In a previous post of mine, I made the case for using 3 tones based on Low, Medium and High conductive targets; a system I routinely use in hunting our Florida beaches. It's simple, effective and gives me the information I really need.
The videos below however, make a strong case for 2 tones and the "Dig it All" approach when using the Equinox series detectors. Why? As you'll see in those videos, the tested targets span the VDI spectrum based on metallurgical composition, shape and size. Granted, these are nothing more than air tests which aren't affected by depth, moisture or ground mineralization but they at least provide some indication as to how a variety of targets range the VDI scale based on their individual characteristics.
If using 2 tones, I would personally set the tone breaks at -9 to 0 using tone pitch 1 indicating probable junk and the second tone break at 1 thru 40 using tone pitch 25.
If I were interested only in a more detailed target description, I would lean heavily toward the CTX 3030. However, in the type of beach hunting I do, I favor the Multi IQ, faster processor, enhanced sensitivity and weight of the EQX over the CTX...just my personal preference or as I always say, "Just the view from my foxhole."
I was having a relatively slow morning detecting at La Jolla Shores Beach in San Diego today, about $1 in clad and a euro coin when a young woman came up asking for help finding a ring. She was frantic and her husband was second guessing, saying it must be at home and asking when was the last time she saw it? She kept insisting it was here right here, next to the seawall. With just a couple swipes of my Equinox 800/15" coil I had it in the scoop. She was ecstatic and gave me a big hug. I've always dreamt of finding a big expensive engagement ring whilst detecting. I've gotten a few gold bands but nothing like this! I obviously didn't get to keep it, but it seemed to bring some good karma to the day and I found two large silver rings shortly afterward. She insisted on getting my info and address so I might be getting a reward or thank you letter later. Here's a couple pics of the expensive ring, the happy owner and the two silvers I got afterward.
Been out awhile end of year at school has kept me busy.
Thought it would be interesting to hear everyone’s favorite go to.
I primarily hit coal mining ghost towns and run
Field 1 and 2 all metal 50 tone
I try new setups but end up back to where I started, some days are better than others.
hope everyone is getting out and enjoying!
you may already be talking about it, but I still put some photos
two large meteorites discovered in France
the first goes back to 2010 (Mont-Dieu)
on an old impact site, in the forest
who gave a few years ago a 435 kilos (1994)
it is 364 kg / discovered by a prospector with a PI (siderite)
and another discovery late 2018
again, on a known impact site (since 1968)
it is the biggest piece discovered to date and the reccord of France
477 kg / contains 11% nickel
discovery also with a PI
with this piece of 477 kilos and all the others discovered since 1968
the impact site to deliver nearly 6 tons ...