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The Equinox Is Great On Gold

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Thanks for the report Mike.----I have been wondering how the Equinox would do nugget hunting (with the 6" coil).

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It's a very good gold detector, but don't be scared to use the 11" coil, it's almost as sensitive on tiny gold but you get the ground coverage too.

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Great report Mike! You have demonstrated how viable EQ is in hot goldfield conditions. Were you using either of the Gold modes in factory settings or did conditions require some adjustments? Whichever the case, would you mind sharing your settings? 

Thanks,

Curtis

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I saw it in action in OZ considering that it is doing very well on Europe beaches i think it has proven it can cover a large aspect of metal detecting.

I think i would have bought one during my trip if i wasn't already loaded with machines.................

 

 

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5 hours ago, phrunt said:

It's a very good gold detector, but don't be scared to use the 11" coil, it's almost as sensitive on tiny gold but you get the ground coverage too.

I plan on trying out the 11” coil in some tailings piles i can’t hunt with my GPZ due to the overwhelming trash. Your posts were the ones that inspired my decision to go ahead with the equinox 

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2 hours ago, Rivers rat said:

I saw it in action in OZ considering that it is doing very well on Europe beaches i think it has proven it can cover a large aspect of metal detecting.

I think i would have bought one during my trip if i wasn't already loaded with machines.................

 

 

RR

I only used gold 1 and 2. 1 in the patch where the ground is beyond mild and 2 where it was hot as any. It’s a strange spot because even though the cabin and patch are only a couple hundred feet apart the ground is that different. The patch is solid bedrock and the cabin is about a foot of hot virgin soil on top of the bedrock. 

I will be playing around with the settings next time out but because this was day one with it and I only had an hour I just stuck with those settings. 

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I've followed you on Instagram for a while - just put together that you're also here! Just curious Mike, have you had it across any ironstone or serpentine yet?

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Some will say they dig too many nails with the Nox.... I'm not one of them 

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On 5/13/2019 at 9:53 PM, D&P-OR said:

Thanks for the report Mike.----I have been wondering how the Equinox would do nugget hunting (with the 6" coil).

There have been like a dozen threads on finding gold nuggets with the Equinox and 6” coil since last year if you do some looking.

https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/7468-my-tips-on-nugget-detecting-with-the-minelab-equinox/

https://www.detectorprospector.com/forums/topic/9606-tiny-gold-hunting-with-the-equinox-800/

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