MXT Roll Call

I've had one for several years. Up until I started using a Tesoro Vaquero the MXT was my favorite machine. It's still a fine beast but the Vaquero is of the style machine I now prefer: All audio hunt with frightening depth in good soil.

If all I had to hunt with was an MXT, however, I would not feel sorry for myself.

Jane
 

r49miner

Active Member
I've had one for several years. Up until I started using a Tesoro Vaquero the MXT was my favorite machine. It's still a fine beast but the Vaquero is of the style machine I now prefer: All audio hunt with frightening depth in good soil.

If all I had to hunt with was an MXT, however, I would not feel sorry for myself.

Jane
If you were in our back country, I wonder what you would use? I'm sure most detectors will find gold rings and things, but in the back country you might be actually looking for gold. Gold a little harder to find if man has not had his hand on it or mixed it with other metals. HH
 
Gold

If you were in our back country, I wonder what you would use? I'm sure most detectors will find gold rings and things, but in the back country you might be actually looking for gold. Gold a little harder to find if man has not had his hand on it or mixed it with other metals. HH

miner, I know nothing of prospecting with a MD. But I have a pair of 22K earrings that are tiny. Not much bigger than BB shot. Closest thing I have to a small nugget for testing. All of my detectors sound on them in air tests. For whatever that's worth.

This Vaquero I'm using now seems to hit these earrings with vigor out to about 10 air inches. MXT when adjusted properly does about the same. I would think that kind of performance would find something. The problem is I have no experience with hot soil and mineralization that is usually found in the gold fields.

If I ever go prospecting I'd read up on it and maybe get a gold specific detector if that is the way to go.

Then I'd get a mule, a Winchester 73 and Colt SA in matching caliber of .44-40. I'd get a fedora and pick ax. I'd wear period clothing and bring bad whiskey, swear every third step. I'd get into it.

Jane
 

Ric-san

Well-Known Member
Hurricane Jane;

Im not too sure what a mule is selling for now-a-days, but a decent Winchester Mod 73 and Colt SAA will set you back some major coin...no time for swearin'...but plenty of tears... I would on the other hand take a good Rugar Vaquero and Cimarron Firearms or Puma Win 73 in any caliber...more modern as ammo is easier to find...

Rick
 

r49miner

Active Member
miner, I know nothing of prospecting with a MD. But I have a pair of 22K earrings that are tiny. Not much bigger than BB shot. Closest thing I have to a small nugget for testing. All of my detectors sound on them in air tests. For whatever that's worth.

This Vaquero I'm using now seems to hit these earrings with vigor out to about 10 air inches. MXT when adjusted properly does about the same. I would think that kind of performance would find something. The problem is I have no experience with hot soil and mineralization that is usually found in the gold fields.

If I ever go prospecting I'd read up on it and maybe get a gold specific detector if that is the way to go.

Then I'd get a mule, a Winchester 73 and Colt SA in matching caliber of .44-40. I'd get a fedora and pick ax. I'd wear period clothing and bring bad whiskey, swear every third step. I'd get into it.

Jane
You do paint a pretty picture, all that's missing is you chewing and spitting. :bthumb: :rofl::rofl:
 
My History:

My first detector: Whites 5000D Series 2
My Second detector: Whites 5900 di pro sl
My Third detector: 2010 Whites Coinmaster
My Last detector: Whites MXT
Got the MXT about 2 weeks ago........... don't know why I didn't get one earlier:banghead:
 
Hi :wave:

Just picked up an MXT for an unbeatable price here in OZ, including the 10x6 and 5x3 coils. Still under warranty and in A1 condition. Less than half the retail price! Seller tells me he has covered the original cost of the unit several times over!

Looking at getting a pin pointer to go with it, any recommendations?

The Garrett Pro-Pointer seems to get a lot of reasonable reviews. Any conflicts with the MXT?

I'm visiting Vancouver BC and other locations in BC and Alaska in May this year, hoping to pick one up at a good price and save on shipping. Can anyone suggest dealers in those areas?

Thanks :smile:

Chris
 
Hi :wave:

Just picked up an MXT for an unbeatable price here in OZ, including the 10x6 and 5x3 coils. Still under warranty and in A1 condition. Less than half the retail price! Seller tells me he has covered the original cost of the unit several times over!

Looking at getting a pin pointer to go with it, any recommendations?

The Garrett Pro-Pointer seems to get a lot of reasonable reviews. Any conflicts with the MXT?

I'm visiting Vancouver BC and other locations in BC and Alaska in May this year, hoping to pick one up at a good price and save on shipping. Can anyone suggest dealers in those areas?

Thanks :smile:

Chris

WELCOME and CONGRATULATIONS on the GREAT BUY! :bthumb:
 

r49miner

Active Member
Hi :wave:

Just picked up an MXT for an unbeatable price here in OZ, including the 10x6 and 5x3 coils. Still under warranty and in A1 condition. Less than half the retail price! Seller tells me he has covered the original cost of the unit several times over!

Looking at getting a pin pointer to go with it, any recommendations?

The Garrett Pro-Pointer seems to get a lot of reasonable reviews. Any conflicts with the MXT?

I'm visiting Vancouver BC and other locations in BC and Alaska in May this year, hoping to pick one up at a good price and save on shipping. Can anyone suggest dealers in those areas?

Thanks :smile:

Chris
The Garrette Pro-Pointer is a stang alone pointer from the MXT unlike the SUNRAY DX-1. I like the Pro Pointer and it does not have any conflicks that I am aware of.
 
Hi :wave:

Just picked up an MXT for an unbeatable price here in OZ,
Welcome to the forum Chrispy! Love the name...It describes how I feel a lot of the time! I got my mxt a few weeks ago, and purchased the book "the mxt edge" by Jeff Foster. The book is essential in my humble opinion. As far as pin pointers and dealers, I ordered a pistol probe from colonial metal detectors on line...lowest price I could find AND free shipping. I ordered on line Friday late night, it was here via free fedex Monday! These guys ship fast! I believe they sell Garrett's also. Pistol probe has incredible depth for a pin pointer. Most don't need or want that kind of depth...I need it for some prospecting experiments this summer. Other than depth I do believe the Garrett's is the best, or most recommended stand alone.
plumber
 
Hi :wave:

Just picked up an MXT for an unbeatable price here in OZ, including the 10x6 and 5x3 coils. Still under warranty and in A1 condition. Less than half the retail price! Seller tells me he has covered the original cost of the unit several times over!

Looking at getting a pin pointer to go with it, any recommendations?

The Garrett Pro-Pointer seems to get a lot of reasonable reviews. Any conflicts with the MXT?

I'm visiting Vancouver BC and other locations in BC and Alaska in May this year, hoping to pick one up at a good price and save on shipping. Can anyone suggest dealers in those areas?

Thanks :smile:

Chris

WOW! that deal was a great find :shock:

the MXT is an amazing machine. Im currently looking for a pinpointer too, take a look at the Sherlock, cheap on ebay and good reviews

good luck!
 
Welcome to the forum Chrispy! Love the name...It describes how I feel a lot of the time!
plumber
My copy of The MXT Edge arrived from the US yesterday, picked it up from my PO Box on the way to my first brief detecting session.
I intend to make good use of it!

As for the name, I like it! Just a contraction of my first and last names, but it has a ring about it, and yes, I feel that way too, especially since I retired a few weeks ago! :biggrin:

I've had some responses to enquiries re the Garrett Pro-Pointer, including one from a Canadian dealer in Ontario who is happy to mail one, free of postal charges, to our hotel in Vancouver in early May. I'm hoping I might get a similar response from Kellyco, their price is a bit more competitive. Garrett in Texas have forwarded my enquiry to a dealer in Langley, Vancouver, but I haven't heard anything as yet. Prices here in Oz work out at about US$198 plus postage which I think is way too much! :frown:

Cheers :bthumb:
Chris
 

metdetdevl

Treasure Quest Sponsor
I'm hoping I might get a similar response from Kellyco, their price is a bit more competitive.
Hey Chrispy,

Welcome to Treasure Quest Forum, there are some great people here and the info past around can be really helpful.

You asked for a response from Kellyco and I am here to help... I sent you a PM to get the details of what we may be able to do for you. Just shoot me a message back and I am sure we can get you into the Pinpointer and/or help you with any other request.
 
I purchased an MXT a few weeks back with an elliptical coil, standard coil, headphones, carrying case, and digging tool for 500$. Having trouble getting it tuned for N.C. soil. Any tips from anyone in the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, N.C. area?

SGT Ames (Godforbid667@aol.com)
 
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