Coins from 2 Feet Down?

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Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by detectorman5050 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:21 pm

Was just watching this video, where they dig up a penny from 2 feet down.

From memory I got a half penny at roughly 1 foot down on 'standard pasture' with the Equinox. It was giving a semi reasonable repeatable signal, suggesting that I could have got even more depth with a 'faint signal.'

I don't think I've ever found a coin at 2 foot down, and would be interested at what depths other Equinox owners out there are achieving on beach, and land?




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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by garrettoldboy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:57 pm

hello, not with a nox but the minelab safari , 18 inches down in blue clay brought up a perfect condition lizzy the 1st shilling,

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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by fred » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:31 pm

Most Minelabs love wet sand. I've had a few predecimal pennies at about 16 to 18 inches on the beach with the Nox and the large coil. It's not quite as deep as a CTX but pretty close and much easier to interpret (and dig).

The Nox gets less depth on land than on the beach but probably a bit more than the CTX. The Nox really excels hoiking out 'normal' sized coins, e.g. hammies, in the 10-12 inch range easier and a bit deeper than the CTX can. :D
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by Junior » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:49 pm

fred wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Most Minelabs love wet sand. I've had a few predecimal pennies at about 16 to 18 inches on the beach with the Nox and the large coil. It's not quite as deep as a CTX but pretty close and much easier to interpret (and dig).

The Nox gets less depth on land than on the beach but probably a bit more than the CTX. The Nox really excels hoiking out 'normal' sized coins, e.g. hammies, in the 10-12 inch range easier and a bit deeper than the CTX can. :D
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by sandman » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:57 pm

there gonna struggle to get targets out on that Stoney beach hence why they were digging lots of deep holes , the nox isn't capable of that depth on an old penny , not even when it knows where it is , by my testing anyway , about 15" on the wet ,haven't had 1 that deep while detecting , been at spade depth many times which is 12" but haven't seen 1 at the bottom of the hole yet.

it was in the side of the hole mate. ::g
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by Bors » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:09 pm

Quote sandman.
" it was in the side of the hole mate."

Either that or it was under a bin lid. :D

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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by Bargeman » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:27 pm

this is worth watching for pasture depth...





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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by sandman » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:47 pm

I seem to be getting best depth on pasture rather than the beach with mine perhaps its the Somerset soil , where this machine really excels ive found is on a iron infested beach it really punches down threw it .
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by redwulf500 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:32 pm

Hi anybody else found a hammered penny at 12inch deep....

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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:59 pm

redwulf500 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Hi anybody else found a hammered penny at 12inch deep....

Nope. Crotal bells at that depth, yes, but not hammered pennies.

Anywhere over 8" is very good going on a hammered penny in my book.

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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by Easylife » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:50 am

detectorman5050 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:21 pm
I don't think I've ever found a coin at 2 foot down, and would be interested at what depths other Equinox owners out there are achieving on beach, and land?
Land conditions vary so you might as well just bury some and find out for yourself. I was once quite surprised to hit a coin on edge at very good depth with the Deus and as it was still embedded in the sidewall showed that it had not moved at all, unlike some of the dubious vids where the target is falling deeper whilst digging. :))
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by fred » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:35 am

Although the Nox is pretty good on large deep coins for me its real selling point is the sensitivity to smaller coins and other targets at slightly lesser depths. I've had mine for nearly a year now and have loved every minute of learning how to use it. Whether on beach or land I get something silver most times out, which for the well hammered places that I detect is nothing short of miraculous. ::g
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by garrettoldboy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:58 am

detectorman5050 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:21 pm
Was just watching this video, where they dig up a penny from 2 feet down.

From memory I got a half penny at roughly 1 foot down on 'standard pasture' with the Equinox. It was giving a semi reasonable repeatable signal, suggesting that I could have got even more depth with a 'faint signal.'

I don't think I've ever found a coin at 2 foot down, and would be interested at what depths other Equinox owners out there are achieving on beach, and land?
hello, nice to see Worthing pier in your video, the victorians loved their days out by the sea,

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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by fred » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:46 am

Worthing, like many of the South Coast holiday resorts, was absolutely amazing detecting in the 90s when I lived down that way. Still much easier than my local beaches but a bit of a hike for me nowadays. ::g
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Re: Coins from 2 Feet Down?

Post by fred » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:59 pm

With both the CTX and the Nox you have to set it up right to achieve maximum depth. This is basically an open screen (or the Equinox equivalent) with the settings manually cranked up to the limits of stability. As soon as you start trying to use the settings to choose what targets to dig you quickly will lose a lot of depth.

Once you know how to fine tune your settings and swing and what really deep signals sound like it really isn't that difficult to get deep signals. Forget the numbers and sound ID for the really deep stuff and use your experience to decide whether the almost imperceptible but repeatable chirps and splutters are worth digging.

It works for me anyway but don't forget that detecting isn't always just about depth, all the settings are all there to be used if the conditions warrant it. :D
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