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Post  Rob.B on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:31 am

I was sold a Garret Pin Pointer Pro yesterday ($170), which is battery operated - not plug into the detector.

The guy running the half day class I did today told me I was stitched up because its only good for coins & not suitable for the bush.

Is that true or his personal opinion, if its true I'll ebay it.

I'd hate to think I was sold something which wont do the job purely because I put my faith in the person who sold it to me.

I'm not discrediting the person who sold it, its just that I now have 2 opposite opinions from 2 supposed professionals & am confused.
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Post  GoldstalkerGPX on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:33 am

True, but not entirely true, very handy if using big coils!
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Post  Rob.B on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:39 am

OK, so its not total rubbish as a pinpointer.

I have a 11"DD round, but got a 10"DD eleptical today which is supposed to be helpful for pinpointing.
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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:46 am

G'day Rob

As GPX says, dig a few deep 2ft+ holes and youd wish you still had the pro pointer mate.
I use mine everytime i get out, whether nuggets or coins they are a great little gadget...

Hint: Put some tape over the speaker hole to stop
dust getting in and distorting the sound..



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Post  Rob.B on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:52 am

Hi Pete, I will keep it, I was hoping it wasnt a total loss.

I want to get to WA to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, see a mate & detect.

Is there gold in Jarrahdale WA? Or do I need to go to the dessert environment?
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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:02 am

Gday rob

There actually was some gold mining in jarrahdale, not a lot of info mate but an area the size of maybe 4 footy
pitches was taken up under Gold leases and some alluvial found.
If you google up "Korribinjal Brook Reserve " you will see the area i mean.
I have been for a quick squiz but didnt detect or pan just had a gawk and looks the go, but
all land exept the reserve is private property.
Was also some gold found a bit south af that spot at "serpintine" too..
Also heard a bloke is getting some small nuggets out from "roleystone" near there too..



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Post  Aussiedetecting on Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:39 am

As a Garret dealer I'll way in here. What you got sold although slightly overpriced, is not rubbish. I use mine in the goldfields & find it very handy. If you have too close to minelab detectors the pro pointer & the detector will go off. Honestly I don't leave home without mine. Hot ground can be an issue but if you have a target it will find it. So I hope I have helped you out.
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Post  MS on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:30 am

Hi Rob
I have one and wouldn't be without it, I don't use it for the small surface nuggets as recovery is quick and easy anyway, when you have deeper targets in holes, say over 12" they make recovery much quicker and help prevent pick damage to nuggets.
Great time saver when you know how to use it and especially the de-tune on screaming targets.
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Post  Wombat on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:17 am

I have one and have detected a 0.5 gm nugget that I was having trouble finding in an 6" hole. It was sitting in the side wall. The probe found it with no problems. Great little machine to have when digging BIG holes, it will help you in target direction.
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Post  C. Nyal de Kaye on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:43 am

It is a great tool mate. I have had mine for about 18 months and wish that I had it before.

Here's a good tip. I don't know where I first heard of this.

This idea works in the real world. I have used it many times to get extra depth when pinpointing with my Garrett Probe and it is highly effective.

How and why it works is beyond me, but that's true of just about everything.

I've shown quite a few people and none of them had ever heard of it, so maybe it will be a new idea to many.

Please have a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUlewb1xGN8
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Post  granite2 on Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:02 pm

The Garrett coin point probe is designed mainly for coin hunting but will work on nuggets over about half a gram but only when very close to the target. If you want a better probe for gold the Coiltek probe is the best gold probe on the market. Very Happy

It has great depth, better by far than any other on small or larger nuggets and is pretty cheap compared to anything else on the market - about $142 last time I looked. Smile

We use one and find it absolutely indispensable when trying to pin point gold in cap rock in WA. cheers

Cheers, Jim
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Post  Wombat on Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:47 pm

Granite mate is that the one were you have to take of your coil lead from the detector and plug the probe in the coil lead socket?
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Post  granite2 on Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 am

Hi Wombat, yep thats the one, the Coiltek Pin Point Probe. We have had ours since 2001 and it has done a first class job. The only thing you have to remember is to switch of your detector before you change back and forth. But once you put it on it stays on until you have the target in your hand. I tried a pistol probe once and while it was great on coins it couldn't find those small bits in cap rock at any depth more than a few mm. In cap rock you don't want to dig a mm deeper than you have to.

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