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    Quote Originally Posted by CoinHunterAZ View Post
    I have to ask why you think you would need a smaller coil? Are you going to be crevassing or something? With the smaller coil, you will sacrifice depth. Many of the Minelab dedicated gold machines have enormous coils, for finding deep nuggets. Remember most gold hunting locations are "relatively" trash free, save for some pieces of lead shot and occasional pieces of wire, tin, nails etc.
    Crevicing
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    Quote Originally Posted by detectit View Post
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    Ya think the 15" coil would be the best for nuggets?
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    bigger coils lose depth on smaller targets as well
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  4. #19
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    the 6 inch coil that comes with the GM 1000 sees just as deep as the larger coil that came with it has been my experience so far the six inch coil vary rarely comes off of my GM 1000 you just loose ground coverage so you have to make sure when you are doing your sweeps you overlap I use the 5x10 inch coil when i first get into an area to locate things but then change over to the 6 inch round coil both coils are really hot though
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    Quote Originally Posted by detectit View Post
    Ya think the 15" coil would be the best for nuggets?
    If you are talking the 15 inch coil for an equinox myself I would only purchase a 15 inch coil if I was hunting a big flat area void of any obstacles they do not make a 15 inch coil for the GM 1000 yet.
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    EQuinox 800....
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  7. #22
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    Got an Equinox in route. Waterproof. Reviews seem be good. Hopefully any little problems are resolved now. So the stock coil should see as well as the 15"?
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  8. #23
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    I really don't think you'll be disappointed. It's gonna take a little time and some patience to learn it, so I recommend to do some studying in the mean time. If you truly want a machine that will do double duty on gold nuggets AND coins, the 800 WILL get it done. I recommend the stock coil to start with. The 6" coil is just too small for my liking, and I have had no reason to get the 15" as of yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoinHunterAZ View Post
    I really don't think you'll be disappointed. It's gonna take a little time and some patience to learn it, so I recommend to do some studying in the mean time. If you truly want a machine that will do double duty on gold nuggets AND coins, the 800 WILL get it done. I recommend the stock coil to start with. The 6" coil is just too small for my liking, and I have had no reason to get the 15" as of yet.
    Yeah, I think I'm going to enjoy it. I appreciate the inputs.
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  10. #25
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    FYI, I forgot to mention. You will want to go to the Minelab website and download and print the instruction manual. They put some very basic instructions in the box, but the much more comprehensive one you'll need to get from the website.
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  11. #26
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    I do agree with our fellow treasure and goldhunters. I have been thinking about the GM1000 to replace my Whites GMT with. Gerry from Gerry's detectors opened my eyes. He said "go with the new technology" I am very happy with my new Equinox 800. I got 'em a few days after christmas. It definitly rocks. I got me the book from Clive James Clynick (Equinox From Beginner to Advanced) which helped me a lot. Before I settled for the Nox I have read so much about both machines and after all it seems they will both find VERY small gold with the exception that the Equinox tells you a lot more what you can expect from your target before you dig or don't dig it. I went to AZ in March 2018. Diggin' a bunch of trash with my SDC2300. No Gold! I had to stay away from the berms in the washes. Why? Because they are full of trash! In between all the trash there are nuggets left! Why? Because other people stay away from 'em as much as I did. The Equinox will change the game. Unfortunately I live in Germany and can't go back to AZ real easily. The GM1000 has it's place being a "turn on and go" machine. From my understanding it was made for people to use in countries, where education is not very common and/or people who want an effective, simple to learn gold machine. To effectively use the Equinox you will need to put your time in to learn the machine and read a lot, watch many videos on youtube and I highly recommend reading Clive's book. After learning more about the Nox the GM1000 is not an option for me any longer. For my trip to CA in Sep. 2019 I will just get me the 6" coil. The Nox will give you more metal detector for your money as it is a very good coin and treasure machine too. I have no trouble at all with the rod being lose or wobble!
    Last edited by Horst; Mar 07, 2019 at 08:29 AM.

 

 
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