One thing that I have not seen or heard since the Nox has been out is what people are finding for Spanish treasure and relics with the Equinox out on the FL Treasure Coast. Of course ever since the Nox has been out there has not really been any storms to get some good beach erosion going on. Out of curiosity, what settings and mode are folks using for the relic/treasure hunt on the treasure coast beaches, including the iron settings. Can't wait to hear the answers! I plan on being down there for a couple weeks in Feb and if the weather gives some good erosion I'm gonna be out there with the 15' coil swinging away!
But even if the weather doesn't "cooperate" I'll still be looking for that modern bling in the Beach modes. I think I have to be the only person that goes on a FL vacation that hopes for a NorEaster
I’m considering buying an Anfibio multi and am wondering about it’s abilities in and around saltwater, I know it has a beach mode but do you have to lower the sensitivity much to get it stable? I have an Equinox 600 and it’s a great machine except I live in Canada and find it frustrating on our clad coins, I’ve heard the Anfibio does well on it, the 600 is great in many ways but my buddy finds way more clad with his AT gold but can’t go near the salt, I have used the 600 snorkeling and would also dive with the Anfibio, the fact that it is rated deeper is a bonus along with the collapsible shaft. Anybody have experience with one.
I've been a die-hard Equinox 800 user since april 2018. Now I've got enough clad together to buy another detector, or upgrade my homecinema
Does anyone use the deus on the dry sand beach? I love my Equinox, but my right hand is not the most healthy, so weight and balance counts alot for me. Also the Equinox puts many stuff found on my beaches in a very narrow ID range.
Will XP ever come out with a multi-frequency? At the moment I would opt for the 11" X35 coil with RC and WS5. Weight wise the XP in this configuration is about 1000g with remote vs 1300g for the Equinox - that's quite a difference. I also like the portability - you can easily put it in a backpack. What I don't like: No bluetooth, expensive headphones needed, even when you buy the RC (if you don't want to mess with additional tranceivers etc. for wireless freedom).
If I ever get my permission to detect fields, the deus would be handy, for sure - but at the moment I am only allowed to detect our beaches. I'll keep the Equinox anyhow.
Suggestions? Or should I just buy a new projector for my homecinema?
Last week I visited my favorite gold beach and hit an area at the end of the day that produced 5 silvers, a couple of war nickels and 8 wheat pennies. Much better than the limited amount of clad I found the first part of that day. It was posted in the Equinox forum under Equinox and EMI. Today I hit that same area with the GPX instead. Being a holiday, I figured there would be limited train runs, and for most of the day that was the case. I ran the GPX as hot as I could handle and put on the 12 1/2" DD coil to get the most depth I could get. It worked! Had a great hunt. Some oddities for the day included a nice old Ford key, a twisty tie (bread tie) that fooled me for a bit, as it is the brightest gold foil that I have ever seen. Thought I had a gold chain But the oddest thing I found (or actually re-found) was a deep (18+ " ) remains of a Pringles potato chip can. I found it a while back and the chips still looked like the day they were made. I never took a picture of them and left most of the remainder of the can and chips in the hole. Well, today I came across it again and took them home. Unbelievable what they label as food these days! As for the goods, I found 21 Wheats (one wrapped in red cloth from a change purse?), a bunch of silver coins including some war nickels and a W/L half. The best find of the day was the unmarked gold ring. Gold beach gave me some yellow today! As for depth on the coins? Nothing was shallower than 9-10" And 2 of the Mercs came in as a repeatable ground mineral signal. If you use a GPX you will know what faint ground variations sound like, I dug a lot of those today and most disappeared when you took some sand of the top. But 2 of them got louder and I knew I had a small fringe target. What I was surprised at was, that both of those dimes came in at a measured 18". I used a pin pointer to locate them and dug the last inch by hand. I wanted to make sure I did not drop the target back into the hole while digging deeper. I needed to see just how deep this machine can go with no EMI present. I am still in awe of how good that GPX 5000 is. So, a great start to the New Year and hopefully I can count on the GPX/Equinox combination to handle any beach conditions I come across.
I've had a chance to go out to the beach 3 times in the last week. Each time there was something interesting to find or learn. Each of these hunts was to just about the same beach but each time conditions were a bit different.
The first hunt was to an area of the beach where I found the sword/cross. There was nothing similar this time but as you can see it was LIVELY!
I went in one direction on the beach and found nothing when I turned the opposite way I was surprised to find one of the live 44 Mags. Nearby was another and then there was a 38 and then a 22 long. As you can see there is some corrosion on them so they had been in the water and sand for a bit. All of the live rounds were found withing a 50x50ft area. Go figure. This hunt I was using beach 1 and the 11 inch coil. They were down 6-8 inches. After I finished gridding that area near it was the ring and chain. The chain was very crusted/black but has cleaned up nicely and is 13.5 g/.925. The ring is cheap.
A few days later I went back to the same area with the 15x12 to see if I could find more of the ammo. Nothing was to be found so I headed in the opposite direction to the south. The beach was without targets. I was near the waves at low tide and nothing for a couple hundred yards and then a quarter.
As it turned out it was mostly quarters but there was something unusual about this patch. I would get the quarter sound as a high pitch but then it would go higher. This was in the 5 tone setting. (I've tried some two tone and 5 lately because I constantly have to keep blowing my nose to make my ear pressure normal for better hearing.) I discovered that the higher tone was because some of the coins had fused together. You can see that in these photos:
The final hunt was tonight. I went back to the fused quarter location and found a couple of quarters at the low tide but moved on down the beach. It was a lot of trash which you can see in the black container. I was walking at a brisk pace but wasn't finding much but I was at the bottom of the hill as I say. At the end of 2 miles to the south I had to return to my car but I was not satisfied with how the machine sounded. I had been using a lot of Beach 2 at 6 speed. I switched back to Beach 1 and lowered the speed to 4. I walked about half way between the water and the top of the sand. The sounds were louder but I still needed to get back. I was going to write about it and say it was just a trashy day. Then I slowed down and heard an interesting target. I dug and dug and down about 15 inches in the damp sand on the side of the beach hill I got a quarter. This must be the deepest quarter I've found, ever! The slower speed with the 15 had made a difference and it changed the entire hunt. I continued on this same line and found the two cheap rings (the corroded ring I had found on my way out) and the imitation nugget bracelet.
The slower setting with the large coil seems to be very effective and I keep it that way for a while.