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Which pin pointer to buy


#1

looking at getting a pin pointer. any of you guys have opinions on best one to buy.


#2

I quite like my Garrett Carrot (Pro-pointer AT) as it’s waterproof so I can take it sniping for gold. Though I’ve not found any nuggets directly using the pointer while sniping though. Certainly passes the waterproof test though!


#3

Minelab Pro Find 25 can give you 20cm range (and be reduced if desired).


#4

I am curently using a Garrett Carrot (Pro-pointer AT) too.
Has a good battery life and is waterproof


#5

To get any sort of a reasonable pin-pointer be prepared to spend a bit of cash. I,ve got the Garrett Pro-Pointer also, very pleased with what it can do. It does cost to get something that will do the job properly !


#6

thanks guys. looks like the garrett might be worth a look at


#7

Nokta - hands downs - sensitive to small gold and built tough


#8

better than garrett. would it pick up small flakes


#9

YES - better than the GPP & more sensitive to small gold - Also better international service if ever required - Cheaper as well - Ask the previous/current Nokta rep for confirmation but IMHO the Nokta Pointer a better choice for prospectors -


#10

A more sensitive pointer would be a real plus as my pro pointer only picks up 1.0 grms + flakes.
A pointer that picked up flakes 0.1 grms would be very handy to indicate where clusters of gold appear in the river, save a lot of sampling,especially areas that produce nice flakes. Nokta ya reckon…Still robust and waterproof?
Most of our gold in NZ is so fine so I would regard pointers as a bit of a have until they come out with a real sensitive model.
It would be interesting to video review testing all the different brands and see which pointer is more sensitive and at what depth.


#11

.1g pin pointer would be ideal for me to. would get the odd 1g but pretty rare