If anyone on the forum wishes to find their own gold rather than paying for it, Minelab the Australian company which produces the worlds best gold detectors is launching their new and long-awaited prospecting detector in the coming days or weeks. This is a high-performance top end of the market specialist gold detector which features Minelabs new Geo-Sense PI technology. There are claims that this new technology will revolutionise and simplify the operation and using of metal detectors in highly mineralized soils, with the detector automatically sensing the ground and adjusting the timings and settings to achieve the best optimum detection capabilities possible. So it would be ideal for novices and those who do not have much experience using metal detectors, as there are only a few adjustments and settings that the user needs to make themselves, with the detector essentially being a switch on and go unit much like the SDC 2300, but with superior depth ability. The only setback might be the price with the dealer I have spoken to saying it will be just under $8k here in Australia and about $6k in the US, although Minelab has not publicly revealed the RRP yet. So if you want to find your own gold and get fit and have an adventure at the same time this might just be the detector for you.