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DetectingSA
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10 March 2019 05:14 pm

Forum,

New machine, new thread!

Goodbye Garrett 400i, Hello Minelab equinox 600:

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Only just received her today, not hunts yet but I’m looking to get out early tomorrow morning!

However I did just take a few coins out the back yard to just try her out and get a feel for the numbers and I am officially -1 silver coins with the nox, yes... Minus one... took a sixpence out there with a shilling, florin, penny, half penny and 2c.

I have no idea where the sixpence went, when I was packing up I dropped the half penny, but now I’m thinking I may have dropped the sixpence at the same time, so I went out and had a look and nothing... (keep in mind my back garden is just dirt right now, I only just moved in and haven’t touched it yet...) took the nox out there and gridded the place,... nothing. I’m thinking it must have got caught on the bottom of my jeans and I’ve kicked it somewhere..

I hope that’s not a sign of things to come, what an absolute mystery. I’m kind of spewing, I only had 5 sixpence. Now I guess I have 4, wow.

Cheers guys, see you in the first hunt roll


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11 March 2019 01:03 pm

Got out this morning for hunt #41, and the first hunt with my nox. She certain make a lot more sounds then my old Garrett 400i, half tones/whines etc, not entirely sure what mode I was on a part from park 1, just gonna get out there as much as I can and learn by doing! Few interesting bits and bobs today:

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Really like the little party pin, haven’t researched it yet but I’m assuming it was the youth wing of a political party. No idea what the little brass shield thing is! Frog earring, unfortunately not silver, $2, some brown buggers and a sixpence.

Pretty funny moment when I pulled up that sixpence, at least now I’m back to 0 silver coins with the nox tongue

I’m going overseas to Hong Kong tomorrow for 6 days, my first ever international trip! Booked it with the missus for my 30th which is coming up on the 15th of this month! I’ve only left S.A 3 times before (syd, melb, Canberra) so I’m pretty excited to go experience another culture! I’ll post some pics when I’m back!

Cheers guys

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20 March 2019 03:02 pm

I was feeling much better this morning, must have just been exhausted due to having a night flight back into aus and getting no sleep! I decided to get out for hunt #42.

Didn’t get anything of intrest other than:

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My first thrip! And my first 92.5%er woohoo!

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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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20 March 2019 03:15 pm

Nice find there DSA I think the nox love silvers so more to come and I like your list as well.
Roy


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20 March 2019 03:18 pm

roy cobb wrote:

Nice find there DSA I think the nox love silvers so more to come and I like your list as well.
Roy

I hope so!

And I just realised the thrip has the D mintmark for Denver mint, I think that’s got to be my first Australian silver minted outside of aus? I’ll havw to check my other silvers!


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20 March 2019 04:03 pm

Well found DSA tongue
power cool thumbsup
....... trophy .......


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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20 March 2019 04:33 pm

Nice silver, they've been rare as stuff that comes from the back end of a rocking horse for me lately. The 50% ones are a bit harder to pick up with the nox. Think they come up as a 15 but usually a louder, crisper tone than a ringpull.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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DetectingSA
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20 March 2019 07:50 pm

Popped out for a few more digs and the continuation of hunt #42:

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3rd florin this month, all from one park, along with 1 shilling, 1 thrip, and 1 sixpence! The park has silver, problem is it’s just so bloody big! So I’m not on the best batting average here with 1 per hunt but hey, better than none!


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20 March 2019 08:40 pm

Did you get the headphones you were after?

Just got delivered some miccus sr 71 from the states

Just over aud 110 delivered 7 days tracked all the way

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DetectingSA
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20 March 2019 09:24 pm

Mr T wrote:

Did you get the headphones you were after?

Just got delivered some miccus sr 71 from the states

Just over aud 110 delivered 7 days tracked all the way

Nah mate I didn’t, I event went to an electronics street markets there and couldn’t find that model. Plenty of knock offs of well known brands for cheap though. Decided to wait til I get back to aus and get a good quality pair from jb or somewhere where I’ll be covered by a warranty!

Cheers


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20 March 2019 10:49 pm

Inspiring DSA, great to see you back. perfect thumbsup


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21 March 2019 10:20 am

Big park is good! You will have a long time of detecting until completely dries up. I hope you will hit hot spot soon!
Are u going to buy a bluetooth headset for nox 600?
We got nox600 for beach hunt purpose and I was looking for cheap BT headphone without delay of sound. I have Expensive sony Noise cancelling headphone but sound delays and useless. I did some research and some cheap one with lolatency Aptx would work?....?


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Mr T
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21 March 2019 11:15 am

Unfortunately LL APTX Headphones are not a Cheap

Item you can pick up from JB or other retailers in AUS

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DetectingSA
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21 March 2019 01:45 pm

Mr T wrote:

Unfortunately LL APTX Headphones are not a Cheap

Item you can pick up from JB or other retailers in AUS

What are the little receiver box things called? That’s might be the go, are they cheap?


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#15

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24 March 2019 12:18 am

Did a short night hunt for hunt #43. I hit a very popular park near me, always busy during the day, night time is about the only time you could detect there! I was there for 35 mins then the sprinklers turned on lol so I decided to hit the tot lot which I almost never do because I’m practically only after pre decimals!

Here’s the lot:

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Few bucks and a pearler of a .925 ID bracelet! My first piece of proper silver jewellery! (Aside from that tiny heart locket I found a while back, but that was so small, about the size of 1 link of this bracelet!)

Only 3rd time out with the nox but am the moment it seems like it can do no wrong! Come home with something on every outing so far!

Loving it,
Cheers


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24 March 2019 12:59 am

Nice going big_smile

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28 March 2019 09:53 pm

Went out after work for hunt #44, I met up with the guy I sold my 400i too, to give him some pointers and try to get him his first silver! Unfortunately we only had about an hour til it got dark and he had no head torch so he left empty handed unfortunately!

Here’s my haul:

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Few brown buggers, 20c, button, some sort of/or part of a toasted broach and my first 92.5% sixpence! Very happy with that!

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Backside of the little broach, don’t think it’s particularly old, and I can’t make out any details, not sure if it’s complete or this is just the backing part of it! Not sure what it’s made out of but I’ll try to clean her up!

Here’s the sixpence as she was, 1942:

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Then this happened.....

Out there doing a cheeky night detect session, find a decent sound target, kneel down and start to dig, look up and my head torch has made a few things about 15m away reflect like a few sequins, think to myself “ooo what’s that” finish up my current target and go look, they’re spiders eyes reflecting back at me, 2-3, look abit further, 5-6, start to panic look around more, 10-15, 30-40-50-60.... start to pick up my shite quick smart and get out of there, there’s hundreds of the bastards, eyes all reflecting back at me, they’re totally surrounding me, there’s no where to go so I run out the park jumping as I go like a damn Olympic hurdler. In closing, bugger spiders holy moly!

Bloody hell, don’t know if I’ll night detect again lol

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29 March 2019 06:46 am

Hah if only more people knew how many spiders were out doing the rounds at night time, it's insane! I'm down with spiders during night time detecting sessions, but bull ants give me the bloody creeps. Always feel like they're sneaking up my boots when I spot a nest in the headlamp...


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29 March 2019 07:27 am

lol lol lol I can just picture that lol lol lol
Well done on the silver lol lol lol Sorry I'm still laughing lol lol lol beer beer
Funniest thing I've heard for along time.Im glad I was not there because to see that would have given me a heart attack from laughing so hard..:lol: lol

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No pain No gain..

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29 March 2019 08:09 am

Haha smoky, I thought my pinpointer fell out of the holster at one point during my mad dash, my first though was “well, that’s the spiders pinpointer now” lol

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29 March 2019 08:16 am

Guessologist wrote:

Hah if only more people knew how many spiders were out doing the rounds at night time, it's insane! I'm down with spiders during night time detecting sessions, but bull ants give me the bloody creeps. Always feel like they're sneaking up my boots when I spot a nest in the headlamp...

It was insane, there had to be hundreds of them! I’ve clearly never seen anything like it.. if I had I’d have never been out there in the first place lol

I can do 1 or 2 spiders, but when they start organising themselves into platoons is where I draw the line! lol

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29 March 2019 01:23 pm

LOL

Ya big sissy !

Was cleaning out our pool that had reeds in it, dried out from summer, about 10 sq m, there would have been well over a hundred or two
of the things running around about the size of a 50c piece, and some water spiders like BIG huntsman's.

Over shoes and up arms, flick em off and keep working, the wife too wasnt phased.

Miss 14 was walking in a park with her friend and she felt something on her arm, redback, just flicked it off - what do I teach them yikes LOL

Nothing in the pool now, suspect the birds have had em if they didnt go elsewhere and hide. cool

BULL-ANTS .... no thanks.


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Won't be long now - 3240+ holes and STILL counting. (bloody ring-pulls and tabs) LOL

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DetectingSA
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29 March 2019 04:13 pm

Greenhornet_au wrote:

LOL

Ya big sissy !

Was cleaning out our pool that had reeds in it, dried out from summer, about 10 sq m, there would have been well over a hundred or two
of the things running around about the size of a 50c piece, and some water spiders like BIG huntsman's.

Over shoes and up arms, flick em off and keep working, the wife too wasnt phased.

Miss 14 was walking in a park with her friend and she felt something on her arm, redback, just flicked it off - what do I teach them yikes LOL

Nothing in the pool now, suspect the birds have had em if they didnt go elsewhere and hide. cool

BULL-ANTS .... no thanks.

Haha guilty as charged, me and the spiders have an agreement. They don’t mess with me, I don’t mess with them lol

One thing I don’t do is spiders, especially the big ones! Redback, white tips... no dramas they’re tiny, huntsmans? Abso-bloody-lutely not! Some people catch and release, not me, I send em back to the firey pits of hell from which they came lol


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29 March 2019 06:34 pm

yes some do get organized

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31 March 2019 06:18 pm

Went down to the beach for hunt #45, I don’t usually beach hunt but I thought I’d give the nox a try since my old 400i was terrible on the beach!

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Here’s the haul:

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Managed to score this absolute ripper 1891 British thrip! My oldest silver by 51 years and my first pre 1900s coin:

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What a hunt, I’m loving the nox so far, that’s another one checked off my list!

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