After reading reports of the abilities of the Equinox 600 in multi against the 800 I was wondering if anyone has used the 600 for hunting small nuggets as I’m looking at a new general purpose detector that I can loan to friends on occasional prospecting trips , although I’m figuring a 6 inch coil would probably be required also .
Been out for a few hunts with my Nox 600, mostly 50-100 year old trashy parks. Everything is just great even got into some river hunts with some success.
Where I’m having trouble is when I go out to my old coal mining ghost town sites which has trash from every decade. Also all the buildings have been removed or bulldozed so lots of nails, bullets and flat iron etc mixed around.(Pacific Northwest Washington)
#1 I’m guilty of mode hopping at the mining site.
#2 the site is so trashy I cannot find a spot to proper ground balance!!!!
iron bias=1-2 back and forth
recovery=2-3 back and forth
I would love all tips links etc.
thanks so much for reading
By Noah (FL)
EDITED.........For a first timer just doing some experimental nugget hunting would it be worth a GPAA membership for access to the claims or just doing some research and hunting BLM land? Will be in Phoenix visiting a friend after a work trip that ends in Vegas. I am entertaining renting a car instead of flying and trying my luck for nuggets along the way!
What group/club is best for AZ or NV gold detecting claims??? First time detector prospector looking for a nugget!!!
Relic/coin hunter from Florida planning a vacation. Thanks
By nugget hunter
has any one air test the scuba tector on large objects ????? i like to know it max range ......i seen its worthless on very small targets ....whats it range on a helmet , rifle , truck size object ....the targets i look for are 12 to 24 inches deep could the scuba tector in wet sand go this deep ??? or does it max out at 12" am guessing 2.5x the coil size like other pi detectors do ....
Seeing that most of the regular posters are experienced detector users, I'm a little curious what type of threshold you prefer.
I've noticed there seems to be 3 main choices for threshold.
1. Running hot, detector sounds a little unstable but still a target stands out from the rest of the sounds.
2. Running smooth and steady listening for any change in sound at all.
3. Running close to, or actually silent with a target the only sound made excepting an occasional EMI burst.
And second are you using headphones?
I run my 7000 close to silent, and my discrimination detectors with a smooth threshold.
I use headphones on everything.