Mine Probe

Mine Probe

 

a pointed, steel-tipped rod that is 2–3 m long and is used for detecting antipersonnel and antitank mines buried at a shallow depth. In searching for mines, the probe is thrust into the ground every 20 cm at an angle of 20°–45° and to a depth of up to 15 cm. If the probe strikes a hard object beneath the surface, the spot is examined thoroughly.

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Other tools are more specialized and might include a mine probe or a trip wire grapnel with throwing cord or a compass.
The Sapper Pac contains Gerber demolition explosive technician (DET) multi-pliers with numerous tool points and nut drivers, an Inova X1MT flashlight designed with a wand attachment for signaling and a stake attachment for planting in the ground, a sectionalized mine probe with shaft extensions and multiple metal and plastic tips, a credit card-size bendable trip wire grapnel with 15 meters of 550 cord, an inspection mirror, and a thumb saw that cuts through wood and metal.
The mine probe was this fiberglass rod with a rubber handle.
The 11B/0311 version can also be used as a mine probe but with caution in the case of magnetic land mine variations.
Mine detectors (that detect metal), mine probes (to manually determine whether metal in the ground is a mine or a scrap), plows and rollers (brute force), and bangalores and mine-clearing line charges (explosives) are "state of the art" for mine detection and neutralization even today.