Universal Gold Detector

The GOLD MONSTER 1000 turns beginners into experts with fully automatic operation in an easy-to-use, high performance detector.



Universal Gold Detector. The GOLD MONSTER 1000 turns beginners into experts with fully automatic operation in an easy-to-use, high performance detector.
The GOLD MONSTER 1000 features fully automatic operation and comes with a choice of coils, battery options and shaft configurations. If you’re looking for super sensitive gold performance at a great price, then this is the detector you’ve been waiting for!


  • Fully automatic operation
  • Extra sensitive 45 kHz VLF performance
  • Highly adaptable
  • 2 search coils included
  • Easy quick start

Easy-to-Use Controls

Gold Chance Indicator

High Gold Chance
Low Gold Chance

Detect Modes

Gold (Iron Reject)
Deep All-Metal

Sensitivity Options

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

Adjustable Volume

Adjust to suit your hearing, with 6
volume levels.


Highly Adaptable

Wide ground coverage

Confined space detecting

Universal shaft adaptability

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


GOLD MONSTER 1000 outperforms all other single frequency VLF gold detectors!

*Detector sensitivity comparisons are representative only. Actual performance will depend upon nugget size, detector settings and ground conditions.

Up until now, there has always been a compromise between frequency and sensitivity when optimising detector performance, because lower frequencies are more sensitive to larger gold nuggets and higher frequencies are more sensitive to smaller gold nuggets.

When comparing detectors, the three curves in the diagram represent each detector’s ability to find small gold nuggets of a certain size, at a maximum possible depth. Most detectors will find a very large nugget just beneath the surface, however a detector’s sensitivity to gold determines how many smaller nuggets will ultimately be recovered in difficult (noisy) ground at greater depths.

An 18 kHz detector will normally have a depth advantage on nuggets ≥ 1.0g over a basic mid-frequency detector, and a 71 kHz detector will have a depth advantage on nuggets ≤ 0.1g. The advanced GOLD MONSTER 1000 uses an intermediate 45 kHz frequency AND a high speed 24-bit signal processor. This primary combination greatly boosts sensitivity to gold beyond that of other single frequency VLF detectors over a wide range of nugget sizes, 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 recovery!

Automatic noise cancel • Digital electronics • Auto ground balance  • Faster processor • Automatic sensitivity


Key TechnologyUltra-wide dynamic range 45kHz VLF
Detect ModesGold (iron reject), Deep All-Metal
DiscriminationGold Chance Indicator (high/low)
Ground BalanceAutomatic (Easy-Trak)
Noise CancelAutomatic (On start-up)
Sensitivity AdjustManual (1-10), Auto (11), Auto+ (12)
Volume AdjustManual 1 - 6
Visual DisplayMonochrome LCD
Detector Length1382mm - 944mm (54.4” - 37.2”)
Detector Weight (with 10” x 6” coil)1.33kg (2.94lbs) (excluding battery)
Audio OutputInternal speaker or headphones 3.5mm (⅛”)
Coils (standard)GM 10 (10” x 6” Double-D), GM 05 (5” Double-D)
Waterproof/SplashproofCoils waterproof to 1m (3”), Control box rain/splash-proof
Battery OptionsLi-ion (included), 8 x AA Batteries (not included)
Warranty2 years control box & coil


To further enhance the performance of your Minelab detector, an extensive range of accessories are available. These accessories are designed to add to your detectors versatility when you need to adapt to various detecting environments.

Genuine Minelab accessories ranging from cables to coils are designed to deliver optimum performance and as a result are supplied with a global Minelab warranty.

A selection of Minelab accessory coils has also been designed to help you find more gold across a range of environments and ground conditions. Whether you are looking for deep gold in flat open ground, or searching in constricted spaces for fine gold, there is an accessory coil that will optimise your detectors performance.



Replacement accessory coils available to purchase individually for increased detecting versatility

10 × 6-inch Double-D GM 10 Coil

A great coil for wide open space detecting. Achieve good depth and cover more ground with this elliptical Double-D coil. Assemble to the standard GOLD MONSTER shaft, or use the included Universal Shaft Adapter to attach it to an alternative non-metal shaft, such as a broomstick.

5-inch Double-D GM 05 Coil

A great coil detecting in confined spaces. Assemble to the standard GOLD MONSTER shaft, or use the included Universal Shaft Adapter to attach it to an alternative non-metal shaft, such as a broomstick.



Replacement skidplates to keep your coils in top shape

10″ × 6″ Skidplate

White skidplate for Minelab 10 x 6-inch Double-D coil.

5″ Skidplate

White skidplate for Minelab 5-inch Double-D coil.


Batteries & Chargers

Spare or replacement batteries for your detector, plus additional charging options

Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable 19 WH Lithium-Ion battery pack that can be charged using the Universal AC Charger plug pack car battery charger.

AA Battery Carrier

A handy battery alternative that holds 8 × AA replaceable batteries.

Universal AC Charger Plug Pack

Charges the standard GOLD MONSTER lithium-ion battery pack from any standard AC outlet.

Car battery cable

Connect the GOLD MONSTER Lithium-Ion battery to a standard 12V DC vehicle battery for charging, using this direct battery connection cable.


Audio Accessories

Expand your audio options with our replacement accessory headphones

Headphones 3.5mm / 1/8-inch

Headphones that connect to the GOLD MONSTER 1000 via a 3.5mm / 1/8-inch jack.



Shafts & Shaft Hardware

Replacement shafts and shaft hardware including coil kits, armrests, and handles

GOLD MONSTER 1000 Control Box

GOLD MONSTER Control box mounts to GOLD MONSTER collapsible shafts or an alternative non-metallic shaft using the shafts clamps.


Collapsible Shafts

Black, three-piece shaft set.

Shaft Mounting kit

The Shaft Mounting kit includes an armrest with armstrap, spare shaft clamps, a universal shaft adapter and an AA battery carrier.

What's In The Box

Gold Monster 1000
● Control Unit & Shaft – Gold Monster
● Coil – 10”x6” DD
● Coil – 5” DD
● Universal Shaft Adapter
● Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
● Rechargeable AA Battery Carrier
● AC Charger
● Car Battery Charger
● 3.5mm (½ inch) Headphones
● Digging Tool
● Getting Started Guide

Easy 7 Step Guide