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  1. It's one of those days that I had to go to Plan B. Last minute plans for some detecting with a friend at an old ghost town fell thru. So, I decided to play catch up on some shallow water ring hunting I missed out on last year due to moving. The last several years, I've been scouting places to hunt for lost Jewelry, specifically, rings. Taking a page out of Mike Hillis' post on Inland Jewelry Hunting Tips here on detector prospector, I've been making changes. Some great info there. The last few years it has been paying off for me. Compared to previous years, my ring count is way up.Arriving
    14 points
  2. Another beautiful day here, what a week so far. Every day is getting warmer. Today I put my water shoes on, got my CooB scoop and Limbsaver detector sling and hit the beach early with the Equinox. I went to the fishing beach again because I really haven't done all this and it was better to try it out in a place with fewer people. The main beach is loaded by 9 AM. Hit those odd piles in the sand again, found nothing but crusty Zincolns so I moved down to the water. That area must be a place where detectorists dump junk coins or something. πŸ€” Wasn't disappointed for long, one quarter, m
    12 points
  3. The 6000 does what the 5000 can do depth wise on larger gold even slightly better, but what’s the point of providing it that way to the market when there is already something much better out there for that purpose in the form of the 7000? Hence the 17” elliptical coil rather than say an 18” round monoloop. A 17” elliptical will be a very good coverage coil for prospecting purposes with pretty good depth on larger pieces, but it is not about outright depth, you have ZVT for that. The GPX 6000 with the largest coil you care too put on can never attain the depth of the 7000 with its standard
    12 points
  4. Got out again this weekend and dug more bottle and did a little metal detecting too.
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  5. Dear Valued Members,We are adding 2 new headphones to our line-up.1)NOKTA MAKRO KOSS HEADPHONES W/WATERPROOF CONNECTORCompatible with all waterproof Nokta Makro Detectors – Kruzer/Anfibio/SimplexAllows the user to submerge the whole detector in water for shallow underwater hunting.(The headphones are not waterproof).2)NOKTA MAKRO KOSS HEADPHONES W/6.3mm JACK – for land useBOTH HEADPHONES HAVE IN-LINE VOLUME CONTROL, ADJUSTABLE HEADBAND and SPIRAL CABLE.
    5 points
  6. Can't tell the date. Was using the Equinox 800 in Gold 1. This is the first Buffalo Nickel I found that could tell what the date was. In my regular ground, the ground balance is around 10. Ground balance on the wet beach on lake was 68.
    4 points
  7. I had something similar happen in the heat of a Florida summer a few years ago. I had a full protective cover over the control box. After I removed it, the EQX cooled down and returned to normal. Since then, I cut the back out of the cover to expose the vents in the back of the control box and haven't had a problem since....and all my hunting is in Florida year round.
    4 points
  8. While taking in what you have stated, I see that you forgot to take into account of the flux capacitor north of I95. While all the things you stated are true the said part will easily compensate for any variations as it can go either forward in time or back in time so nobody sees all the holes you dug without finding anything of value. So I can only give an estimate on how well it would work, and that would be better than some old units that are still out there. Remember the flux capacitor can change world.
    4 points
  9. I'm quite impressed with the quality of the information and Forum contributions. Glad I stumbled across this one.
    4 points
  10. Looks like a great time out! Mini tsunami, know them well in the Northern part of the Bay, I've heard down in the lower part of the bay the subs coming thru really throw a good one.
    4 points
  11. Swing extra slow where you find those sinkers.....
    4 points
  12. Well, if you have an audience, the Mackarana is appropriate!πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Seriously though, I just put any good stuff in the pouch, as if it were a crappy zincoln, or trash! (same thing)! I keep a pretty good poker face on a crowded beach! You never know if someone that sees what you just found will say they just lost it! And than chaos insues! Sad, but it can happen! You will also get people that genuinely lost something, and will ask if you can find it! That's a personal choice, if you have the time to do so! But if you do help, make sure they give you a detailed description of th
    4 points
  13. Went early today to the larger beach. Another beautiful day, even the water was tolerable. Low tide is strange here, you go from having about 50 feet of beach to over 200. It's difficult to read but thanks to advice I've been getting from y'all I did great, at least for me and the 4 hours I was out. I searched along the tidal pools for a while, walked about a mile. Didn't find much of anything, not even an iron grunt until I found a couple of coins and this metal anvil. I assume it's for making jewelry. Shown with the ring I dug yesterday for size: Ran into a guy swinging an Equinox
    3 points
  14. Hello from the Bay Area. I'm glad I found this site. Looks like a wealth of knowledge and experience, not to mention the great amount of information available here. I've been prospecting and metal detecting for a couple years, so I'm still deep in the learning phase of my hobby. I'll be getting a new Gold Monster 1000, so I'll pay close attention to the articles and forum threads I run across on the topic.
    3 points
  15. Most of the gold I found was in the 1-9 range. That is where he tiny stamped gold charms are, along with crosses, studs, and some small ladies rings. Broken band small rings read there also, along with most small linked gold chains. Above those numbers and you are in the normal ring range. Everyone wants that 1/2 ounce ring, but there are a lot of chains and small gold out there lost over the years.
    3 points
  16. I ended up buying a Zagg Invisibi-Shield screen protector for a Kindle Fire($5) on Ebay, cut it to fit the entire screen and buttons and eliminated the cover altogether. The Zagg will last for a year or two. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zagg-InvisibleShield-for-Amazon-Kindle-Fire-Screen/331711478756
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  17. Yep used to do a lot from my boat in the Potomac river, then changed to surf casting when I switched to an RV. We camp almost exclusively at beach campgrounds. It's easier to clean finds than fish! When I think of all the stuff I could have found on the beach the last 15 years or so... 🀣 I've only been metal detecting for 8 months now.
    3 points
  18. Finally got out again this afternoon. Beautiful warm day, great weather here. Went north on this beach today, didn't think I'd find much. Only went about 1/2 mile. Ended up with 2 more quarters, two dimes, and 6 ridiculously salt-crusted and corroded Zincolns, and an odd piece of soft metal that was a 15 ID. It unfolded easily. Junk take was pretty big, lots of sinkers. It's a REALLY clean beach, you know it when you found something. Found these odd storm wash piles that kept producing the encrusted pennies. I'll probably hit them again tomorrow.
    3 points
  19. One question...... Is that the best you can do ? Skuh kuh kuh kuh My old master (electrician) used to ask me that when I did everything perfect !
    3 points
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  21. I hear dealers are taking preorders now even though they don’t have a solid release date, have no idea how many units will be shipped to each country, and also have not used it or heard from any testers yet.
    3 points
  22. I don't find it boring at all! But I think i am much closer to your level of experience, in some ways! Besides, any way I can help someone out with what I detect the most, I'm sure will be (and has) returned to me many times over, by the more experienced, great people here! That's why i love Steve's forum! I'm just trying to contribute by paying it forward, the best I can! And have some fun along the way!πŸ‘πŸ‘
    3 points
  23. Thanks! Found it on eBay for 24.99, but it works for me - it's flawless. I'm really stoked with all the great advice I've got from this forum. Every day I go out I find something that at least makes the effort worthwhile. That 1967 penny was shocking. When I was doing a lot of fishing, being asked "catch anything?" multiple times was kinda trifling, but I never expected the amount of people that would stop me metal detecting. πŸ€ͺ It's nice to be able to say "Every time I do this!" πŸ˜€ Hitting the main swimming beach tomorrow. I think I'm ready for it. There is another HUGE one down the r
    3 points
  24. When I set my AQ volume to 0 ...there is no sound. When increasing to 1 a target is heard. As you keep increasing the volume it increases as it should. The maximum is 9+. At this point it is very loud. I would say with a quiet ambient surrounding, 4 or 5 is pleasant to the ears. I'm a little deaf, (too much time at the trap range) so a 7 / preset is roughly what I use. Wind and crashing waves a little more. The threshold also has its own separate volume.
    3 points
  25. Great view of the beach! I have a box for each beach that I keep all the junk finds. I save it just in case there are rumblings that detecting may be banned from a beach. That way I have a show and tell ready to show the benefits of detecting at a town meeting. One look at rusty fishing hooks and pointed, rusty nails and maybe that can make or break the deal. Plus, lead and copper/brass have some good value as scrap. That soft metal may be part of a flattened ring - Aluminum or silver?
    3 points
  26. Nice! 1998 more trips the equipment will be all paid off! That is a pretty flat beach. You try hitting the areas where people cast from and towel lines? Doesn't look like it has a lot of erosion. If there is any you may want to look for pebbles and change of sand, maybe where it is packed more. I think coins tend to sit higher up the bank and heaver stuff lags behind. Aluminum seems to be a sign your too far up. At least that is what it seems to work out here.
    3 points
  27. Think it's with coil covers. But even just ballparking weight comparisons, the 14"DD (and to a degree the 17" mono) appear to make the machine as heavy as a 5000, a machine which notably is not considered a "light" machine and hence my confusion about why the 6000 is considered light or doesn't need a bungee. I never met anyone in the field who was swinging the 5000 without a bungee, other than patch cleaning where one stayed in the same place and set the machine down often, or using stuff like Sadie's. So I'm not understanding why everyone seems to think it's now lightweight to swing the sam
    3 points
  28. Nobody’s going to reveal anything if they were smart LOL, why give away what this detector is doing before you get all GPX6000 gold. Reports will come out next year, or from noobs that haven’t learned yet that loose lips sinks ships 🀣🀣
    3 points
  29. I did have an 800 give up the ghost last summer on the beach, during a hunt! Sent it in under warranty and they replaced it with a new pod! Like has been said previously, if it's too hot for you, it's probably too hot for your Equinox! The black cover most likely contributed! Ebay sells rubber bumpers in multiple colors for the vulnerable edges of the pod! And with a screen cover, that should offer enough protection, hopefully without overheating! I don't know if any other detectors have had this issue! But I think the size of the pods now, with so little room inside, give litt
    2 points
  30. I have had two Equinox 800s overheat, one was in the desert on a very hot day and I had a Doc's full control module cover on it..........it was too hot for me and I should have known better. The other time was like another person here mentioned. I left it on the ground for a while in direct sunlight on a really hot day and the same thing happened. I still own both of them and they work fine, so no permanent damage. If you are having trouble seeing the screen wearing polarized sunglasses, just turn the backlight on its lowest setting......problem solved.
    2 points
  31. I'm determined to get some gold, but know the realities. Any find is a good one. She likes the quiet time when I'm gone. πŸ˜€
    2 points
  32. What is the speaker impedance?
    2 points
  33. Nice hunting and wish you more luck on something nice for the wife. Good luck and keep a swinging.
    2 points
  34. 4-1-21, EL PASO, TX. - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Consolidating the former "Big Three" of metal detecting (Fisher, Garrett, and remnants of White's Electronics) into one cohesive engineering force, the United States manufacturers are aiming to put themselves back on the map with a brand new detecting technology. With Minelab leading technological developments in metal detecting for the past two decades, U.S. companies have struggled to meet the performance benchmarks set by the Australian company. In recent years we have even seen companies that in the past, took the crown of metal detec
    2 points
  35. πŸ™‚ Hello there! It is true that I cannot be on the forums as frequently as I used to be BUT I definitely did not abandon you guys! I am a pretty loyal person as a character. And I would never abandon people who have supported this company and brand. Please understand that I am just a human being myself and as the company has grown into a different level, so have my responsibilitites and my workload! Now reagrding the SMF - we are going into the field testing stage. I do not want to promounce any launch dates as the field test results are a key. If all goes well, then we will not be too fa
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  36. Hello -Rob- Glad you found the forum! Tons of info to sift through! And many helpful people! Welcome!πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2 points
  37. I use a Kellyco mesh pouch, does the job and even though I have patched it up half dozen times it isn't expensive. You try shortening up the shaft so the coil is closer to your feet or get a counter weight? I have a sling and tried it a few times and could never get used to it. Think if you balance the machine it will be much easier for longer hunts. At least your starting to pick up some coins and that ring looks pretty cool for what it is. Just matter of time to find a few keepers.
    2 points
  38. I've found a lot of them! Thinking of opening a fishing store πŸ€” That's where all the heavy metals end up?
    2 points
  39. Only time that happened was when I laid the detector down with the screen facing the sun while I was doing something else. But never using it even in August on a Florida beach. I suspect it may be the protector. I have a thin plastic protector to protect the buttons just on the face of the pod. Hope it helps. HH
    2 points
  40. Chase I agree the photos I took only with my iPhone makes the layer look lighter than what I see with my naked eye under the same lighting conditions, I had taken the photos directly under a very bright 10w LED light(5000k). Also not sure how thick a fusion crust is or if weathering can lighten the crust but apparently non-iron meteors have a lighter fusion layer. HT I was going to wait for UWO to get back to me but now I just want to find out what it is so probably tomorrow I will cut a small window with a saw, my brother has a diamond wet saw. John
    2 points
  41. I kinda did a little jig, but there was a crowd of people watching. I've been (I guess) lucky that I am the only one out here doing this. πŸ™„ Only saw one kid with a Bounty Hunter a couple days ago.
    2 points
  42. Beautiful ring. That's the nicest Tungsten ring I have seen found!
    2 points
  43. Come ahead on up. But beware of the Sierra Croc! Now there's a nugget digging son of a gun, but you'll have to wait about another year for my report about them.
    2 points
  44. Thanks JP! This statement is the key for me anyway! I have buggered shoulders and whilst I love my 7000, I cannot swing it for more than 2-4 hours. Even when doing that short period, I literally am in agony for the next couple of days. Makes sense to me that if I can swing the 6000 for 6-8 hours, then the extra hours increases the chance of gold. Simply swinging for longer equals more chance of success. My 7000 wont find much gold if its sitting in the cupboard as I am in to much pain to use it There have been plenty of days when I have just not gone detecting as I know whats going to hap
    2 points
  45. I take pictures of most of my finds, didn't today because I had a lot of junk and the trash can looked inviting. That's a good plan though! No worries here, they know the benefits. They don't pay for scrap where I live anymore. It is soft and not brittle. Not sure what metal, it was a 15 so probably lead? Maybe tin and aluminum?
    2 points
  46. And as Joe, I too enjoy two AQ’s in my stable. I am very satisfied with the results from both my machines. Just my (2) cents worth so to speak. I think the problem with the AQ May lie in several factors. Not everyone is cut out for PI detection. Some will learn to adapt, some won’t. Location is a key factor also. Not every detector is made for every place. The wrong detector in the wrong place can sour anyone to its liking especially if it’s new technology to them. I agree Fisher has had a rocky start to say the least but they have always treated me fairly. I also think that their quality cont
    2 points
  47. I remembered seeing something about this that someone had posted a couple of years ago and finally came across the article. I am re-posting the drawings for those that have more of a eye for the electronic design than I do. I don't know if it can work as they have described but I think that there could be some use for it somewhere.
    2 points
  48. I have found a couple of spot that they frequent and got more than a dozen sunbakers at each location. I was unlucky, as hard as I tried could not see any Plumas Kwail that alone catch one or a pair to breed but will try next April if it the first thing I will do.
    2 points
  49. Klunker, What about the rumored Plumas gold trees where nuggets can be picked like fruit high up in the canopy? This is truly the promised land up there!
    2 points
  50. Nice looking bird, Klunker, but I speak for many who want to see a picture of the golden scheisse being panned!
    2 points
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