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Norm S

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    D'Iberville MS
  • Interests:
    Metal Detecting
  • Gear Used:
    Equinox 800 and Equinox 600

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  1. I never push pinpoint over the target. I move away a foot or two then push pinpoint and have never had a problem and maybe I am just lucky mine don't do it
  2. WOW! I was ready buy a CTX when I heard about the Equinox and changed my mind after reading about it. With 5 products in development you have to know one of the five is going to be another hit like the Equinox. A suped up CTX would awesome. At my age not sure I will ever buy another new detector but I said that about buying new vehicles and I have bought 3 of them in the past two years so when there is something out there I want I go for it
  3. I think the real issue is the amount of time it takes Minelab to return the detectors that have had water problems. I think some if it is this Covid-19 thing. I also think the being submerged upto 30 minutes is the key to all the discussion. When I had two different detectors fail with bad control boxes I was antsy waiting and I got both back in less than a week. I had Whites repair the same detector twice because it never worked after the 1st repair and I was without it for over a month and in the meantime switched to a Minelab Etrac I don't use mine in water and would never stay s
  4. I couldn't find any roads from google maps so I won't even try unless I run into someone that would know. We have plenty of places to try anyway. Not trying to get rich it's just fun doing it.
  5. My grandson actually lives on 47 acres outside of Brighton and they have a small lake on it but not really bothered much by mosquitoes. I lived in Edwardsville for over 20 yrs . Is Muldrow Glacier accessible by truck
  6. Yeah he is only 21 and prime bait. He lives in S IL just north of Alton and not many mosquitos there. We been there before and this time we are going to do some gold panning, fishing and metal detecting.
  7. I kinda figured we'd hit flat land with a lot of marsh area or wetlands judging by the google maps. We do have hats with mosquito netting. I learned that my last trip. No amount of repellent seems to work. My grandson finishes summer school in college in a cpl of weeks then he will have the required credits for his engineering degree so this is a graduation present. Made for a good excuse to go back to Alaska with him.
  8. Thanks for the info Steve I know it's about a 12 hr drive but do to extended daylight that time of year I will have plenty of time to rest etc along the way. I will even have some camping gear and extra gas. I have rented a 4x4 crew cab pickup. I have been as far as Wiseman in the past. I have also experienced the mosquitos as well.
  9. I am like phrunt I am not careful with my detectors at all. I have left them in the bed of my truck on 100 degree days and in the back seat on the floorboard for weeks in temps from 80 - 100 degrees. Heck it was in the bed of my truck during a rainstorm that rained 3" in about 2 hours. I don't wash the sand or saltwater off from it either. I dropped it in the water more than once. . I have had Garrett and Whites detectors and along with an Etrac but over all the Equinox is the best of the rest. I had a V3i for 3 years and in three years I didn't find as much with the V3i as I did with the
  10. I am headed to Alaska next month with both of my equinox detectors. I am flying into Fairbanks and want to do some detecting and panning. The last time there we did some panning and believe it or not we panned . 26 ounces of gold. Not in one day of course but in several creeks North of Denali. This time we plan on panning, detecting and fishing. I am also driving the Dalton Highway to the end of the road if possible. A bucket list Item. I have driven coast to coast to the farthest point in NE Maine to the coast of CA and I been to the end of the road in Key West. Now I want to drive
  11. I hope it was over heating but if not Minelab has great customer service
  12. Interesting posts. Most every person into detecting I know has secret honey holes they hunt and everyone of them lie about what they find. I lie as well. I have never told anyone about my best find or where I found it. I also find it interesting so many members don't list their location on the profiles. As far as finds never being recorded or shown on forums I do agree to an extent. I still enjoy the forums. I got my knowledge base from forums. I also learn how much I know by how little some know about their detectors. Almost every setting I use on the Equinox I got from th
  13. I just read on another website about all the problems guys were having with the update. I tried if for the 1st time today and right now I have mixed feelings about it. I will give it a few more days before I decide
  14. Good story. Lots of things I haven't found but by you sending a variety of different things he has now found them.. If nothing else you helped train his ear
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