• Metal Detectors - Minelab SDC 2300 Compact, Waterproof metal Detector
  • Metal Detectors - Minelab SDC 2300 Compact, Waterproof Metal Detector
  • Metal Detectors - Minelab SDC 2300 Compact, Waterproof Gold Detector
  • Metal Detectors - Minelab SDC 2300 Compact, Waterproof metal Detector

Minelab SDC 2300



Minelab SDC 2300

Don't let the size fool you, it is small but not in performance. The Minelab SDC 2300 is one of the best gold nugget metal detectors on the market.

With it's incredibly rugged waterproof military grade build quality, there is no box full of parts to assemble, The Minelab SDC 2300 comes assembled and folded up in the box, just unfold the coil then extend the rod to your desired length and you are ready to start finding gold!


Find elusive sub-gram nuggets on land & underwater! 

The Minelab SDC 2300 is a high-performance MPF pulse induction technology gold detector, perfect for chasing down those elusive sub-gram nuggets on land and underwater.  This compact waterproof detector comes with easy-to-use controls and is assembly-free. 

Quickly find more gold patches and more gold nuggets!

This amazing Minelab SDC 2300 was field tested by a team of professional testers in extremely heavily mineralized gold fields and delivered proven results."SDC 2300 strikes gold in field test land previously hunted by another (brand)" - Minelab field tester 



Minelab SDC 2300 compact folding design


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

Minelab SDC 2300 rugged and waterproof

Waterproof Capability

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

Minelab SDC 2300 comes assembled

Rugged & Assembly Free

Military grade construction, one piece detector designed to perform in the toughest conditions. No assembly required.

Minelab SDC 2300 sensitive for patch hunting

Easy Patch Hunting

Search quickly and efficiently in hard to reach and remote places to find those elusive gold bearing clustered deposits.


MPF Technology:

MPF (Multi-Period Fast) technology incorporates extremely fast Pulse Induction switching between Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) detector signals. Therefore minimal residual transmit signal is present during the receive cycle, enabling clear sharp detection of very small gold.



Quality Design

Minelab SDC 2300 build quality

Minelab quality, one-piece assembly free design.

The minelab SDC 2300’s mechanical platform is seriously designed and tested to military standards. Our R&D experts have picked the best suitable materials and ensured the product is easy to maneuver and operate. 


Compact and lightweight for ease of use.

“Like a kid at Christmas, I tore the box open and lifted out my new toy – a Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector. There is not a box full of parts to assemble, just this little detector all folded up, and nothing quite prepares a person for just how small the SDC 2300 is the first time you see it.”                    Steve - California, USA


Powerful Performance

Minelab SDC 2300 small gold

Minelab's scientists and engineers have 'challenged the best'.

Inspired by the MPS technology used in our flagship GPX detectors, Minelab’s scientists and engineers have ‘challenged the best’ and successfully developed new MPF technology (Multi-Period Fast) for the SDC 2300.

Gold found in rock with Minelab sdc 2300

SDC 2300 is 'unbeatable' in this mid-range PI class.

Field tests have proven that the SDC 2300 will find much smaller gold than the GPX 5000, and all VLF detectors, in heavily mineralized ground conditions. Field testers have reported that other brand detectors are far below this level of performance and have demonstrated the SDC 2300 is ‘unbeatable’ in this mid-range

high performance

PI class.


More Sensitive

The SDC 2300 is very sensitive to small gold scattered in the heavily mineralized ground.

This gold is often missed by prospectors with both VLF and PI detectors because of the difficult ground conditions and fine gold size. You can now detect the small gold missed in previously searched areas. These small gold finds can lead the way to new patches and bigger gold deposits.

It will open up all of the old fields that were previously thought worked out.

“It was found in an area that we have been using for training in the Whipstick Forest (Bendigo) for the last 15 years - The piece weighed 0.05 grams and was recovered at a depth of about 2 inches... Fantastic machine - It will open up all of the old fields that were previously thought worked out”    Dave - VIC, Australia


Expert Reviews

I've got lots of plans for the SDC 2300 over the rest of this summer.

“I ran it over some spots with nasty ground mineralization and it just ignored the ground and the hot rocks - but it didn’t ignore the gold.  I ended up with 8 nuggets for 2.7 grams on the first day out with the SDC, and 6 nuggets for 2.1 grams on the second day..“                      Chris - California, USA

The hottest PI detector on small gold I have used.

“I’m not going to claim nothing else would have found it but this little 0.67-gram piece is the sort of gold the SDC was made for and it banged out loud and clear at a few inches.”               Steve - California, USA


In the end, I lost count of the numbers of 'nuggets' I found.

This new “Super Detector” from Minelab will be living permanently behind the seat of my 4x4, just waiting to be unfolded and let loose on those unsuspecting gold “nuggets”.                Jonathan - QLD, Australia

Finally, I can go and have fun looking for tiny bits of gold again, minimal ground noise, minimal hot rocks, and maximum fun.

“More recently I got to test the SDC back on my home turf in Queensland where I’d spent 4 solid hours detecting a month or so earlier with [another brand detector] for no gold! I knew in my heart there was gold there but the effects of extreme variable mineralization and high voltage power lines had taken their toll, not so with the SDC 2300. First nugget came within seconds, 2 hours later and I had 14 nuggets in my hand for 4.5 grams of gold. “     Jonathan - QLD, Australia

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