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Why I Ditched My Minelab Explorer for a White’s MXT

By James Cross

Awhile back, I decided to sell my trusted Minelab Explorer and replace it with a White’s MXT metal detector. My reasons for making this change were that I wanted a metal detector that was more sensitive to smaller gold items and jewelry. I also wanted a metal detector that could be used for prospecting and […]

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Garrett Propointer versus Sun Ray Inline Metal Detector Probes

By James Cross

Metal detector probes are extremely useful tools for speeding up the target recovery process. While some prefer to go without a probe, I am a huge fan of probes. Though it is possible to pinpoint well with most metal detectors, once a plug is cut and soil starts to move, the target can also relocate. […]

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Are Sun Ray Metal Detector Probes Worth It?

By James Cross

With several metal detector probes available on the market, it would seem natural to question the value of a probe that can cost you $190 or more depending on the model of metal detector you operate. Five months ago, I would have said that without a doubt Sun Ray probes are worth the price. Now […]

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How Good Is The Vibraprobe 580 Pinpointer?

By James Cross

In my opinion the Vibraprobe 580 has an advantage in that it is silent and is waterproof up to 100 feet. That it runs silent is helpful in areas where you do not want to draw much attention to yourself. That is one of my complaints when using the Garrett Propointer. I have to tape […]

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