Metal Detecting Blog
A blog all about metal detecting and metal detectors
We get questions all the time for what If target ID #'s to look for on the Minelab Equinox Metal Detector. Below we have listed a few charts from very experienced guys and gals that will help you narrows it down until you can learn them in you head.
As always, the tone is you best indicator on whether the target is good to dig or not. Coins often give a good "round" signal tone. This is also true with rings and such. Not ALWAYS true on all rings but for the most part it can be said as true.
That sound is very hard to explain but after you hear it a few times you will recognize it. The Minelab Equinox not only has VERY accurate ID #'s do to the multi frequencies but great audio as well. Once you can learn what the Nox is telling you your success rate will HUGELY increase.
If you have any questions On the Minelab Equinox series metal detectors feel free to check out our great bundles on them here Minelab Equinox 800 and Minelab Equinox 600. We do not include cheap china junk generic bags and diggers. We include actual Minelab bags and Minelab pouches with Lesche diggers made here in the good old USA!
Be sure to take advantage of the 15% Military Discount on our Minelab machines as well. Call or email us with any questions or for latest unadvertised promotions we might be running in store. Bart@bigboyshobbies.net or 405-206-9010.
While coils last of course. This 17" CTX coil is a awesome beach or open field coil for depth and coverage area!
Holler with any questions!
XP is pleased to announce the XP ORX Gold Prospecting Metal Detector.
Get ready for some High-performance Gold prospecting and Coin hunting!
Watch for updates on the detector on our website link above! More info coming very soon!
One of the biggest benefits of the latest generation of metal detectors is the ability to keep its software upto date and get all the new settings as and when they are released. Minelab have just released their latest software update for the Equinox series (600 and 800)
Included with this update is:
Silver Target Indication
IDs for silver coins on edge have been improved.
Depth Gauge Indications
The depth gauge is more accurate and stable at all depths.
General improvements to the user interface and user profile functions.
Great story here form NBC Sports!
Curler John Landsteiner lost his U.S. Olympic ring on Huntington Beach in California. Doctor Rings & Things found it.
Landsteiner, part of the first U.S. Olympic champion curling team from February, dropped the ring about 10 to 20 feet into the Pacific Ocean on July 19, while he was in Southern California to attend the ESPY Awards, according to Reddit.
Landsteiner turned to Reddit and metal-detecting websites, posting the coordinates of where he lost it, hoping it washed ashore and that a sincere stranger could find it.
Enter Leon Jones, aka Doctor Rings & Things. Jones is a regular treasure hunter, posting his searches on YouTube. Jones found the ring this week and, through local TV station KTLA, video chatted with Landsteiner.
“It means a lot to me,” Landsteiner said, according to KTLA, adding that he will fly to California to take Jones out to dinner. “Tears were shed the night it disappeared.”
Rings are given to all U.S. Olympians, not just those who earn medals. Landsteiner’s last name was engraved on the ring, helping Jones identify its owner.
“I watch curling all the time,” Jones said.
It's important you keep all your software upto date to make sure you're not missing on any security features, or any new functionality that gets added with each version.
XP Deus WS4 / WS5 Headphone new features:
- TX Power
- Automatic Ground Tracking
- Frequency offset (35 frequencies with the new X35)
- Iron volume
- Audio Response
XP Deus Version 5 offers the following updates:
When you go metal detecting what phone do you use? Apple iPhone or a Android such as Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus? Are phones a help or hindrance while metal detecting??
We're excited to announce that we have recently launched a new category on our website for Nokta Metal Detectors.
The Nokta Impact series are hailed as some of the best "all round" multi frequency detectors on the market currently and we're excited what their future technology will bring.
You can check out our Nokta Impact metal detector packages here and if you have any questions, as always feel free to contact us at any time.
Over the years, the XP DEUS has continued to evolve, especially with the FREE software updates allowing the user to benefit from our advancing technology without the need to buy a new machine.
XP have been regularly introducing new accessories, such as the MI-6 pin pointer which connects directly to the DEUS, let’s not forget the super light and incredibly stable new HF coils which have taken the Deus to a new level.
This month XP are pleased to announce the upcoming release of 3 new search coils for the DEUS accompanied by a new FREE version 5 update which will also be available soon.
The X35 search coils:
Designed around brand new electronic advances, these new high performance and versatile coils will allow you to choose from a wide range of frequencies ranging from 3.7kHz to 27.7kHz. In total there are 35 available frequencies, based around 5 main frequencies that are quickly accessible.
A new Boost mode is now an option on frequencies 3.7Khz to 4.4 kHz and can significantly increase detection depth on highly conductive targets, such as large masses and large Silver coins. For added performance on such targets we recommend the larger coils such as the 34/28 cm (13” x11”) or the 28cm (11”) round coil. These new coils will be available as options at the same prices as the previous coils from the end of July 2018, and they will be supplied as standard with the DEUS from September 2018.
X35 coil main characteristics: écran deus v5v4
Total of 35 frequencies – 5 main frequencies with 7 wide offsets 3.7 to 4.4kHz, 7.1 to 8.4kHz, 10.5 to 12.4kHz, 15.2 to 17.8kHz, 23.5 to 27.7kHz
Selectable frequency offset without loss of performance.
TX power adjustment is available on all frequencies and offsets
Special Low frequency TX Boost feature:
Normal or Boost option – The transmitted power has 2 selectable levels when using frequencies 3.7Khz to 4.4kHz.
The BOOST mode significantly increases the transmission power of the transmitting coil, allowing greater detection levels if the soil conditions allow.
TX boost is a special mode, the battery life of the coil may be reduced down to 6 hours.
The overall battery life of the x35 coil has improved on most frequencies by +10% to +40%
High frequencies 23- 27.7kHz – Excellent sensitivity to low conductive targets and small targets.
Better overall stability
The X35 coils are available in 22cm (9”), 28cm (11”) and 34 / 28cm (13” x11”) and will work with the DEUS in version 5.
The new update allows you to accept and use the X35 coils and all their features listed above without the need to buy a completely new detector! Also the version 5 update includes some new features to the WS4 and WS5 wireless headphones, now they have become even more versatile!
WS4 / WS5 new features:
Automatic Ground Tracking
Frequency offset (35 frequencies with the new X35)
We're seeing various reports of fake Garrett AT Pro pointers circulating, mostly from eBay. The fakes seem to be using an almost identical hard shell (though slightly different shade of orange) with good looking box, case and paperwork but the cap and internals are very cheap. These fakes are unreliable and not protected by any warranty. We always advise against purchasing from international sellers, especially via eBay. If you are looking to buy a Garrett AT Pro pointer, please purchase directly from an authorized Garrett Dealer. It's really important to note, the fakes are NOT waterproof as you can see in the pictures.
The images are from the Garrett AT Pro Users Facebook Group: