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  1. Is there a more powerful/deeper alternative to the usual pinpointers.? Need a small handheld, waterproof nugget detector, with a 2"-4" coil, suitable for snorkelling in small streams. Alternatively, a backpack mounted normal detector(in a waterproof bag), with a tiny coil directly held in the hand, or on a small 6" handle, might work I know there is the NOKTA POINTER & GARRETT PRO POINTER AT. (Lacking depth, and sweep coverage) Also seen the DETECTOR PRO Pistol Probes, VIBRA QUATIC & VIBRA TECTOR 730, & FALCON MD20. Would any of these work for me? (Possibly too low a frequency for nuggets) Anyone got any ideas
  2. I just recently purchased the Garrett Carrot Pinpointer. I really like it. The issue is the GPZ7000 does not like to be within 4 feet of it. And that is with the pinpointer off. I swing the detector with my left arm. I put the pinpointer in my finds sack on my right rear belt side. Every time I swing right I would get a signal from the pinpointer. My pick, old pinpointer, and trash in the sack, no problem. But the Garrett Carrot sets the GPZ7000 off. I really like the pinpointer, but can't carry it with me. Will have to leave it with my water and lunch and go get it when the rare times I need it.
  3. Good look at the guts of yet another Garrett pinpointer clone at http://md-hunter.com/opening-the-gold-hunter-pinpointer-photos-whats-inside/ Lots of circuit there, kind of like a phone blows away computers made years ago there is an entire metal detector in a pinpointer these days.
  4. When I was a kid I was told it's not polite to point. The kid got lots of years behind him detecting now. One dealer sent me a pinpointer some years back but I didn't like the looks of it. To me it look like a box of M & M peanuts that you get at the show with a big pencil sticking out one end. The newer shape came out you can wrap your hand around it and this I like. So when I ordered a detector from Digger Bob I said I'd try another pointer. So now I find myself as soon I open the ground I reach for my pointer. Oh my thinking is why didn't I use the first one I had. If anyone is out there detecting without one do yourself a favor and buy one. I think back for all the years I could have cut down on time looking for the target I'd located. I know they are not cheap but what is anymore. Chuck
  5. Appearing at lots of dealers a new pulse induction pinpointer http://golddiggerinnovativeproducts.com/land-or-sea-pinpointed/ Waterproof to 20 feet Powerful pulse circuitry that works great in mineralized dirt and salt water Sound, Vibrate, or Sound & Vibrate – and LED Signal Indicator Introductory Price $99.95 Retail 2 Year Warranty
  6. This post is inspired by the the question 1515Art asked at http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/972-iron-detector/ "is there a small lightweight detector that would compliment the GPZ mainly by giving the operator a second look that reads for an iron signal on the target in question, something like a pin pointer with some decent depth made for iron." This question has of course been asked by many Minelab operators over the years, including myself. In my case being dissatisfied with the option of carrying a complete second detector around as not very practical (I tried it) I made this little cutie back in 2003. I chose the Tesoro Silver uMax as my base unit. I cut the armrest off at the end of the foam grip, in effect giving the unit a pistol grip. I removed the middle rod section and inserted the cut-down plastic isolator rod into the grip section. The isolator was cut down as far as I could go and still allow enough room to wrap excess coil cable. This ended up making the isolator 7" long. The stock 7" coil was too big, but Tesoro had a nice little 4" coil for the uMax. This was attached to the isolator with a Fisher nylon wingnut instead of the steel screw Tesoro used back then. I had to drill the hole in the isolator out slightly for the nylon wingnut. The overall unit was 15" long. The unit was very sensitive, easily getting a signal on a 2 grain gold nugget. It hit a 4 grain matchhead-size nugget at about 2". It hit small nuggets better than I really expected. It hit a silver dime easily at 5". Better yet, it had good iron and steel discrimination. The Silver uMax at that time had a suggested retail is $299.00 The 4" coil had a suggested retail of $89.00. I was able with discounts to build this for about $300 Something like this offers better than normal pinpointer ranges plus discrimination and so this may be something a person would consider and now there are even more detectors that might make a good base unit. I ended up selling this one but kept the pistol grip rod and adapted it to my Gold Bug 2 and 6" coil. You can see a picture of that setup at http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/1028-fisher-gold-bug-2-pinpointer-conversion/page-0 I still think the Silver uMax is the best dedicated solution but for most people like me that have a VLF anyway just tossing one in the truck to have nearby is usually "good enough". However, I did recently try and sell a couple manufacturer reps on the idea. A factory made version would be cleaner and cost no more than a standard pinpointer. I do think many people want a pinpointer with more depth and iron discrimination. Tell you favorite manufacturer to make these!
  7. Not too long ago I posted about converting a Tesoro Silver uMax into a pinpointer at http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/980-tesoro-silver-umax-pinpointer-conversion/. I finally sold the Silver uMax, but I kept the shortened rod and put the slip mount for a Gold Bug 2 on it. This way I could convert my Gold Bug 2 into a similar setup which I still have today. I put it together this morning just to show it to you! It is a bit unwieldy with all the extra cable but it actually works just fine. The bent coat hanger is just a hook for hanging it off my belt. The entire unit is 16" long.
  8. Someone posted this else where, after they sent in their pin pointer in to Garrett to have it repaired only to find out is was a Fake, Lucky for him he used Ebay Via Paypall and got his money back and the Son of a Chinese Meadow Lady has been reported, Can you tell them apart ?? my guess is the top one is Real but I am not sure john
  9. It only makes sense to copy success. Garrett scored a home run with the original Garrett pinpointer, and now everyone is falling all over themselves trying to cash in on Garrett's success. I have used a lot of them and at this point it is getting a bit silly. Some are missing the point in that what really makes the Garrett unit great is the simplicity. Some of the new versions are suffering from feature creep, kind of like Microsoft Word and all those functions you really do not need. The real problem as I see it is I do not need version 20 of the same old thing. How about somebody do something different? I know what lots of us in PI detecting land want. We want something with far more punch than a regular pinpointer first. Second, iron disc would be great. When I was in Australia I hit a small nugget at ridiculous depth down into true hardpan. Folks, what once was gravel was now rock. JP was helping me chisel down to it. Finally he went to his truck and got a rare device. Coiltek once made a 3" probe/coil for the SD/GP pulse detectors. Just hook up in place of your main coil or use a switch box. This 3" PI coil packed some real punch and was a real help in finding that nugget. The problem with the Coiltek probes is they were too cumbersome to really run attached full time to the detector, and so usually were left in a truck or at best carried in a backpack. Then swapped out with the main coil to be used. This means they usually got left behind and were not around when you needed them. And they were brand and model specific. Finally, no discrimination. Many PI users have worked in tandem with a VLF in trashy areas, marking targets with the PI and then retrieving with the VLF. I have often trudged back to my truck for a VLF when digging an extra deep junk target in tailing piles. A VLF with a small coil and discrimination is a real aid in trashy ground, especially tailing piles. But again this is an unwieldy solution often not available when you need it. I even went so far as to build mini VLF detectors as shown at http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/980-tesoro-silver-umax-pinpointer-conversion/ and http://www.detectorprospector.com/forum/topic/1028-fisher-gold-bug-2-pinpointer-conversion/ Even then however these are expensive propositions bulky and with too many features for what I really want. But it shows the need. There is a company that could do something almost overnight to address this market - Tesoro. Unfortunately listening to customers is not their strong suite so I have not wasted any time trying to lobby them with this idea, but here it is. The Tesoro Compadre. This is a complete single knob VLF detector that sells for ------ $160.00!! That's right folks, less than some of these hand held pinpointers. Now what it needs is a small 100% plastic pistol grip and a 3" or 4" coil. Yes, they had one of those off the shelf also they could use. All the little coil needs is to run a super short cable up the super short rod and hardwire into the control box. This should make the unit even less expensive but lets be generous - I would still pay $160 to get one. One knob, variable discrimination, single 9V battery. It would look almost identical to my Silver uMax version only no metal in the handle, no exposed cable, and one knob. It would blow away every pinpointer on the market. Alternative. That Coiltek 3" coil direct mounted to a PI control box of similar design. No disc but more punch, more ability to ignore ground. That's my ideas. What do you want? Be realistic - asking a Garrett Pinpointer to have the depth of a 3" coil will not happen. What do you think we need still in the pinpointer market? If you have a pinpointer, what do you like about it? What do you not like about it?
  10. Have any of you long-timers used this machine? I cant seem to find a review on forum, but didnt dig too hard. I was thinking abt taping probe to stick to poke in holes in creek, at least down to that 4ft. range. perhaps idenify some areas to dredge next month.
  11. Has anyone tried using a Sunray probe for small nugget hunting? It seems to me that a sunray probe attatched to shaft of a GB Pro or a F75 would work great in places where a larger coil would be too big, like in cracks and around rocks. Since the Sunray workes off of the detectors control box it should have good depth and sensitivity.
  12. it seems the biggest weakness of the GPZ is the lack of any reliable discrimination other than a best guess as to depth due to the double target response. My Whites SST will power up in seconds and is a great detector with excellent iron discrimination and may even give an accurate iron response in proximity to the GPZ, but its not practical to carry both. my question is there a small lightweight detector that would compliment the GPZ mainly by giving the operator a second look that reads for an iron signal on the target in question, something like a pin pointer with some decent depth made for iron.
  13. Deteknix X-pointer is PI not VLF. Better for gold prospecting but has some issues... like fast battery drain etc.
  14. Dear Valued Members: We are proud to announce the new waterproof Nokta Pointer: http://noktadetectors.com/nokta-pointer.asp
  15. I finally managed to find some fluggets (bigger than flakes, smaller than nuggets!) that make the Pro-Pointer sound off. But running the probe over the pieces of gold I realised that there is a sweet spot on the pinpointer. In my case it is about 1cm up from the tip of the probe on the opposite side to the yellow decal. With very small gold it is the only place the pinpointer will register a signal. Has anyone else noticed this?
  16. After reading a post from rumblefish he had asked the question? "So I got to wondering, what is the minimum flake/nugget size that can be detected? Could anyone with an SDC (or even a Pro Pointer) post and tell me their results?" So I thought I would try a small nugget with the x-pointer, don't know the size of this nugget but the x-pointer would not detect it, Yes it was on level 4..
  17. Anybody ever hear about this treasure mate pointer? about 180 bucks... The Treasure Mate Pinpointer is a small hand held super sensitive metal detector that can be used for pinpointing coin and relic targets or for gold prospecting. It is very light weighing, only 6 ounces, bet at 16.5 kHz it is sensitive enough to locate very small pieces of placer gold. Comes complete with a deluxe detector / target pouch and belt. This is the pinpointer that is sensitive enough and equipped with circuitry to deal with harsh ground mineralization so that it can be used for gold prospecting.
  18. Well, this has been a long time in the making. White's is finally shipping their long awaited new pinpointer, the Bullseye TRX. It looks very promising indeed - automatic ground balance with tracking, in a pinpointer? Wow! Shipping now to dealers. The ground balance feature means this has the potential to be the pinpointer prospectors have been waiting for. I will get one ASAP, give it a spin, and report back. Highlights 12 kHz operating frequency Audio and/or Vibrate Alert Automatic Ground Balance with Tracking Automatic Power Off Alternate Battery Operation (2-AA or 1-9V) Up to 20 hours on two AA batteries or a single 9-Volt battery Built in LED Light Lost Pinpointer Alarm Overload Indicator Replaceable Shell Rugged, Weatherproof Design Ruler, with Inch Markings Simple, One-Button Operation Target Ratcheting Holster (up to 3” belt) Lanyard Attachment Loop on TRX and Holster 10" overall length 6.5 oz / 185 grams with two AA batteries Full Two-year Warranty MSRP $159.95 Manufacturer website page http://www.whiteselectronics.com/bullseye-trx-pinpointer
  19. Auriferous: In my case contains 20388 grams/ton Au (20.4kg/ton) Introduction: I found a single extremely high grade gold rock specimen and I am unable to locate more. Lode and Placer mining equipment would not find these other than a lode process crushing everything in the area. Specimens at these grades are worth more than the gold they contain. I do not own a metal detector but have spent a good hundred hours learning what I can about the technology and systems. Cold Rock: I believe I need a metal detector system that is optimized to locate cold rocks (non-ferrous negative hot rocks, opposite to ferrous hot rocks). I cannot obtain a resistance reading with a multimeter that is capable of reading millions of ohms even though the gold concentration is extremely high in both the assay results and with the naked eye. To me this means it cannot be metal detected as a solid metal object (nugget) of any size. However it might hopefully be detected as a cold rock of some size. Ground Conditions: Dry and no salt. Size: Shale (loose rock) slope with a little vegetation on top of it. The size of the rocks are mostly 2 inches to 12 inches with a few larger rocks going up to about 4 feet. There is very little "gravel" size rocks (under 3/4in). This specimen is about the size of a baseball (3in/75mm diameter) that I cut in half. The other half went to the assay lab (had I known I would have sent a MUCH smaller sample size). This half of the specimen weighs 146grams. The other half that got fire assayed weighed 180grams. So the original specimen before I cut it in half weighed at least 326grams. Mineralization: The location contains very little mineralization (as in very little iron). The only sign of "iron" is decaying/oxidizing pyrite. Some of the rocks have a lot of pyrite in them. I suspect some of the "pyrite" is arsenic based (Arsenopyrite) but I have not had an assay on those to confirm. Even some of the Au found in this specimen may be rare gold pyrite (Aurostibite). Trash: There is very little "trash" (as in manmade metal objects). I would even go so far as to say no trash whatsoever but I'm sure there is something in there. Certainly no aluminum wrappers that have been shredded thru a lawn mower. ASSAY RESULTS: Au = 20388.2 gm/t Ag = >100 ppm Mo = 23 ppm Cu = 435 ppm Pb = 1471 ppm Zn = 1032 ppm Mn = 1446 ppm As = 34 ppm Sr = 89 ppm Cd = 9.2 ppm Sb = 39 ppm Bi = 891 ppm Fe = 5.57% S = 5.79% What Metal Detector system to use for Auriferous rocks (cold rocks)? If I had not made this post to get feedback, my research/learning points me to purchasing a IB/VLF system like the White's GMT with a few different search coils for the first 12 inches of depth. However I do not feel confident in that decision because maybe it should be a Fisher Gold Bug Pro instead, or something else. Can a deep large object metal detector (relics) work for detecting "large" cold rocks like this beyond a few feet of depth in the ground conditions described above? High rez pictures of this specimen that I need to find more of are attached!
  20. I do not understand why a pinpointer would affect the coil when it is off??? Is there a constant and therefore never actually off signal from the pinpointer? Or, does the transmit on the coil induce a signal that the detector then recieves? I never take my pack off and leave it anymore, "cause i ain't smart enough to pick it up before I wander over the next hill-much to my embaressment! Thank you for your always complete and thoughtful replies fred
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