Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Great write up Mitchel.  I have been out a few short hunts with the 15 testing 4k.  I have found similar stability you describe.  I can't say I have ever found a guitar part in all my hunts...  that tuning gear is fun!  I wonder where the rest of the guitar went ;).  Tim

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Good report, Mitchel.  I'm impressed that the 15" can find those very small pieces.

Concerning the Kennedy Half (also my HS graduation year, BTW), do you think it's a recent drop?  I almost never see Kennedy Halves in circulation any more, and it's been that way for at least 3 decades.  But the condition doesn't look like it's seen much of the saltwater.  Or was this in a high-and-dry part of the beach?  The condition indicates it's not a souvenir/memento that someone carried in pocket or purse for a long time (meaning many years) since that would have caused more wear.  Have you thought about how long it's been where you found it?

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, GB_Amateur said:

  I'm impressed that the 15" can find those very small pieces.

I hunt the 15" 95% of the time.  With practice it does an extremely good job separating for its size.  

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been kicking around the idea of adding the 15 to my toolkit.  This is very good feedback in that regard Mitchel.  I appreciate it.  

How nose  heavy it the Nox with 15 inch on it and do you and others use a shoulder strap when detecting with it?

// R




Link to post
Share on other sites

Great job as usual Mitchel,

I'm way north of you and use the 15" almost all summer long on the beach. I switch back and forth with the 11" to keep myself honest. Wintertime my beach gets much more mineralization and the 15 just wears me out with all the signals. When I switch back to the 11" I feel naked without the 15!  I have a small patch of beach (100'x100') that has produced gold. I pound it relentlessly with the 11 and continue to find little bits. I come back with the 15 and pound it again and find even more little bits and deep coins the 11 misses. It's a great tool to have in the Arsenal. I do use a counter weight with the 15.


  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Tiftaaft said:

Great write up Mitchel.  I have been out a few short hunts with the 15 testing 4k.  I have found similar stability you describe.  I can't say I have ever found a guitar part in all my hunts...  that tuning gear is fun!  I wonder where the rest of the guitar went ;).  Tim

On a place where  British torries  were  said to have hid I found a electric  guitar inside it's protective case.This  was a very  steep hill with a  narrow top.I thought I has a  treasure chest at first .The case could  not protect it from the  elements as it had damage to it.The  kid   who buried it even wrote a note inside the case warning to  stay   off this hill or they would get a musket  ball to the head.He must have read about the history of this place.You never know what you will find.

  • Like 3
  • Oh my! 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Tmox said:

I come back with the 15 and pound it again and find even more little bits and deep coins the 11 misses.

The 15 does go deeper.  I also noticed last night in the chain hunt that the 'fringe detecting' goes outside the coil 5-6 inches on large cans or things so I do get drawn in to a target that way also.

This is actually a continuation of thread of this one but I'm not in training mode any more!  haha


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like all the Nox coils, the 6" and 11" for gold and the 11" and 15x12" for coins.  When coin hunting I primarily use the 15x12" and have always found it good.  It's surprising the small bits of gold the 15x12" finds too. 

Good hunt there Mitchel.  I am jealous of your beach hunting locations. 

I found a wallet today while skiing down a slope, it just took my eyes and a very quick stop 🙂 I being the nice guy handed it in to the lift operators, I hope the person had the sense to check with lost and found to get it back.  Made me think about when I find peoples stuff with my detector.  Talked myself into that being a different scenario.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I wondered what you had been doing rather than getting those big nuggets!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By Canarias_detection
      Hello, I had a problem with my metal detector, I was using it in the water, after several months it does not turn on and shows the message "CD" on the screen and then you can see the water inside ..
      the guarantee I change it for another without problems a fast process
        I have read, that water enters through the union of the handle to the pda (subjecting screws to the mast), according to what they say, this problem only happens to those made in Malaysia ... those made in Australia do not have that problem, the first series they come out perfect
      does anyone know about this topic?
      How do I know where my detector was manufactured?
      I can attach photos of the box (where the manufacture comes) and compare with other users..thanks
      my detector is equinox 800 February 2020

    • By damatman88
      I recently did a custom coin shooting program I really like searching for deep silver: park 1, multi frequency, 50 tones, Fe at 0 Fe2 at 0, recovery at 1, -9 through 11 notched out keeping 12 and 13, notch out through 17 keeping 18 through 40. I hit a clad dime today at 8 inches and realized I was running my sensitivity at 16 because of EMI! BTW, always run sensitivity as high as possible and ground balance before hunt. I am really starting to learn my Nox and am loving the versatility and depth as well as target separation. Let's hear your settings....
    • By Annie
      Hi, I am new to this site and looking at purchasing a metal detector for my husband for Christmas.  He has always wanted one and really likes the Minelab (not sure why), I was looking a at the 600, though reading about the 800 it has extra features. 
      As this is his first, and I know he will use it.  Which one would everyone recommend and as a beginner would these be suitable?
      Thanks so much!
      THANKYOU so much to everyone, I have read all the comments and must say this is an amazing group and so helpful. I defiantly think I will be getting him the 800 and letting him know to join his group! Thanks, Annie
    • By Joe D.
      Hello all,
          I went back to the lake where i found a 1935 Walking Liberty Half, at the beginning of the year! I believe that coin was a fluke find, as none of my other coins found there even come close to that date range!
         Today, i went to another shallow water area where jet ski's tend to hang out, while people rest, or work on them! I had no expections of this spot, other than it has been on my "to detect" mental list for awhile!
          I was there about 3 hours, and only worked about a 5x20 foot area against the shore, but the targets were layered and plentiful! I unfortunately did not get any old coins or gold, but the amount of targets in this small area kept me plenty busy! 
          I used Park 1, with sensitivity at 23, in a depth from few inches to about 2 feet! I was digging most every signal, and got very good at telling what denomination the coin targets where! And for many, i used my pinpointer for the final recovery, as most where under four inches in depth! I was really hoping for some lost jewelry, but no luck this time out! 
          It seems that no one has bothered to detect this spot, due to the amount of targets i found in such a small area! While these are not very worthwhile targets, they are typical of my area, and provide some good practice with the Nox!
          I'm sure i can get a few more good hauls from this spot, as there is still quite a bit that is still unsearched! Maybe a little gold the next time out!🤞  👍👍
       ** I wanted to add my thoughts on the bullet below! I'm a hunter, but by no means a bullet expert! So you ballistic's guy's, please chime in!!
          I believe that this bullet was fired in the air, and landed in the lake intact! I'm almost certain that there are rifiling marks around the base that show it was fired! (two are visible in pic)! Not sure of the caliber, but it's on top of a quarter for scale! Let me know your thoughts!👍👍

    • By zippykar
      Newbie here,how do I connect the  Garrett Z-Lynk to the Equinox 600?  Doesn't the WT-1 box of the Z Lynk have to be physically connected to the 600 via adapter cord? I didn't see any such cord on the Minelab site.
      I just bought this 600 havn't even used it yet  but fter reading post from different sources, I think I'm going to hate this thing.
    • By Steve Herschbach
      These are available at some dealers now. Headphone Adaptor Cable 3.5mm (1/8-inch) to 6.35mm (1/4-inch) Part No. 3011-0369 $40.00

      Minelab Equinox 1/8" male waterproof connection to 1/4" female non-waterproof connection
      I plan on wading a lot with the Equinox and this creates a waterproof connection to the detector itself. The cable is two feet long and reaches just about to my shoulder. Main gripe - the straight connection once it makes that 180 degree bend gives up some length. To prevent stress from pulling on this constantly the cable should be affixed to the detector itself so the cable does not get stressed repeatedly where it makes the bend.
      This is a good solution for people who want to hunt in the water but do not need to put their head in the water, and so who do not need the waterproof headphones. The cable also mates directly to the WM08 module for those who wish to use it for that purpose.
      Minelab Equinox Parts & Accessories Page
      Do be aware there is a compatibility issue as regards the Equinox external speaker. If headphones and adapters are not wired correctly the speaker will keep going even with headphones plugged in. Here is the Minelab article on the subject. As far as I know this applies to the CTX 3030, GPZ 7000, Gold Monster 1000, and both Equinox models. I use Sun Ray Pro Gold (CTX version) headphones which are wired to work properly with the Minelab units.

      Minelab headphone wiring diagram
  • Create New...