Went back again to lake last week w the Tarsacci, managed to find another small child’s gold ring again. This one was down at least 6” and sounded very good. I’m getting a chest mount for my iPhone, so I promise my next video will be better!
By Rick N. MI
Both silver. Was using the Equinox 800 with 6" coil. Using Park 2, 2 tone, recovery 4, iron bias 0, and sensitivity 24. I like Gold mode too.
Not worth much, 2 earrings worth $0.50. Like finding 2 quarters lol. The stone is cz. They are real jewelry though.
By The Seeker
I got out today for a low tide hunt and some needed exercise. Conditions weren’t good but I was eager to give it a whirl. After an hour I got a 7-8 on the MDT8000 and this 10k ring popped out. I haven’t tested the diamond chips yet. The rest of the hunt was uneventful but I had already achieved my goal so I was good to go. Thanks for reading and happy hunting.
By Joe Beechnut OBN
Out yesterday for the first time in a while. Went to a spot that has been Hammered so much by every water machine made... it really is hard to find anything good. I took a friend to this spot last year, his words.."I hate this place" I will never come back here again...And the reason is......... it's lacking targets of any kind other then shallow trash or fishing sinkers freshly lost......and being up a cove there is little to no sand movement. So if there is anything good it is going to be deep.
Someone asked a few weeks ago about buoyancy I want to make a correction on something. Yesterdays hunt I took and let the AQ float on the surface in calm water...and this is without the cuff on my arm..the rear does sink fairly fast...needed to correct that information... Also the Nox really drives the AQ crazy..I could hear it coming like a helicopter off in the distant's..
By GaryC/Oregon Coast
OK, Been in Oregon bout three years now. First two years were spent on getting my house in order and new additional garage built. Then came the Nox, waited on a list for months. Kept myself busy with my old X-Terra 705 until the Nox arrived but did not go out as much as I should have. Waiting for a new toy to arrive is not the thing to do, you lose your edge for hunting. Fast forward now to the waiting list for the AQ limited. This one is also driving me nuts. I watch the email daily hoping it's coming soon and follow this website for AQ tidbits. It's like the Nox all over again. I haven't gone hunting with my trusted Tesoro Sandshark P.I.for two years now and that's just not acceptable. Well today I jotted down a couple of pocket beaches I spotted driving up the coast a few months ago and decided to hit them at low tide.
The first one I hunted with the Sandshark just at the waters edge where the water riverlets started to separate the mud. This is where most of the coins settled out. At high tide it's about three feet deep here. No gold but good to hear those crisp coin tones and the sinker was about another 12" deep. Decided to do the last beach with the Nox. Went down the steps, out about fifteen feet to a used fire pit/burnt area. First signal was a solid 12. The ring couldn't have been there very long because it wasn't more than three inches deep in soft sand. Nice 2.9 gram, not marked but acid tested 10K gold. Fake diamonds with pearlescent type stones. The gold is there, I just have to keep telling myself the will is there and get off my butt and quit watching my email. What will happen will happen for a reason. Persistence has always put gold and silver in the bag. This was a good day! GaryC/Oregon Coast
...with the emphasis on "little". Once in a while I like to ride my bike to the nearest lake to do a little detecting. I strap my scoop to the frame of the bike and put the Nox in a backpack which is easier with the 6" coil. It's about 10 miles round trip so I get a good workout and always find enough to cover my traveling expenses. 😉 Over the years I haven't found a lot at this lake but it is still fun and a lot closer than my more productive lakes.
As expected, I didn't find a lot of good targets but there were a couple of surprises. One was that some of the coins look like they have been there a while judging from the green verdigris buildup. Since I've hunted this spot several times, what that means to me is that there is some sand movement from the boat wakes and wind waves.
The biggest surprise was a small earring that appears to be low carat gold. 10K acid holds long enough to make me think it may be 8K or so. It wouldn't register by itself on my scale but when I add it to something else I'm weighing, the increase is about a third of a gram. It has a small, crude stamp which looks like "MEX" so I'm thinking it's from Mexico.
These last couple of hunts have been okay but I usually do a lot better on the coin totals. But I haven't been seeing a lot of posts in this part of the forum so I thought I'd jump in. GL&HH!