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How Do They Work? Metal Detectors!

When electricity flows through the transmitter coil, it creates a magnetic field all around it. If you sweep the detector above a metal object (such as this old gray spanner), the magnetic field penetrates right through it. The magnetic field makes an electric current flow inside the metal object.


FAQ’S On Metal Detector.


1) When was the first metal detector invented?


In 1881, Alexander Graham Bell invented the first metal detector. As President James Garfield lay dying of an assassin’s bullet, Bell hurriedly invented a crude metal detector in an unsuccessful attempt to locate the fatal slug. Bell’s metal detector was an electromagnetic device he called the induction balance.


2) What is the principle of a metal detector?


The operation of metal detectors is based upon the principles of electromagnetic induction. Metal detectors contain one or more inductor coils that are used to interact with metallic elements on the ground. The single-coil detector illustrated below is a simplified version of one used in a real metal detector.


3) How does a walk through metal detector work?


Almost all airport metal detectors are based on pulse induction (PI). Typical PI systems use a coil of wire on one side of the arch as the transmitter and receiver. This technology sends powerful, short bursts (pulses) of current through the coil of wire. Each pulse generates a brief magnetic field.


4) How do the metal detectors at the airport work?


When electricity flows through the transmitter coil, it creates a magnetic field all around it. If you sweep the detector above a metal object (such as this old gray spanner), the magnetic field penetrates right through it. The magnetic field makes an electric current flow inside the metal object.


5) Can I find gold with a metal detector?


To search for gold in the 21st century, all a prospector really needs is determination and the right metal detector. However, not all metal detectors provide the features that a prospector needs to detect the unique qualities of gold nuggets.


6) How does an airport baggage scanner work?


While you’re stepping through an airport metal detector in your socks, your hand luggage is going on a different trip: into an X-ray scanner. … X-rays launched from one side of the machine are picked up by a pair of detectors on the opposite side.

7) How deep metal detectors can detect?


The 15″ search coil responding to all metal alloys can detect larger metal items (coin jars) at depths up to four feet. However, sensitivity to single coins is greater with smaller search coils. White’s TM 808 can detect 55-gallon drums at 16 feet and car-sized metals at 20 feet.


8) Do metal detectors find silver?


Example: gold, silver, iron, nickel, copper, brass, aluminum, tin, lead, bronze. Metal detectors will not detect nonmetal items such as gemstones, diamonds, pearls, bone, paper, or stone figures. Discrimination is the ability of a metal detector to tell the difference between different types or alloys of metals.

9) Can you use a metal detector to find gold?


Only the largest nuggets will be found at depths over a foot. Metal detectors will not normally find buried accumulations of fine gold directly. The higher the operating frequency of the detector, the more sensitive it will be to small gold, but with the penalty of also being more sensitive to iron minerals.


10) What is the best metal detector for gold?



Mid Level Gold Prospecting Metal Detectors:

Tesoro Lobo.

Fisher Gold Bug-2.

Fisher F-70.

Garrett AT Gold Metal Detector.

Makro Gold Racer.

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