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The Nox 800 and got some Silver!

December 26, 2019 11:22AM avatar
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Dan'o
Its taking some getting used to, i'll let you know sometime in the spring. I played around with the "iron volume" today to try and find the best balance. I run in all metal as much as I can and then toggle back and forth so I don't get overloaded with too many sounds. I had less 'solid' signals than one way or iffy ones. It does lock onto silver and the pennies but seams to struggle a little with the nickles.

In my opinion, the IRON VOLUME control, that we see on most of the better detectors nowadays, is one of the best innovations in a long time. On my 800, I keep my tone pitch set to 1 (for my -9 to 0 segment) and the volume at 12. It is a very low tone that doesn't pound my brain to mashed potatoes if I'm in an iron infested area. I can turn the volume down even lower if I wish, but the gist of it is that if I'm hunting in an area that holds known good targets, I want to work around the 'iron' in hopes of unmasking a non-ferrous keeper. The more you do this, the better you get at it.

As for nickels, my 800 hits them extremely well. My nickel percentage of my coin finds has been very high the last couple years. Historically, I think many coin hunters have skipped nickels simply by rolling the discriminator up past nickels and pull tabs and simply cherry picked the higher conductors. This means that there are likely nickels to be found in an area, even if that area has been hit hard by other detectorists.

Two, the 800 seems to be very "hot" on nickels, meaning that it seems to detect them easily. MOST nickels will hold quite solidly on 12-13. War nickels, with their copper/silver makeup read higher; 14-15-16. A beaver tail, the broken off tab portion of the pull tab, when folded in half, seems to be the evil nemesis of the 800 when you're searching for nickels. Nickels give a pretty good solid reading as do gold rings hitting in the same area. The folded tab, not quite as solid. I've not got to the point that I trust skipping a 12-13 reading that is a little 'less solid', so I still dig these.

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Dan'o
The sidewalk or curb strip is one I hit briefly with the Deus, which I like a lot, but I really took my time and went over the area at least twice while trying to decipher those 50 tones and some settings, so to say the Deus missed those coins would not be quite fair. Time will tell.

Thoroughly hunting an area you've gone over before will often reveal targets that were previously missed. Targets get missed for many differently reasons. There's an old park in my area I visit occasionally that continues to give up old coins despite the best efforts of many detectorists over the last 40-50 years. Why? Good question. This is a good topic for a future discussion - How to improve you ability to find keepers in hard hit areas.

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Dan'o
I did dig some nails chasing iffy signals, but by the end of my hunt I could do about 60/40 at deciphering the bad ones before I stopped. I do like the flutie notes of the NOX.

Any suggestions for a NOX newbie?

Use the iron audio to your advantage. I use 5 tones much of the time and have the -9 to 0 set as my IRON SEGMENT. Adjust the iron bias to the minimum level that correctly ID's ferrous targets most of the time. And don't forget that there are some iron 'keepers' out there you would be proud to set out on display.

Get lots of practice and experiment with settings when you have a target under the coil. Find which settings provide you with the best signal, depth, ID, discrimination, etc, and keep experimenting as you have time in the field.

Best of luck,

Rich -

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Dan'o 70 December 23, 2019 06:26PM

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OregonGregg 38 December 24, 2019 03:11PM

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NWCindy 35 December 24, 2019 10:03AM

A very welcome report for late December in these parts.smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Monte 45 December 24, 2019 06:41AM

Re: A very welcome report for late December in these parts.smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Dan'o 30 December 24, 2019 07:46AM

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UtahRich 32 December 23, 2019 10:08PM

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Dan'o 36 December 23, 2019 11:22PM

The Nox 800 and got some Silver!

UtahRich 34 December 26, 2019 11:22AM

Next years 800 settings

UtahRich 33 December 26, 2019 09:15PM

Minelab Users .. visit the EQ-800 'Settings Test Sites.'

Monte 43 December 27, 2019 09:49AM

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Dan'o 30 December 27, 2019 04:27PM

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Monte 37 December 28, 2019 06:35AM

'Settings Test Sites.'

UtahRich 45 December 27, 2019 10:53AM

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OregonGregg 38 December 30, 2019 09:04AM

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Kickindirt 37 December 30, 2019 12:32PM

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D&P-OR 43 December 30, 2019 01:08PM

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OregonGregg 31 January 02, 2020 09:30PM

Del, I agree. I really like the ORX ... (but this is the Minelab Forum .. ssshh) N/T

Monte 30 December 30, 2019 07:14PM

Re: Del, I agree. I really like the ORX ... (but this is the Minelab Forum .. ssshh)

D&P-OR 36 December 30, 2019 08:00PM

Rich, I was just funnin' a little bit.smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Monte 45 December 27, 2019 03:37PM

I know. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

UtahRich 23 December 28, 2019 09:32AM



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