I took my brother-in-law out detecting for his first time ever today. I had him set up with a Teknetics G2 with the ultimate coil. (That coil is a beast. It literally found a staple that he was looking for for a long time with the pinpointer.) Anyway, he found only a few coins
However, he did have a unique find for a soccer field in FL. I am attaching some pics hoping someone can shed some light on the find. It looked like, from a quick glance, that there was a goldish color covering a base metal. On my Equinox, it was a solid 17. It seems strange that someone would reproduce a coin that is so heavily worn.
Here are some pics he sent me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
By Mountain Mike
I finally got a permission that I have been wanting for a few years. It was a small church built somewhere around 1890. Later years it served as a school and it has a few acres. The new owner told me that he thought the structure had been rebuilt on the same foundation at some point. After getting there I immediately went to the front yard and started detecting. I couldn't believe how much iron was there. It has a blanket of small square nails in the entire front yard. I must assume that the original structure burned at some point. How are you guys setting up the nox to deal with sites like this? Mode, sensitivity, speed , iron bias, etc.?? I have found a bunch of coins just past the iron zone so I suspect there are some good targets there. What's working for others? I do have the 6" coil.
Since I started detecting and started to visit this forum I've seen a number of old classic metal detectors in posts of people reminiscing and really wanted one, not so much because I think it will be something I'd use often, just to have a little piece of the history of detecting and a good addition to my collection.
I never thought I'd see the day one popped up in NZ, it's hard enough to get a Whites detector here in the first place let alone an old classic but today I found one for sale, it's a Coin Master 6000/D
Here is it's auction
Was the Coinmaster a decent detector in it's day, is it one that could be collectable??
It seems being old technology it would be reasonably easy to repair if it developed a fault.
Would a coil on such an old detector still work well? Do the plastics go brittle and break easily?
Is $168 USD / 250 NZD a fair price for one?
I'm yet to contact the seller to see if it even works, it's not mentioned it it's advertisement so I can only assume it still works.
I've also always wanted a Whites detector in my herd, the 24k was the one I was hoping for at some stage but I'd settle for an old collectable instead.
Hey all! I’m super-new but wanted to say thanks to everyone because I’ve read soooo many excellent posts on this forum before joining and have learned a ton!
I’m an obsessive newbie in the Los Angeles area who’s recently picked up a Garrett Ace 250 to kick around with my Dad when he visits (we used to detect parks and schools in Maryland when I was a kid with his old Compass). The Ace is fun and great in parks - I’m fond of it - but I’m really more interested in wet sand detecting on the beaches and in gold prospecting. And it just doesn’t handle salty wet black sand well... or find tiny gold.... So of course I’m looking at getting a second detector.
My Dad is thrilled. My Mom is horrified 🙂
I was trying to decide between the Goldmaster 24k and Gold Monster 1000, but then the idea of the Equinox 800 snuck in and I was thinking maybe it would be a good beach AND gold detector. But then I really like the Goldmaster 24k in the few videos I could find. But the Gold Monster 1000 is blue and has that lovely little whoop whoop sound....
I know there’s no “best” detector, and from what I can tell those are all great detectors. But I’m hoping someone can nudge me off the fence. Does anyone have any thoughts about these or other models for use in Southern California? So many beaches, so many reports of gold... SO MUCH BLACK SAND!
Thanks in advance for any advice! I know this was long but I wanted to provide enough details of where I am and what I’m looking for to be useful. Also, I’m chatty. 🙂
I live in CA in an area where there are literally 1,000s of old gold mines. I have the gold bug and I've saved up to buy a GPZ 7000 specifically for detecting inside old mines for rich quartz ore and outside for buried nuggets (mostly the later).
This will be my very first metal detector and I'd like to know if there are any "must-have" accessories or this particular detector for what I'll be doing? There seems to be a never-ending list of accessories and I don't want to waste money I don't have, nor do I want to cut myself short after buying the best.
Also, separate from the detection rig, what other accessories are a must? I'd like to find a pick/shovel combination, an over the shoulder bag. I already have a hardhat with a light, spare flashlight, and a canteen.
I'm also the sort of guy that will be refining the gold myself prior to sale to obtain the most value (unless it's a gorgeous nugget to sell as-is). I'll be doing a crushing > nitric acid > aqua regia > smelting > casting small bars setup. Of course, I won't invest in any of that until I have enough ounces of gold to start and pay for itself.
Thanks in advance! This is going to be a weekend hobby for my 16 year old son and I as the next step of the mine exploring we have been doing for years.