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  1. #1
    Mar 2015
    XP Deus, Tesoro Vaquero, Tesoro Tiger Shark
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    Detector Advice Please - High Mineralized Ground - Vanquish 540 / Nox 600?

    Hi Everyone!

    I'm getting back into dirt fishing after a 4 year break here in British Columbia Canada and that's where the highly mineralized ground comes into play. I've had good luck in the past with the XP Deus, but the target ID's were useless. It was however great for iron separation.

    My biggest interest is old coins and jewelry in parks followed by relics and then shore water hunting. At first I thought the Minelab Vanquish would be a good choice but after talking to a local dealer they felt the machine wouldn't be a strong contender.

    This leaves me strongly considering an Equinox 600 or 800 but the 600 seems to check off all of the boxes at a lower price and includes a Pro-Find 20 Pin-pointer. Am I missing out on not getting the 800 or would the Vanquish 540 be fine?

    I'm open to other models, so please offer your recommendations. I'd like to keep the budget under $1500.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000 -- Equinox 600 -- Vanquish 540 -- Minelab Pro Find 35 // Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger // Bunk's Hermit Pick // Sponsored By Fort Bedford Metal Detectors
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    Both are great in your soil.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Fisher Impulse AQ, 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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    With your budget, I'd get the 800. More adjustability can't hurt in bad ground. With the Gold mode in the 800, it gives you some important options.
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  4. #4
    Sep 2012
    D'Iberville MS
    E-Trac Equinox 800 Equinox 600
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    The 800 is worth the wireless headphones for the different in price plus the extra features

    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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