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    Houston, TX
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    Main Rig - Minelab Equinox 800 & 600 (Stock, 6" & 15" Coils) & Garrett Carrot/Fisher F-Pulse.
    ML Explorer & Vanquish 540, White's V3i, Tesoro Vaq Black, Garrett ATX on occasion.

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  1. While I wait for availability of the 10x5 Coiltek, I decided to make myself feel better by constructing an interim solution. Good ergonomics, runs quiet and stable, great depth and separation. Almost like it was designed in cooperation with the Equinox for optimal operation. 😉 ~Tim
  2. The area that the bricks are located is evidently an old dump area. The ground is uneven to start with, and not covered with turf. There sometimes is a depression where I removed the brick, but the ground is pretty easily leveled. There are a bunch of broken bottles and other trash in this area as well. I think they tore down the old school and just dumped the excess debris on the edge of the field into a shallow pit. I would love to see what it the area looked like back in the "operation" years. Now it is just a vacant field of wild grass and wild flowers that the city mows down every 3
  3. As I continue to spend my after-dinner strolls to the old school grounds with detector(s) in tow, and finding a 3rd War Nickel in the process - I am hoping to complete the quest at this site with the last item (IHP). Honestly, I am digging any repeatable tone at this point, but tend to get my hopes up when I see something in the high teens/low 20's (which are becoming more and more rare). Interestingly, old Texas Diamond red bricks give a solid 17-18 on the Equinox. Having committed to the dig by the time I identify the brick (usually 7"+ deep), I decided to clear the discovered bricks
  4. It is a very interesting thread GBA, and as you said different to each detectorist. I know some turf hunters are dedicated to the silver count - or relics. Beach hunters tally in terms of "rings" and some by only "gold rings" as the silver ones are "bling" haha. Value, as you mentioned, is another measure. To each their own. The comparison between silver dimes and gold by weight definitely puts things into perspective. I have some work to do before matching a gold ozt in silver coins.
  5. Hey, sometimes a day of digging iron is what the ground gives you! (I have the rusty horseshoe and railroad spike from last week to prove it) 😄 I agree, the sample size is too small to use as empirical data. I hope I am wrong (most likely I am) as falsing on iron probably was well vetted by the CT team. I was thinking that throwing in a few deep iron signals on each "pass" could identify how each coil treats a deep non-ferrous item is a good suggestion you made, especially if one ID'd as ferrous and the other as non-ferrous or vice-versa. Of course there are always the variables
  6. Thanks El Nino! For future tests and hunts I will try to get more adept at running my GoPro. Interesting thought on larger items... I'll pay attention to that when I have them out again. ~Tim.
  7. Thanks GBA. I only targeted non-ferrous on this test... but good comment, marking targets on the ferrous side of the scale is another telling test. I think that would be a good test running F2=0 as well.
  8. I spent a few hours yesterday with some Mano a Mano testing on the ML15 and the CT15. Disclaimer: This is what I observed in my testing, my ground, my occasional surmising, and feedback from the targets I marked. Your results will most definitely vary. I am not a scientist, nor an engineer... just a guy trying to find the best way to use the equipment I have. I am also not trying to speak poorly of either coil - as both have merits. I ran both coils with the exact setup - including noise cancel setting (it took me a few times to get the same setting though they were pretty clos
  9. Thanks GBA. Challenge indeed (I put a few pretty hefty gouges in some clad in the process). The ring is from 1985 - I was going to say not too old... but I guess that is still 36 years ago... though could have been dropped at any point since then. Thanks Dog. I think my wife is on to me... she gave me the "side-eye" as I asked her when she wanted to go shopping again... haha. Not yet VL, but I have a feeling if I repaired the clasp, she may be VERY interested in the chain.
  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you Norm. ~Tim
  11. Had a couple hours while my wife was shopping today, so went to a sports field to hunt for jewelry. Glad I did, early in the hunt got a solid 15 on the Equinox at about 6". Texas turf is getting pretty hard packed by this time of year, so digging was tough, especially working to leave the field the way I found it. Out popped 14k class ring. I was happy to see a name on the inside, and with a little research located the owner. Unfortunately, since passed away, but I will try to reach out to the family to return it. My first gold of the year, and my first class ring. Separate sig
  12. I don't mind a little marketing inside an informational post. It isn't like KellyCo is hiding behind a shill user ID, pretty obvious who they are. As long as I can speak my opinion from my experience in response to an infomercial thread (as I, and others did by discussing products that KellyCo doesn't carry), no harm/no foul. ~Tim
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