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    Can a Minelab Monster 1000 work well as a coin shooter also?

    I'd like to have a great nugget machine, and a good coin shooter, all-in-one. Seems if the Monster is super strong, as I've understood it is. Then it should read non-ferrus coins fairly well too? Deep? Thoughts?
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    Sure. It will find coins. Heck, you can probably get a quarter to well past 1.5 ft. even. Who could ask for more , eh ? And you're "guaranteed not to miss a thing" with a nugget machine (eg.: pinheads, staples, specks, etc....), right ? Meaning you wouldn't miss a tinsel fine gold chain, eh ? Who could ask for more, eh ?

    But heaven-help-you if you try a nugget machine in any normal land hunt type location (eg.: parks, schools, relicky locations like ghost towns, stage stops, etc....). Because the bells of Notre Dame will ring on every staple, pinhead, speck, etc....

    About the only place I've ever seen someone use a nugget machine for coins/relics is: Beach hunting. And some CW relic guys have adopted them, for places where they have the liberty to dig all (ie.: no iron discrimination).

    I saw a few guys swinging high powered nugget machines @ the GNRS. But .... they cut a WIDE BERTH around the couple of cellar-hole locations out there. Fine for middle-of-nowhere , I suppose, where you wouldn't expect to have 100 nails for each conductive target. But for the couple of cellar hole sites going on there, those guys were nowhere to be found .
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    Feb 2013
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    "I'd like to have a great nugget machine, and a good coin shooter, all-in-one." Answer= Minelab Equinox 800.
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    Equinox 800? That's the ticket?
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  5. #5
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    It's got 2 dedicated gold hunting modes. No joke, it will find the tiniest (and big) nuggets with very good depth. Google it up, plenty of reports of people using it for nugget shooting.
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    Thanks! They don't make nugget head for it huh?
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  7. #7
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    No Comprende "nugget head". Makes me think of Nugget Noggin LOL.
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    Reports of weak shaft,
    Camlocks, etc
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  9. #9
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    Minelab has supposedly addressed those issues. I'm not having any of those problems currently. But if your still in doubt, get a Goldmonster and let us know how it works out for you for coin hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detectit View Post
    Reports of weak shaft,
    Camlocks, etc
    The shaft wobble issues were fixed in Equinox production and is no longer an issue. I think production starting in October, 2018 with the redesigned shaft. As far as I know Minelab has accommodated anyone that contacts them with a shaft wobble problem.

    In other words... it's no longer a problem.

    -Joe
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  11. #11
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    Think it as strong as the Monster for nugget shooting? Be nice if they had a smaller coil for the Nox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detectit View Post
    Think it as strong as the Monster for nugget shooting? Be nice if they had a smaller coil for the Nox.
    They do. I got my six inch coil a week ago. I donít hunt gold, but the six inch coil has been awesome in finding coins and small relics in the ďhunted outĒ trashy sites near my home.
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    Great, I appreciate that.
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    Jan 2017
    East of snowflake Arizona completely off grid
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    I have found several coins with my GM 1000,but as others have stated it would not be my first choice if I was just coin hunting but it will see coins you just have to remember the GM 1000 only has a ferrous or non ferrous meter on it and all clad coins ring in on the GM 1000 on the non ferrous side of the meter the GM 1000 is a great nugget machine though.
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  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2013
    Flagstaff, AZ
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    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.
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