It's been a very busy summer/fall, so I was dying to get out to the beaches to see if the Equinox would still be kind to me. These pictures are from 5 of the 6 beach hunts. It's early in the season and the beaches are not shedding sand yet, so the finds are slimmer than last season. I did include a picture of one clad hunt that yielded over $17.00 in change in a 5 hour period. Most other clad amounts were much lower. Total clad after 6 hunts is $31.54 (average of $5.25 per hunt). It's going to be a long season and I hope to get out more often than once a week, but time will tell. So far I'm thrilled with 4 pieces of gold and the decent amount of silver I've found. I have been experimenting with Gold 2 mode, but so far with only a one tone option, all signals (including falsing from wet and mineralized sand) make a audible response. Can't figure out how to stop that. Wish it had 2 tones. I even ran a tight disc pattern, but the falsing was still reading in the low gold range. Anyone having success with the Gold 2 on wet sand??
How many of you have had an itch that no detector can scratch? Is there a set of features out there that haven’t been combined yet to make your dream detector and you think about it all the time?
I constantly think about this hole in my detecting life that has yet to be filled! I’m posting this in the Nokta-Makro forum because they like and respond to these kinds of threads.
Heres the dream machine that would obsolete a lot of detectors for me.
Dream Beach Detector
-A waterproof pulse induction detector
-ground balance available with on and off
-internal coil cable?
-collapsable for diving
-changeable tone to suit hearing
-hard wired headphones (reliability) loud headphones! (Comfy!)
-12” DD great coverage, weight and size(hardwired if necessary)
-some form of ferrous rejection!
-EMI tuning for quieter use in suburbia
-li-ion rechargeable with gold contacts (or something with no opening required) and 10hours+ battery life.
-membrane style buttons for durability or something NOT a knob!
-overall reliable beach and water unit
I know Steve still wants a lightweight ground balancing PI that can preferably go in the water for his Hawaii holidays, what does everyone else dream of?? :)
What do you guys think about these?
I made them initially because it’s what I need but...
I’ve got a small batch of Carbon shafts for the Minelab Equinox that are perfect for shortening your detector right up for transport or water type detecting, for a fully collapsed detector you’ll have shave down or melt the small plastic locating pin on the handle clamp to let the inner shaft come in and get the last 100mm of retraction.
They look superb, have no wobble or slop and are a lot lighter than the stock shaft (110g vs 186g)
Even when fully collapsed and the aluminium clamp Is within the coils proximity it has no effect on detection depth, sensitivity or ID surprisingly.
Taking PRE-ORDERS for a discounted price of AUD$75.00 ~USD$54.00
They are very limited so definitely be quick as most are already gone!
All comments welcome 😊
Not getting much detecting time in lately.....but managed a few hours at the beach.
Found these 5 rings and two silver dimes at the same beach. All the rings were found in the water. The rosie and merc were found around picnic tables. The gold ring is 14K and weighs in at 12.25 grams. The silver ring with the amethyst also has fire opal in it. The three other rings are all 925 silver.