This guide explores the various types of gold occurrences and workings relevant to gold detecting. What to look for and how to decide where to detect with supporting pictures. It provides information on coil types and basic detecting information to help you understand the physics of detecting so that you can better judge where to work. It includes information about research. In broad terms, this guide is about applying this technology and where to apply it. It dos not examine the merits of various machines due to the pace of technological change. Not suitable for Western Australia.