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Sube, maybe you hit it - ferrous coin, (on the Ctx) could be the reason you hear the silver in between the nails when the Nox doesn’t.Jkline great to see your double swinging as you know this well take care of the one ways .I find it's easier to crawl inch at a time that way you cover both directions . The key is coil control 2 foot swings not 6 feet can't control the coil i use this in heavy thrash.
If that dime was a nickel the ctx would have been a jumpy mix of ids as the nox with the dime since it was a shallow target both detectors would separate it from the un know en masking object that was with it rust pieces . Both detectors find dimes and nickels but the nox would kill the ctx on nickels that are masked with iron and the ctx would kill the nox on silver masked with iron .Coppers wheats zincs and so on there =.
Example found a silver roosie with the nox the dime was on edge between 2 square nails like this = the coin was 2 inches deep only one way pop both directions and the pop was a short repeat. Swinging like this ll with coin on edge in between i only hit the face of the coin coming into it both ways there was no halo from the nails they looked clean as they were gray colored the nox was iding 19 maybe indian i though .So i grab my ctx and get the same pop short both ways but the ctx was saying 12.43 i was in ferrous coin as you can see the nox with silver in iron does not id right if it had been a nickel the nox would id right and the ctx would not .
So i think you had a blended target nail rust whatever the ctx is much better at iding silver mixed with some form of iron with a accurate id had it been a nickel the nox would give the better id.
Gunwolf as far as missing these coins that were missed at the permission happens all the time ever get a signal that only repeats every other time and you know where it is but still only get it every other time well if you go over it once normal swinging what's to say it well sound off on that swing but by crawling or double swinging that second swing may light it up .sube
fwcrawford -- that 1859 is a "fatty" Indian Head, different composition of metals from the newer ones, and that's why it read 16, vs. the normal 19-20. Fatties read lower than regular IHPs...That is odd indeed why the Equinox would not respond to that silver dime...
I have had my Equinox for close to two years now and it has impressed me from day one... I have more confidence in that detector than any other detector I have owned or tried.
Like Jim ( aka earthlypotluck) posted above, I have never found as many silver coins as I have with this detector, and what is surprising is that many of them were not all that deep, gave very good signals, and these finds came from
sites that are mostly public that I have been detecting at for at least 10 years on and off.
I agree with your statement.. we all miss targets and think we are covering an area very good, but it does not take much to miss coins.
When I got my Equinox I was advised by Jim to swing slow.. actually not even swing, but more like scan.
I took his advice and using this method has been very productive for me.
As long as I am finding something, I do not have any problem going slow.. in my opinion that is why many of the coins I found are still there.. others swinging too fast.... just my opinion.
About that IH cent you found, I have found several with my Equinox and one in particular (an 1859) read a solid 16.
As best as I can remember the others read 19/20.
Tony it would of made no difference what mode i was in the ctx would of hit it. All ferrous coin does is put one target on the 12 line and one in the iron bin.Sube, maybe you hit it - ferrous coin, (on the Ctx) could be the reason you hear the silver in between the nails when the Nox doesn’t.
The Nox doesn’t have a ferrous tone like the Exp II had or the Ctx has.
That is what I miss on the Nox, I can’t put it into a ferrous coin tone to hear those missed targets.
@JK, one more thing to remember is too many swings over a target might detune the machine signal, (doesn’t matter what type of detector).
I was surprised it gave such a low reading after seeing what it was… I figured since it was thicker, it would have given a higher signal.fwcrawford -- that 1859 is a "fatty" Indian Head, different composition of metals from the newer ones, and that's why it read 16, vs. the normal 19-20. Fatties read lower than regular IHPs...