Garrett Axiom: A Powerful, Versatile, and Lightweight Pulse Induction Detector for Gold Hunting
If you are looking for a powerful, versatile, and lightweight metal detector that can handle any type of mineralized soil and find gold nuggets of all sizes, you may want to check out the Garrett Axiom. This is a new pulse induction (PI) detector that was introduced by Garrett in 2022, and it has been receiving rave reviews from users and experts alike. In this article, we will take a closer look at the features, benefits, and performance of the Axiom, and see why it is a game changer for gold hunters.
Features and Benefits of the Garrett Axiom
The Garrett Axiom is a ground balancing PI detector that uses advanced pulse timings and digital signal processing to achieve excellent depth and sensitivity to very fine gold. It has four timing modes, each optimized for different types of gold and soil conditions. The default mode is Fine, which is ideal for finding sub-gram pickers and small nuggets in mild to moderately mineralized soils. The Normal mode is suitable for finding medium to large nuggets in moderate to highly mineralized soils. The Large mode is designed for finding large nuggets and deep targets in highly mineralized soils. The Salt mode is perfect for finding gold in saltwater and wet sand.
The Garrett Axiom also has a unique ground balancing system called Terra-Scan, which provides independent dual-channel ground balance that covers the full range of mineralization, from heavily mineralized magnetic ground to saltwater, and everything in between. Terra-Scan automatically adjusts the ground balance according to the soil conditions, and also allows the user to manually fine-tune the ground balance for optimal performance. Terra-Scan also has four speed settings for continuous ground tracking, from slow to fast, depending on the user’s preference and the terrain.
Another feature that sets the Garrett Axiom apart from other PI detectors is the Iron Check, which helps the user audibly identify iron targets when using a DD searchcoil. The Iron Check emits a low-pitched tone when the coil passes over an iron target, while non-iron targets produce a high-pitched tone. This feature can save the user a lot of time and frustration by avoiding digging unwanted junk.
The Garrett Axiom has an easy-to-use interface with a backlit LCD screen that displays the signal strength and polarity, the battery level, the volume, the threshold tone, the timing mode, the speed setting, the ground balance, and the audio type. The user can choose from two audio types: PWM (pulse width modulation) or VCO (voltage controlled oscillator). The PWM audio provides a consistent tone that varies in volume according to the target size and depth, while the VCO audio provides a tone that varies in pitch and volume according to the target size and depth. The user can also adjust the volume and the threshold tone to suit their hearing and comfort level.
The Garrett Axiom has a built-in, high-capacity lithium-ion battery that provides about 16 hours of operation on a full charge, which is twice the battery life offered by some prospecting detectors. The battery can be charged via a USB-C port, which also allows the user to upgrade the Axiom firmware over the internet via their computer. The Axiom also has a built-in high-speed wireless system that uses Garrett’s exclusive Z-Lynk technology, which enables the user to connect the detector to Garrett wireless headphones or a Z-Lynk enabled Garrett Pro-Pointer.
The Garrett Axiom is the lightest detector in its class, weighing only 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg) with the 11″ mono coil and coil cover, and 4.7 lbs (2.1 kg) with the 13″ mono coil and coil cover. The detector has a collapsible shaft that reduces the length to 25 inches (63.5 cm) for easy transport and storage. The Axiom is fully rain resistant and waterproof to the control box, which allows the user to wade in water up to the control box level. The coils are fully waterproof and submersible. The Axiom has six coil options in different sizes and configurations to suit different applications: three mono coils (11″, 13″, and 16″) and three DD coils (11″, 13″, and 16″).
Performance of the Garrett Axiom
The Garrett Axiom has been tested and reviewed by several users and experts in various locations and conditions, and the results have been impressive. The Axiom has proven to be capable of finding gold nuggets of all sizes, from sub-gram pickers to large nuggets, at impressive depths and in challenging soils. The Axiom has also demonstrated its ability to handle saltwater and wet sand, and to discriminate iron targets from non-iron targets.
The Garrett Axiom is a new pulse induction metal detector that offers a combination of power, versatility, and lightness that is unmatched by any other detector in its class. It is designed to find gold nuggets of all sizes and depths in any type of mineralized soil and water. It has a unique ground balancing system, an iron check feature, an easy-to-use interface, a long-lasting battery, a wireless system, and a collapsible shaft. It has been tested and reviewed by users and experts, and has received positive feedback and impressive results. The Axiom is a game changer for gold hunters, and a detector that you may want to consider if you are serious about finding gold.