Minelab Gold Monster 1000 5" Coil and Extra Battery

$1,199.00 (RRP $1,399.00)

Pay in 4 interest-free payments of $299.75 Learn More

$1,199.00 (RRP $1,399.00)

Pay in 4 interest-free payments of $299.75 Learn More

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Gold Detector
Pack Includes: Gold Monster 1000, 5" Coil & 2 Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries

The GOLD MONSTER 1000 gold detector features fully automatic operation and comes with a choice of waterproof coils, battery options and shaft configurations. This Gold Detector is the machine you have been searching for with a super-sensitive waterproof coil at a great price!


Easy-to-use Controls

Picture of the Gold Monster 1000 display and buttons

1. Gold Chance Indicator

Picture of the Gold Monster 1000 display showing the display indicating a high gold chance

When the detector bar lights up to the right side (toward the gold bar), there is a high chance of gold.

Picture of the Gold Monster 1000 display showing the display indicating a low gold chance

When the detector bar lights up the left side (toward the nail icon), there is a low gold chance, and the detector is likely to be picking up a metal object


2. Detect Modes

Picture of the Gold Monster 1000 display showing icons indicating a high gold chance

Gold (Iron Reject)

Picture of the Gold Monster 1000 display showing icons indicating a low gold chance

Deep All-Metal


3. Sensitivity Options

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Manual sensitivity, and two auto options; Auto, and Auto+

4. Adjustable Volume

Picture of the Gold Monster 1000 icon for adjustable volume options

Adjust to suit your hearing, with 6 volume levels.


Highly Adaptable

Photograph of a Gold Monster 1000 showing wide ground coverage

Wide ground coverage

Photograph of a Gold Monster 1000 showing the confined space detection feature

Confined space detecting

Photograph of the Gold Monster 1000 shaft and a zoom in on it's shaft to display it's adaptability

Universal shaft adaptability

Photograph of the Gold Monster 1000 covered in water to display it's waterproof coil and rain proof control box

Waterproof coil (to 1m/3')/ Rain proof control box


Gold Monster 1000 Sensitivity Chart Guide and Best Practice

A graph comparing the Gold Monster 1000's capabilities compares to other gold detectors *Detector sensitivity comparisons are representative only. Actual performance will depend upon nugget size, detector settings and ground conditions.

This gold detector finds the perfect balance in frequency sensitivity to help you find the best results for all gold nugget sizes.

When looking at the three curves in the example above, you can see that the detectors that operate at a lower frequency typically pickup larger nuggets only just below the surface. Higher frequency detectors are more sensitive to smaller gold nuggets. A detectors sensitivity to gold determines how many smaller nuggets will ultimately be recovered in difficult (noisy) ground at greater depths.

The Gold Monster 1000 detector uses an intermediate level frequency to obtain the best of both worlds for the frequency and depth detecting capabilities. It also uses auto-ground balance functionality to help quieten a lot of the noise found in Australia’s ground conditions. This helps you to zero in on the nugget much more effectively. The advantage of a mid-frequency detector with a high-speed 24-bit processor is that it dramatically boosts gold sensitivity. This boost goes beyond that of any other single frequency VLF detector, without introducing excess noise and false signals.

The GOLD MONSTER 1000 also has improved ferrous/non-ferrous discrimination and copes better with conductive (salty) soils than higher frequency detectors, making it the perfect choice to maximise your gold discovery.

The best way to set up your GM is to switch it on then using the left plus+/- control, turn the sensitivity up 6 bars. Then slowly pump the coil over the ground until the detector is quiet. From there sweep the coil in a controlled fashion and you will see a further quietening of the machine as the Auto ground balance averages the soil condition in your location. Once you’ve done this, you can dial the sensitivity up to Auto+ and proceed with your hunting adjusting to manual frequencies if you’re experienced enough and want to hone in on a particular find.


Key technology Ultra-wide dynamic range 45kHz VLF
Detect modes Gold (Iron reject), Deep All-Metal
Discrimination Gold Chance Indicator (high/low)
Ground Balance Automatic (Easy-Trak)
Noise Cancel Automatic (On start-up)
Sensitivity Adjust
  • Manual (1-10)
  • Auto (11)
  • Auto+ (12)
Volume Adjust Manual 1-6
Visual Display Monochrome LCD
Detector Length 1382mm–944mm (54.4"–37.2")
Detector Weight (with 10" x 6" coil) 1.33kg (2.94lbs) (excluding battery)
Audio Output Internal speaker or headphones 3.5mm (1/8")
Coils GM 10 (10" x 6" Double-D, sold separately), GM 05 (5" Double‑D, included)
Waterproof/splashproof Coils waterproof to 1m (3'), Control box rain/splash-proof
Battery options Li-Ion (included x 2), 8 × AA Batteries (not included)
Warranty 2 years control box & coil
  • Control Box
  • Armrest
  • 5" Double-D Coil
  • Headphones (3.5mm/1/8")
  • Collapsible shafts
  • AC Charger
  • Car Battery Cable
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery x 2
  • Replaceable AA battery carrier
  • Getting Started Guides
  • Universal shaft adapter
  • Digging tool