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  1. I went to a new spot with a buddy of mine and decided to try a couple new locations I have been to once before. Wow what a great location. Top secret for sure. I missed this nugget by roughly a foot and my buddy Andy hit on it. We were both using Gold Monsters. It was only a couple inches down under an ancient cobble.
    25 points
  2. Sometimes it is better to be very lucky than good. So I am working this beaten slope of a hill in Stafford, VA off of a period CW road. It's thick as snot and getting the coil to the ground was a struggle. I get this nice 22-23 signal with the Nox down 11". I dig up the target and it is s deep knap sack hook. Scan the hole and I am still hearing that 22-26 signal. One more shovel full and it is in my dirt pile. Usually a IH or a trime will ring up that high but not brass unless it is big. In the dirt pile is this half inch by half inch piece of folded brass. So how does a knap sack hook and a
    5 points
  3. Tom and I were able to get out and check out a remote site that we researched in the spring. A site that predates the gold rush by at least 20 years, and had nothing to do with the Spanish, but apparently it was used for a while. There weren't a ton of targets there, but everything you dug was old, not a single pull-tab, no clad, interestingly no bullets or shell casings either nothing newer than the 1850's. The first bucket lister was a cast tongue and grove eagle buckle! I dug the male part, and five feet away I dug the female part. Somehow, I lost the female part ? The female buc
    5 points
  4. I’ve used the 6” coil several times now and it’s proving to be effective in my most iron-laden sites. I found the reale about 4” deep using field 2, sens 22, iron on. Threshold, 50 tones, GB 0, recovery 6, Iron bias 2. It was hitting a solid 22. The button was found at about 6” and rang up 18-19. I am using the updated software and have no plans to go back to the original version as the new has been working well for me
    4 points
  5. White’s this is no joke I drove 600 miles to Oklahoma to hunt with a friend coin hunting. I’ve been swinging my Sport and been doing great. I couldn’t ask for a better detector but at 77 with both over weight my hunt time is getting shorter. I’m going to work at it getting the weight off of me but I too need your help getting the weight off the detector I swing. I know the Sport is waterproof but I think it’s best if I get wet just in the shower from now own. Well that’s not true when I beach hunt . I would say White’s needs to make a detector for old farts like me but t
    3 points
  6. I think that for many detectors the 15x 12 "coil will work, most of the time as the main coil... That coil i have the sensitivity and reach of very tiny objects, but it also has a lot of reach for coins and medium and large objects. Is a control comparison of 15x12 "and 11" coils, in program Park1 and Park2 on sensitivity 20 and recovery speeds 4:in a moment I will publish the results of the airtest...
    3 points
  7. Placer deposits have a beginning and an end.....Perhaps try detecting where they were finding gold.
    2 points
  8. 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 t
    2 points
  9. Don't forget the 10% off senior citizens discount!
    2 points
  10. Personally, weighing the Equinox even on a 15x12 large coil as well ... ... I have compared a standard 11 " coil and big 15x12" coil - at 50 eurocents buried at 38cm in the ground. Test Field is uphil - so detecting that coin from different directions its more difficult ... here the standard 11 "coil had a problem with the detections - it did not give any good signals, or repeated, but .. one-sided signal .., so a large coil gave good signal from ID from all directions .. , Tested on programs: Park1, Park2, Field1, Field2 ... In my opinion, Park2 and Park1 pronouced beter signal in sensitiv
    2 points
  11. This is my opinion of DD vs Consentrics from field use. People have the impression that DD coils eliminate masking. They do not. Often times they are vulnerable more so to masking then a concentric. Another misconception of DD coils is that they are better in hot ground. This is a maybe. If you are using a small DD it can help. But in the same ground, using a small concentric will work as good if not better. In order to compensate in the depth loss of a DD vs a concentric, you have to go to a larger DD coil. When you do this you are now reading more ground increasing the problem with hot gro
    2 points
  12. The Makro Gold Racer metal detector was introduced in 2016 and is still in production. I very much anticipated the Gold Racer as something unique on the market at the time - a 56 kHz high frequency gold prospecting detector with all the extra discrimination and other features to make it versatile enough for other uses. What follows is a basic description with a very detailed review starting below the specifications chart. Note that Makro has introduced the 61 kHz Makro Gold Kruzer in 2018 and there is a possibility the Gold Racer will be discontinued soon in favor of this new model. The M
    1 point
  13. “Ships that washed ashore on Dog Island during the 1899 Carrabelle Hurricane were unearthed completely by Hurricane Michael's vicious storm surge last week in Franklin County, Florida. Of the 15 ships that were grounded on the barrier island during the storm 119 years ago, it's unclear which or how many were unearthed by Michael.” Rad the rest of the story here
    1 point
  14. Had a little after-season spin yesterday at a beach I don't do very often. Find of the day: Other detectorist's Equinox Display cover .. not exactly what you want to find But luckily the other Equinox user didn't seem to know his / her machine really well, and / or didn't detect very thoroughly. I've found 22,70€, 2DM and 10 Escudos - very good, almost as if it had been a season hunt! I didn't care about all the silver coin on edge stuff.. but yesterday I've surprisingly dug a 1€ coin, that sounded like trash.. A quick test on the beach revealed, that the 1€ (and 2€) c
    1 point
  15. After seeing and reading reports on the 15...I think I will just say with my stock and the 6 inch coils.....so far they work for where I hunt.
    1 point
  16. Learned a lot man, thanks and keep posting Gibson
    1 point
  17. Thanks! I found three or four other axe heads, but much larger (and much heavier - lol), so they're still there. This one was small, so I put it in my finds pouch, but I think it was also the reason I lost the other half of my eagle buckle as it made my pouch tipsey and it likely fell out when I was down digging ? Hope to locate it next time we're able to visit this site.
    1 point
  18. I went back there with my detector. Not getting anything but iron and hot rocks, and steel scrap.
    1 point
  19. I primarily hunt in beach 1. All those finds were found using that mode. I was trying to figure out how to use gold 2, but it falsed and chattered like you described. But if there is a way to get it to work, it hits a lot harder than beach 1 on those small gold targets. At home I keep some sand from different beaches and the gold 2 mode made targets much easier to hear (and deeper) than beach 1. But when I got to the beach, it was a completely different story.....unusable. Now that is a future update I would definitely be interested in
    1 point
  20. What a hunt! Some great pieces there. Check the axe carefully for some round circular makers marks. Very early ones look pretty much the same as more modern ones. I'd call that a very successful hunt!
    1 point
  21. My beaches are typically very low mineralisation so I run with GB off and get better depth as well as that super smooth threshold that alerts you to the smallest and deepest targets.
    1 point
  22. The V Nickel was about 5" around some roots and around the 11-12 tone I received, were some other mid conductor trash (can slaw, a pop top, and some deeper iron that I left in the ground). But in between all those competing tones, the 6" coil narrowed in on a quieter but solid nickel tone. This is my second V and the ground is really hard on nickels in my area, but at least I can make out the date on this one. 1907. Tim, I'm very happy you posted the 11/12 numbers on that v- nickel. It confirms what I had posted earlier this year. I've dug 18 buffalo's, 15 v's and 2 shield nic
    1 point
  23. Back then I used eBay, my local metal detecting club (they used it for planted hunts and raffles) and my local coin dealer who gave me the best return. GaryC/Oregon Coast
    1 point
  24. I would love to work the east coast after a Hurricane...I often wonder how many emeralds and diamonds are laying around for someone with a sharp eye.... fred
    1 point
  25. Beach 1 is a better choice for small gold on the WET sand than beach 2. Interesting you can even hunt with gold mode on the wet sand because if my dry sand is damp most of the modes like to chatter really bad. Its going to be a matter of picking out those small targets that with any depth on the wet sand sounds a whole lot like weak minerals. I assume you are use the threshold and tracking....... some IB and maybe a high recovery speed...... like 6? Might try that 6" coil and work smaller areas. From what was shown on one of the other threads the 6" seems to be a pretty deep coil esp
    1 point
  26. Lucky and Robin, Miss seeing you guys, we will have to catch up soon. Doc
    1 point
  27. Chuck's method is best in heavy iron. A large amount of nails in the ground can mess with your automatic ground balance, so find some clean ground, get a balance, lock it, then start swinging. An option to Relic mode is to enable Reject Volume. This will let you hear some iron in addition to the regular ToneID. Here is a video on how this can help ID iron -
    1 point
  28. Thanks for watching, I'm glad you enjoyed the video and learned about looking for Gold in the crevices !!!! Jeff
    1 point
  29. $239 internet price and supplies are now shipping to dealers. Time to order if you have not already. It’s so light it may replace the 11” as my stock coil. I don’t have any more problem pinpointing with it than the stock coil. Unreserved thumbs up on my part!
    1 point
  30. Diane and I went to a Willie Nelson concert in Paso Robles. Since we were going to be near the ocean, I brought two detectors for a bit of beach hunting. I only got in one hour of swinging resulting in a bunch of beach toast coins and this nice little ring..
    1 point
  31. It was great seeing faces old and new out at the hunt - pretty amazing event with about 400 people in attendance. The hunt area is HUGE! The clubs get kudos for putting on such a great event and it was nice to see all the kids that were attracted to their first detecting experience. Again, nice seeing you all! Tom and I snuck off at first opportunity and yesterday we running the Goldmaster 24K around on some old beat patches. The big stuff is about gone but little nuggets remain for hot detectors like the 24K. I managed to snag these four little bits, 7 grains total, largest piece 3.8 gra
    1 point
  32. It was nice meeting you guys as well. Steve is a stand-up guy, and his help was much appreciated! That first swarm of people in the morning was nuts with everyone trying to get a turn at swinging the new Goldmaster 24k. I took a bunch of photos, here is the lucky guy who found the nugget we hid!
    1 point
  33. A quick specification comparison of the two detectors. White's Goldmaster Goldmaster 24K versus White's GMT White's GMT Instruction Manual GMT Information Page White's Goldmaster 24K Advanced Guide 24K Information Page Despite similarities these two detectors have a different lineage. The GMT was part of the effort involving engineer Dave Johnson that resulted in both the GMT and MXT. The Goldmaster 24K however I am almost 100% certain is an offshoot of the MX5 project, variants of which also include the MX7 and MX Sport. Notes on the chart above. The GMT ha
    1 point
  34. The following is a very detailed review of the new Makro Gold Kruzer... but first a little back story. I was asked to review a new gold detector in the fall of 2014 from a company I had never heard of before then – the FORS Gold by the Nokta company based in Istanbul, Turkey. I was pleasantly surprised to find the Nokta FORS Gold to be a very capable 15 kHz VLF detector that could serve well not just for nugget detecting, but almost any detecting tasks. The FORS Gold did have some odd design quirks, like the use of mechanical rocker switches instead of touch pads. I listed a few of t
    1 point
  35. When I get serious about finding value targets, or I am hunting a place for the first time, I grab my 6 1/2" concentric to hunt with. Nothing I have owned or used has yet to out perform it.
    1 point
  36. Interesting also that the hottest machine ever made, the Gold Bug 2, only employs concentric coils.
    1 point
  37. I like concentric coils on VLF's because they produce a hotter signal response but also allow you to whip the coil a lot more aggressively compared to a DD, which helps no end in identifying small shallow targets in hot ground. I had a concentric 10" elliptical coil on my XT 17000 years ago and loved it, problem was they had major issues with them out of the factory so a lot of them were very noisy even in mild ground which then killed them in the market place. Found a lot of gold with the one I had when it was working properly. To my mind if your using a VLF to chase gold then you m
    1 point
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