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    sand shark

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    looking to upgrade

    first off i cant afford a minelab 7000 or a 2300 ,,,,,that be my first and second wish ....im waiting to see reviews about minelab 800 which should be soon ......im looking for all around detector thats good for nuggets and waterproof is a plus . maybe a used PI thats not to expensive, im in black sand areas , minelab 705 and fisher f19 are on the cheap end of the rainbow .....has anyone used minelab 800 in the field,,,, any information would be helpful .. ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 666 View Post
    first off i cant afford a minelab 7000 or a 2300 ,,,,,that be my first and second wish ....im waiting to see reviews about minelab 800 which should be soon ......im looking for all around detector thats good for nuggets and waterproof is a plus . maybe a used PI thats not to expensive, im in black sand areas , minelab 705 and fisher f19 are on the cheap end of the rainbow .....has anyone used minelab 800 in the field,,,, any information would be helpful .. ....
    The equinox ships I think on the 18th. I say wait and see what this detector is all about before purchasing anything, because it sound promising. Multifrequency and high frequency is available for gold as well as lower frequencies for higher conductors like. The ability to hunt in all frequencies simultaneously is huge, coupled with waterproof capabilities to 10 feet I believe. And reasonably priced if it is as good as everyone says its going to be. I know I am waiting for reviews to pull the trigger.
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    For gold nugget hunting only you might consider the Deus without the remote, with headphones only and outfitted with HF elliptical coil. Should hit the tiny stuff and blow your ears off.

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    us
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    The minelab Equinox 800 is new but I would go for it. If it is anything like the e-trac it will be well worth the money
    Go for it


    I don't detect for the stuff I find, I detect for the stuff I haven't found.

    If I didn't find it I hope you did.


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    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    I don't know of any all-around detectors that are also GOOD nugget machines. If you're after gold nuggets, get a machine made for that use.
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    I have numerous Minelabs as well as an DEUS. I
    I have found gold with all of them but in the form of jewelry.
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

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    I bought the Minelab GoldMonster 1000 about 4 months ago, but I'm going to sell it. I'm just not in the right area for nugget shooting. But like somebody said above, if you're trying to find gold, get a good detector. If you're gonna hunt coins/relics, then get one specifically for that. There's nothing more frustrating than trying coin shoot with a nugget detector, or trying to nugget shoot with a coin shooter lol. Both attempts will be a frustrating failure
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    upgrade

    when i talk nugget im talking coin size not shot size my fault

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    i was thinking the minelab 800 would work good on coins and large nuggets (coin size ) better then the goldmonster 1000 or the 705 ....is the goldmonster 1000 only good for shot size targets ( never used one ) ......i guess gold comes in all sizes ....large size is rare but im not hunting in georgia

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    The GoldMonster would be fine for large or small gold. It's just appealing because it picks up on the finer gold thats been missed by other detectors that only see larger. It'll hit big ones...or teeny tiny ones. Especially if you're trying to check out some bedrock cracks and what not.

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    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 666 View Post
    when i talk nugget im talking coin size not shot size my fault
    If you have an area to hunt that has coin size nuggets, you need to get a claim and start a mining operation!
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    my side of the planet a claim is a one way ticket to boot hill

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    The Minelab Equinox 600 will be $649 operating frequencies 5, 10, 15 kHz & multi. This detector is for coinshooting for those that want deeper accurate IDs in highly mineralized ground, with excellent separation of coins near iron. The gold abilities are secondary, but should get gold items smaller than dimes, as do many detectors.

    The Equinox 800 will be $899 operating frequencies 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 kHz and multi. This detector is for coinshooting for those that want deeper accurate IDs in highly mineralized ground, with excellent separation of coins near iron. The gold
    abilities are great with the 20 & 40 kHz. Nobody uses 40 KHz as a best coin frequency, and higher frequencies detect tinier items, so it is a serious detector for deep coins and small gold. Best wishes.

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    I see your avatar is 666 - these nuggets are in hell? How deep must the detector go?

    Chub
    Last edited by chub; Jan 03, 2018 at 03:34 PM.

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    where i hunt its worse then hell and nuggets are the last thing on my hunting list .......the 800 i hope is detector the covers all my needs ............even the 7000 not waterproof ,,,,,

 

 
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