Beach Test

Testing the Nokta Impact on chain (gold & salt beach)

Back in my days, the only test performed with a metal detector was the one on depth, and everything was clear after the first sweeps with a search coil. A modern approach to a detector is not as simple, including a wide variety: a recovery speed test, a test of how a unit emits false responses, a test on brick and gold, a salt water/beach test, a gold chain test, etc. You want to buy the device that really yields finds, don’t you? Or will any rod that makes a beeping sound and costs $25 be enough for you? Here’s an illustrative test showing how the Nokta Impact works on salt beach: how the machine reacts to a gold chain and whether or not it’s possible to miss such a find. Continue reading

Minelab Pro-Find 35 Salt Water Beach Test

While working with the Minelab Pro-Find 35 in saltwater it’s necessary to reduce sensitivity by using the +/- buttons. The junior Pro-Find 15 doesn’t have these ones, however. So, isn’t it possible to use the junior in saltwater? Certainly not. And this is primarily because of the fact that the probe should be able to withstand submersion. The Pro-Find 35 is submersible whereas the Pro-Find 15 isn’t. Here’s an interesting and useful test: how the Minelab Pro-Find 35 works in dry and wet sand, how it behaves when submerged in water, how buoyant it is. Continue reading