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  1. Does anyone else have an issue with their F Pulse pin pointer not being able to hear it at the loudest setting also the vibration mode is very weak on it so I was just curious if this is common with the F Pulse
  2. Well it's not often there is something new from Fisher to post about , even if it is just a video manual at least it's something. Fisher have put a bit of effort into making an online video manual for the F-pulse, for people like me that like video instructions I think it's pretty cool. They also have it broken down into categories which you can get to on their Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/FisherResearchLabs/videos
  3. As I stand here in a pile of black and orange pin pointers, from Garrett and Minelab, credit card in hand trying not to purchase (but wanting to soooooooo badly) the Z-Link Garrett pin pointer...... someone please either push me off the ledge or talk me off of it. My Axiom is ordered, should I get the compatible pin pointer? What experiences have any of you had with this pin pointer (obviously not used with the Axiom as it's not out yet) but do the coil windings false every detector within 50 miles like my black Garretts and Minelab's of the past, does it start beeping when you turn it on and false if you even make eye contact with it? I must have over $500 invested in pin pointers that have been a bit disappointment... the only one I've REALLY loved was actually my Coiltek... LOL.. Coiltek? WHUT YOU TALKIING BOUT WILLIS.. I can hear you all saying already.. Yes they made the best pin pointer ever made in my opinion..... but I digress... Let's have a chat about the Z-Lynk compatible pin pointer if you've used it, plus'es, minus'es .... interference, falsing etc.... Do I buy one? Please don't fill this thread up with dialog about the need or non need for one, let's say hypothetically that yes I have decided to get one, is the Z-Lynk Carrot worth $170.00? This'll be fun..... thanks all... looking forward to your feedback. PS: Admin/Mods, can you please add a "Z-Lynk" tag, I could not add one/not found. If there is already a thread on this, please delete, thanks.
  4. One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is watch salt and clear water diving/metal detecting videos. This morning I happened to notice that Micheal Oliver had some kind of small external attachment on his PulseDive which he claimed gives him extra depth and was purchased through detect-Ed. Initially I had my skeptic hat on, but hear me out. I suspected, based on how the attachment looked that it was a magnet filter of some sort housed in a strap. So I got out my PulseDive, a ruler, a quarter and various sizes of magnet filters I pulled from a TV set. Lo and behold, I was able to boost depth on a quarter from the usual 6” to as much as 7 1/2 to 8” depending on the size filter I used and placement. The only issue, which is easily addressed is affixing the magnet filter to the device (externally, no operation needed) just below the coil. Try this for yourself. It’s pretty eye opening. And I didn’t think it would work for beans.
  5. I bought a TRX that showed up on ebay with a buy it now of $100 that was listed for about 10 mins, seemed lightly used. Then saw that Centreville Electronics NW had a brand new one for $150, so I scooped that one up as well on an impulse buy. Previously, I had been using my Sun Ray DX-1 probe religiously with both my DFX and my new (used) V3i. I didn't like how the the V3i operated with the DX-1. Every time I found a target, I'd lay the detector down, then pull off the DX-1 probe and have it close to the ground, then do the funky pin-pointer lock step on the V3i (toggle and enter button combo). Too many steps on the V3i for my liking. It was so much simpler on the DFX. Also, using the DX-1 probe on the V3i felt heavier and unbalanced whereas on my DFX it felt tolerable to swing around. Decided to use the TRX with the V3i and boy what a joy it was to use. I took it to Carter Lake Reservoir on Sunday with the family. Found some clad and pennies, no silver. And a ton of lead fishing weights, probably a couple pounds of that stuff. Just thought I'd share my experience. Gabe
  6. Hi, is it possible to mute Whites TRX pinpointer? I mean turn on and off sounds. I don't want to break piezo buzzer.
  7. 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!
  8. Well, I'm on my number 3 Whites TRX now, the first one was a dud and seemed to really lack sensitivity so I bought a second one from Centerville Electronics in the USA, cost me a fortune to get here but it worked a lot better although it had a habit of going off in the air just holding it and seemed very unstable so I had to run it in sensitivity 2 to keep it stable but then the performance was worse than most other pinpointers I owned. I've just always wondered if number 2 was faulty as well as if a stable TRX was ever made that could be run in sensitivity setting 4 it'd be a killer gold prospecting pinpointer as in sensitivity setting 4 it is easily the most sensitive pinpointer I've tried and I've tried a lot of them. So when one popped up for sale in NZ I couldn't believe my luck, these things are rare as hens teeth in NZ and I thought it was quite possible I was the only owner of one in NZ, the guy who owned it bought it in the US and rarely used it so it was a killer buy, to add to that was the price he wanted for it. Yes, $80 New Zealand dollars! That's right $49 USD! I'd seen these things selling for around $400 USD not long ago as they've become quite the collectors item. It arrived this morning and I've had a tinker with it already of course, it's performance is the exact same as the one I bought from Centerville Electronics in the US, so at least it puts it to rest for me if my second one was a lemon or not, the 3rd one runs the same as the 2nd one with the same problem of it going off if swung around in the air, especially in higher sensitivities and also the same falsing on the ground randomly but overall, still the most sensitive pinpointer I've ever used. So, I'm happy, got a deal on another one for a spare and even with it's falsing issues it's still a very good pinpointer and a shame it's no longer made, it is the only pinpointer I own that will hit on a number 9 lead pellet. My first one that I'm confident is faulty I gave to my daughter and shes lost it, probably buried in a box of lego somewhere but I'm going to try find it as I may as well get it back and use it for a spare cover for my other two. At the time I didn't realise you can remove the guts of them easily and replace the cover.
  9. I'm bored and it's snowing again here. No detecting until Sunday at the earliest. Just thinking out loud is there a reason fancy discriminating pin-pointers are not a top priority? I've often thought about if it was possible to convert a Tesoro Mojave into a pin-pointer by somehow making a coil for it kinda like sunray did and mounting the detectors guts and speaker in a different box. You could control sensitivity and discrimination easily with the knobs. I'm not sure why Minelab or another company has not taken the pin-pointer to the obvious extreme of discrimination and wireless that might even read out on the detector screen in a pinpointer mode. Is that even possible or wanted. I don't chase a lot of iron looking for a target in a hole or plug that often, but it does frustrate me occasionally. The available pin-pointers seem pretty primitive except for the wireless XP pin-pointers. Again I'm bored and it's snowing. Off the top of my head it seems like a discriminating pin-pointer would be useful.
  10. Has anyone seen this "combined-pinpointer and digger or something similar. https://golddetecting.forumotion.net/t27544-combined-pinpointer-and-digging-tool
  11. All Deus 2 compatible accessories are selling like hot cakes, going out of stock everywhere, and the Mi-6 is no different. It is either sold out at major dealers like KellyCo, Serious Detecting, and Big Boys Hobbies or seeing a price increase from where it has retailed at $159.95 to as high as $199.95 on eBay and Amazon.
  12. Gonna do my first review of a new product, I've only been detecting for a year, but I've got a lot of "trigger time" and know what I like in comparing and using some stuff, i.e. headphones and other accessories. I've tried quite a few things, but now fixed income makes it a bit more difficult. I want to try a review to move out of the "novice" column. 😉 I'm not gonna include videos, I can't find an .MP4 upload. Photos will have to do and y'all know I do that a lot. 🤗 Not going to create yet another social media account. Review I've been seeing some rumblings about the Quest X pointer Max. I looked into it and watched some videos. One day I thought "this thing might be a time saver if it does near what they claim, and I had a little extra cash on hand due to a small claim I won, so I paid the $136-ish ransom to try it out. I can only compare it to the Garrett Propointer AT, my constant detecting buddy. I have never used anything else. I love that thing but it's finicky as those who use it know, sometimes it isn't "right" when you turn it on. I always have to check it on my shovel before using it in the hole, and sometimes while I'm searching I have to reboot it. Gotta say it sets and keeps the standard for me, but I'll let you judge whether it's been beat. I am in no way affiliated with anyone but my wife 😀 In the Box It comes with a lot of stuff, a holster, lanyard, charging cord, extra O ring seal and two tip protectors, along with warranty literature, way cool stickers, a card hyping their detecting app, a catalog, and instructions in everything but Swahili. Took me a couple of looks to find the English instructions for the buttons. Build Quality The Xpointer is nothing short of built like a tank. It has a thick rubbery plastic outer shell, the orange part. The antenna portion is hard translucent polycarbonate-like plastic, with an inner core that houses the antenna that is some sort of tough poly. The end cap houses the speaker, and is kinda thin. Honestly I think it may be a bit cheesy, but it is thankfully square-threaded because you're gonna have to keep unscrewing it to charge it. The internal battery lasts about 14 hours, I hope in the long run it will equal the use of a 9v battery. The display has a battery indicator that flashes available power when you turn it on. Unscrew the cap and you can see the board for the waterproof speaker, a mini plug that operates it, and a strange O ring arrangement where the o ring stretches on the angles around the plug to expand and seal the unit. They give you a spare but be careful. It comes loose every time you open it. Tip - always screw the cap on from the bottom while holding it upright! Inside you can see how thick everything is, the headphone jack (yes you can use external headphones but bye bye waterproof), the screw where ostensibly you can take it apart and replace the battery (with abuse a Lithium-ion battery will just drop dead one day, trust me). The USB-C charging port which requires the use of their cable. Size/Weight Size is about the same as the Propointer AT, my Carrot weighs 190g on my scale, and the Xpointer weighs 188g. Not a big deal. Compared I'm not going to go into how to operate it or how it sounds or how you turn it on and program it, there are plenty of videos that will do that for you. I'm going straight for the kill - what it will do compared to the venerable Garrett Carrot. This new pinpointer is a whole new take on the art, you get two-tone discrimination, with lights that show you what you have, either ferrous or non. It also has a display and two buttons. The display indicates distance from the object, and the buttons allow you to turn on, adjust, or disable almost anything you want. The Carrot is simple, and this isn't too bad either. Once programmed, you press the forward button to turn it on, and use it the same way as the Carrot. You really won't need the rear mode button after that unless you get a wild hair. The detecting area is mostly forward, and it is a 9.5kHz VLF. There are links to show you specs as well, I'll try to include them in this thread later with other tests. What I like initially This is a dual discrimination pinpointer, maybe the first of it's kind, I haven't been detecting long enough to know. That's what attracted me to it. It seems tough but we will see, it's as waterproof as most others, and it does ratchet re-tune like the Garrett. I think the tone separation is good enough, and the on/off tones are distinct. It's loud enough. It has adjustable levels of audio, and you can fiddle with almost anything. It's definitely a unique device, and costs the same. It has a cool holster and lanyard. It feels good and grippy in the hand, and looks a bit less like something you might use in private. 😀 The most important thing is it seems to have an inch to two inch (sorry metric fans) advantage over the Carrot in air tests. One person wondered how it does on tiny targets - here is a fired .177 caliber pellet I'm amazed I found that is detected about a half-inch sooner than the Carrot, and detected properly as non-ferrous: Ratcheting is another thing I like so far, it works exactly the same as the Propointer in air tests, but again, more distance. The real acid test will be water and I have plenty of brackish water to check it in a later post in this thread. So far it looks pretty good, and is a definite contender. What I don't like initially The first thing is the internal battery and charging. If I'm gonna have to charge this bad boy often I want a magnetic charging port like the Equinox, or a waterproof USB-C port on the outside like a cell phone. I also want Power Delivery fast charging. I don't want to unscrew the cap and "deal with the seal" and have no way to use it while charging. I get out detecting a lot, and don't mind carrying a PD battery to charge my phone or my Equinox on the fly. This will get all sorts of dirt in it if I have to charge it while digging. 😵 I'm not even sure if that will work. The next thing is the holster. It's really cool and has a thoughtful D-ring on it for the lanyard, but it has an Achilles' heel - if you use the provided tip protector you will rip it off pulling the pointer out of the holster.😵 This is easily solved by using the Garrett holster or a cheap knockoff. 😁 You also gain "grabbability". The snap on the quest holster is weak, unlike the "Pliers and a Blowtorch" snap on the Garrett holster. Apparently they never owned a boat and used a "lift the dot" snap. 😀 Last thing for now is that Quest claims the X pointer is very loud. It is not as loud as the Garrett Propointer AT. That may be a problem for some. I can hear a mouse in a coliseum so it isn't for me.
  13. Watching this review really made me want one. It seems to accomplish what Minelab kind of missed, and that is the ability to discriminate at a good distance from the object. This is what the ProFind 35 should’ve been. With Boost engaged this beast will easily hit a coin at 4”. The LCD seems super helpful in many ways, from determining what settings are what, and adding a visual dimension to discrimination. The price also seems very reasonable relative to what it does. Sooner or later I’m going to have to have one. But I already have 4 pinponters here and a Mi6 on the way to make 5. What justification can I come up with to own this too? 😊 but anyway, what do you guys think…does this represent the ideal pinpointer? Will it lead to a new era in pinpointer design? Will an LCD and ever advancing discrimination become standard after this?
  14. On paper this appears to be a fairly impressive unit with the depth or range that the ProFind 35 lacks to be able to make an iron tone more effective. What feedback I’ve seen on it indicates this would equal the depth of pinpointers like TRX and Tek-Point, but with more features as depicted below. Has anyone here used one? What do you think so far? Personally the only thing that would make me think twice is that I already have powerhouse pinpointers and I’m not really looking to take on any new pinpointers that aren’t part of an ecosystem. While I’m impressed with this pinpointer on paper, I haven’t seen a full sized Quest machine that really floats my boat, particularly in light of the latest machines from the big players.
  15. Does the Deus 11 support any wireless pointers? I am old and hard of hearing and with gloves I can barely feel the vibration on my Garrett. Stick
  16. Here's an example of what happens when egos (and/or ignorance) get involved. Bidding opened at $87.40. The second to highest bid by a person with more than 1(!) Ebay transaction occurred at $113.00. The third highest bidder and last experienced Ebay bidder at present (786 transaction) was still in at $201. Since then the final two (one with zero experience and the other with just 1) have bid it up to $250.00 as I write this, and still 3 days remaining! It remains to be seen if the winner reneges after 'winning' this childish battle.... I wonder what the seller is thinking ("too good to be true...?"). https://www.ebay.com/itm/185306146671?_trksid=p2471758.m4703 Post-auction update: one of the two boxers landed the final punch very late (last 8 minutes) and won the bidding war at $255.00 plus an additional $10.70 shipping and possibly (not shown) additional charge in the form of state sales tax.
  17. I should be getting my new deus II by next weekend. I’ve been using a Whites TRX for the past four years and I really like it. The thing I don’t like is that it’s not very loud and I have to pull one side of my headphones off to hear it. The MI6 connects wirelessly to the deus II so I’ll be able to hear it through the headphones which would be really nice (at least I think so). How does the MI6 stack up to the TRX in performance though? The only other pinpointer I have is a deteknix (Quest) Xpointer which works well, but isn’t quite as deep as the TRX and not nearly as sensitive to small items as the TRX. So with my limited experience with pinpointers should I spend the money on the MI6?
  18. Thanks to @GB_Amateur, I am now the proud owner of a TRX and I compared it to my trusty F-Pulse. A picture is worth 1,000 words. Also, I have beautiful penmanship and I'm just looking for a way to show it off, so please enjoy the following pic. Legend: F-Pulse B = When the F-Pulse "bottomed out" or "overloaded." This means the pinpointer vibrated and beeped at its maximum level and stayed that way even if the pinpointer was brought closer to the 9V battery. This is the point when your pinpointer can't tell you if you're any closer to your target. TRX B = When the TRX bottomed out or overloaded. #F-Pulse = When the F-Pulse consistently first started going off on the 9V battery target. *TRX = The closest point when the TRX first started going off on the 9V battery target. !TRX = The furthest point when the TRX first started going off on the 9V battery target. A few notes: The dead 9V battery was used as a target. The TRX was on #3 sensitivity level and the F-Pulse was on medium sensitivity. Both were on virbrate + beep. The TRX smoked the F-Pulse, but I'm still not sure which I'll keep. The F-Pulse feels a lot more substantial and robust. Plus, that gasket on the TRX seems...untrustworthy. The TRX's max range varied a bit. The max ranage varied b/w the *TRX and ! TRX tick marks. The distance b/w TRX B and *TRX or !TRX is its closing or ratcheting range, and quite the range it has! I knew it was good in this respect and it did not disappoint.
  19. Hi there, is it normal that on air and on the ground my nokta pulse dive can't find my 18k wedding ring???
  20. Since I can't snorkel, I modified the metal detector. I lengthened the Nokta Makro Pulse, changed the vibration motor to a handlebar position, and added spring wires to the tube for easy storage! I think it's pretty good
  21. I understand that the Nokta Pulse Dive uses pulse induction. I imagine that precludes discrimination? Also, there are 2 coils for it: 14 and 20 cm. Do the coil size on PI detectors have similar meaning as in VLF ones? Could anyone briefly comment on how this detector behaves in reality? Cheers.
  22. I'm contemplating modifying a standard size (discriminating) IB/VLF detector into a compact form factor to search inside old structures. Thinking small concentric, but how small? Tesoro has a 5 3/4" concentric. Other manufacturers have 6" diameter concentrics. Both Fisher and Bounty Hunter (well, First Texas now) have made 4" concentrics. (Note: I've decided to go with a concentric instead of a DD because of the freedom of motion symmetry they offer.) Any thoughts/opinions are welcome.
  23. Hi all, I love my equinox 800, but I hate taking off my headphones to listen to my pinpointer signal. I'm looking at getting a pinpointer with Bluetooth technology, but as far as I can tell I'm not able to use the same headphones for both devices. Does anyone have any advice on this in terms of what to buy or how to make two different systems work together on the same headphones?
  24. I'm using the MI 6 with the Orx. It starts off in program 2 out of the box and shows that on the remote screen. When you change it to program 7 does that show on the top of the screen on the remote? I've played around with changing programs and 7 will not show. Am I not understanding program 7? What programs do you guys prefer to use and why?
  25. Well I got a new pro pointer and it’s acting like this - - just like it should work - the “I’m getting closer” only goes to about 1/2 the speed it should when literally touching the target . - won’t do anything - won’t stop hardly. - had me digging to China for no reason at all . ( even after a re-tune ) that said , my friend pointed out the fact that the cereal number inside by the battery is not there - only a cereal number on the back ( wondering if it’s a B- quality pro pointer ? Any help I appreciate it ! OH and I bought it to be knew off eBay and it did come in the box sealed in plastic so IDK🤦‍♂️
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