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Re: I had an Equinox and sold it because? 3 Question Survey

January 30, 2019 03:38PM
I bought a Equinox 800 and extra 6" coil last fall to take nugget detecting in Nevada, after reading of guys using it for nuggets successfully on the forums. Took it on a 3 day trip to Nevada, did some hunting and testing with it using a 2 grain nugget and a .55 grain nugget, also took the machine on another local nugget hunt in calif, and did some comparing to other machines.

I did like the steady vdi ID readings it gave on gold, was steady 1-2 on a 2 grain most vlfs do not read steady in nevada alkali soils they are all over the place on id, and I liked the ability to notch out hot rocks (-6 to -12) yet detect a one grain nugget. But overall I was not impressed as a gold machine. Lack of a concentric small coil was a biggie DD coils are not my favorite, lack of depth on the .55 gram. I came from using a GB2 before with quite a bit of success, I just was tired of manual ground balancing. To me the nox didn't seem to have near the power of my GB2 or even the MXT. Seemed underpowered to me as well as a couple other guys who were detecting with me. This was bought just for tiny nugget detecting. I have heard some good things about it for coin/jewelry hunting, though I didn't try it at all for that, I am more than happy with my MXT Pro for coin/jewelry. I had about 15 hrs on it total when I sold it. My main machine for nugget hunting is a gpx4500 with the new flat wire wrap coils. I only use a vlf for tiny nuggets about 15% of the time.
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I had an Equinox and sold it because? 3 Question Survey

UtahRich 367 January 05, 2019 05:32PM

Re: I had an Equinox and sold it because? 3 Question Survey

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Re: I had an Equinox and sold it because? 3 Question Survey

Kickindirt 215 January 31, 2019 12:27PM

Re: I had an Equinox and sold it because? 3 Question Survey

mxt sniper 201 January 31, 2019 05:26PM

Nugget hunting

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Re: Nugget hunting

mxt sniper 238 January 30, 2019 08:23PM

Re: I had an Equinox and sold it because? 3 Question Survey

Kickindirt 245 January 30, 2019 11:56AM

Good response

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