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  1. On 2/13/2021 at 2:36 PM, Rick N. MI said:

    I've heard Coiltek is going to make the 14x9 coil lighter. I'm interested in that one but if it's to heavy then I'll pass on it.

    You probably heard from youtube... I saw a video from a guy wearing a Minelab cap saying that... if i remember correctly,  on his background he had some look like pink curtains...  it's not true.

  2. 14 hours ago, Joe D. said:

       Thanks for the test drive report! And what an awesome group of finds!

       I have seen several people state on the forum that this particular coil is heavier due to it being made more for water hunting! But I'm sure Coiltek, and others, have the ability to use lighter resin fillings, as they become available!👍👍


    Thank you mate!

    Someone told me exactly the same! The 15 round is lighter... 


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  3. Hope y'all doing great! Guys, I'm on my way to bed and catch some sleep... So i copied the text from my original post.

    Hey wassup guys!😀 Hope y'all doing great!🙏 Here it is, yesterday's result with my brand new Coiltek coil for the Minelab Equinox! (14x9) Before anything else, let me say that i could had found way more stuff (another patch at around 500m away from where I've been yesterday), but i was determined to try this coil on a area where i have searched many times before. (I have some old footage here, it's same area where i used my GPX 5000 with the 14" DD Goldstalker), and no, I'm not saying that the Equinox is better than the GPX 5000! 2 different worlds! I simply didn't walk over these with the Gpx 5000. The GPX will not produce any signal coming from mineralized pottery. ( I have to say this because my post will be shared on some other groups ) Most of these Medieval coins didn't have a solid ID, because they were either deep or amongst mineralized pottery fragments... mostly +30cm deep. Had one on edge at around 23cm if i remember correctly... The only coins that i had a solid ID were: Little silver hammered coin at +-20cm that was surrounded by few bits of iron (when it locked, i had a ID 13-14), and that little hammered coin with a short cross (while heading back home i came across a ID 4). I also took the Minelab's 15" Coil with me to compare some signals, it seemed like there was little to no difference regarding depth (to me that's a good thing) but, i noticed a much greater separation on the Coiltek 14x9! The thing is, some coins were amongst mineralized pottery fragments (produces negative signals/ID ), so the 14x9 could separate better, therefore i would get a much better response.👍 I'm guessing this coil will work excellent at the beach. This time i had to include some of the trash that i found... all those little bits that you see on the right side!😀 Excellent sensitivity!!!!!!😀👌 Another 2 things that i really need to mention... It's a heavy coil, so if you are a skinny person, well, use a bungee or a harness. I didn't need to use my bungee, but at the end of the day i was knackered!😂 Do i mind? Definitely not, as long it does the job, that's what matters. 👍 I've noticed that some people are worried about the coil ears... Well, i don't think you should worry about that... although this is a new coil for the Minelab Equinox, these coils have been around for several years on some other Minelab detectors!😉 Ctx 3030, Etrac, Safari and the list goes on... I'm very pleased with my coil!😀👌 I even bought a nice red dress for my "Coilteka"😂 a protection called Flexbump (made of PETG) that absorbs any impact against rocks at the forest and beach! EDIT I was using mainly the Field 2. 0 F3 & F2. 6 Recovery Speed. I did use a little bit the Field 1 and Beach 1, but i was having a better result using the Field 2 on that area. Thank you Trevor Coiltek and Coiltek Team for this amazing coil!👍😎 Best regards!







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  4. On 1/8/2021 at 12:49 PM, calabash digger said:

    My ground is good....10 inch dime is a good starting point for a detector in my soil.Here is a deep live dig...

    Kac what are you talking about???

    Not that hard to get a detector to hit a 14 inch dime?? Found some with your AT PRO??? Dont take this the wrong way but you my friend need to buy a new tape measure.

    Hope you doing great mate.  Read my previous reply here. 

    Michael aka IffySignals knows me. (I'm Fabio)

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  5. On 1/2/2021 at 2:58 AM, Chase Goldman said:

    Actually the Deus hit it just fine.  I hunt with Deus and Nox in hot VA and PA dirt extensively.  Both detectors handle hot dirt well and I have the finds to prove it.  The setup Calabash used with the Nox that day seemed flawed.  In that situation, he probably would have smacked that coin with the Equinox in single frequency (especially with the "new" 4 khz update) or a tweaked field 2 setup (ground balance also seemed off).  That dirt wasn't all that hot, BTW.  Where I hunt, Deus and Nox (and Tarsacci which has similar good, hot dirt performance) can be limited to about 4 - 6 inches under worst case soil conditions.

    Someday, I'll get my act together and do a controlled field test between all three of the above detectors at a hot soil relic site and video the results.

    BTW that PA dirt video is here:


    He is not getting a signal from the coin... he getting a signal from the mineralization. I did a live video on facebook explaining about that. I'm from Europe and i hunt on Ancient soils... i have the Dēus, Nox and Gpx 5000. Had the Kruzer, the Anfibio and several other machines...  im quite known on Facebook metal detect groups.  I tried to contact Calabash couple of times but in vain... (he is one of my role models btw). 

    If you pay attention, both units won't get a signal while running "normal programs " but they do receive a signal while both in All Metal mode. You can tweak the nox to work exactly the same by setting your ferrous tone from -9 to -8 and your low tone from starting at -7 (for example).

    Let's say that his test garden area is 99% mild soil...  what happens is that he concentrated alot of mineralization in a hole. So now he has a 1% that is very mineralized. That's why he gets a signal. 

    Would really like to see a re test of this video. Because he influences alot of people outside the USA. 

    If anyone wants to check it (1h long😬), sorry about my English...


  6. I use mainly the wm08 module because it's way faster than the Bluetooth. I can hear the difference on polluted ancient sites. (Mineralization and iron)

    Wired directly to the control box or using just the speaker is way more faster, but i don't like being Wired directly to my machine because i would have to remove the headphones every time,  i don't like using the speaker because i want to pay attention to what I'm listening, ambiance sounds like the wind can be a problem and i won't be as much focused as i am while using the headphones.

  7. Hi guys! Hope y'all doing great!

    I came across this website: https://www.geosense.nl

    And it got me thinking...  When i see the word Geosense, Geology is what comes to my mind! Geology involves minerals right? What if this new method has the ability to see/scan iron? And then it would disc or reproduce any characteristic sound or any type of visual information, this without necessarily having the need to use a DD coil.🤔 

    I mean, we are talking about Minelab... the ones who keep revolutionizing the metal detect world with their unique methods.

    Another link from the same company: 


    Geosense technology in metal detect would be like a down to earth satelite transforming earth's surface as the sky.😄

    I'm crazy I know...

    Best regards 

  8. 33 minutes ago, abenson said:

    Pictures of the box are bad on Facebook but from what I can see it says "All Gold, All Soils, All the Time" At the bottom of the box it says All Gold, Lighter weight, Easy Expert, up on the side it repeats a lot of what's on the bottom but I think it also says Built to Last, Nothing about waterproof though. I could be wrong about some of what it says, hard to read bad photo.

    Below the box there's some sort of yellow sticker, and to me it looks like Joan Allen's brand! (Metal detect shop from the UK)🤔

  9. Ok, yesterday I did a fast test and came to a conclusion. 

    I have buried a small 19,2kt ring ( 7 ID) at around 25cm, wet. On Beach 2, Max sens, 50 tones, FE&F2 at 0, Recovery speed at 5. My Ferrous tone is set from -9 to 0.  I had no issues picking up the ring. 

    I switched then to Field 2 with same settings, but with standard tone break ( Ferrous tone set from -9 to 1). I had no signal from the ring and there was alot of falsing coming in 2 ID! 

    I guess everything was just fine and completely normal, I mean, the higher frequencies will pick up to much salt mineralization and the machine will become "blind".

    He said that field 2 was perfect/stable right? Well, i guess that if he using disc from -9 to any low ID ( something between 1 and 5, the machine will be looking stable... but we all know that behind the scene, the machine is being overcharged with lots of signals under that disc.  It's like a Painkiller!😀 It won't fix any health problem, it will just mask the pain!

    I think that he should record some footage so that we can understand...  i only see 2 options, User Error or Bad coil. 🤷‍♂️

  10. 19 hours ago, ColonelDan said:

    Just a few words from my experience:  Even in the low mineralized sand of central Florida beaches, Field 2  cannot compete with either of the Beach modes in wet salt sand or surf.  I’ve tested the modes on my beach hunting areas just out of curiosity.  Park 1 in 4kHz on dry sand does OK but again, I’ll stay with the beach modes in damp, wet and surf.
    just the view from my salty foxhole....

    That's what im getting too.👍 it's logical

  11. 20 hours ago, Badger-NH said:

    He must be joking.  No way will Field mode work better than Beach mode in wet saltwater sand. Even brackish conditions will kill the performance of Field mode.

    I'm sure that he is not joking, he a great guy! I only see two options: 1. There's a misunderstanding and can't explain well... mineralization and EMI are 2 different things.  2. Bad coil. 


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