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  1. #1
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    Sep 2016
    Anchorage, Alaska
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    First Detector

    Well, isnít my actual first. I have a nugget detector, but I need a new one. Iím looking for a big boy detector, not a beginner one. Iím going to be trained by some local clubs up here. I need one thatís good with gold and old mining relics and whatnot. Iím usually searching in worked over mining claims, but also in the middle of nowhere on untouched land. Any recommendations would be awesome. Thanks!

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    Sep 2018
    Rhode Island
    Current-Deus & Equinox 800. Past - CTX, F75, AT Pro/Max, F44, Patriot.
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    Deus with the HF coil will be good down to 14kh for relics/coins and up to 74kh for gold.
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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600 720i Stealth Scoop
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    Quote Originally Posted by TintedSnow View Post
    Well, isn’t my actual first. I have a nugget detector, but I need a new one. I’m looking for a big boy detector, not a beginner one. I’m going to be trained by some local clubs up here. I need one that’s good with gold and old mining relics and whatnot. I’m usually searching in worked over mining claims, but also in the middle of nowhere on untouched land. Any recommendations would be awesome. Thanks!
    One suggestion would be, start by asking the people who are doing the training. Maybe see what they recommend for your area. They should know what will be the best for your locale and target. Good luck!


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  4. #4

    Feb 2019
    Carson City NV
    Equinox 800, AT Pro
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    Nox 800, end of story!
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    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    It really depends on your budget. Minelab makes some high end machines that have price tags in the thousands
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  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2016
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Equinox 800, White's Goldmaster
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarsonChris View Post
    Nox 800, end of story!
    Thatís what I ended up with.

  7. #7
    us
    It is what it is, until it "Is" what it is.

    Aug 2013
    Northern Utah
    I currently run White's Spectra V3i wireless, Fisher F-70, Garrett AT-Pro, Minelab Etrac. I have owned other Fisher, Teknetics & Garrett models. Hands on with Equinox 800, Garrett AT-Max, & New Chase
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    Tinted, you state mining locations will be the hosted areas your going. I would recommend the Fisher F-75 F-70 or the Teknetics T-2 or G-2 these are machines capable of being used as gold machines, especially with the T-2. The beauty to these machines is their older designs (still awesome performance) but the cost has come way down on them.
    They can be had at a major savings.
    Newer multi frequency designs don't work as well on raw gold as a single higher frequency machine.
    This is a reason XP has came out with the ORX to cover the gold application better than the Deus.
    Good luck!
    Stay Gold!
    Opie
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  8. #8
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    Test them it deoends on what your looking for no nox if your hunting iron or saltwater At if you have hot ground and for coins nox is a good machine once you learn it out of park one or 2 talk to the sales rep like you would getting a car
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  9. #9
    us
    It is what it is, until it "Is" what it is.

    Aug 2013
    Northern Utah
    I currently run White's Spectra V3i wireless, Fisher F-70, Garrett AT-Pro, Minelab Etrac. I have owned other Fisher, Teknetics & Garrett models. Hands on with Equinox 800, Garrett AT-Max, & New Chase
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    160 times
    Metal Detecting
    Tinted, sorry I missed the fact you already bought a Eq 800 anyway give this a try. Go to "Field 2 mode" Go to "Frequency" set machine to 15kHz single frequency. Go to "Settings" then set ground balance to "Manual" set Thresh hold up to just audible humming. Gold mode on this machine only works 20 or 40 kHz which is a bit high for artifacts and 15kHz penetrates the ground just a bit deeper and your not necessarily gold prospecting these areas, your looking for anything, so this opens up your search a bit while keeping you in the game for gold nuggets.
    Forgive me as its been a while since I played with this machine. Hope it helps!
    Good Luck!
    Stay Gold!
    Opie
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  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2016
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Equinox 800, White's Goldmaster
    127
    124 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by Opie View Post
    Tinted, sorry I missed the fact you already bought a Eq 800 anyway give this a try. Go to "Field 2 mode" Go to "Frequency" set machine to 15kHz single frequency. Go to "Settings" then set ground balance to "Manual" set Thresh hold up to just audible humming. Gold mode on this machine only works 20 or 40 kHz which is a bit high for artifacts and 15kHz penetrates the ground just a bit deeper and your not necessarily gold prospecting these areas, your looking for anything, so this opens up your search a bit while keeping you in the game for gold nuggets.
    Forgive me as its been a while since I played with this machine. Hope it helps!
    Good Luck!
    Stay Gold!
    Opie
    Awesome info! Iím going nuts since itís still winter and will be snow covered for a few more months. Canít wait to try it out!

 

 

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