Minelab Go Find series

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Has anybody any experience of the Minelab Go Find series?.

Its a very well know and trusted make, but I know nothing about them.

The 11 and 22 models are in the price range suitable for a child that might very soon get bored resulting in it being thrown into the loft or garage never to see the light of day again. The blurb sounds "OK", for youngsters even if possibly not really suitable for somebody that might be more serious.

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Saffron wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:26 pm
Has anybody any experience of the Minelab Go Find series?.

Its a very well know and trusted make, but I know nothing about them.

The 11 and 22 models are in the price range suitable for a child that might very soon get bored resulting in it being thrown into the loft or garage never to see the light of day again. The blurb sounds "OK", for youngsters even if possibly not really suitable for somebody that might be more serious.

Evan
I have never seen one in the flesh, but my main concern would be the folding mechanism and whether it's robust enough for a child?
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No personal experience, only what I’ve read on a previous go-to forum.
Reports were good from what I remember and it does find. It’s light weight and easy to handle and impressive for the money.
Not for the serious detectorist although I remember it being used by one adult member, handy for the beach, I think it was said and sturdier than expected.
The other option is a cheap 2nd hand detector but new is always nice :D
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the school where my partner works bought 10 ' go find 11's for the kids 1 year ago . they go out every friday for 2hrs . they are good at finding stuff and go a little deeper than other machines of similar price but after 1 year they are are all dropping to bits so if you buy 1 make sure you buy a roll of gaffa tape aswell .
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joemole wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:15 am
the school where my partner works bought 10 ' go find 11's for the kids 1 year ago . they go out every friday for 2hrs . they are good at finding stuff and go a little deeper than other machines of similar price but after 1 year they are are all dropping to bits so if you buy 1 make sure you buy a roll of gaffa tape aswell .
Hi Joe,

Nothing to do with the original question, but just wanted to say what a great idea by the school. What age group are the kids and where do they get to search?
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Pete E wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:53 am
joemole wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:15 am
the school where my partner works bought 10 ' go find 11's for the kids 1 year ago . they go out every friday for 2hrs . they are good at finding stuff and go a little deeper than other machines of similar price but after 1 year they are are all dropping to bits so if you buy 1 make sure you buy a roll of gaffa tape aswell .
Hi Joe,

Nothing to do with the original question, but just wanted to say what a great idea by the school. What age group are the kids and where do they get to search?
Hello pete. They age between 11 and 16 . The local counci has gave them a few permissions around the town including the school feilds and a ww1 airfield. Most of them love it . Digging old pennies tokens buttons up .
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joemole wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:09 am
Hello pete. They age between 11 and 16 . The local counci has gave them a few permissions around the town including the school feilds and a ww1 airfield. Most of them love it . Digging old pennies tokens buttons up .
I can only imagine the fun they have, and very educational too if they have to research their finds...
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Pete E wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:29 am
joemole wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:09 am
Hello pete. They age between 11 and 16 . The local counci has gave them a few permissions around the town including the school feilds and a ww1 airfield. Most of them love it . Digging old pennies tokens buttons up .
I can only imagine the fun they have, and very educational too if they have to research their finds...
They more interested in finding spendable coins and sword fighting with there spades. 😂. But yes they enjoy cleaning the finds and finding out what they are .
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Evan, have a look at this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFJpG53ENkU

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If you are looking for a detector for a child then I’d consider one of the newer machines for children. A few new ones have been launched recently. The Teknetics one looks good :thumbsup: https://www.uneartheduk.co.uk/?s=Kids&p ... pe=product
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