First weekend hunting after 17 year hiatus. New Equinox 600 and first gold ring!

nevrdundetecting

Sr. Member
Sep 26, 2005
317
53
Wayne Co., WV
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 600, White's Prizm III, Bounty Hunter Pioneer EX
Pro-Find 15 pinpointer
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
After a 17year hiatus from detecting I decided to get back into it this year. I did some research and ordered a new detector, the Equinox 600. It arrived Monday but by the time I get home from work its dark. I went to two different house sites this weekend and hunted a total of about 6 hours, one built in 1908 and the other in the 1850's, which I hear had been used as a hospital to treat wounded soldiers in the civil war! Saturday I hit the 1908 house and came out with 5 wheaties, two dated 1911, a metal motorcycle and a few modern coins. I always considered it a decent day finding wheat pennies. Sunday I went to the 1850's cabin, hoping to find some civil war era relics. Haven't come up with anything from that era but I did dig my first gold ring! 14K white and rose gold, about 4 inches down under a tree and below three overlapping roots! I almost gave up on it but the consistent 15 VDI reading kept me persistent and it paid off! I don't think the ring is very old because the font of the 14k stampings look modern to me. Also found a drilled 1947 cinco centavos under the same tree and an old razor in the woods of all places. I cant wait to get back out next weekend now!
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JeffInMass

Silver Member
Jan 14, 2006
4,274
6,037
Cape Cod
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Welcome back and Congrats for the excellent purchase and finds. I've been using the 600 for a few years and I love it. There are lots of vids on Youtube about the different settings and so on- I watched them extensively and have settled on Field 2, lowered recovery speed and iron bias and I've had great results. Experiment and see what works best in your conditions. GL going forward- can't wait to see what you find next!
 

cabers

Jr. Member
Jun 18, 2017
53
405
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
After a 17year hiatus from detecting I decided to get back into it this year. I did some research and ordered a new detector, the Equinox 600. It arrived Monday but by the time I get home from work its dark. I went to two different house sites this weekend and hunted a total of about 6 hours, one built in 1908 and the other in the 1850's, which I hear had been used as a hospital to treat wounded soldiers in the civil war! Saturday I hit the 1908 house and came out with 5 wheaties, two dated 1911, a metal motorcycle and a few modern coins. I always considered it a decent day finding wheat pennies. Sunday I went to the 1850's cabin, hoping to find some civil war era relics. Haven't come up with anything from that era but I did dig my first gold ring! 14K white and rose gold, about 4 inches down under a tree and below three overlapping roots! I almost gave up on it but the consistent 15 VDI reading kept me persistent and it paid off! I don't think the ring is very old because the font of the 14k stampings look modern to me. Also found a drilled 1947 cinco centavos under the same tree and an old razor in the woods of all places. I cant wait to get back out next weekend now! View attachment 2058277
Awesome finds! Welcome back! Any ide what that zipper pull looking thing is? I just found one yesterday and have no idea…
 

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
15,811
27,562
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
After a 17year hiatus from detecting I decided to get back into it this year. I did some research and ordered a new detector, the Equinox 600. It arrived Monday but by the time I get home from work its dark. I went to two different house sites this weekend and hunted a total of about 6 hours, one built in 1908 and the other in the 1850's, which I hear had been used as a hospital to treat wounded soldiers in the civil war! Saturday I hit the 1908 house and came out with 5 wheaties, two dated 1911, a metal motorcycle and a few modern coins. I always considered it a decent day finding wheat pennies. Sunday I went to the 1850's cabin, hoping to find some civil war era relics. Haven't come up with anything from that era but I did dig my first gold ring! 14K white and rose gold, about 4 inches down under a tree and below three overlapping roots! I almost gave up on it but the consistent 15 VDI reading kept me persistent and it paid off! I don't think the ring is very old because the font of the 14k stampings look modern to me. Also found a drilled 1947 cinco centavos under the same tree and an old razor in the woods of all places. I cant wait to get back out next weekend now! View attachment 2058277
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

KodyB

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Aug 28, 2022
68
202
After a 17year hiatus from detecting I decided to get back into it this year. I did some research and ordered a new detector, the Equinox 600. It arrived Monday but by the time I get home from work its dark. I went to two different house sites this weekend and hunted a total of about 6 hours, one built in 1908 and the other in the 1850's, which I hear had been used as a hospital to treat wounded soldiers in the civil war! Saturday I hit the 1908 house and came out with 5 wheaties, two dated 1911, a metal motorcycle and a few modern coins. I always considered it a decent day finding wheat pennies. Sunday I went to the 1850's cabin, hoping to find some civil war era relics. Haven't come up with anything from that era but I did dig my first gold ring! 14K white and rose gold, about 4 inches down under a tree and below three overlapping roots! I almost gave up on it but the consistent 15 VDI reading kept me persistent and it paid off! I don't think the ring is very old because the font of the 14k stampings look modern to me. Also found a drilled 1947 cinco centavos under the same tree and an old razor in the woods of all places. I cant wait to get back out next weekend now! View attachment 2058277
That gold ring is beautiful! What a find!!
 

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