Quick answers to many common questions we get asked from around the world.
This page is designed to provide quick answers to many common questions we get asked from around the world. We hope that it will help you in your prospecting endeavors and lead to quicker results when you have any issues. We intend this to cover a broad range of prospecting queries and not only concentrate on the Coiltek product.
From time to time we will be updating this page with more questions as they arise and encourage you to contact us with your suggestions which could help others with their detecting experience.
At Coiltek Manufacturing (CTM) we provide a full 2 year warranty on all of our manufactured coils and accessories (some products may vary). This warranty starts from the date of purchase by the customer. This is applicable worldwide. This warranty covers any manufacturing errors like cracks in plastics or performance issues like no response which are from manufacturing faults – usually these are noticeable within the first few hours of use. The warranty does not cover normal use or misuse of the product. For a coil/product to continue to perform well it must be treated with care and not be used in a way that will jar or incur any sudden impact. This sudden impact may result in developing a noisy product. CTM, at its sole discretion, will determine the nature of the returned item and decide whether it is a warranty issue. Each individual case will be reviewed on its own merits and the more information you can provide the easier it will be for us to make a quick decision.
Yes, all Coiltek coils are supplied with a skid plate already attached to the coil. We also supply a wingnut and bolt with each coil for your convenience.
Smaller coils are great for the little nuggets, less than half a gram, which are reasonably close to the surface, within 100mm. They are great for areas that have been surfaced down to bedrock. Also good for species that don’t have a lot of gold in them, so ideal for detecting exposed reefs. Their physical size makes them ideal for working heavily vegetated areas and creeks with large rocks. Larger coils can detect targets deeper, but only when the targets are larger. They are not as sensitive to the tiny nuggets. They cover a lot more ground for each swing but can be difficult in areas where there is a lot of vegetation. Both small and large coils can pick up a range of target sizes however the targets need to be within the range of the magnetic field of the coil for it to respond. For small coils the field is smaller than the larger coils, but with smaller coils you have a tighter field so sensitivity is improved. Larger coils fields are broader and less sensitive but can punch deeper in to the ground than the small coils.
Frequently asked questions about the GOLDHAWK series.
There are three coil sizes in the Goldhawk series to suit the GPX6000 detectors. A small elliptical 10×5″, medium elliptical sized 14×9″ and smaller round 9″ coil. All three coils have excellent performance characteristics and each offer different abilities and opportunities for your detecting.
Yes, all the Goldhawk coils are fully approved by Minelab and will be able to just plug in to the detector, switch on and start detecting. Easy!
All of the Goldhawk coils come with a 2-year warranty to provide good peace of mind that if anything does go wrong you can just contact your dealer or us direct to get the issue resolved quickly
Yes, all of the Goldhawk coils come new with a skid plate attached. You can also purchase replacement skid plates from your local dealer.
Not one coil will find all the gold in the ground. By using different coils, you will find that your finds may increase and by going over productive ground with a different coil can unearth even more gold. The new Goldhawk coils have been designed to optimise your performance in the field as you can now utilise more options when detecting.
The 10×5″ Goldhawk coil will be the best coil for sensitivity. As this coil is a small elliptical the detection field which is produced by the detector and coil is more concentrated therefore improving sensitivity to the smaller targets. It is a very manoeuvrable coil with excellent pinpointing ability also so it will be a fantastic option.
The 14×9” Goldhawk coil has the best coverage and depth capabilities on the medium to larger targets. The bigger the coil size the better the depth ability as the detection field it produces is larger. Being only 9” wide the coil also has good manoeuvrability and pint pointing ability which will help optimise discovery.
Yes, all of the Goldhawk coils made by Coiltek are fully waterproof to 1 metre.
No, the Goldhawk coils are all plug and play and will work with our preferred settings for any other coil. The only thing you may need to do is adjust sensitivity or perform a noise cancel if required.
When detecting in thick vegetated areas, the 10×5″ Goldhawk is the best choice because its dimensions allow access to tighter areas in dense bushland. It is easy to fit in to smaller gaps in the terrain where the nuggets could be hiding from larger coil sizes. It is also lightweight to swing all day and manoeuvre around rock bars and the banks of water courses where gold nuggets can be found.
In large open areas, where the gold is sparser and the vegetation less dense, the larger 14×9″ Goldhawk which provides greater ground cover which is optimum in these broad areas. The swing pattern is easily optimised with slight over laps and can cover the ground quicker than the smaller coils. This coil has good sensitivity for smaller targets and good depth capability for larger targets so it wont miss much when in use. All of these could lead to several nuggets in an area or in other words, a gold patch!
Most other metal detectors already have a range of coil sizes and types for each machine which suit different environments. Now the GPX6000 detector has a variety of coils that could enhance the detectors capability of finding gold in different environments. Each coil has a specific purpose and as with other metal detectors, these coils may greatly improve the capability of finding gold. Having Goldhawk coils in your detecting toolkit, will provide the ability to select the most appropriate coil for the given situation. The combination of new coils offers the same flexibility for the GPX6000 that has been available in other machines.
Frequently asked questions about the Gold Extreme series.
Frequently asked questions about the NOX series.
The 15″ NOX coil is our deepest searching coil for the Equinox detectors. If you have more open ground, or searching on the beach, this coil will be an excellent option to use as it will cover ground quickly and also punch deep to search out those larger deeper targets.
Yes, all of the NOX coils made by Coiltek are fully submersible to 3 metres.
No, the NOX coils are all plug and play and will work with our preferred settings for any other coil. The only thing you may need to do is adjust sensitivity or perform a noise cancel.
All three NOX coils will be able to find gold but considering most gold is quite small the 10×5″ NOX coil will be the best suited for this type of detecting. It also has the smallest footprint of the three NOX coils which means it may not be as affected by ground mineralisation so can run smoother in the goldfields. When hunting for gold remember to swing slowly and list for any subtle changes in threshold which are repeatable as this means a target – hopefully a golden one!