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Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: JJdigs
Date: February 13, 2016 11:36AM
Picked up a Gemini 3 on the bay for cheep.....well everything works except the battery test on reciever end....ugh....
Anyways I gave it a good ol'e try out in the blistering cold here in New Hampshire. Not sure if I will Keep it or flip it, however it will be fun. I was surprised the boxes were smaller then i expected. and the weight was not to bad. It is a little awkward to move around in the woods but no biggie. Check out the video and enjoy !video: https://youtu.be/xwuzFa23Occ

Re: Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: michael NY
Date: February 13, 2016 05:17PM
I enjoyed the video. Thanks for taking the time out to make it. I looked on YouTube only to find like you said not in English or not very useful. I wish you best of luck and score some nice finds keep on posting any kind of find as soon as the snow melts. What is the smallest object it will signal on? I know it's designed for finding large objects. Do a test garden in the spring bury a mason jar even with pennies. HH

Michael

Re: Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: JJdigs
Date: February 14, 2016 10:46AM
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michael NY
I enjoyed the video. Thanks for taking the time out to make it. I looked on YouTube only to find like you said not in English or not very useful. I wish you best of luck and score some nice finds keep on posting any kind of find as soon as the snow melts. What is the smallest object it will signal on? I know it's designed for finding large objects. Do a test garden in the spring bury a mason jar even with pennies. HH

Michael
Thank you Michael I had alot of fun giving a machine like this a try. With out using to much I would think the smallest size would be around a soda can size item. And it would only pick it up a few inches deep. And that depends how low I'm holding the machine. Thanks for watching !

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Re: Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: Mega
Date: February 14, 2016 12:05PM
Enjoyed the video as not many of these types of videos are around,twin box detectors these days have fallen out of favour for deeper Pulse machines etc,but they can and do have a place in the detecting arena,i do own a TW-5 by Fisher and are basically identical machines,if you are hunting for small fry ie coins with a twin box then folks are totally wasting ones time,these machines are primary designed to find bigger target ie large hoards that type of size item,the larger the target the deeper they will go,if ones buries a large petrol can size or bigger target it will locate it and pretty good depths.

I bought one as brand new for peanuts a few years back,no one has a clue what they are or what they do,so as its a buyers market for these types of machines they can be picked up very cheap,i use mine for homing in on a possible 2 scattered hoard sites that i have access to in the UK,you can tell its a scattered hoard because the plough is dragging coins into a specific pattern,then the clean up starts with finding the loose coins and then bring the big fella out to play to try and locate the actual container,which of course may or may not be in the ground,if the coins/artifacts had been in a leather container then the leather would have rotted away just leaving the coins.

But the price i paid for this machine is basically just a little more than a stock detecting coil would normally cost so i am not worried if it sits in the corner of the room gathering dust,as all it could take is just one decent deep find to pay for all your detectors at once.Would i buy a new one at the heavy price tag that they come with ?? my answer would be 'NO' because the price/finds wise does not add up in my favour,but does a cheap working 2nd hand work in my favour i would reply 'YES' it could possible do that.Of course it may sat in the corner of the room for ever and never be used again,but its not alot of money that i would have lost and even if i did sell it i copuld make a decent profit on it.

Once again a very good video,a specialised machine for a specialised type of detecting,i do like detecting with interesting different machines and the Fisher twin box series certainly ticks my interesting box.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Some of my site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Nexus MP 14x13
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

Re: Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: JJdigs
Date: February 17, 2016 02:56PM
I agree picking one up for short change is the way to go....its a different style of detecting for sure. I really hope to have an early spring this year in new Hampshire. I'm a big fan of axe beads and old iron tools... I hope to expand on my collection and this machine will help. Thanks for chiming in and watching the video Mega ! If the weather is warmer on Sunday I will try to get out !

Re: Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: amcjavelin
Date: February 19, 2016 05:25PM
hello there jj digs hey was curious on that machine what kind of depth can it achieve? for say like a kettle of coins crock pot size?

Re: Fisher Gemini 3 Giving it a whirl
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: March 26, 2016 08:56AM
Run properly, or operating right. they go dozens of times deeper than any pulse. Out at Pattons in the desert back in 84 a brand new unit led us over 8' to a rusted old wire massive wheel off a military truck?? It was still sensitive to a flat silver dollar at 3'. The old school Whites deep scan dual antenna(tml 600?) would pick up caves/voids in the earth and was a little easier to use,plus a bit more sensitive to slightly smaller objects. For super deep objects , caves, tunnels and such whites rocked as metal vs mineral was doable with some reliability as desert digging 8' was pure nasty-John

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