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Old 10-06-2018, 02:33 PM
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Default Equinox strikes $1 gold coin

Not surprising to me as this detector is a low conductor hound.

https://www.minelab.com/usa/go-minel...ld-in-the-hole

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NASA-Tom Wrote:
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> Yes..... Type-1, 2 & 3 U.S. Gold Dollars ID as a 1
> 0/11 in an air-test.......and in most soils.,.,.,.
> ,.,.,.,. even tilted. "On edge"...... and ID's can
> be much lower..... to include 'no detection'.
>
> U.S. 3-Cent Nickels ID as 7-8....... under most no
> rmal conditions.

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Old 10-06-2018, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Not surprising to me as this detector is a low conductor hound.

https://www.minelab.com/usa/go-minel...ld-in-the-hole

Suplemental info supplied by actual Equinox formal tester.
NASA-Tom Wrote:
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> Yes..... Type-1, 2 & 3 U.S. Gold Dollars ID as a 1
> 0/11 in an air-test.......and in most soils.,.,.,.
> ,.,.,.,. even tilted. "On edge"...... and ID's can
> be much lower..... to include 'no detection'.
>
> U.S. 3-Cent Nickels ID as 7-8....... under most no
> rmal conditions.
I always dig solid 12s hopefully one day....

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Old 10-06-2018, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by NCtoad View post
I always dig solid 12s hopefully one day....
The real question is how many detectors will sound off on one of these at 6Ē deep?
And give good ballpark ID???

Ole Calabash will be able to tell us something about this soon.

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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
The real question is how many detectors will sound off on one of these at 6Ē deep?
And give good ballpark ID???

Ole Calabash will be able to tell us something about this soon.
Is he burying gold coins in his test garden? We all know he's got deep pockets, but I didn't think they were that deep

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Old 10-06-2018, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by NCtoad View post
Is he burying gold coins in his test garden? We all know he's got deep pockets, but I didn't think they were that deep
Stand by.
In a few days we may see videos.
Should be interesting and educational.

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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Stand by.
In a few days we may see videos.
Should be interesting and educational.
I'll be looking forward to them.

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Old 10-06-2018, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
The real question is how many detectors will sound off on one of these at 6Ē deep?
And give good ballpark ID???

Ole Calabash will be able to tell us something about this soon.
Thatís not hard for this coin, itís not a small gold chain. A $180 Eurotek Pro will nail it and ID at 6Ē.

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Old 10-06-2018, 04:58 PM
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You ever tested one Chris?

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Old 10-06-2018, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by calabash digger View post
You ever tested one Chris?


I have, my Dad passed me one down as part of his coin collection, an 1862.

I ran all my detectors through it at 5-6Ē, the Eurotek Pro hit it at 54-55 according to my excel sheet. Only detector in my stable that didnít hit it was the Minelab GoFind.

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I bought one its supposed to be here Tuesday.

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Old 10-06-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by calabash digger View post
I bought one its supposed to be here Tuesday.


Itís definitely good to have as a tester. On all the detectors I had at the time I ran it, all of them tested just slightly under a good nickel reading. I havenít ran the Equinox through so thatís actually really good news that it hits at a 12. Some days Iím not down at all for digging rings/pull tabs but I still leave 11-13 notched in looking for those solid hits. In my dirt on the Equinox the nickel isnít always a solid 12, especially after rain it tends to creep up and bone dry soil creep down.

EDIT: Iím also not implying the Eurotek will hit in the wild. Itís not a great separator (my goto loaner, way deeper than the Ace series), and I fully expect one in the wild to show up somewhere in an iron sh$t show. If there were any Detector Iíd find one with, probably the Equinox would be my best shot. But in a test garden that coin just smacks hard. Like a pull tab on steroids.

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Old 10-06-2018, 05:27 PM
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Here is a vid.
Comparing a few detectors.
Weíll see how Calabashís Nox does on his coin.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=49EelIkiZFU

And how the Nox IDs at depth. This is key imo. The better ID given, so a person can at least have a clue what to dig vs digging a bunch of junk. (Wasting time).

If what I have witnessed while testing my Nox in my soil is any indication, Nox will definitley be a standout here on the smallest of gold US coins.

Special note here:
In the USA, if not for the US nickel and how the Equinox IDs (range), it is my opinion more worthy finds would be walked right by.
Canít say this about fbs/fbs2 Minelab detectors.

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Old 10-06-2018, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Here is a vid.
Comparing a few detectors.
Weíll see how Calabashís Nox does on his coin.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=49EelIkiZFU

And how the Nox IDs at depth. This is key imo. The better ID given, so a person can at least have a clue what to dig vs digging a bunch of junk. (Wasting time).

If what I have witnessed while testing my Nox in my soil is any indication, Nox will definitley be a standout here on the smallest of gold US coins.
I'm assuming it's going to do great just on how the frequencies are weighted in Park/Field 2. And Calabash has good soil, mine is pretty good, not as good as CD but up there in terms of decent soil. My Etrac never ran the coin, but the 3030 hit it fine, though I ID'd at 12-11 not 12-12 like his Etrac in the video.

I can pull my coin out on Monday and see how the Equinox ID's it in my Chesapeake Maryland dirt. I'd do it now but it's in my wife's safety deposit box, she thinks I'll trade it for a detector.

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Old 10-06-2018, 07:28 PM
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I wish the one I found earlier this year was a Dahlonega mint. Thats worth some money. Found mine with my 9Ē Deus in a highly mineralized farm field. It hit it fine. I found a high karat gold cufflink in another highly mineralized field with my Equinox that Id at a 9. Equinox definitely loves low conductors

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Old 10-07-2018, 02:16 PM
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Most of the gold rings I found were with an Xterra 70. I should have held on to that one as a backup. It was a low production number machine as well. I never learn

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Congrats on the find! NICE!

However, what I find disturbing is that the tests that I had performed with my NOX 600 showed that a 12 rings for Sterling Silver (tested against large ring I recently found).. and gold, depending on the karat rings in as 14 for 14k and 18 for 18k gold.. settings Park2 Iron Bias 1)

Does the fact that a coin is flat compared to the ring's shape make a difference?

Around here, 12-13-14 usually rings up pull tabs and other weird junk =(
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