How to make a dowsing rod for gold dowsing

Do you want to locate gold and other precious metals? Dowsing rods for gold are effective in finding underground vibrations and items. When you make a connection with these rods, they will amplify the signals and help you assess where gold is located.

Different rods are designed for specific purposes, but in this post we will focus on gold dowsing only. The person holding the rods can start using them in virtually any location, but the chances of finding gold are higher if the dowser also knows the geological configuration of the area. This is not necessary, but can help finding gold faster.

In any case, the dowser starts by holding the rods above the investigated areas. These rods will respond to the items underground, making it easier them you to know whether there is gold (or anything else) underneath.

DIY Making of the Gold Dowsing Rod

You can use different materials when making the dowsing rods. For gold dowsing, we recommend using two copper wires of equal length, about 50 centimetres (20 inches) long. If copper is not an option, the material you pick needs to be bendable for easy folding and adjustments. The main advantage of copper is that it does not rust. It guarantees longevity and durability. It also resonates well with other metals.

You can then adjust the metal to the right size, long enough to sensibly dowse in the selected areas, and short enough for comfortable holding. Bend each wire into an L or V shape, depending on your preference and technique. The longer sides will be for indications, while the shorter ones will be for holding. Some people prefer to customize holders with comfortable materials such as cotton or rubber bands.

How does a Dowsing Rod for Gold Work?

When you make a connection with the rods and start dowsing, you can usually feel small vibrations coming from them depending on the intensity of energy produced by the item in the quest, in this case gold. Metals tend to generate higher vibrations than water; this generally true, but is also influenced by the experience of the dowser, as well as the rod material.

When it comes to selecting a place to start dowsing, there are different options that people may choose from. Most people who use rods for gold dowsing tend to look for buried treasures in unexplored or abandoned areas.

The Accuracy of gold dowsing

The determination of gold presence depends on its proximity to the dowser, as well as the dowser’s experience in gold dowsing or dowsing in general. Additionally, the accuracy also is determined by the hydrologic, geologic, and geophysical knowledge of the areas explored. Better knowledge of an area usually leads to better dowsing results. Dowsing enthusiasts who are just starting out should not be demoralized though, as the dowsing process is not complicated, especially on flat surfaces.

Rod’s Shape for gold dowsing

The rod is typically an extension of the human response that gives the body clear signals to detect different products underneath. In most cases, they are V-shaped or Y-shaped, and can be held with a prong in the dowser’s hand. Other types come in L-shapes and can be held parallel to each other when dowsing. Some dowsers may also decide to use a pendulum instead of using a shaped rod. However, one must choose a dowsing tool that feels comfortable. Pendulums are more suitable for chart dowsing.

The Rod’s Material for gold dowsing

While some dowsers insist on dowsing rods from a specific material, one of the best materials for finding gold is copper rods. However, dowsers must know that copper is a little expensive, and most providers will sell copper-coated rods instead of solid copper. They differ in size and thickness, and you can have one customised depending on the area you intend to use them, as well as your personal preference. If the soil you will be dowsing is very reactive, you can choose a smaller hand-held rod to boost the results’ accuracy. You can then even attach a piece of jewellery to help you find the gold.


Dowsing for gold does not have to be a complicated process. With the right rods and dowsing skills, a dowser can accurately determine where the gold possibly lies. Nevertheless, even when dowsing is an excellent strategy to find gold, it is recommended to have some testing done to ascertain the presence of gold and other minerals in the area. 

This eliminates any other chances for costly mistakes in the future. It would be unsuitable (and disappointing) to drill the grounds only to realize that the product was not gold. With all this information, you can then call in for experts for the extraction procedures.