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Fun in the basin with the Equinox 600 (not 800)

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Hey all,   Just got back from a couple days in Gold Basin on my way back from Washington.   Weather was cool enough to enjoy a couple days camping with my sweetheart and try out an equinox 600 that I picked up recently.   Iv head of lots of people having success with the 800 but not too much  said about the 600 accept a few things that Steve over at DP had writtin.    So I figured Id share my experience using the 600 with the 6" coil.  IMG_3406.jpg

  We went back to an old patch there where Iv had luck before did a little scraping and viola!  picked up one with the SDC right away.   So we pulled out the 600 and did some more scraping and picked up our 1st nugget with the equinox!   We spent all day there picking up dinks, and some really dinky dinks, which I thought was darn impressive...    

Anyway, my set up may not have been ideal as Im just learning this machine, but I thought I would share what worked for me there.. 


Field 2

Sensitivity 17-20

-9 through -1 blocked out everything else accepted

2 Tones

Tone break at 0

iron bias 0

Ground Balance manual

recovery speed 3

I didnt know what to expect from the 600 vs the 800 but since i had no experience with either it didnt matter..    But now I am fully convinced it (600) will find small pieces of gold with ease..   (under the right conditions of course)     I didnt try the park or beach programs, but would toggle over to the all metal every once in awhile but otherwise just kept it in field 2.   It was stable at sensitivity 17-18 but if you watched the numbers the hot rocks were bouncing all  over  the place from 6-12-26+ with an erratic tone.  But when a 1-2 flashed  in between and locked on it was surely a small piece of gold. (only one bb and one piece of lead out of 20 targets, yay!) IMG_3417.jpg

  Since id already cleared any bigger easy nuggets/trash from this spot I had no problem just ignoring anything other than a 1 or 2 on the Target id.     We had a great time out there in that beautiful spot, and my sweetie had no problem finding nuggets with it! 

The smallest lil nugglets are tiny, it took 3-4 of them to make a grain.      IMG_3423.jpg   

BTW Bill if you read this:  Thanks for posting your vids using the equinox, kinda the reason I decided to give it a try.   


Hope everyone is getting out there now and enjoying the almost fall weather!     




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WTG Mike! Nice gold and great scenery.

Had to get back to warmer weather? :)
Tom H.


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