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Periscope Probe
« on: November 03, 2016, 20:31 »
A probe or a Metal detector in it's own right ....... depends on where and why it's used.

Perhaps like a Gold Spear it could signal on micro gold in a waterway.





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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 22:12 »
Ivan,
Invalid utube link,  any chance you can repost?
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 22:19 »
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 22:22 by Tasrog »
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 00:02 »
Not working yet.
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 09:51 »
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 09:53 »
Ivan,
Invalid utube link,  any chance you can repost?

Done, removed the part that prevented it from being seen.
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 10:10 »
Interesting kit, Haven't seen one before.
Thanks for the post.
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 13:00 »
I watched the start and scrolled through to the 3 minute mark. The item looks a bit like a tray off a set of scales. A long way down but i am still not in favour of cutting a full plug in a lawn. The sensor seems to work ok.
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 21:17 »
They stopped making the Periscope Probe quite a few years ago. There was in fact a whole forum dedicated to it's use and many discussions on it in the USA. 
Tried 3 times to buy one on ebay.com(US) over the years....only to be let down by the fact they always sold for over AU$600 and that was even for a used one. 
I eventually purchased a CP200 and then the Cache Pro Pinpointer that has a smaller length metal(stainless) probe. 
I hardly ever use them anymore.   
both purchased direct from
http://www.intexsystemscorp.com/
They now have the newer Cache-Pro Delux.
As a far as pinpoint probe goes they're sort of OK. A little bit of a fiddle around setting them up and given the fact you are probably going to dig a plug anyway and mostly based on what your detector is telling you, you would probably also have probes, like the pistol prob or other that can  detect a metal target at a little more depth without actually making contact with the target and having to actually touch it.
Can't see where a periscope probe or any other similar would have ever have any advantage other than possibly working it as ivanll suggests, as the gold spear for micro gold in a water way.  
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 18:49 »
Interesting post daviddi, the things that is out there.
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Re: Periscope Probe
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 07:50 »
Worked for my comp straight away. An oldie XP 2002 Serv Pac 3.

Never have thought of using the spear as a pin pointer Ivanll n I have 3 of them.and have found plenty of pannable gold.
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