Minelab GPZ 7000
One of the most high-end models on this list, the Minelab GPZ 7000, is definitely a beyond intermediate level metal detector. Because of that, it’s also one of the most expensive metal detectors out there.
- ZVT tech
- Manual and auto ground balance
ZVT technology means that there’s no trade-off between sensitivity and depth in the GPZ 7000. It offers high sensitivity for small gold flakes and enough depth to find larger nuggets. An easy way to understand this technology is by putting the PI and VLF together in a metal detector.
The detector weighs 4.2lbs. It’s not the lightest of detectors on the market but definitely not the heaviest. It also offers manual and automatic ground balance. This allows you to tweak the ground balance to the optimal level you need, given the ground mineralization.
The Minelab has many pros in terms of finding gold. That said, a big con is how complicated this model is. The machine comes with several combination modes, additional built-in software, and GPS. You’d need to spend a considerable amount of time learning how to best use this detector.
The other issue is the price. Apart from that, the Minelab is an excellent option for someone who knows their way around a metal detector and is taking up gold prospecting seriously.