Any advise on getting a good basic beginners one. I don't want to spend mega bucks , just something good quality that will last for a fair while. O'l mate in town , has opened up a Gold Detector Shop. He was testing a unit that the customer had brought back with battery problems and it pinged on a quartz rock . I thought he was taking the piss out of me as we only walked over the road 50m. Took it back to the shop and cracked it open and it had a lump of gold in it . I wouldn't have believed it , if I hadn't seen it . Have been thinking for a while now to get one , but know nothing about them . Everywhere we go around here is all old gold mining country. Any advice for those that do @rogerazz @sharkcaver or others ?