Lisle, Ill. July 28, 2014Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced the official release of its latest product, the SDC 2300 All-Terrain Gold Detector. The collapsible military-grade compact detector comes assembly free and is waterproof and fully submersible up to a depth of ten feet (3m).

The rugged detector enables detectorists to clearly identify even the smallest patches of sub-gram gold. During product testing, field testers have discovered nuggets weighing less than 0.02 grams.

“The SDC 2300 is the most powerful, mid-range detector on the market,” said Gary Schafer, General Manager of Worldwide Consumer Markets and the America’s Operations for Minelab Electronics. “It is the lightest and easiest to use and will find more small nuggets and fine-threaded specimen gold in mineralized soils than any other gold detector, including the GPX 5000,” said Bruce Candy, Chief Scientist at Minelab.

The assembly free, compact detector collapses to a portable 15.7 inches (400mm) and transforms into a full-sized 59.1 inches (1500mm) gold detecting machine. The body is constructed of military-grade material and features a sturdy, full carbon fiber shaft and 8 inch Monoloop coil. The SDC 2300 allows detectorists to discover gold patches on land and underwater at depths up to 10 inches (3m) with settings for both normal and salt-water sensitivity ranges. Other features include automatic noise cancellation, automatic ground tracking (AGT) and 9 LED indicators on the display.



  • Compact: Folds to small portable size, 8.5” (216mm) by 15.7” (400mm).  Fits into carry-on luggage and most backpacks.


  • Waterproof Capability: Fully submersible to 10’ (3m) for detecting riverbeds and shorelines, allowing you to transition with ease from land to water.


  • Rugged and Assembly Free: Military grade construction, one-piece detector designed to perform in the toughest conditions. No assembly required.


  • Easy Patch Hunting: Search quickly and efficiently in hard to reach and remote places to find elusive gold bearing clustered deposits.


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About Minelab:

Minelab is an Australian-built, multi-award winning business that has successfully scaled world markets to command global leadership in its key areas of operation. Based in Torrensville, South Australia with regional headquarters in Cork, Ireland and Chicago, U.S. the company specializes in advanced electronic technologies. Since its origins in 1985 Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today a major world manufacturer of hand-held metal detector products. Over the past 28 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Minelab is a Codan Limited company (ASX: “CDA”).