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  1. 10 minutes after I started detecting today I found an 1827 Large cent. My oldest Large cent up to this point was an 1847 and this 1827 is in way better condition than that one.
    14 points
  2. Thankfully as an Australian I am ineligible as the rules were too long and complamicated for this black duck. Also, thankfully, I am able to live my GPX 6000 ‘dream’ and not just be waiting for the container ships to unload. That’s hard for you guys in the States. Got out for about 1.5 hours this arvo before dark. About a dozen lead shot, some large rusty bolt heads and nails and a little bit of the right colour. I assume Memorial Day is very similar to our ANZAC Day and is a time for thanks and reflection of those that have served their country to keep us safe a
    12 points
  3. It was fairly hot today but we had a nice breeze. I was using the DEUS in fast and decided to try the deep program with the oscilloscope type screen then bam first target where the lines all went the same direction was something really cool. The buckle wreath I found on the previous trip. It’s very heavy compared to the others I have found. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    10 points
  4. I watched entire video. I have owned few years ago F75se model. I do have a Eqx 800. And I bought one of the original F75 Ltd units off of Mr Dankowski. It is a non dst model unit. The fisher used in video looks like a Non DST unit based on op runnning a mere 84 Sens. If unit would have been dst unit he would have run even higher sensitivity. Dst F75 units are scary quiet. I had my F75 se converted to dst. So I know. Something needs to be said here as far as Eqx 600 unit. I have never ran. I do run Eqx 800. And I know its tendencies. I do read where folks say 600 model wi
    9 points
  5. I found a sunrise but didn't find any gold.
    8 points
  6. So Gerry, great idea for Memorial Day. We are at Rye Patch thinking about my Dad who left us on June 3, 2020 at 93. He was a tail gunner on B-17 in WWII and a POW in Germany. He is signing the bombay door of Sentimental Journey, a flying B17 based at the Commemorative Air Force in Mesa. Heartfelt thanks to all who serve. Mike and Sally
    8 points
  7. I got better... 😀 Went to the farmhouse yesterday and today. I feel like I'm at a beach, and it's ironic that it's Memorial Day weekend and I'm finding lots of memorials. 🇺🇸 The campground is full of Veterans, flags everywhere honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedom we have. Yesterday I dug the oldest coin so far, a wheat from the 40s, along with .46 in other newer coins: Trash was minimal. Got a big brass spline bushing, and a few bits of molten aluminum and other junk, a couple of sinkers. The best finds of the day:
    7 points
  8. Thanks Gerry and all of those who have served our country. This morning i hit the turf local park hunt before the wife got up, and i was rewarded with two pieces of gold! Swinging the 11" on my 800 all metal with 21 sensitivity, and recovery at 7. The earring is 14k and had an id between 9-10. The ring was a total surprise id was showing 14 but sounded good and it was, 23k 3.0 gram and the earring is 1.5g. Happy Memorial Day ! 🤩 ht
    7 points
  9. And here are is our big find for the weekend! Not skunked, but close!
    7 points
  10. Puttin’ in pic 2! Erin and I got out on a great RZR ride today and scoped out some possible gold ground. No detecting, that comes Monday......... or maybe tomarrow. 😉
    7 points
  11. Here's my collection so far..
    6 points
  12. The new nf coil only found a skunk today and the only gold found by my son was the tiny nuggy I planted for him to find with his new 2300 so he’d begin to get an idea what to listen for. It was planted alongside the edge of a small bush, I had him fire up his detector and started him swinging on another bush nearby. When he made it to the right bush as expected a little hi lo sounded out and he missed it, I had him go back and he ran the coil over it a couple times and then asked what’s that?, lol. So now he knows, he dug tiny trash no doubt if he’s lucky enough tomorrow when we take the grand
    6 points
  13. Here is my pic, taken today from a little hunting trip at La Porte, CA. Good memorial weekend to all.
    6 points
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  15. Many Thanks Gerry, 73 had its origins in Morse Code in early telegraphy from US and British Railways, is simply code for Best Regards, but this code (Phillips Code) was the seed to secret code for Morse use during the WW1 by both sides. Bit of a surprise to me that it was used as a RAAF Wing name in WW2, well ferreted, I thought after WW1 it became part of the Worlds radio communication history except for its continued adoption by HAMs. 73 "Lest we Forget"
    6 points
  16. I stumbled across this video of the F75 finding a silver coin deeper than the Equinox, and then he goes on to show the F75 performing better finding a coin between iron. What are your thoughts on this one? I never did bother buying a F75 even though a SE edition came up for sale extraordinary cheap nearby to me, my experience with my T2 had me thinking my Nox was better in almost all situations, was I wrong? I'm a bit puzzled by this video and I guess it could be soil conditions or something but I've found my Nox far better on deep silver than my T2 and I sure have experiment
    5 points
  17. When I glanced at that first pic I thought I'd just seen the first daytime pic of the latest lunar landing and was scanning the background looking for the capsule....???? Now you've proven there IS gold on the moon....!!!!!!
    5 points
  18. First, I have total, undying respect for the F75 and the T2. I am not going to speak about them except to say that the reviewer obviously knows his F75 very well and knows what it can and can't do. Now, if I wanted to do a head to head on planted targets that I know my F75 can handle versus the Equinox 600........would I learn the Equinox 600 well before doing the video in order to actually make it an optimized head to head? I would. I would not plan to make a public video and call up my detector dealer the day before and ask what settings I should use. Has the dealer detected the video m
    5 points
  19. A little relic from ww2, with an interesting story for Memorial Day weekend.
    5 points
  20. Mr. Gerry.... Contest is pretty damned decent of you to offer this up!!!!! Had a beautiful day for me today and scared up 11 little bits. Left em dirty to try and prove I didn't rob the nugg jugg and cheat....lol So if I read the rules right I get 2 shots in the barrel? Anyways....this will be my only entry as I'm gonna stay on the couch for the rest of the holiday. Everybody have a good one and get out there if you can!!!!!
    5 points
  21. WTH , I'll give it a shot. 101 On a battery , you need to heat the connection point but NOT the rest of the battery. A fairly hot tip is needed (~40 watt iron ,,,should be fine for this size job.) . Probably get away with the low setting on a gun but it will be QUICK ! and leave the torch for other jobs PLEASE ! A cooler tip will take forever and heat the joint as well as the whole battery and not hold very well or conduct electricity that well either.... this is called a "cold" joint . You don't want one of those ! No , I didn't make that up !
    4 points
  22. I can tell you before even sending it in, it will be very inexpensive. You will not find anyone who backs his machines better ( even out of warranty ) than Dimitar. In the beginning two years ago, I needed a phone cord for my own phones and he sent me one free of charge. Then several months later, I foolishly tightened the battery cap to tight and stripped the threads, again he sent me one free of charge. Then later on I was curious what size O rings the battery compartment used so I called to ask. (2) O rings. He told me the size and sent me 10 of each free of charge. Who does that ? Fisher,
    4 points
  23. After digging more trash for a skunk day.
    4 points
  24. Solitude, has led me on countless pokes of nuggets! The soothing silence of the open spaces help me put a Career in the Military to ease. I become one with my Metal Detector and never second guess my intuition when I’m in the zone. They say, Gold is where you find it and Metal Detecting the High Desert plains of Northern Nevada is a prime example. As many of you know, there’s a layer of soil covering the indicator rocks I look for in many different locations. It makes Patch Hunting a challenge as you may wonder out of your prime dirt area, if there is no bare spots showing rocks to keep
    4 points
  25. Who has seen the videos of "Legend of Croc Gold" done in Bougainville Papua New Guinea and how did you get to see it (what links have you got to see it) I spent time there from Feb 1973 to Sep 1979 when I was young and fearless what a great and rewarding time it was for my family and self.
    3 points
  26. I can take any detector and make it out shine the very best money can buy. To prove my point I have a detector that can clean up what others have missed even the Equinoxs 800 . It can hunt in the highest mineralization and yet clean up where only it can . Being I don’t have a camera to prove what I say is true that this is the best dirt detector . I’ll let speak for it’s self! Chuck PS I wonder if I could enter this in the contest that Gerrys having.
    3 points
  27. In my experience (and that includes my soil's mineralization), the depths are more/less comparable for coins, but the Minelab Equinox holds its TID much better than the Fisher F75, which tends to make deeper coins sound ferrous. I recall reading some reviews on other metal detecting sites saying something about the F75 being a great relic detector but not a coin killer. Since some relic hunters dig it all (because iron relics can be prized), that kinda makes sense based upon my experience. I'd be surprised if the F75 performed much differently than the T2.
    3 points
  28. Memorial Weekend Contest, win a Minelab GPX-6000 in your dreams. Ok, Detector Prospector fans. Most of us have been patiently waiting, some – not so patient. A few of us have even sold/traded our old detector to be ready for the release of the biggest dream of 2021. Here’s your chance to win that dream. BUT WAIT…. There’s more. This is not a dream for just you. That’s right, Gerry has stepped up the prize to the ultimate, most rewarding gift of all. Folks, I’m allowing you and your favorite detecting buddy (that’s what I said, - TWO of you!!!) to experience this dream TOGETHER.
    2 points
  29. Running the Biggin today, reached down for some feint dimes and one nice 9" coin spill. Real nice coil, cleaning up what was left. That spill had 5 nickels 2 dimes and a quarter all stacked. Numbers were all over the place. But in disc mode easily made out the chimes with the nickel bongs. Doesn't always turn out that way. High, low or deep, the Biggin was snagging them today. The spill coins are near the tip of the shovel.
    2 points
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  31. Ahhh , I thought he was savin' us all that fancy cipherin' ! Thx GB ! And Thx for providing the factory specs Gold Seeker , always handy info.
    2 points
  32. Correct. 35% silver x 5.00 g = 1.75 g of silver in a Warnick. 90% silver x 2.50 g = 2.25 g of silver in a (silver) dime. 1.75/2.25 = 7/9 = 0.778 ratio of silver in a Warnick compared to silver in a dime.
    2 points
  33. I thought GB was referring to the weight difference of silver in the WN compared to the silver in a pre 64 dime ?
    2 points
  34. War nickels have 35% silver, silver dimes have 90% silver, 10% copper. 1942 P nickel DESIGNER: Felix Schlag EDGE: Plain DIAMETER: 21.20 millimeters WEIGHT: 5.00 grams MINTAGE: 57,873,000 MINT: Philadelphia METAL: 56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
    2 points
  35. Hi, I'm a old (age over 50) detectorist from Italy. I used a lot of m.d. in 26 years (various model of Minelab, Whites, Tesoro, XP, Fisher, Garrett and the latest Rutus), but i love so much the Whites Spectrum XLT. This is for me the best detector of all time. I hope to know news and interesting contents about the magic m.d. world! Greetings from Italy
    2 points
  36. Glad to have you here, and I will be waiting to see and hear about some of your finds. Good luck and happy hunting.
    2 points
  37. Good catch. You are correct. See this link page 51. https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/414877/4901-0249-7 Inst. Manual, EQUINOX 600 800 EN.pdf Still doesn’t really change anything really I said. I have been on sites where comparing deeper nonferrous using 800, speed 5 was better choice. So a 600 user wouldn’t have gotten the performance I was seeing/hearing. And knowing where an item is in a test garden not equivalent to a target in the wild. I try to be very objective when trying to ascertain would I based on detector coil height, sweep speed, coil position and signa
    2 points
  38. I think it's between 75% and 80% as much silver as a 90% silver dime. So not too bad. (Considered that way, 10 cents worth of warnicks has considerably more silver than a 10 cent silver dime.) Around where I live, they tend to come out of the ground looking much nicer than the typical 5 cent 'nickel' coin. The acid in the trees (mostly the leaves, I think) does a number on 25% nickel, 75% copper -- same composition as the outer layers of actual clad dimes, quarter, halves, dollars which can also look pretty wretched when recovered. Ironically, warnicks found in circulation are dull gray l
    2 points
  39. Thanks. I'm considering it, the ducks face left and right. I love finding stuff like this too, it's crazy what is out there.
    2 points
  40. Nice hunt. The ducks and trailer are really cool finds. I love finding stuff like that. You could try to flatten the duck out but it might break.
    2 points
  41. Yep....... Actually, I shouldn't even count any of the war nickels since the contain so little silver. 😄 But it did come from that beach. I'm finishing up the clad and putting it away with the rest of the previous years clad. I bet a lot of people leave war nickels with their clad. Sometimes it's hard to tell you have one because they are green like regular nickels, other times they are clean as can be.
    2 points
  42. Third outing with the Apex/Ripper. A less difficult area , a forest near a town. Modern coins from the 16th to the 20th century can be found here. Sandy moderated mineralized soil with medium iron trash . A bit lucky because I found a coin on the first signal 🙂... I know the Apex audio very well now , it is very reactive with short signals on targets I like this . As I already said the iron filtering is excellent and the Apex likes iron infested areas , however it is sometimes a little chirpy with erratic "bips" but I am getting used to this now ... I hope that Garrett will filter/eli
    2 points
  43. Hello and welcome bluemask, We have a few of your countrymen here on the forum! Tremendous history there! Love the odds you have of finding ancient historic items! Post some pics as you find them!👍👍
    2 points
  44. That looks like the land of pharaohs Rick....and we know how much gold they had...good luck out there! strick
    2 points
  45. I'll be in touch Geof, I can sort you out.
    2 points
  46. Norvic, You and all Aussie friends are most welcome to join and have fun. As a Minelab Dealer, I am not allowed to ship outside of the US. Nice batch of gold. I'll bite on your #73, thanks to Wikipedia - "No. 73 Wing was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) wing of World War II"
    2 points
  47. Sounds Great just 1 PROBLEM I have yet to receive my NEW NOX 800 from Gerry in Idaho But I will shout out to all that have for this country THANK YOU GOD BLESS
    2 points
  48. Great idea Gerry, and a big thank you from everyone at DP!
    2 points
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