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November 16, 2018
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Treasure Hunting with the Minelab Equinox

Treasure Hunting with the Minelab Equinox

Running a metal detecting shop, you would have thought I have been using the latest, top notch detector available. And I really wanted to be out with the Minelab Equinox with Bluetooth wireless headphones. It is waterproof up to 10 feet, in salt water as well as fresh water, lightweight, user friendly, and multi frequency. I was not. The reason: inventory can be challenging. Customers come first, I come second.

What does that mean? You all get products before I do and there were a lot of pre-orders. We finally caught up on orders and I am using the Equinox now. I have only used the detector 5 times and will display the pictures of my finds.

I am most impressed with it being under 3 lbs. I had surgery only a few months ago so this is really important so I can hunt longer. When I go out, usually on Saturday and Sundays, I like to stay out for 5-8 hours in both farms and beaches. With the Minelab Equinox, I have been able to stay out and hunt on different terrains with this one detector.

I use Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Makro and Nokta. They are all are great detectors and have their own benefits. I am just having a lot of fun with the Minelab Equinox. The biggest change was the ID # scale only going to 40. So it took some time adjusting and learning were different alloyed metal would read on the number scale. Again, always listen for that nice tone in all directions and you can’t go wrong. So, I have found that you must dig up a lot of things to get to know your detector.

Since starting to use the Minelab Equinox I have found just 3 silver coins. Two of them were a George Washington and a Roosevelt dime, both dated 1962. A cool find was my first silver 1881 Canadian 10 cent, Victoria Dei Gratia Regina, Queen. They were made between 1858-1901. I’ve also found two beat up Indian pennies, one 2 cent piece, two Large cents, two colonial coppers (that are in tough shape), a colonial shoe buckle, a musket ball and a few buttons. So I am happy that I am finding deep targets. If you are a coin shooter this is the detector for you – it locks in on coins very well.