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Last hunt of 2021 ? Equinox good to me again.


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I went out again despite the fact that rain was in the forecast. I knew the temps were going to drop the next day.

The Equinox did not disappoint. I found my third ever Rosie, another bluenose silver dime and a very worn silver quarter with an invisible date but it's a King George the fifth so it can't be more recent than 1936. The Roosevelt dime was hidden under 3 inches of fresh wood chips and down at least 3-4 inches in the dirt below. In this area, all the ash trees have been cut down last year because of the Emerald ash borer. It makes it tough to detect because precious depth is lost in several inches of wood chip cover. The Equinox seems to do quite well despite this.

I also found a rusty bottle opener which is ironic because as I've mentioned several times before, this place is loaded with bottle caps everywhere. The 2 keys are standard fare and I don't know what the other object is... a gold gilded cuff link perhaps ? The base metal seems to be brass. Appart from those finds, I dug up a dozen pennies from the 30's on up. After 3 hours there, the rain started pouring and back home I went. The cold has now set in and with night lows of 14 degrees, the ground will be hard as a rock within a few days. Despite being a newbie with this detector, I have enjoyed using it very much and looking forward to get back at it in 2022. HH everyone !

Settings used: Park 1, gain at 23, 5 tones, recovery speed 3. The Equinox ground balanced at 6. The small 6" coil was used again.


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Another great hunt!! You picked up very quickly on discerning good / bad targets on with the Equinox. Yep unfortunately cold weather is setting in for many of us. 😩


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Congratulations on a great outing and finds!

CT Todd

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Keep at it. Happy digging


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26 here in N Idaho and spitting snow. Thinking most likely close to finishing out the year. I found it was hard to squat down when dressed up like the Michelin Man!!!! I was wanting to clear $150 clad for the year but missed it by $10….. oh, there is next year!


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Thanks guys. It's pouring rain today after getting a few inches of snow. Crazy ! Freezing temperatures overnight but it's supposed to get warmer by next weekend and just above the freezing mark for most of next week. Hey, you never know. There might still be enough time to get my 19th and 20th silver dime by the end of the year. I got 13 last year with the Nokta.

I still have so much to learn on this machine. I want to try other program modes, other recovery speeds and play around with iron bias.