First dig with a new Equinox 800 - and my first roman coin!

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First dig with a new Equinox 800 - and my first roman coin!

Post by vladorado » Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 pm

Today I went out with my new Equinox 800 for the first time. To start with I dug a trench and spent all morning testing the nox against my CTX 3030 to get an idea on the sounds and the numbers. Then I proceeded with my first Nox hunt using the Fred's program. I did not dig any iron at all! I found a lots of small led, bronze and copper fragments and a roman coin! My first one after two years of detecting. The CTX heard it as well but I found it with the nox. A very clear signal, the number was 14, 6 inches deep. The coin was very corroded but clearly roman.

Thanks for the program Fred!

I've bought the equinox mainly to use it when I go on holiday back home in Bulgaria for general detecting as well as gold nugget detecting. I was amazed to find out that the nox detected a 0.08g gold picker 1.5 inches(3cm) deep with gold1 and 2 and park2! The pinpointers (I have a garret, a profind 35 and a nocta) could not detect it!
I am off to Bulgaria in June for gold nuggets and byzantine coins😉
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Re: First dig with a new Equinox 800 - and my first roman coin!

Post by Tizabi » Wed May 15, 2019 11:24 pm

congratz and good luck on them nuggets

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Post by fred » Wed May 15, 2019 11:30 pm

Best of luck. I would love to find a gold nugget! ::g
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Post by Easylife » Thu May 16, 2019 12:47 am

Well done, I look forward to seeing the rewards from your Bulgaria trip. ::g
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Re: First dig with a new Equinox 800 - and my first roman coin!

Post by vladorado » Thu May 16, 2019 8:46 am

Thanks guys!
Fred, the places where you can find gold nuggets in the UK are Dolgellau in Wales,
Leadhills, Tyndrum and Wanlockhead in Scotland. You will have to be highly resistant to midges though :))
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Post by Bors » Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am

Quote Vladorado,..." Fred, the places where you can find gold nuggets in the UK are Dolgellau in Wales."

I think its worth pointing out that ,looking only if you have the permission of the landowner the river runs through and even that is under review by the Welsh Government because of the damage that people have been doing to river beds in the Welsh Mountains causing serious damage to Fish and wildlife, and the actual river beds themselves.
There is a little place where you can try your hand at gold panning under controlled supervision but its mainly a Tourist attraction type of thing.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... elsh-river

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Post by vladorado » Thu May 16, 2019 10:33 am

Bors wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am
Quote Vladorado,..." Fred, the places where you can find gold nuggets in the UK are Dolgellau in Wales."

I think its worth pointing out that ,looking only if you have the permission of the landowner the river runs through and even that is under review by the Welsh Government because of the damage that people have been doing to river beds in the Welsh Mountains causing serious damage to Fish and wildlife, and the actual river beds themselves.
There is a little place where you can try your hand at gold panning under controlled supervision but its mainly a Tourist attraction type of thing.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... elsh-river
There we go. I think I'll stick with Bulgaria 8-|
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Re: First dig with a new Equinox 800 - and my first roman coin!

Post by Lowland » Thu May 16, 2019 5:12 pm

Congratulations on your roman find,here’s to many more
And a nugget the size of a football :-O
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