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#1051

goldtrapper
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03 December 2018 02:03 pm

I took the Explorer and the Nox to a building site today that goes back to 1900.
I went over it first with the Explorer and pulled a couple of bits of brass and copper. Then I got the Nox out and started to dig every signal. Well I ended up with a bag of junk and only one $2 coin which someone had dropped digging a trench. lol. (in an area that I had not gone over with the explorer)
So the explorer wasn't lying but the Nox picks up the most signals as I think the Explorer masks a lot.
I did notice that many of the trashy signals with the nox weren't solid. So that is a good tip for next time out.
I have the feeling that someone beat me to it as the owner said someone else asked about having a go but never showed. (I guess he showed at night). smile

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#1052

hAyyoUinAU
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03 December 2018 05:19 pm

I also use the pin pointer function religiously. It really gives you an indication of target size and shape, which helps heaps.


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#1053

PeterInSa
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03 December 2018 05:31 pm

Re ( Looks like the 6” coil does not have much punch and runs out of steam quickly.)

Les is that in comparison to the 11" coil or an SDC.

Peter

#1054

goldtrapper
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04 December 2018 09:03 pm

Oh woah is me. Please be patient and yes I can be hard to live with.lol
I took the Nox800 out to a site today and it was a long gone shearers quarters. I left the Explorer home as I thought I had got the hang of the Nox.
Well there was no EMI and the signals just jumped a falsed all day. sensitivity 18-20 recovery 7-8, gb auto and I used the noise start up as per instructions.. I could get a strong signal say on 22 then when I changed from Park 1 to Field 1 the signal would change to an 18 or 16?
Also there was loads of flat small pieces of tin around, they size that they used to use to repair a floor board. These were constantly giving off signals of 24-32???
The ground was extremely hard so I don't know if this would have made any difference.
Nearly every signal was coming around 18 so I finally gave up after recovering an alluminium toy token at 18-28 signal and a rotted 303 case at 18. I got sick of digging tin at 30-38????
Any ideas please would help.

Last edited by goldtrapper (04 December 2018 09:07 pm)

#1055

hAyyoUinAU
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05 December 2018 08:33 am

Not sure if it is related or not, but my friend was complaining the other day about his NOX being erratic, I suggested he do a factory reset and all was okay.

Also, ID's that jump around usually indicate junk. Lead and tin can be a pain but I have always managed to pick out the strong consistent targets over the jumpy ones.

Shape of target can help. 19 is usually my cut off, with the exception every now and then.

Little tip, changing frequencies can let you know how consistent a target will be. If the ID changes after change to single freq, then it is most likely junk.
ID's will change between modes.


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#1056

Smoky bandit
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05 December 2018 09:39 am

Yes as Hayyou has said...Also how do you know there was no Emi...was there a storm brewing in the distance?...Did you have your mobile phone on you? Alot of people have said iPhones cause problems with their Noxes. Best to noise cancel when ever you change modes...Also try manual GB...And remember if your GB is not set to 0 then you need to reset to 0 when you turn on the Nox, it will always stay on the last GB setting used...Minelab says it's not nessasary but imo its Best to GB everytime you turn it on. Also keep you coil cover clean and free from dirt /sand build up..As for the constant 18 tones you could discriminate 18 out and go with the odds like 100000 bits of alloy to 1 possible gold sov or gold ring or even a possible good relic..Or you could just dig it all and remove all the Junk then it can only get better as you go..This is all part of the fun with detecting..Good luck and injoy the experience smile smile

Last edited by Smoky bandit (05 December 2018 09:41 am)


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#1057

goldtrapper
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05 December 2018 10:26 am

Thanks chaps. thumbsup

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#1058

goldtrapper
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05 December 2018 03:04 pm

One thing I forgot to mention is that between my last outing and yesterday I did the online software upgrade. I noticed that the depth indicator was more accurate.

#1059

LORD
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From: Roxby Downs, SA
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05 December 2018 03:12 pm

Can anyone tell me the TDI number old cartwheel penny rings up as?


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#1060

Smoky bandit
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05 December 2018 06:42 pm

goldtrapper wrote:

One thing I forgot to mention is that between my last outing and yesterday I did the online software upgrade. I noticed that the depth indicator was more accurate.

Yes mate it is..i think it's also a tad more sensitive. smile
Just my opinion though thumbsup

Last edited by Smoky bandit (05 December 2018 06:43 pm)


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#1061

hAyyoUinAU
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06 December 2018 08:37 am

LORD wrote:

Can anyone tell me the TDI number old cartwheel penny rings up as?

I can not remember as I only have ever found one. And it was my very first ever coin find with the NOX.
Need to find more... lol

Good question. I am pretty sure it was in the 30's


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#1062

Hard Luck
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30 December 2018 08:51 pm

Went to a local park today and the amount of shallow dug, unfilled holes was pretty bad. Whoever had been there had just left the rubbish lying around.
I'm going to give up on the parks at this rate.

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#1063

Hard Luck
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30 December 2018 08:53 pm

Only had about 45 mins at a beach today as I had to pick up one of the kids. Good learning the machine.

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#1064

roy cobb
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30 December 2018 09:00 pm

Thats the trouble Hard Luck with a few tv shows around at the momment we will get a few people that do the wrong thing and dont stay in the hobby and we who are left will have suffer the outcome.
Roy


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#1065

mxt sniper
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01 January 2019 05:23 am

These dainty dandy new detector shovels with the long handles are the type item will get our parks shut down for sure. Shovels are for outside city limits private properties, etc, not parks. I saw one guy using a bulb planter with long handle out in a public park once. Less is more for detectorists for being left unobserved while out detecting. At one time when I was detecting several days a week I was real proficient with a coin probe and could pop a coin most the time out of the ground without any hole to speak of, but its a harder thing to use.


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#1066

hAyyoUinAU
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02 January 2019 12:38 am

Sadly there will always be those that don't think at all and just do the wrong thing.

Best we can do is set an example and do the right thing.

Last edited by hAyyoUinAU (02 January 2019 12:39 am)


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#1067

Hard Luck
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02 January 2019 04:19 pm

Slim pickings at a couple of beaches this morning. Better than a kick up the backside I suppose.

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#1068

Shock n awe prospecting
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03 January 2019 07:49 am

If beer tops were a commodity tongue

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#1069

rockdev
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04 January 2019 08:22 pm

Looks like the Equinox has struck some good gold at Clermont. pickshovel

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#1070

goldtrapper
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04 January 2019 09:21 pm

I had a swing this arvo. Just looking for some maccas coins. smile I can't believe how many screw tops and bottle tops give off a solid 21-22-23 with the Equinox.

#1071

Smoky bandit
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04 January 2019 09:28 pm

Go the Nox lol


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#1072

Dave79
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04 January 2019 09:31 pm

Can be pretty hard to pick the goldies from the alloy screw top lids especially if they are squashed. Go round the clock swinging over the target and look for the slightest jump in ID if you get sick of digging them.


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

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#1073

Daggy
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05 January 2019 07:04 am

If the tid goes to 24, it's a bottle top. Went for a swing yesterday, found $42 and only dug two bottle tops.

Daggy


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#1074

goldtrapper
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07 January 2019 10:49 am

Went for a swing through the end of the mountains/ Bathurst. I set the nox on 21-23 just to look for goldies. Now I stopped at one small park where through the year thousands would lunch. I only pulled good solid signals and came up with 17 flat screw tops and one sunbaker $2. I gueass a CTX user has been there. Same story in the several spots I tried in Bathurst, not a single goldie just screwtop after screw top giving solit 21-22/22-23 signals. sad
My Advice to anyone in Bathurst thinking of buying a detector for parks is to buy a CTX 30-30. You will only be digging trash with the nox.
Just confirms my need for a CTX.

#1075

Smoky bandit
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07 January 2019 11:32 am

Dont bother digging the ones that switch to 23 when using the wiggle back technique also try from different angles. Only dig 20..21..22...You may miss 1 or 2 goldies but you will dig alot less screw caps smile thumbsup Using this technique you will rarely dig a cap....There are other ways as well but this works for me. smile

Last edited by Smoky bandit (07 January 2019 11:44 am)


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