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  1. As many of you have no doubt heard, the COVID19 situation in El Paso is pretty serious. I posted a while ago information I got from them that they were busy working and shipping product (not so many AQ’s - but). Well, I just had a chance to talk to my main contact in Sales Management at FTP and I think it is useful to share the general message I got. She explained to me that the (new) facility at FTP has advanced air circulation and filtration systems - that all personnel have been provided with highly effective face masks and that workstations and all other aspects of the internal organizatio
    10 points
  2. Well, my lake hunting days are coming to end due to a move to Hamilton TX very soon. Had a very good day hunting at the waterline as the lake level continues to drop. Ended up with 5 rings, 3 silver, 1 10k class ring and a junk toe ring. 2 of the silver rings are James Avery's. I'll begin to track down the owner of the class ring. I can't make out the year as it's almost completely worn off. But, maybe the school can fill in the blanks. The bigger silver ring hit at 32-34...the other 2, solid 26...the 10k gold ring locked on at 14
    4 points
  3. So the tides were decent enough on my days off to try again for some gold with the AQ or GPX. Since my beaches will not relent with the sanding in, I decided to try another strategy. Day one was split between the AQ for low tide and the GPX for deep silver. With the beach heavily sanded at low tide, all I could do was get some junk jewelry with the AQ. The GPX scored 3 silvers using the monster 18"DD Detech coil. It must have been a sight watching this guy struggle with that coil while holding a side stick and a big spade shovel 😄 The GPX wins that day. But... Day two was raining, so the GPX l
    3 points
  4. GB, For the most part, the musketballs are generally thought to have been in small barrels from the 1715 Fleet! And are generally found in groups! There is some conjecture on the spent bullets, but they appear to be from between the 40's and 60's! From people just target shooting into the bank! There was also alot of WW2 training going on not too far South of here with live ammunition, including 50 cal. and bombs! That coin was a 65' quarter! Underneath which may be a smashed musketball, or spru piece! And the other one is one of those possible WW2 spent bullets!👍👍
    3 points
  5. This topic comes up often (for metal detectors in general, not just the Minelab Eqx). From what I've learned here and in other readings, 'mineralization' as used in metal detecting refers to ferromagnetic minerals which are far and away dominated by certain (not all) iron oxides, particularly Fe3O4. Two naturally occurring minerals which are the most responsible are magnetite and maghemite (but not hematite, which is the most common ore used in iron processing, AFAIK). Ground balancing is matching adjusting for the phase shift of ground minerals in general, and although Fe3O4 will contr
    3 points
  6. Many people think that gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in January of 1848 but it was actually discovered on March 9, 1842 in Southern California. That is the official 'story' here: http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-latest-news/in-history-placerita-canyon-celebrates-176th-anniversary-of-the-oak-of-the-golden-dream-224619 Mitchel
    2 points
  7. With the fantastic weather in the Rye Patch region during the month of October, I was chomping at the bit to get down there, but my summer job didn't end until the 30th. It still took me a few days afterward to get everything wrapped up, so I finally hit the road and met up with Gerry and friends at Rye Patch the following Tuesday. The detector training class we were scheduled to give that weekend ended up being cancelled, thanks to a winter storm that was forecast to move into the area on Friday. Needless to say, having only two days of optimal detecting conditions before being snowed out and
    2 points
  8. From this Codan annual report document "During FY21, Minelab will introduce a new gold detector, which will include the best features from both the SDC 2300 and GPX platforms" "Minelab will soon release a new GPX detector which introduces an ease of use technology, GeoSense Pulse Induction, and will sit within the premium end of our gold detector product portfolio." Also: "progressed the development of our new GPX replacement gold detector, to be released in FY21;" So, it is indeed intended as a 4500/5000 replacement, maybe SDC too. And if it's in the premium end of th
    2 points
  9. Looks to be pot metal to me. Not very good definition in it's appearance. Maybe a fantasy ring? GaryC/Oregon Coast
    2 points
  10. Hey all, I got up to Treasure Coast for a couple of hunts, to break in my new/used Equinox! I haven't had one for a few months, but i got back into it in a hurry! The area is always full of detectorists for any rare erosion event, and this past week was no different! The blue erosion bags are a main indicator of the level of erosion present! Normally they are covered by up to several feet of sand! The orange sand is the original sand we look for, when looking for the old stuff! Last friday was the better of the two days i was there! I found a few pieces of lead, iron, copper,
    2 points
  11. Gary, That's where all the item's i detected where found this time! I figure that they act like riffles for gold! But things also get blasted out of these areas, back up near the cliff, or washed out to the water! Okara, There are two different colors that i have seen! The blue one's run about a half mile, and are only here, as far as i know! The white one's I've only seen in front of one house! 👍👍
    2 points
  12. The is the best news I have heard in a while. Peoples safety is more important then getting my AQ. The second best new is when my number comes up.
    2 points
  13. Thanks VL, I was using the TDI Beach Hunter. Like the AQ it hits the low conductors pretty well.
    2 points
  14. The Minelab ML-80 headphone is made by another company and sold under other brand names. The Miccus Stealth SR-71 has been a popular alternative. Unfortunately an update has possibly made the latest version of these headphones incompatible with the Minelab Equinox. From this ad: "IMPORTANT NOTE FOR METAL DETECTOR USE: The current SR-71 Bluetooth 5.0 release DOES NOT work with metal detecting equipment. The reviews are citing earlier 4.2 versions of the headphones." This also for the Miccus website: "Are different brands of Bluetooth products compatible? Yes. Bluetooth manufactur
    1 point
  15. The GPX 6000 is a new gold prospecting metal detector from Minelab. The Minelab GPX 6000 is a pulse induction (PI) gold nugget detector, featuring a lightweight, well-balanced, rainproof package, coil options, built in wireless headphone capability, and quick release Li-Ion rechargeable batteries. See the specifications below for details. The Minelab GPX 6000 is powered by the all new GeoSense-PITM technology, which analyzes and responds to ground signals with great clarity and precision. Now you can detect difficult environments once thought undetectable. GeoSense-PITM technology rapidly
    1 point
  16. Hey everyone! Its been a while since i posted last. Recently i did a comparison video of the Proline and Keene full size 4 inch dredges. It think it is a great resource for those looking to buy a dredge in the near future. I go through each component and talk about my reasoning and though process behind why one is preferred over the other. This is definitely not a video for fanboys of either brand lol. The main point of it is to get potential dredge buyers thinking about there intended use of the dredge and how various features on either one may be better for there intended use.
    1 point
  17. Haha...I had one of those, the guy lost her ring and they were married 30 year when I returned her ring.
    1 point
  18. More information would be helpful, such as: 1) What Equinox mode and what frequency? What sensitivity/gain setting? 2) Did you ground balance (i.e. automatic or ground grab or manual)? 3) Which coil were you using? 4) Was your hole large enough to get the coil into? Wide enough to sweep the coil? 5) Did you use the detector's pinpoint function to estimate the lateral size of the object? 6) When the coil was still on/at the surface level, how many bars showed on the strength/depth meter? 7) Were you using a handheld pinpointer, and if so, did it ever sound-o
    1 point
  19. There is one market segment in recreational detectors that Minelab does not have a model to cover - a PI beach machine for dry sand, wet sand and wading. Either the GPX6000 will have a beach mode(s) - much like Equinox 800 is primarily a coin/relic machine with a gold mode tacked on so GPX6000 will be gold machine with a beach mode - all of a sudden you have two detectors in one and the very high price become easier to justify or they will have a dedicated PI beach machine. Im sure there is a Minelab white board somewhere with Fisher AQ Impulse written on it and a lot of brainstorming
    1 point
  20. The MS-3 standalone and MS-3 with Z-Lynk module headphones both have low battery indicator LEDs on the left side of the power button. If it starts flashing, 3 hours or so are left. I just charge them once a week or so. They do seem to last 20 to 30 hours on one charge. Some of my bluetooth headphones have warning chimes when there is 1 hour or so left which to me is good since I definitely will not see the LED on my Garretts blinking when they are on my head. Otherwise, the MS-3s are really nice.
    1 point
  21. I would like to see a "smart detector". One that becomes more intelligent the more you use it. Collecting data about each target and using an algorithm for a more accurate ID. Soil condition, reactive signal, resistive or loss component, shape and strength of the eddy current are just some of the factors that determine the ID of an object. These could be captured and after digging up the target, the user would input what the target was. Perhaps a secondary number like the ctx 3030 would then display what the target would be based on past targets. The machine would become
    1 point
  22. Sounds like that will be a great detector for guys just getting into nugget prospecting. But it does not sound like it will be something productive for going over old patches, if they are just using similar tech as the current issues. Wait and see I guess...
    1 point
  23. Looks like novelty jewelry probably pewter or if it is plated at all then zinc. Cross itself looks to be a color fill.
    1 point
  24. I believe that their plan for the Final AQ version release is April ‘21. My own opinion on whether that date will hold is not relevant.
    1 point
  25. No, it looks like a normal eagle. It does have a little shield type thing under the eagle.
    1 point
  26. Well, not sure what you mean by AT/GB? Since I have owned the Nox I have always run a secondary program against my Auto/tracking program on "iffy" signals. NOT ONE program to date including the CJC -9 GB program to the "0" fixed program have been able to beat the "auto/tracking" program. I was in the process of another program comparison when my time was cut short. Hoping to get back on the machine soon. I have found everything from rings to chains. Dave
    1 point
  27. Nice pictures. I see different colored bags. Do the blue ones show more of an erosion effect took place or is it just different colors. Are they pretty much all along the treasure coast or just in certain areas. Thanks! Bob K
    1 point
  28. I would think the finds would be around the bags in the depressions, just a thought. GaryC/Oregon Coast
    1 point
  29. Spent a nice day at the beach chasing the tide out. Only found about 8 coins but 3 rings (1 gold, 2 silver), a thin silver chain with silver name tags and a large copper bracelet. When I tried to untangle the silver chain it broke in a couple of places and when cleaning the bracelet I knocked out some mother of pearl inlay. The gold band is stamped 14K and weighs 4 grams. Not the biggest ring but a beautiful sight lying in the wet sand. The bracelet is stamped "Mexico cobre". Cobre is Spanish for copper. Not valuable but a different and fun find. GL&H
    1 point
  30. Thanks Joe. Your battery had a lot to do with it. I was able to do what I wanted, when I wanted and not worry about battery time. I think that my decision making prior was based on odds of finding things instead of instinct. So far I ran the battery twice for a total of 8 hours. I'll probably charge it only because I don't like swapping batteries midstream.
    1 point
  31. Thanks GBA, You are spot on. I actually found the other part of the rosary a couple weeks ago. It is stamped Italy but it looks like tungsten carbide. Ironically, I found both parts of the rosary where I have been searching for the matching half of the Cartier bracelet I found last month so I think that it's a good sign! I think that the copper bracelet was lost in the surf like most of my recent finds. I've been focusing on hunting farther out during the lower tides.
    1 point
  32. Love the Monster and have learned to adjust to most of it's short comings. With that said....the improvement I'd really enjoy is a two tone machine so I don't have to spend as much time watching the screen. jmo
    1 point
  33. Yes guys, to avoid any confusion, all the nuggets pictured so far in this post were found by yours truly.🙂
    1 point
  34. I wasn't able to take advantage of the great beach conditions this past weekend but I hunted yesterday to see if there were any stragglers left behind. There weren't a whole lot of good targets but I did find about $1.50 in clad, 2 rings, 2 cheap chains and a fair amount a lightweight trash. One of the rings was stainless steel but the other was a hefty sterling silver ring of 14+ grams. Pretty sure that this ring had been there a while because of the tarnish and it was a little bent from tumbling in the rocks, I presume. http://metaldetectingforum.com/picture.php?albumid=832&pictureid=8
    1 point
  35. As Steve, Monte, and others have stated in this thread, I can 100% emphasize how critical a proper ground balance on the Equinox (or any machine with ground balance capabilities) will make on how you hear a deep, masked target. If your ground balance is not properly set to the ground you’re detecting, a deep target may not even ID (audibly/visually) to a level that would make you aware you even had a target to dig. I always ground balance my Equinox immediately after power up, and as I detect from one area of my turf location to another, I‘ll repeat the ground balance. I never leave my
    1 point
  36. Good idea on the tags. I haven't found any of them recently.
    1 point
  37. When my brother inlaw and I was getting ounces of old 18ct rings upto our waist in the beach, he found these teeths made from gold sovereigns. They were not a matching pair.
    1 point
  38. The Carolina Gold Rush kicked off the American lust for finding gold, but the Georgia Gold Rush, also known as the Dahlonega Gold Rush, followed quickly thereafter and was where many of the men from the Carolinas went after the low-hanging fruit had all been panned out of rivers or mined. In terms of national consciousness, the Georgia Gold Rush quickly came to outshine the Carolina Gold Rush, despite the fact that the Carolina region was the powerhouse of American gold until the discovery of gold in California in the mid-19th Century. It all began in 1829 in Lumpkin County, Georgia, situ
    1 point
  39. Welcome, little_fellow! There is also silver in your province. Check out posts made by fellow Ontario resident Jim Hemmingway in which he shows pictures of his native silver finds and talks about his adventures. https://www.detectorprospector.com/search/?&q=silver&author=Jim Hemmingway&search_and_or=and&sortby=relevancy
    1 point
  40. Despite the bad weather i headed to the storm just to test my newly purchase waterproof jacket.Wind ,rain ,sand flying like out of a sand blaster...... i had it all. But i was warm and dry ,Machine was acting a bit funny because i think of the too many ground mineralisation changes(as mentioned in a another post) i tried different setting but it was tough ,managed few targets nonetheless but a pretty poor ratio for 3hours of detecting ........beach is hunted daily so i am not faulting the machine. The pin was dug knowing it was iron 100% just for the fun Enjoy RR
    1 point
  41. Who would want that idiot as an advisor?
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  42. BTW, another issue I have found is that the ML and Miccus phones allow you to set up 2 profiles so that the phones can pair with both the detector and also with your cell phone should you choose to do that. ML even references that in the manual. I have found that can sometimes be problematic if the phones decide to connect with your cell phone FIRST then sometimes they become invisiible to the Equinox and will not reconnect even if previously paired. Sometimes folks don't realize that they have paired the headphones with their cell phones and I have had to try to help folks unscrew that sit
    1 point
  43. Phrunt, I thought it was possible that perhaps this could be the case also, but one thing I can confirm is that I spoke on the phone with someone having trouble pairing their Miccus 5.0 headphones. They had a recently purchased EQX. After we stepped through the pairing process together, the headphones paired with no issues. That is NOT to say that none of these pairing issues reside within the EQX units themselves; I have a friend with an Equinox that has to go through the FULL pairing process EVERY time he turns on his machine (i.e. the machine is not "remembering" the fact that
    1 point
  44. That confirms what I and others (like Steveg) suspected based on side-by-side audio comparisons between the Miccus and ML Phones.
    1 point
  45. Outstanding information, RME. Thanks for posting. I was going to call Miccus today, and I still may, but what they told you is essentially what I had figured -- that some customers had issues pairing (for whatever reason), and so Miccus is "offering a disclaimer," just in case. I know that I have had success pairing the 5.0 version to my Equinox, as I said, so I really believe it to be mistakes that some have made in the pairing process that are leading to the issue. I can't figure out a logical reason why the 5.0 would pair with SOME Equinoxes, and not others; I've verified that the 5.0
    1 point
  46. Re: Miccus SR-71 Stealth wireless headphones Jan 17 at 3:12 PM PrintRaw message Miccus <support@miccus.com> To: Hello Roy - Thanks for asking. Some customers have told us that the Equinox 600 / 800 do not like the Bluetooth 5.0 version of the SR-71 Stealth Headphones. Other customers have told us that they work fine with the Bluetooth 5.0 version of SR-71 Stealth Headphones. I'm not sure which is accurate, but just to be safe, you may want to try a version of headphones that uses Bluetoot
    1 point
  47. Hi all, As Chase noted, I DID test a new pair of 5.0 Bluetooth Miccus SR-71 (at least, that's what the label on the packaging said). In my testing, they WOULD pair with my EQX 800 -- no issues at all. I've been working to get to the bottom of this "headphones won't pair" issue that has cropped up on the forum recently, and after testing a set that paired properly, I had concluded that there was no issue pairing them with the Equinox. But then, Miccus started including this disclaimer...Hmm. I will see if I can produce a video showing the Miccus phones, pairing flawlessly with my Equ
    1 point
  48. The Miccus product note notwithstanding, DP forum member Steveg (of Steve's Detector Rods) has run a test and has successfully paired a recently purchased BT 5.0 version of the Miccus SR-71's with Equinox as documented here). It is a mixed bag, to be sure, so as always in these tech compatibility situations, your mileage may vary, so buyer beware. If you want to roll the dice, make sure you purchase from a vendor who accepts returns. There are still alternatives out there too such as similar model clone phones from Trond.
    1 point
  49. The DFX300 can be incredibly simple or incredibly complex depending on how you want to use it and how much time you have for tinkering. There are a lot of programs out there for this machine but many of them really don't do a great deal. Remember that many were designed by individuals for the ground they were working on. There really isn't a "one size fits all" program. Even though the DFX300 is getting on for 11-12 years old...or at least the newer version is which is the one I have, it can still easily match and in some cases surpass the high end detectors of today. Sure there have bee
    1 point
  50. The White's XLT metal detector was introduced in 1994 as the Spectrum XLT. It was cosmetically refashioned as the XLT E-Series in 2001 and finally discontinued in 2010. The XLT is a 6.59 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting. "XLT® is high-performance simplicity and versatility at it’s best. High tech treasure hunting is as easy as turning on the XLT® and selecting a Turn-on and Go! program. With 5 expertly-designed programs to choose from, you’ve got virtually every kind of hunting covered. It’s easy to enhance a program, too, for your particular hu
    1 point
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