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Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: December 22, 2017 07:25PM
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Jason in Enid
when I look at finds like that, I might as well be looking at something from the moon. When you live in a place with barely over 100 years of occupation, its an ultimate triumph to find anything from the 1890s.

+2!

An 1890s coin in Oklahoma is a triumph, indeed! Detectorists in Europe must just laught at us! :)

STeve[/quote

Same here Steve, a barber is like finding a large cent or seated for the guys back east. This town I'm in only had 1000 people up until 1940, founded in 1898. So mercs and rosie are about only silver coins to be found and in limited quantities at that!!


Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: laplander
Date: December 22, 2017 07:48PM
Don't worry there's nothing wrong with a good :beers: that part of the fun going to the U.K. I just don't take it as serious as the locals [lightweight] lol
If the pennies and half cents [greenies] aren't 200 yrs old they are considered by some as modern crap :shrug:

Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: December 22, 2017 07:59PM
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Treasure talk with Gordon Heritage https://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/found-in-the-fields-equinox-gold
I don't know if you all realize it or not but these are amazing finds in some difficult conditions.
Saxon gold is as rare as hens teeth :surprised: Congratulations Gordon on some terrific finds!!
HH Jeff

There is another tester(well known gold hunter in AU) who found a very small piece of gold at 5" with the EQ800, I'd post the pic, but, he prefers to keep the picture linked to the forum where he posted. I'd post a link, but, that's not allowed. The size of the picker was impressive at 5" since he was hunting in very tough soil. The other tiny picker he showed was almost unbelievable, more of a speck than anything.

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Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 23, 2017 05:16AM
Several of us here in Fl that are on the order list are hoping to get the machine as soon as its released. Of course that depends on supplies and how they are distributed. I can tell you i for one will get the thing WET...... a lot. So hopefully we can get some info out there as to how this machine will compare to what we have now for beach hunting. Ill try and hook up with my buddy in CWB and do some comparison since he has both the CTX and Xcal too and a lot of time on both. We have low mineralization here in the Gulf, but we do get concentrations of sea weed this time of year which also concentrates the black sand. For those who have never beached hunted, EVERY beach can vary..... even if its just a few miles down the road. They seem to have their own unique appeal to people and what may be found...... especially during the winter months. Im sure there are several SNOW BIRDS waiting too. This should be an interesting few months with the machine. Bring on Spring Break.



CTX, Blue Xcals
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.
D. Meeker

Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: laplander
Date: December 23, 2017 07:32AM
You are in a unique positon Dew weather wise, hope you have good reports to share with us.
Try not to enjoy spring break to much:clapping:
HH
laplander

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Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 23, 2017 01:35PM
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Where are you at AJ?
I found my oldest largie in the USA this fall an 1812 classic head, in north Missouri that's unheard of.

That's funny, laplander...the summer before last I found my first (and only) large cent, while visiting back home in western PA -- and it was an 1812 classic head, also! ;)

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

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Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 23, 2017 01:40PM
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dewcon4414
Several of us here in Fl that are on the order list are hoping to get the machine as soon as its released. Of course that depends on supplies and how they are distributed. I can tell you i for one will get the thing WET...... a lot. So hopefully we can get some info out there as to how this machine will compare to what we have now for beach hunting. Ill try and hook up with my buddy in CWB and do some comparison since he has both the CTX and Xcal too and a lot of time on both. We have low mineralization here in the Gulf, but we do get concentrations of sea weed this time of year which also concentrates the black sand. For those who have never beached hunted, EVERY beach can vary..... even if its just a few miles down the road. They seem to have their own unique appeal to people and what may be found...... especially during the winter months. Im sure there are several SNOW BIRDS waiting too. This should be an interesting few months with the machine. Bring on Spring Break.

Dew, where are you at on the FL Gulf Coast? I had a good time getting my first taste of beach hunting this past fall on that trip to Destin...

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: laplander
Date: December 23, 2017 04:31PM
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sgoss66
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laplander
Where are you at AJ?
I found my oldest largie in the USA this fall an 1812 classic head, in north Missouri that's unheard of.

That's funny, laplander...the summer before last I found my first (and only) large cent, while visiting back home in western PA -- and it was an 1812 classic head, also! ;)

Steve
Congrats Steve hope yours is in better condition than mine!

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Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 23, 2017 09:52PM
Doubtful LOL! Took a magnifying glass to read the date -- barely legible... But, it's my first and I'm thrilled to have it! Not often someone "displaced" to Oklahoma gets to dig stuff that old! Fortunately, my "roots" are "back East," and so I do get some hunting time in on some old sites occasionally!

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: More Gold finds with the Equinox
Posted by: toddbbq
Date: December 24, 2017 07:39AM
Dew I too will be doing some side by side dry, wet sand and water tests with my detecting partner as soon as we get our hands on the Equinox. We will be putting it against the CTX, excal and maybe a CZ. Maybe we can meet up at CWB when possible and work it through its paces.

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