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  1. Gold Spear

    Hi guys, have any of you used a gold spear. If so....what are your thought on them? The fact they aren't around any more, or are they?, sort of suggests they weren't too popular. Thanks. Good luck out there JW
  2. This quote from the report below caught my eye: "Aside from its obvious use as a pinpointer that helps you retrieve coins, I really feel like the PRO-FIND 35 can be a great standalone tool for people searching crevices for gold, ESPECIALLY those that are searching bedrock nooks and crannies in rivers. The PRO-FIND’s slim, waterproof design combined with high sensitivity and Ferrous Tone ID makes it a perfect tool to detect hard to reach places with the confidence of recovering only non-ferrous targets." The Pro-Find as far as I know is the first standard handheld metal detector pinpointer to feature ferrous discrimination. Like all discrimination the depth of the ferrous discrimination is less than the all metal depth. Still, this could make the Pro-Find 35 an effective tool for crevicing bedrock. At least a good portion of the ferrous bits stuck in cracks and crevices could be eliminated, saving the crevice splitting for non-ferrous targets like lead fishing sinkers or bullets - and maybe gold! The waterproof design means a person could even use it under water when dredging to check crevices (less than 10 feet). From https://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/my-pro-find-35-review My PRO-FIND 35 Review by Brandon Neice By now you’ve probably read all about the Minelab PRO-FIND 35 handheld metal detecting pinpointer. You already know that it can distinguish ferrous metals from non-ferrous metals and that it’s fully submersible. And if you know that, then you most likely also know that the PRO-FIND 35 has built-in shielding so it won’t interfere with your metal detector (or your friends) and that it has built-in vibration for silent searching or for the hearing impaired. It also has a bright LED for searching in low light situations. But most of all, you know that this innovative handheld pinpointer is an amazing bargain when compared to other pinpointers on the market. But what you haven’t heard is that the PRO-FIND 35 is also great for prospecting! In this month’s video, I tested this pinpointer on some sub-gram gold nuggets. Actually… come to think of it… I’m not sure the gold that I tested could even be classified as a “nugget” because it was so incredibly small! Maybe it would be better classified as a “picker”? Either way, the new PRO-FIND was able to sniff out all the gold that I tested. Aside from its obvious use as a pinpointer that helps you retrieve coins, I really feel like the PRO-FIND 35 can be a great standalone tool for people searching crevices for gold, ESPECIALLY those that are searching bedrock nooks and crannies in rivers. The PRO-FIND’s slim, waterproof design combined with high sensitivity and Ferrous Tone ID makes it a perfect tool to detect hard to reach places with the confidence of recovering only non-ferrous targets. People often ask me, “What can I do to better my odds of making good finds?” For me, the answer is to search in hard to reach places that other people either can’t get to or are too lazy to try. This pinpointer will certainly open up some of those hard to reach places and those who are willing to put forth the effort are sure to be rewarded. Check out my video to see how well the PRO-FIND 35 performs on small gold.
  3. From https://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/my-pro-find-35-review My PRO-FIND 35 Review by Brandon Neice By now you’ve probably read all about the Minelab PRO-FIND 35 handheld metal detecting pinpointer. You already know that it can distinguish ferrous metals from non-ferrous metals and that it’s fully submersible. And if you know that, then you most likely also know that the PRO-FIND 35 has built-in shielding so it won’t interfere with your metal detector (or your friends) and that it has built-in vibration for silent searching or for the hearing impaired. It also has a bright LED for searching in low light situations. But most of all, you know that this innovative handheld pinpointer is an amazing bargain when compared to other pinpointers on the market. But what you haven’t heard is that the PRO-FIND 35 is also great for prospecting! In this month’s video, I tested this pinpointer on some sub-gram gold nuggets. Actually… come to think of it… I’m not sure the gold that I tested could even be classified as a “nugget” because it was so incredibly small! Maybe it would be better classified as a “picker”? Either way, the new PRO-FIND was able to sniff out all the gold that I tested. Aside from its obvious use as a pinpointer that helps you retrieve coins, I really feel like the PRO-FIND 35 can be a great standalone tool for people searching crevices for gold, ESPECIALLY those that are searching bedrock nooks and crannies in rivers. The PRO-FIND’s slim, waterproof design combined with high sensitivity and Ferrous Tone ID makes it a perfect tool to detect hard to reach places with the confidence of recovering only non-ferrous targets. People often ask me, “What can I do to better my odds of making good finds?” For me, the answer is to search in hard to reach places that other people either can’t get to or are too lazy to try. This pinpointer will certainly open up some of those hard to reach places and those who are willing to put forth the effort are sure to be rewarded. Check out my video to see how well the PRO-FIND 35 performs on small gold.
  4. In January 2018 issue of Lost Treasure page 44 you have a great review on both Pro -Finds 15 & 35 by Andy Sabisch. This looks as if this is the month for Minelab in Lost Treasure Mag. Chuck
  5. Steve, have you tested these also? If so, any info you can share?
  6. I was at an Outing this last weekend and was able to buy a Profind 35 pinpointer....I like it very much , seems to be real sensitive . It was a big help when using the GM1000 at finding the little bird shot that was the same color as the dirt in my scoop. It also found other lead targets and brass shells. I have not had it out coin hunting yet , but I do think it will be great.
  7. Published on Nov 4, 2017 This test / review of the new Minelab Pro-Find 35 and the Pro-Find 15 pin pointer is for American Digger Magazine. The first ever recovery speed test of the new Ferrous Tone ID while switching targets! Also the first maximum detection depth test of these units. Side scanning was also tested and provided consistent results to the tip on both units, it was left out of the video to cut down on the length, but will be included in later videos. More on the new Minelab Pro-Find 15 & Pro-Find pinpointers here.
  8. These are great- for searching a plastic gold pan, with one inch of material in it. Simply use an earth magnet to clean out the metal and magnatite, then scan underneath the pan.
  9. Minelab is pleased to announce that the new PRO-FIND Series will be available for purchase from November 13th, 2017 onwards. *Initial availability may be limited in some regions. Please contact your local dealer for specific price and availability information. PRO-FIND Series pinpointers feature Minelab’s Detector Interference Free (DIF) technology. DIF significantly reduces interference with an operating metal detector, when the pinpointer is switched off, by disengaging the pinpointer coil’s magnetic field. Read the Treasure Talk Blog "PRO-FIND and DIF Technology" by Gordon Heritage here. More blogs to follow soon. Watch the DIF technology test video here: The above information derived from https://www.minelab.com/customer-care/product-notices?article=322187 and http://www.minelab.com/__files/f/310895/KBA_28-1 DIF Technology EN.pdf
  10. This isn't at all a detailed comparison, but this sub-forum seems to be right place to put it. I'm pretty sure these devices are no longer made for any detector models, but it might help someone thinking of buying a used one. I bought a used FX-1 (for Fisher F75) recently. I did look for reviews and found a few, but unless I read too fast those didn't tell the key features (particularly minuses). This is not meant to be an overall review like you'd find in a magazine. The other reviews you can find on the WWW do that. The main thing to know about this device is that it is effectively a (passive) replacement/substitute coil for your detector. It has a switch for changing between your main coil and the pinpointer probe -- only one operates at a time. PLUS: since it's using the detector electronics as would any coil, you get all the audible and visible readouts that you normally get, thus discrimination. That sets it apart from every handheld standalone pinpointer I'm aware of. MINUSES: two big ones, IMO. 1) For the same reason that you get discrimination (using the detectors capabilities), if your detector is set in motion mode (which is the default and in many cases the only option on modern detectors), you have to be moving the probe to get it to sound off. 2) Ditto the reasoning above, the sensitivity depends upon what gain you've set your detector for your main coil. In my case I had the F75 gain set to 50 (half scale) and the probe only went off when I got within about 1.5 in (~4 cm) from a piece of metal. Compare that to the White's Bullseye TRX at 3 in. and the Garrett Carrot at 2.5 in. The documentation I received (hard/impossible to find online, BTW) claims 3 inch depth. I can believe that if I crank the F75 gain up to 99. Sure, I could go to non-motion all-metal and I could crank up the gain. But that's a lot of changing detector settings every time I want to dig. I assume the detector's pinpoint mode would also work (it's basically non-motion all-metal) but on the F75 that requires holding down a spring-loaded switch. That's not at all convenient when you're on the ground trying to probe for a target in a hole. Further, one of the big reasons detectors went to motion mode in the first place is to be able to cancel/adjust-out electronics drift. So even if you lock into non-motion all-metal I assume that could have a negative effect since often one can spend non-negligible time finding the target in the hole (uh, especially if you need to get to 1.5 inches to hear anything!). As a novelty and possibly for special situations I can see using this device. Unfortunately, unless I'm missing something, mine is going on the shelf and/or auction block.
  11. From http://www.minelab.com/customer-care/product-notices?article=321022 Minelab PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers assist in accurately locating targets at the point of extraction where a metal detector coil cannot fit. This results in smaller holes, less environmental disruption and faster target recovery time. The PRO-FIND 15 offers essential core pinpointer features and is designed for simplicity and ease of use. The PRO-FIND 35 provides premium level functionality in a fully waterproof design for the serious detectorist. Both models use VLF transmission and incorporate Minelab’s unique Detector Interference Free (DIF) technology. More details are available on the PRO-FIND Series web pages: PRO-FIND 15 PRO-FIND 35 Download the new PRO-FIND Series brochure here. Download the new PRO-FIND Series Getting Started Guide here. Read the Treasure Talk Blog "The new PRO-FIND 35 hits the spot!" by Mark Williams here. More blogs to follow soon. Further product details and product availability will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the new PRO-FIND Series Introduction video here:
  12. Fisher is releasing a new pinpointer for metal detecting, the new Fisher F-Pulse. The name implies it is a pulse induction pinpointer? The screw in plug in the end implies AA batteries and that the unit is probably waterproof, but with no other information to go on right now these are all guesses. No word on price yet either.
  13. Just announced yet another new pinpointer, this time from Teknetics. Since Teknetics is owned by First Texas as is Fisher I would have to assume we will see a Fisher version of this also. Looks to be a fairly standard implementation - side button, LED tucked up front. However, instead of a end cap that screws off to install batteries the Tek-Point has a screw in plug - must use a couple AA batteries? I am guessing waterproof also just based on appearance but I could be wrong.
  14. Used round HF coil today for 1.5 hours. The MI-6 performed flawless when using with detector. No hang ups with audio, coil linking, or stuck screen or any what I call unacceptable delays as far as transition when powering on or off the pinpointer. Nice performance.
  15. I have not used my MI-6 pinpointer very much at all since receiving. I am so accustomed to my Garret Propointer it is hard for me to try and get used to a new pinpointer and a new detector coil (HF elliptical) at the same time. Anyway today I used the MI-6 this morning on a 1.5 hour hunt. Tonally I like the pointer, and I like the pulse option tone wise and love how the pointer ratchets tone as the points nears metal. Now the bad. This pointer has problems when used with elliptical HF coil. I witnessed many times coil loss when turning pointer off, would have long delay to get coil linked. I even had the screen freeze up on remote when turning pinpointer off a few times, but with time (way to long IMO) the detect screen would finally appear. I had after turning pointer off, the detect screen as well as the coil linking (coil freq) shown in screen and didn't get a no coil warning,, but the detector had no audio whatsoever,,even sweeping my shovel 0 disc full tones,,,again though after long delay the audio would start being provided. Xp needs to get this fixed with update. A real pain. And if a person isn't careful, it is possible to after turning pointer off,,to sweep right over a find and get nothing tonally. I have read where some users of pointer say the pointer works as advertised using LF coils. I can't say, maybe with some time, I will get out all of my Deus coils and do some testing.
  16. From http://www.minelab.com/usa/customer-care/product-notices?article=319527 18 Sep 2017 - Pending release of new PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers Minelab is pleased to announce the pending release of our next generation PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers. PRO-FIND Series Pinpointers assist in accurately locating targets at the point of extraction where a metal detector coil cannot fit. This results in smaller holes, less environmental disruption and faster target recovery time. There will be two new PRO-FIND Pinpointers available, the PRO-FIND 15, and the PRO-FIND 35, both of which will obsolete the existing PRO-FIND 25 model. The PRO-FIND 15 offers essential core pinpointer features and is designed for simplicity and ease of use. The PRO-FIND 35 provides premium level functionality in a fully waterproof design for the serious detectorist. Both models use VLF transmission and incorporate Minelab’s unique Detector Interference Free (DIF) technology. Splash proof design Audio indication High visibility Holster included Pro-Find 15 Minimum Advertised price (MAP) $99.00 Ferrous Tone ID Waterproof to 3m (10ft) Audio & vibration indication Adjustable sensitivity High Visibility Holster & lanyard included Battery included Pro-Find 35 Minimum Advertised price (MAP) $129.00 Further product details and product availability will be announced in the coming weeks, on minelab.com and the Minelab Facebook page.
  17. With all the Equinox hype, these seem to have being overlooked, if true that is. I cant find anything on Minelab website. http://allmetalmode.com/mikes-blog/2017/09/16/minelab-pro-pointer-35-my-pinpointer-dream-come-true/
  18. I was a big fan of the Carrot, but then mine went on the fritz. I sent it in 10 days ago (under warranty) so hopefully returns as good-as-new. In the meantime I bought a White's TRX, which is about $20 more expensive. It compensates (somewhat) on the price difference by operating more cheaply (if you go the non-rechargaeable route, anyway) on two AA's. It will also work on a 9V, like the Carrot, but why would you want to except in a pinch? When the carrot comes back I'll do some side-by-side comparisons. But I've gotten used to the TRX and really like it.
  19. Found the pinpointer is not up to it, gave the Deus a go but it interfered (coil being on seeking RC) with the Z now will the Monster save digging those Z19 holes so big.
  20. The Scuba Tector is made by Deteknix and is a great water detector if you are just looking for rings ( maybe ) and coins. I was wondering around the net and was looking at MD-Hunter.com and here was a picture of my Scuba. I click on the picture of it and it went to three videos. I pick one of the videos I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It couldn't detect gold chain. So here I go digging out gold chain i'd found in the past. It didn't make any difference being one two are all three in a ball the detector didn't see them. I pulled out some nuggets and the results was the same as in nothing coming out of the Scuba. Now it detects rings great and my thinking on this is because of other metals in the rings. Even at 14 K gold that's only about 65 % gold. So you can forget about finding any gold chain with the scuba Tector . If i can't detect it in a ball with two others your not going to find one laying out straight. Looks Good. Chuck
  21. Received My Xp Mi-6 Pinpointer

    Received my MI-6 pinpointer today. A few comments. I have tested and used a little bit. Nice addition I feel to anyone operating a Deus unit. Will benefit both Deus lite package users as well as packages containing the remote unit. The pinpointer if a person has the remote, will have no problem knowing if the pinpointer is switched on or off just by glancing at the remote, not so with Deus lite package ( looking at headphone module). Unit easily pairs to actual Deus unit. Notice I said Deus Lite package above (no remote). This brings up a good question for dealers here, and I will be posting this actual thread on another forum where actual dealers sponsor. For good reason too. Folks who opt to purchase Deus lite package, if I am correct there, if a dealer will use an "in house" remote and pair the pinpointer for Deus lite purchaser,,the pinpointer can in fact be used in an actual interface fashion. And with drop shipping, yes this could be a problem. But I think if a person looks around, maybe they can find a dealer with items in stock at dealership. I do have a question for Craig (detecting Mo). If the pointer is paired using the remote of course for say a person who has Deus Lite unit, later on after this has transpired,,can the Deus lite owner operator,, can they actually unpair the pinpointer intentionally or accidentally, making pairing void, hence since the person wouldn't have a remote to re pair,,they would be SOL. Am I right here Craig with my thinking. I like the belt clip and how it rotates. I have played with the non interfaced option of using, still not ready to comment on it just yet. Will say for folks buying pinpointer,,and if a person is thinking of later upgrading or buying a Deus unit,, you might want to go the MI-6 route,, and yes it can be used it seems at least to the satisfactory level with any Vlf detector. http://www.xpmetaldetectorsamericas.com/local/Xpmda/Frontend/assets/docs/MI-6_Manual.pdf More to come maybe.
  22. I admit to have wondered about these little hand held detectors / pinpointers. The main thing being do they really deliver significant depth advantages over standard pinpointers? These are only air tests but at least you get an idea. Nice depth chart at the end of the video you can screen capture.
  23. GMT Pin-Pointer I modified my GMT to fold down and hang on my pack belt. It works quite well with my GPZ 7000 with the monster 19” coil. If you lay the two detectors close together and manually tune the 7000 you will find a few relatively quiet EMI null frequencies. I normally run at frequency 22. When in use I lay the 19” coil behind me or far to side of the dig site to further minimize the interference. The GMT works well in the compacted length. It will still telescope out to full length for extended hunting in nail patches. Have a good day, Chet
  24. Video Of New XP Pinpointer

    If this video is already on this forum,,,then it can be deleted here. Anyway,,,yes this pinpointer is related to version 4 update,,,pinpointer can be used with any detector really. A good video,,to get folks up to speed on.
  25. PINPOINTER XP MI-6 The new MI-6 Pinpointer has a wide range of innovative features compared to other products on today’s market: Audio signal is transmitted directly to the DEUS Interference suppression system between MI-6 / DEUS. Lithium rechargeable battery with long battery life. Waterproof: 6 m / 20 ft. Advanced levels of adjustments via the DEUS: 50 levels of sensitivity Adjustable tones 2 audio modes Battery level indicator 4 programs MI-6 recovery mode - find a lost MI-6 even if it has been switched off for several weeks. Fast one touch pairing between the MI-6 / Deus. More information on the MI-6 advert : MI-6 Specifications can be changed without notification.
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