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Ground EFX MC1 youth metal detector review

Our Ground EFX MC1 youth metal detector review takes you through the features of this analog kids metal detector with a waterproof search coil.

About the Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector

This Ground EFX metal detector (also known as the ‘Ground EFX Cyclone metal detector’) is a breath of bright green freshness in a world of yellow and black metal detectors. Not that we ever advocate for style over function, but we just LOVE the bright green exterior of this metal detector designed to keep young people busy outdoors. If you want your kids or grandkids to get off the screens and get outdoors, then you can’t go wrong with a metal detector. It’s a fantastic hobby to get them into and will keep them occupied for hours.

If you want to introduce a child to the world of metal detecting, this Ground EFX metal detector is a great starter detector for kids under ten. It comes with a waterproof search coil, it’s adjustable to suit their height, and it’s really robust, withstanding the bangs it’s likely to sustain while being swung around by a kid.

It’s an analog metal detector and the needle moves, indicating different targets. It can pick up coins to 5 inches and bigger objects at 10-12 inches.

It has a basic form of discrimination – you can eliminate certain metals such as nickel, iron and zinc by adjusting the sensitivity dial.

The volume varies depending on the signal strength. The deeper the object, the harder it becomes to hear the signals from the built-in speaker, so the kids will have to be quiet to hear deep objects. It doesn’t have a headphone jack, which is a bit inconvenient

Overall though, this is a decent little machine for its super low price. This model is discontinued, hence the discounted price. We think the new model is called the Ground EFX Cyclone MC2.

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Features of the Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector

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Type of detector VLF
Suitable for salt water Yes
Suitable for fresh water Yes
Suitable for SCUBA diving No
Depth  Up to 12 inches (depending on the terrain and soil mineralization)
Weight 2 lbs
Search coil 6.5″ waterproof search coil
Battery life 2 x 9V alkaline batteries (not included)
Headphones included No, and no headphone jack
Warranty 1-year limited warranty
Ground balance No
Operating modes All-metal and discriminate
Sensitivity adjustment Yes
Adjustable length Yes, the length is adjustable from 26″ to 36″ total length
Target ID Yes, 1 – 10
Made Unknown
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Who the Ground EFX youth metal detector is best for

Like the name suggests, we think this model will best suit young, beginner treasure hunters. We think from age five and up will enjoy this detector. The shaft is adjustable and with some instruction, they can quickly learn how to use the detector.

Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector Manual

Download a copy of the Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector Manual (AKA the Ground EFX Cyclone metal detector).

Watch this video from on how easy it is to use the Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector:

The Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector warranty

Ground EFX MC1 Youth Metal Detector is protected by a 1-year warranty. Even though this model is discontinued, it is still protected under the one-year warranty when purchased new.

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