gold test

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs X-Terra 705/ CTX 3030

Minelab has officially announced that… the new Minelab Equinox 800 detectors are better than the Minelab X-Terra 705 but worse than the Minelab E-Trac and Minelab CTX 3030. The announcement has been made especially for those who aren’t knowledgeable in the manufacturer’s pricing policy and consider the revolutionary product to be definitely a killer of all machines which were developed earlier. Of course not, the killer will leave its ‘co-brothers’ intact, said Minelab. Here’s an interesting comparative test: the Minelab Equinox 800 vs X-Terra 705 and Minelab CTX 3030. In your opinion, which of these three units sees the deepest? And what VDI will they have on the same targets? Take a look, it’s a quick but really interesting test! Continue reading

Makro Multi Kruzer Salt Water Beach Test (+ gold test)

Here’s testing the Makro Multi Kruzer, a new product 2018, at the beach. How the machine reacts to dry and wet salt sand. What will happen if you fully submerge the detector’s coil in salt water. And taking all things together, how suitable the Makro Multi Kruzer is for beach hunting. Continue reading

Makro Kruzer + Gold Kruzer + Multi Kruzer. 3 Novelties 2018

Makro has released a new series of metal detectors – Makro Kruzer, Makro Gold Kruzer, and Makro Multi Kruzer. Three new machines simultaneously. The first is a basic version, the second is for gold prospecting and the third as a multi-frequency unit. And above all, the features and prices are already known! Continue reading

Comparison: Teknetics Tek-Point vs Garrett Pro-Pointer AT

Fisher and Teknetics have finally managed to produce a good, operational pinpointer. And their competitors should feel nervous really. Here’s a comparison: the Teknetics Tek-Point, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, and Makro Pointer. Depth testing the coins and gold. Can you guess which probe sees the deepest? Continue reading

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