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Will a metal detector detect gold?
Yes, metal detectors detect gold but there are different detectors that are optimized for different types of gold. Jewelry, coins and other large amounts will be found easily by all purpose metal detectors. Gold detectors are designed for finding gold in the raw - flakes, tiny nuggets or deposits in highly mineralized soil.
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Technically speaking it can detect through anything, however the depth at which it can detect will be effected by various factors such as density, moisture and more importantl…y base metals present in the sand and soil layer. One of the biggest factors is metal density and variety in the soil layer. An area rich in a variety of metals will require a detector with excellent discrimination in order to decipher specific target metals or there will be too much background metal to find a specific object. Basically it comes down the quality of the detector, the depth it can penetrate and the level of discrimination that it can be set to that will allow it to pick out specific metal combinations. A poor quality detector will get confused and go off constantly if there is a high volume of metals in the soil composition and if it lacks the ability to tune out the "background" noise of those metals.
Of course they do.
Since gold is a metal (precious) you can of course detect it with a metal detector. But only if it isn't tuned to ignore gold. since every metal has a different phase response… metal detectors with discriminators can be tuned to ignore certain metals.
If you are talking about metal detector that you buy as a hobby for finding things then yes of course it will. But security metal detectors are adjusted so they aren't usually… set off by something like earrings or a ring if that is what you mean. Though if you have a lump of silver in your pocket I imagine you would set off any metal detector. There are many instances of metal detectors detecting silver. Some of the largest treasure finds in the UK were hordes of silver coins found by people using metal detectors.
Sure if there is enough metal like steel rebar
no, because aluminum foil is not a metal, it is an alloy.
Yes they can. Metal is like gold.
Carbon Fiber, yes.
no it just means it has a sparkle or shine to it as metal does
All metal detectors detect all metal depending on the level of sensitivity they are set at. Battery or no, a cell phone would be detected.
wrap it in foil
No because aluminium foil is metal.