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Author Topic: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting  (Read 175 times)

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Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:32:42 PM »
It looks like they do not make them anymore.
Not even selling them  on Ebay
Teknetics or Garrett Retriever II™  something similar but made USA   not China
Any suggestions   8)


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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 10:35:19 PM »
For geological tools try:
https://www.deakin.com/  Very good selection of items
or
https://theforestrystore.com/

Your local hardware will have brick hammers.

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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 01:29:35 AM »
C Tech    <-wave->

Here's one manufacturer advertising in my monthly mining magazine, made in Idaho:

https://www.apexpicks.com/

Doc (out of Las Vegas) also retails that brand:

https://docsdetecting.com/product/apex-badger-lt-pick/

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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 07:17:04 AM »
Princess Auto and Canadian Tire usually have these in stock. Not as fancy but they work.

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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 10:53:18 AM »
Techie,

You never mentioned -- do you want a pick for detector use or general placer mining?

Detector usage is usually light usage and a small, single single handed style certainly would handle the job.

On the other hand -- REALLY getting into it would require the heavy, rough duty, full sized, two handed type, which are usually available all over the place.

I assumed you wanted a detector type, probably with a Neo Magnet to collect ferrous hits:

https://www.magnet4sale.com/neodymium-magnets/n48-n50-n52-neodymium-magnets/

(I suggest doing further research on the net and do vigorous price comparisons before buying anything on the net - eh!)   

Best of fortune!

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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 04:23:06 PM »
I have an Eastwing Pick, Fiskars IsaPick, and an Apex Pick without Magnet.
It depends what you want to do.
The Fiskars is the heaviest for tough slugging, The Eastwing is tough and  easier to swing with a shorter handle. The Apex is lighter with the wooden handle and easiest  to use for lighter digging.
The Eastwing is a good all around pick and have mine since the mid 80s. Also have an Eastwing Axe. Steel handles indestructible.
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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 07:32:47 AM »
Thanks guys  :) {cool^sign}

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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:36:02 PM »
Hi.Guys Freds in Kelowna also sells the royal picks.Guarented not to break.Not the handle it is wood.I have beat mine sensless for 5 years still a great pick at a good price.Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Looking to buy a good pick for prospecting
« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:21:26 PM »
Thanks anyway  :)

I will take  this one .

Apex Pick Badger LT 18" Length Hickory Handle with One Super Magnet      :)


 


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