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    Golf, Bowling, Guns, Gold, etc...
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    Equinox 800 w/ 11" & 6" coil, Garrett Carrot, Bazooka Gold Trap, Pans.

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  1. The area of the park I found it in was wet and also gets a lot of foot traffic.
  2. I was thinking the same thing when I was pulling them out. I also thought it was odd for them to be stacked together.
  3. Thanks. This is a picture of the actual quarters before I picked them up. Some were loose and some were stacked, but the were all very close. I think the TID was jumping around between 30-35, but it was a very solid hit. I was using park mode 2 with the sensitivity on 18. As far as being able to compare the pre and post firmware updates, Icant, because Ive only used the detector post firmware update.
  4. I spent a couple of hours in the local park today, using the Nox 800 with the 6" coil, and found my first gold. The target ended up being 7 gram gold teeth ? and TID was 10. I also found a bunch of change. All of these quarters were in the same hole. I feel like I am starting to get the hang of this. It has been pretty fun so far!
  5. I messed around in my backyard last night, with the 6" coil, and was able to pin point a staple. It seems to work really well.
  6. I made it to the park today for some practice and found a ton of targets. Finding the coins was as easy as could be. The problem I am having is figuring out what the tone or number should be for rings and such. I buried my wedding band in the backyard and I could hardly get a decent hit on it. My band is 18k white gold and is fairly large. What are recommended settings for parks to find rings? I feel like I passed up a ton of targets today that could have possibly been something good.
  7. Thanks for the responses. I made it out to the foothills last weekend and found some targets. The equinox had no problems finding some lead, copper, and an old hand shovel. I feel like lead definitely made a cleaner and more consistent sound. I plan on searching a local park for a little more practice this Friday.
  8. I finally broke down and bought my first metal detector. I caught the gold bug while working at my last job. I worked for a company that sat on huge piles of dredge tailings and it also had a creek that ran through the property. I used to pan the creek sometimes during the week and pick up some minor gold. The whole process was very enjoyable and it got me started on the path of researching old CA gold mines. I bought the Minelab 800. So far it has been a bit of a learning curve, but this is the first detector I have ever used. Im sure it will probably get better with some practice.
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