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Minelab Vanquish 540 pro pack or Equinox 600

ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭

I've been toying with the idea of adding a second detector to my arsenal. I've been going back and forth between the Minelab Vanquish 540 pro pack and the Equinox 600. I live in a very heavy mineralized area. Both have good offers at the moment. I mainly detect for coins and relics.

Any suggestions? I believe the 600 would be better in the type of soil I'll be searching. I am currently using a single VLF 6.6 kHz detector with an eight inch coil.

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    Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,982 ✭✭✭✭

    If you have heavily mineralized soil, you will get better depth and ID with an Equinox 600.

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    ExbritExbrit Posts: 1,251 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2021 5:53AM

    I decided on the nox 600 - now the experiment:

    I'll go over a couple of sights that I have detected in the past with the VLF 6.6 and see if I find anything I missed. There were stil,signals with the old detector that I didn't dig, but dug most of them.

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    Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,982 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2021 9:05AM

    @Exbrit said:
    I decided on the nox 600 - now the experiment:

    I'll go over a couple of sights that I have detected in the past with the VLF 6.6 and see if I find anything I missed. There were stil,signals with the old detector that I didn't dig, but dug most of them.

    You will make some additional finds, especially on highly mineralized or extremely trashy sites. When I got my Equinox 600 three years ago, I rehunted several sites that I had beaten to death with my Etrac. I got several Mercury dimes plus a Barber half, among other coins. All of these coins were masked by iron, but unlike the Etrac, the Equinox processor was quick enough to find them.

    I usually run my Equinox in Park 2, and it will lock onto deep nickels like no other machine that I have used.

    I did not like the default tones on the Equinox and run mine in two tone with the tone break set about where a zincoln would be.

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