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Old 04-10-2019, 07:49 AM
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where do you buy a soild brass rod 3/16in? I cant seem to find it only 1/16! any suggestions?

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Old 04-10-2019, 09:56 AM
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I found this.. https://www.amazon.com/166-Solid-Bra.../dp/B000LNPHUY

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Old 04-11-2019, 12:13 PM
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If you can find 5/32 rod, you can thread it and screw it into a drawer pull for a handle.

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Old 04-11-2019, 12:37 PM
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probes just seem like a good way to ruin coins to me. especially old silver coins an such. dragging the coin through the soil and rocks to the surface.....
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I'm new to this so I apologize for such a basic question but...

How is a coin probe used?! Do you push it in the soil and 'feel' it make contact with a coin to pin point it to know where to dig? Do you use the probe to pull it out? Wouldn't small rocks / pebbles in the soil tap against the probe making it difficult to decide if it's a coin or not? To my inexperienced eye, this tool would need to make the task more difficult?

My experience with coins is that when my MD finds a coin target, I use my Garrett pin pointer to locate it below the surface after pin pointing it with the MD, which then gives me a very close approximation as to where to dig as small a hole as possible.. With a coin probe, I feel I would be stabbing the ground a lot to locate that coin?

Please enlighten us as to how one is used properly, I'm curious to know.

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Old 04-13-2019, 11:24 PM
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Thanks,none at HD or Lowes,

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Old 04-13-2019, 11:31 PM
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Look up Fossickers.com,on the web. He has o r sells gold panning eq. but he has directions /instructions on how to recovery coins print it out. Metal Detecting Recovery Methods.

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Old 04-14-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Playsndirt View post
Look up Fossickers.com,on the web. He has o r sells gold panning eq. but he has directions /instructions on how to recovery coins print it out. Metal Detecting Recovery Methods.
Painfully slow redirected site... However, I scoured the site and learned a lot about panning for gold and such, but nothing on a coin probe.. they must have that page hiding in deep somewhere.. ?!

Thanks all the same.. fun read.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:17 PM
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I just left the site, its there,scroll down past the videos, you should see it.

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Old 04-15-2019, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Playsndirt View post
I just left the site, its there,scroll down past the videos, you should see it.
Not doubting you but I think I'm being redirected (due to geo-IP).

When I go to http://fossickers.com a page comes up redirecting me to snakeriveproducts.com which oddly enough ends up being still http://fossickers.com weird..

On the video page there are 8 videos all about sluicing, nothing remotely relating to MD or coin probe... (or this subject within one of these videos?)

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After gently probing to locate the target, I move the probe and slide it across the top of the coin and then pull it up making a rip in the grass. Then I go back and gently slide the probe under the coin and lever it up through the slot in the grass. With a little practice it's not hard to do and the brass probe is unlikely to scratch the coin.

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After gently probing to locate the target, I move the probe and slide it across the top of the coin and then pull it up making a rip in the grass. Then I go back and gently slide the probe under the coin and lever it up through the slot in the grass. With a little practice it's not hard to do and the brass probe is unlikely to scratch the coin.
Thanks for the info!

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Old 04-15-2019, 06:19 PM
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That's a nice probe right there. You could "market" those.. Thanks for sharing.

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