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I have used the ORX and Deus with both HF coils for gold prospecting and other detecting tasks too. Even though the ORX has less information on its big screen in the Gold Modes especially the XY Graph, I do prefer the ORX over the Deus for prospecting for other reasons. That being said, personally I only have an ORX for backpacking, for its two excellent almost "all metal modes"and for its Coin Fast mode which does well in moderate mineralization. In bad mineralization it would not be my first choice. I would much prefer the Equinox for bad mineralization over any other VLF made today. 

I measure the gold I've found in ounces not in tons like Steve. I have seen a couple of Australian gold prospecting videos from a couple of "famous" prospectors. They were running the Equinox in the Gold modes with ground balance tracking ON and were having a really hard time locating the small gold targets after detecting them. Ground balance tracking ON looking for sub gram gold is not a good idea no matter what Minelab says and lets me know that the people making those Deus/ORX/Equinox/Gold Monster comparison videos either had no clue or did it on purpose.



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Disagreeing is one thing. Speaking without any personal knowledge and taking a shot at those who have the experience that you do not... not so much. The thread is for people who have used the coils to

Thanks for the feedback everyone! The fact is I have used the elliptical coil - I had one of the first ones out. So I'm familiar with what it can do on gold nuggets at least. The bottom line for

I have used the ORX and Deus with both HF coils for gold prospecting and other detecting tasks too. Even though the ORX has less information on its big screen in the Gold Modes especially the XY Graph

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I use both coils for iron laced sites,  Prefer 9” HF coil over the elliptical for most hunting conditions. These are terrific coils for relic hunting, I’m after thinner worn seated/bust coins and mainly stay with higher KHz.  Sometimes,  lower KHz may miss worn silver especially deeper 1/2 dimes so with the 9” HF I’ll run 54KHz.

Occasionally,  Switch to the elliptical HF if time allows and that’s after using the 9”HF.  Both do a good job, Somehow the elliptical has survived hasn’t hit the classifies. 

After reading several of these responses from the others,  I tend to agree 9”HF coil works well.



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