Iron Audio feature ON, the targets below 20 are now heard as a low-tone and mid-tone target response is expanded down to 20.
Understanding High-Res Iron Discrimination™ on the Garrett AT Gold
You can use the plus (+) or minus (-) iron discrimination touchpads to accurately set the iron discrimination to one of 40 levels.
This lets you experience a great ability to detect good targets, even when they are located near iron trash targets.
Garrett Headphones Included
Garrett Gold Metal Detector Operating Mode Specifications
Depth indicator: continually shows depth of coin-size objects
Battery condition indicator: shows battery life continually
Search modes: three plus electronic pinpointing
Select from true all-metal, discrimination 1, discrimination 2
Technical Specifications of the Garrett AT Gold Prospecting Metal Detector:
5" x 8" (14 x 20cm) PROformance Double-D submersible search coil
Garett MasterSound™ headphones (waterproof headphones sold separately)
Deep-seeking true all-metal mode performance for all-terrain gold prospecting
Comprehensive user's manual
4 AA batteries (batteries included)
Target ID cursor segments 20
Iron discrimination segments 40
Search modes 3
Sensitivity/depth adjustments 8
Electronic pinpointing yes
Frequency 18 kHz
Audio tone ID levels 3
Standard search coil 5" x 8" ( 14 x 20cm) DD PROformance
Length (adjustable) 42" to 51" (1.06m - 1.29m)
Total weight 3.03 lbs. (1.4 kgs.)
Batteries 4 AA (included)
Warranty 2-year, limited parts/labor