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After a few prospecting adventures I've decided I need something to hold my pick on my belt.  I've been using my Garrett Carrot holder but its dome keeps coming unpopped due to the weight of the pick if I bump the pick on anything, as usually we prospect in pretty tough terrain this is always too often so I've been looking for an alternative.

kiwijw seems to have a really good one but I've been unable to find one like his anywhere, I've been trying all the local hardware shops but all theirs seem to be full tool belts that hold 20 or so items, I just want a pick holder.

I've just had no luck finding something I like, so far this is the best I've found so I've ordered one as it was only $6 NZ delivered but if anyone else knows where I can find a better one, let me know.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hammer-Holder-with-Metal-Hooks-Tool-Holder-Fabric-Oxford-Tool-Bags-Storage-Holder-Electrician-Hanging-Belt/32826013809.html

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phrunt, I dislike metal pick holders, so I bought a 20 foot tape-measure holder and modified it to let the pick through...I had a great nylon/ one from Sears but they quit selling them. So, a large leather tape-measure holder works nearly as well.  Of course you guys may not be using bigger picks....Hey, thanks! HOME DEPOT...this is similar to the Sears model, I am going to get one, that should do me for the rest of my walking days....I cut the strap off too...Dead On Tools Tape Measure Holder

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Great idea thanks, kiwijw has a bigger pick, I envy his pick but it's a bit pricey for me at this stage to get one of his, so I'm using a smaller pick.

This is my pick, it's not ideal for a rare earth magnet due to the bottom of its handle having the odd shape, so I've had to put a magnet on top of it.  The flat blade on the back of it is much wider than it looks in this photo.  It also has a short handle, kiwijw often wonders why I'm kneeling on the ground doing my recoveries, think's i'm having a rest :laugh:

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Mine is just a simple nylon strap on a belt loop. Non-metallic and you can stuff it in a pocket. I have one on all my detector belts.

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A great simple design there, I could almost make one myself.

 

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Steve:

You say you have multiple detector belts.  Do you  have anything you want to add about what's on them and why they are different?

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Good idea, I may as well do the same.

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Nice, Steve;

that is a better pick holder than mine! thanks for the link...

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Take a look at what most of us are using around here.  Miner John makes these, modified from an Australian design.  Perhaps a bit pricey and heavy but the best part is the angle.  This prevents the long handle from wacking your leg as you walk.  Also it's easier to get the pick in and out due to the angle.

www.minerjohndesigns.com

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