By rob baum
I bought a house in meadview about 4 years ago. Every couple months when I go there I try to get over to gold basin to do some detecting or drywashing. It took me a couple years to find my first nugget out there and its been a couple of years since then and I havent found another. I swing an SDC and I've read people have done pretty good out there with that model. I find plenty of lead and boot tacks a inch or two down but not much deeper than that. What settings are people using out there? How deep down are people finding the gold? Would I be better off with a different model that can go deeper? I'm not very confident in my abilities since I learned this machine on my own and have only found 2 pieces in the 4 years and dozens of times I've used it. Any advice would be appreciated.
I have a preorder on the 15", I have a few spots I want to test it as soon as I get one.
By Gerry in Idaho
Here's the 1st video Minelab USA did for TV. You might know the English sounding dude from FL.
What's interesting is we were able to see Minelab Mine Detector as it turned into a gold detector.
The comments towards the end about seeing what's in the ground before you dig it, I'm still waiting.
Do you feel, we'll see a detector that can actually see the item or at least the shape of it with any accuracy and if so how long out?
By Steve Herschbach
The main thread on all three coils is on the Equinox Forum. 5"x10", 9"x14", and 15" round
Coiltek Coils for Minelab Equinox
I've been pounding the drum for three years for a 6x10 or 5x10 coil for the Equinox for nugget detecting. I was pushing for a Gold Monster style coil direct from Minelab, but no go. I was a little cautious when I heard Coiltek was doing it instead, as I imagined we would get a clone of the CTX 5x10 coil. That would be ok, but that coil was heavy and expensive.
Coiltek surprised me with a new light coil design, and the price of $219 is lower than I expected. I was fearing $300 or more, so this is not bad at all. I really like the looks of this coil however, and it will fill a needed gap in my coil collection, so I’m sure I'm in at that price.
I'm round one of these up eventually, and when I do I'll mention it, but others will probably beat me to it. It is a little late for me, as I will not be using my Equinox much this summer. I will be maximizing GPX 6000 hours as much as is possible. But thanks Trevor for spending the extra to come up with a proper coil. Nugget hunters and jewelry hunters I am sure will like this, as will many coin and relic hunters who can't stand to crawl along with a 6" round. Here we get both small item sensitivity and some coverage, just what these coils are supposed to do. Good job Trevor!
This coil weighs 426 grams, hopefully that includes skid plate. The Minelab 6" is 300 grams, and Minelab 11" is 510 grams, so this nicely fits between the two. Should feel really great on an Equinox, and will probably be permanently mounted on my "nugget Equinox", with the 6" round relegated to spot work.
Coiltek 10x5 NOX
When you need to maneuver tight spots and detect in high trash areas, this little coil offers superior sensitivity and pinpointing ability. Compatible with the Minelab Equinox 600 & 800 detectors.
Size (mm): 240x135mm
Waterproof: Yes - fully submersible – waterproof to 3m / 10-feet
Warranty: 2 Years from date of purchase
Configuration: Double-D (DD) coil
Coiltek 5" x 10" DD coil for Minelab Equinox