The PRO-FIND 25: Introducing Minelab’s new pinpointer



To be released to the public on July 30, Minelab have unveiled their brand new pinpointer probe: the PRO-FIND 25.

Giving you the ability to locate coins, rings, treasure and gold with speed and accuracy, the PRO-FIND 25 uses Detector Interference Free (DIF) Technology to enhance your detector, be it Minelab or another brand – making it an essential part of your detecting tool kit.

The new PRO-FIND 25 is expected to include a host of features, including:

Proportional audio/vibration response

For greater accuracy the PRO-FIND 25 indicates the depth of buried targets with a proportional vibration and audio response. As the pinpointer probe gets closer to the target, the intensity of vibration and audio increases.

Adjustable sensitivity

Narrow down the exact location of targets with the PRO-FIND 25’s adjustable sensitivity. This can be increased to locate deep targets or decreased to precisely locate small targets.

Durable water resistant construction

Submersible probe end. The whole pinpointer can be washed under running water.


VLF (Very Low Frequency) is a conventional single frequency sine wave transmission technology. This reliable design has greater noise immunity to variable ground conditions.

Detector Interference Free technology

The advanced design of the PRO-FIND 25 removes false signals and noise, commonly associated with other pinpointers. DIF technology eliminates interference with an operating metal detector, when it is switched off, by disengaging the coil’s magnetic field.

Minelab’s new pinpointer will also include two mode operation, auto power off after 8 minutes and LED flash light.

The video below explains what the PRO-FIND 25 is about in more detail:


When it’s released on July 30, will you be getting the PRO-FIND 25? Let us know what you think and share your thoughts about Minelab’s new pinpointer on the Joan Allen Facebook page.

Metal Detecting in Jordan


If you are a regular visitor to the Joan Allen Facebook page then you should be aware of Julian-Evan Hart and all of his latest finds.

This month on the Joan Allen blog we featured an introduction of Jules’ trip to Jordan in the Middle East and his metal detecting exploits in the country.

On his travels, Jules found everything from late Roman mosaics, relics from the Ottoman empire, Venetian coins, to shell casings and World War I relics. He even did the typical tourist photo on a camel!

Here’s some of Julian’s top finds from his time in Jordan:


A wonderful late Roman mosaic in the lost city of Petra.



The relics of war – here we see numerous small finds, from shell casings, buttons oil lamp wick sections etc.



Various head stamps from Turkish Mauser rounds.


Ottoman soldier losses from World War one, here we see, personal seals, a small gilded chape a Turkish star and crushed finger ring with a floral design bezel.



Didn’t expect to find this – a Venetian coin high up on a remote Jordanian mountain side.



Incredible in 1917 a group of Ottoman soldiers placed some stones around one of the tents in their encampment over nine decades later the stones remain the same…untouched…..hundreds of Ottoman soldiers buttons were found in this area.

The most satisfying thing about detecting is sharing your latest finds with like-minded people. Julian says:

“As detectorists sharing with others our experiences and finds should be considered to be a big part of our hobby and enjoyment. Sharing gives other people pleasure in seeing what you have found and also allows academic research to progress.

Whilst I was in Jordan we shared our finds rather publicly on a table just outside the hotel doors….tourists and locals came over in considerable numbers, some of them are shown in the photo (see above).

In some cases local people provided translations and dates for the seal matrices that we had found. On the table we can sea a huge selection of finds, mainly buttons and bullet casings, which was the result of searching one tiny section of a battle site for just three days so you can see the quantity of items located and the potential as in many cases for what remains buried on such sites.”

Have you been detecting anywhere recently? Share your finds and follow all of Jules’ latest exploits as well on the Joan Allen Facebook page.

Win a CTX 3030 with Joan Allen

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Minelab launched their revolutionary new detector last month amid a flurry of hype from detectorists around the world. The CTX 3030 is a real game-changer in detecting and now you can win one courtesy of Joan Allen.

We are giving you the chance to win yourself a CTX 3030 and have the ability to detect anywhere on the planet. Normally worth £2,000, you can win one for free on the Joan Allen Facebook page.

Featuring a selection of new features not seen in any other detector, Minelab’s new machine boasts the following:


You can go detecting anywhere with this versatile TREASURE detector. You have the flexibility of land and underwater detecting as the CTX 3030 is waterproof to 10 ft (3 m).

Wireless Audio:

Have the freedom to detect without your headphones being attached to your detector. With the WM 10 Wireless Module you have the choice of using the internal speaker, supplied headphones or your own favourite headphones.

FeCo Discrimination:

With Ferrous (Fe) and Conductivity (Co) target resolution, plus adjustable Tone ID Profiles, you can detect the targets you want to and ignore the rest. With Target Trace and Target Separation, you can identify multiple targets simultaneously for accurate detecting results.

GPS Locating :

See where you have been and where you are going by using the Map screen and Navigation Tool. New GPS functions, such as GeoTrails, WayPoints, FindPoints and GeoHunts, allow you to leave your handheld GPS at home!

PC Mapping:

Upload all of your detector settings and treasure locations to your PC using the XChange 2 application. Attach photos and text to your finds, group them into categories. View the locations on Google Maps. You can also download data to your detector for re-exploring favourite areas.

Full Colour Display:

The full colour LCD clearly displays more target information than ever before and greatly enhances the CTX 3030’s discrimination capabilities.

Julian Evan-Hart’s View:

“The CTX 3030 has arrived, and what a detector!!! Even though its early days, having to examine and field test a pre-production model, it’s clear this is the benchmark… yet again.

Stunning aggressive looking military styling, highest personalised performance ability, awesome top notch build quality and even more! What else could you demand or need? The sooner “the beast” gets out into the fields the more of our past can be found today and preserved for tomorrow – simply stunning!”


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What you have to do:

Go to the Joan Allen Facebook page at

You have until July 31 to enter the competition, so hurry!

For more information about the CTX 3030 and the full list of features, visit the Joan Allen website.