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Mark Gillespie

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  1. If you can't figure it out do a factory reset.
  2. Nice haul, the salt water is very harsh on the silver coins. I found a mercury many years ago. It looked similar to your but was caked with something black that would never come off. Nice finds.
  3. Got word recently, that both Tim Mallory and Mike Scott have lost their jobs at 1st Texas. I think it was, maybe 2 years ago when Gene Scullion and others lost their jobs too. That makes me wonder about Lupe, who is one of the workers at the main plant. I guess Covid has affected more than just a few businesses.
  4. Found this one in my own yard. I'm guessing WW2 maybe.
  5. Send it in to be checked. Minelab will take care of it.
  6. That is one of the exciting things about detecting. The surprise and amazement when something new comes from the ground.
  7. Well actually that is my daughters hand, she was very happy. The first ring that she wanted in years. Couldn't say no.
  8. 1 copper 2 sterling 3 ring day Until my wife saw them, then my daughter, then there were only 2 left. The one on the left bottom is actually my daughters birthstone. Quick as I can straighten the one on the right, I'll be down to only 1. Pretty good day.
  9. Very nice silver. I can say, I have never saw silver look like that out of the ground. Almost like it has toned. Nice though.
  10. At this point, it's the best I've ever used. You're right Steve, it has a little extra depth too.
  11. Fantastic news, the pinpointer has returned. I will say, 1st Texas has always done me right on warranty issues.
  12. Barbers are always a pleasant surprise. Looks like the ground is not good on copper coins.
  13. Wow, some fantastic finds to say the least. I've never found some of those items.
  14. Wow, awesome bunch of silver. Research really paid off.
  15. Calabash, knowing how different settings makes a huge detecting difference I was wondering a couple things. Was you using one of the stock programs with no adjustments beside sensitivity? Curious about the FE settings.
  16. Very interesting, I've had this happen a few times but walked away. However I was not hunting an old site like they were and would not be expecting finds like that either. I might add, I remember having something similar happen while I was using the XP Deus. Great tip.
  17. I've noticed the same thing with deep copper pennies and also dimes and quarters. To me that is a good thing. I remember a few times when I knew it was going to be a deep quarter but it turned out to be a deep dime. But, I'm good with up averaging with depth. I'm very happy with my Equinox.
  18. Looked through all my war nickels and tested all the S mint coins. All read 13 except the 1943's. Interesting.
  19. This is so interesting, I had to look through my war nickels and find a 43 S and test on my Equinox. Most of the war nickels I've found were located and dug with other detectors, with only a few found recently with my Equinox. Well anyway, my Equinox ID the nickel at 15. All my other war nickels were 12-13. Interesting, I may need to rethink all the 14-15 ID's I've passed by especially at the older school locations. I also looked up the war nickel information in the Red Book and there is no mention of changing the composition from Copper 56%, Silver 35% and manganese 9%.
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