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#1

waynec
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02 July 2020 10:14 pm

What is the best detector for old coins treasure etc in Au

Thanks

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Wally69
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02 July 2020 11:20 pm

Something that can discriminate out the rubbish, the rest is largely down to personal preference unless salt water is involved.

Check out the coin and relic threads, you will see all detectors from $99 to $2000 capture the coins.

I am very happy with my Equinox

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02 July 2020 11:28 pm

Very hard to get one to discriminate between old coins and new coins tongue


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

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Oldie-Goldie
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03 July 2020 07:40 am

Minelab Equinoxs seems to be a popular choice thumbsup


Jolly good chap

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03 July 2020 08:51 am

The Equinox is popular and very good, but "the best" is clearly the now seldom-mentioned Minelab CTX3030 - it's the GPZ-equivalent in Minelab's range of coin/jewellery/relic detectors (and priced accordingly):
https://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-ct … l-detector


Where it is, there it is.

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Smoky bandit
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03 July 2020 09:01 am

grubstake wrote:

The Equinox is popular and very good, but "the best" is clearly the now seldom-mentioned Minelab CTX3030 - it's the GPZ-equivalent in Minelab's range of coin/jewellery/relic detectors (and priced accordingly):
https://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-ct … l-detector

That's still debatable mate.
There are better detectors for trashy areas aparently.
thumbsup smile


No pain No gain..

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goldtrapper
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03 July 2020 09:12 am

Smoky bandit wrote:
grubstake wrote:

The Equinox is popular and very good, but "the best" is clearly the now seldom-mentioned Minelab CTX3030 - it's the GPZ-equivalent in Minelab's range of coin/jewellery/relic detectors (and priced accordingly):
https://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-ct … l-detector

That's still debatable mate.
There are better detectors for trashy areas aparently.
thumbsup smile

Please tell....which ones? Interested.

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Smoky bandit
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03 July 2020 10:26 am

You cant put a best detector label on coin and relic machines like you can with a gold detector.
There are many coin machines that will work well.
You have CTX ,Nox, deus, all great machines that work well and all have proven time after time.
Then you have lower end machines that will also find you coins and relics.
At the end of the day the detector will tell you there's a signal but it's up to you whether you dig it or not.


No pain No gain..

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Smoky bandit
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03 July 2020 10:28 am

goldtrapper wrote:
Smoky bandit wrote:
grubstake wrote:

The Equinox is popular and very good, but "the best" is clearly the now seldom-mentioned Minelab CTX3030 - it's the GPZ-equivalent in Minelab's range of coin/jewellery/relic detectors (and priced accordingly):
https://www.minersden.com.au/minelab-ct … l-detector

That's still debatable mate.
There are better detectors for trashy areas aparently.
thumbsup smile

Please tell....which ones? Interested.

Nox....and Deus.
As I said it's debatable sad


No pain No gain..

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03 July 2020 10:55 am

Camry's versus a Mercedes, mate - it's no contest! money


Where it is, there it is.

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Heatho
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03 July 2020 03:59 pm

The Nox and Deus are fantastic in very cluttered trash. I still think that the CTX is the best treasure detector by far but it does struggle in very cluttered areas compared with the other 2. In saying that though I've done very well on trashy sites with the CTX but have come back with the Nox and found a few good targets previously missed due to masking.


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Equinox 800, patience, lot's of patience.

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03 July 2020 04:31 pm

Pros and cons for Detectors as lots of variables and the hardest to manage is the USER...

Notka and ML have a few models around $1k and even significantly lower that will all do a good job in the right hands...

Practice and Perseverance


Best find - The Wife # Equipment - X-Pointer x 4, Nokta Fors Gold Plus, Excalibur II, CTX3030 and a Minore III with custom wood - and lots of other stuff

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Wally69
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03 July 2020 06:18 pm

Heatho wrote:

The Nox and Deus are fantastic in very cluttered trash. I still think that the CTX is the best treasure detector by far but it does struggle in very cluttered areas compared with the other 2. In saying that though I've done very well on trashy sites with the CTX but have come back with the Nox and found a few good targets previously missed due to masking.

I thought some of you best finds were with the Aldi and it was statistically the most efficient machine for return on invested equity.

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03 July 2020 06:31 pm

Loaded question. Most people just recommend they one they own. Even if it is the only one they have used. Look at what features suits you. Most decent brands have good detecting ability so it comes down to features. Waterproof? Weight? Compact and portable? All the bells n whistles?? Price of course is a big factor. Back.up support? Batteries? Rechargeable or are we constantly buying batteries..... just some things to consider.
This is a good video from Clegy comparing detectors in a similar price range. Admittedly he is only representing 2 brands at the moment but still gives a good report. It's a Facebook link. Sorry but that is how he does it.

https://www.facebook.com/aussiedetector … =null&vh=e


Touch the Frog.
Garrett At Pro, XP Deus, CTX 3030, pin pointer. Oldest find 1807 halfpenny, oldest silver 1854 threepence.

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waynec
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03 July 2020 08:51 pm

so for the money would the CTX have better trash discrimination thinking about buying it or the Nox 800
and are they able to handle minralised ground
Thanks

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Perth Tim
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03 July 2020 08:58 pm

waynec wrote:

What is the best detector for old coins treasure etc in Au

Thanks

If you're new to the hobby, honestly am ace 200 would do the job. An equinox 600 would be the most I'd tell you to spend, the CTX is over kill for a new comer I think

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waynec
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03 July 2020 09:20 pm

not a newcomer just wanting to do something different as far as detecting in the lockdown here in vic ,

Last edited by waynec (03 July 2020 09:38 pm)

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Heatho
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04 July 2020 04:22 pm

Wally69 wrote:
Heatho wrote:

The Nox and Deus are fantastic in very cluttered trash. I still think that the CTX is the best treasure detector by far but it does struggle in very cluttered areas compared with the other 2. In saying that though I've done very well on trashy sites with the CTX but have come back with the Nox and found a few good targets previously missed due to masking.

I thought some of you best finds were with the Aldi and it was statistically the most efficient machine for return on invested equity.

Aldi was the best return on investment for sure but it was very clunky. big_smile


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Equinox 800, patience, lot's of patience.

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Perth Tim
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04 July 2020 05:24 pm

waynec wrote:

not a newcomer just wanting to do something different as far as detecting in the lockdown here in vic ,

Where and what are you hunting for? Then buy the detector to suit your budget

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24 September 2020 08:33 pm

I do not have personal experience though I heard expert recommends Minelab is a good brand to consider

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Gpx5000
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05 February 2021 08:54 am

The minelab vanquish 540 is great on the beaches, and it's cheaper than an equinox 600.
I was out with a mate who has the 600 and I have the 540, both picked up the same targets and reading the same numbers.
He wondered why he spent $1200 when he could have spent half of that and got a 540.


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