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  1. Video - Chasing Faint Signals In Iron

    As far as the coil size. In my opinion anyway. The Deus is so much faster response than any other detector I've used that it is still as good or better than say an AT Pro or a CTX3030 at separating trash. That's why the Deus is so amazing. I would totally agree with you on most other detectors. I havnt used the 13" coil on the Deus but on the 11" that is what I have found.
  2. Video - Chasing Faint Signals In Iron

    Funny what he is calling iffy signals some sound like great deep signals to me lol I would have dug it
  3. well fact is theres no telling how old. I recently got to go detect in cow pasture that it turns out used to have 3 different homesteads on it the 1800's in different spots around the field. You would never know driving down the road looking at this field. This site i've been talking about I don't really know the history but I know the area has been farmed for well over 100 years. But I don't know for sure if it was a school here or a homestead. I just know the area has been used
  4. First I disagree with finding nothing at schools. Some of my best finds have been at old schools. Silver dimes and silver war nickels etc... Found a few rings at schools too. Usually just silver or copper but still. I'm not searching for gold at schools lol Second metal detecting is as much about the history to me than finding valuables per say. I'm not going to go and cut their grass for them, that would be too much work for little gain. But any old site has potential for history. Old wire rim glasses, buckles etc excite me just as much as the silver dimes. Its all about the history
  5. I havnt hit the field yet but I am planning too when the weather allows. I don't have the big coil but yea with any coil its a real chore swinging a coil against grass lol wears you out quick. I did manage to pick out some trash and modern clad coins so far in the grass. The rainy season just started so I have to wait for good weather again
  6. Minelab Equinox Unveiled!

    It looks like from this last picture you posted Steve that the grip and screen will slide and adjust on the shaft. Which means you could easily adapt this to any similar diameter shaft like the Gold Monster does. Interesting, people will be modding these as soon as they get em lol I am pre ordering one myself. Can't wait to try it out
  7. Old meaning. The current building is from I'm guessing the 50's or 60's but considering its on the edge of plowed field i think there was probably a homestead before that from judging the location. I have found a few 50's to 80's clad coins so far just poking around in the grass as best I can. There is no way I would be able to take a mower in there myself. The grass is too thick to actually swing the coil closer than 4 or 5 inches from the ground though. I'm perfectly aware I could just go somewhere else LOL thats not the point, this site has been intriguing me for a long time because of its location. Im gonna keep working it because nobody else ever has
  8. So Im open to any suggestions using my XP deus. There is a very old site that used to be a school but now is an old church. Not being used much but the grass always seems to be pushed over as opposed to cut and bagged. So been hard to get my coil to the ground. There is an old wooden baseball diamond back stop thats falling down etc. Whole diamond is tall grass just being mowed over on its side. Don't know why they don't actually get a real mower in there and cut and bag it. I wonder if I should try non motion mode and just keep poking at the ground best I can? Has anybody ever used non motion modes? I havn't tried it yet but thinking of going back and trying that.
  9. 13” Coil For Deus - Do I Need One?

    Last weekend we had the opportunity to detect several acres of farm land on private property where the owner pointed out the spots were his family had 3 different homesteads. I was thinking that was probably the perfect place to have used a 13" coil. But then again even though there was hundreds of cows there was also hundreds of square nails and such lol Im not sure but I'm thinking the larger coil would have just made it harder to sift thru the trash in the ground so maybe I was better off with the smaller 9"
  10. 13” Coil For Deus - Do I Need One?

    Interesting info, thanks for that
  11. Thanks, I will keep this stuff in mind when I go try out my new Monster
  12. I just ordered the Gold Monster from my local dealer $749 shipped. Most any reputable dealer will give you better than the advertised price when you call them directly. Especially when you've bought plenty of stuff from them before.
  13. Thanks Steve, for one, I rarely get to go to a real gold field. More just poking around tailings of some various abandoned mines in the mountains here in Oregon. But occasionally also picking around in bedrock areas on rivers. So most of the time I'm coin or relic hunting but I did want to have a decent machine I can use when the occasion arises. The fact that I don't get to spend hours every week nugget detecting I like the fact that the GM seems to be simple to setup and go and not have to spend hours tweaking settings and such. That said, from your post, I think I'm also gonna lean toward the waterproofness of the GM 1000 as the deciding factor. I like that I don't have to worry about it when Im around the water. I was very confused researching the Gold Bug models as there seems to be so many different model years and versions. Think I'll order a Gold Monster today. Thanks guys
  14. I'm in Oregon. I've never heard of any classes around here?
  15. Was thinking of picking up a more dedicated nugget detector. I am debating a Minelab Gold Monster vs one of the many Gold Bug versions? Anybody have experience with the GM 1000 to compare?