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Treasure Talk blog posts on the EQUINOX 800

EQUINOX Tech Tip: Best Settings For Silver Hoard Hunting

March 01, 2019 02:06pm

Minelab Electronics
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The EQUINOX detectors armed with Multi-IQ are powerful and versatile for many locations and targets. To optimise the EQUINOX 600 and 800 specifically for hunting large silver hoards, some minor setting adjustments should done to maximise your chances of locating the cache.

Posted by Minelab Electronics on March 01, 2019 02:06pm | 0 Comments

EQUINOX and a visit to the UK

February 04, 2019 03:57pm

Steve Herschbach

I made my first visit to the U.K. in 2010 in search of Celtic gold. I attended a Minelab conference just prior to that visit and was asked what detector I was going to use. A Minelab was not on my list. Why? At that time, Minelab was synonymous for “low and slow” detecting, with slow being the main problem. The farm fields I was to hunt in England were huge, and in my mind, ground coverage was paramount. I wanted a detector that I could swing fast all day long, something light in weight and with a fast recovery time.

Fast forward to 2018 and a return trip to England for another go at those huge farm fields and Celtic gold. This time I was packing two Minelab Equinox detectors, one with the stock 11” DD coil, and the other with the new 15” x 12” DD coil. My first trip had not produced the Celtic gold I was seeking, and this time I was going all in with the Minelab Equinox in the hope that it would do the trick for me.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on February 04, 2019 03:57pm | 0 Comments

Nugget Detecting with the Minelab EQUINOX

September 06, 2018 01:51pm

Steve Herschbach

Metal detecting for gold nuggets is one of the most difficult detecting tasks, and learning to run a VLF detector in highly mineralized ground will challenge even the best detectorists. There is more to this subject then can be covered in a brief article but I will try and offer some tips to get people started with the Minelab EQUINOX for gold nugget detecting.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on September 06, 2018 01:51pm | 1 Comment

‘EQUINOXing it’ out of the Park!

June 04, 2018 09:45am

Steve Herschbach

This blog entry may help give some insight into metal detecting in U.S. parks with lots of modern trash. It also illustrates how somebody like me experiments with different discrimination settings. In my view it is this kind of experimentation that best teaches you the ins and outs of any new detector…

Posted by Steve Herschbach on June 04, 2018 09:45am | 1 Comment

EQUINOX 800 & Shallow Coin Hunting

May 07, 2018 11:08am

Mark Williams
Mark Williams metal detecting blog posts

I can think of no better time to put the new EQUINOX 800 through its paces on shallow targets than after a large festival. After these events, there are always an abundance of lost treasures lying mostly on the surface, hidden only by the grass, or a thin layer of dirt; but you will also hit targets at depth. Over the years, this has become well known amongst detectorists and, as you can imagine, these events always bring a multitude of us ‘out and about’, rushing around to see how much we can find, before everyone else…

Posted by Mark Williams on May 07, 2018 11:08am | 0 Comments

Recovery Speed & Target Masking

April 05, 2018 11:05am

Steve Herschbach

Metal detectors, decades ago, had very limited depth capability. Therefore, increasing detection depth was a prime focus for all detectorists. Metal detector advertising has always made “more depth” part of the selling point for most new detectors. This focus on “more depth” made sense for a long time but, more recently; it has been shown that more depth is only part of the equation…

Posted by Steve Herschbach on April 05, 2018 11:05am | 6 Comments

Dealing with bottle crown caps

March 28, 2018 01:44pm

Gordon Heritage
Gordon Heritage metal detector professional

One of the EQUINOX’s best features is its strong Target Identifications (TIDs) system. I’ve never seen a detector able to give such reliable TIDs at depth like the EQUINOX can. Not only in Multi-IQ (multi-frequency), but also in all single frequencies, and the TIDs for non-ferrous targets are stable across modes and frequencies. ..

Posted by Gordon Heritage on March 28, 2018 01:44pm | 1 Comment

EQUINOX - have your coke and reject it too!

March 08, 2018 02:23pm

Derek McLennan
Derek McLennan

EQUINOX and the dreaded coke problem…

Gold coins, micro-gold nuggets (0.7g) and cut quarters, located in the ground under coke, are no problem when you wield the new EQUINOX! I hate hearing coke, as it breaks your concentration and you always end up thinking “what have I missed.” This is the main reason I moved onto the Minelab multi-frequency machines. Hopefully this blog will put you at ease with a commonly asked question on Facebook and various forums – “Does the EQUINOX hear coke?”

Posted by Derek McLennan on March 08, 2018 02:23pm | 1 Comment


March 01, 2018 11:30am

Steve Herschbach

I have seen some confusion on the internet regarding the differences between the Minelab EQUINOX 600 and EQUINOX 800. I think that the EQUINOX 600 is being somewhat overlooked because it’s not the “top model” but, in my opinion, it is incredible value for a remarkably low price. I hope this blog will clear up any confusion and, in the process, show why I think the EQUINOX 600 deserves a second look by some people…

Posted by Steve Herschbach on March 01, 2018 11:30am | 2 Comments

EQUINOX for beach and water hunting

February 13, 2018 10:13am

Gary Drayton
Gary Drayton beach metal detecting with Minelab Sovereign GT metal detector

Now that EQUINOX pre-orders are starting to get to their owners, here are a few beach and water hunting tips to help you hit the sand running! The basics are covered by the Getting Started Guide and the online Instruction Manual, so I’ll just cut to the chase by sharing a few of my experiences using the EQUINOX on the beach and in the water... 

Posted by Gary Drayton on February 13, 2018 10:13am | 9 Comments

EQUINOX Technologies (Part 3)

January 15, 2018 10:05am

Minelab Electronics
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This is the third instalment in a blog series introducing and explaining the technologies inside our new EQUINOX detectors… (Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here.)

Our goal was to develop a true multi-purpose detector that could not only physically be used in all-terrain conditions, but also be suitable for all types of detecting for all detectorists, and particularly those not requiring a specialist premium flagship detector optimised for only one aspect of detecting...

Posted by Minelab Electronics on January 15, 2018 10:05am | 4 Comments

EQUINOX finds 2 Mercury Dimes during testing

December 12, 2017 10:20am

Steve Herschbach

OK, I promised myself I was not going to do this - start showing finds yet. It seems kind of mean. "Look what I found" when nobody can get their hands on an EQUINOX yet.

I also have a real problem discussing depth on coins in my area, as do a lot of people in the Western U.S. but also anywhere mineralization is very high...

Posted by Steve Herschbach on December 12, 2017 10:20am | 6 Comments

The Team behind Multi-IQ technology

November 23, 2017 03:59pm

Minelab Electronics
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Have you heard a myth about a lone inventor recently? This is something that is very prevalent in popular culture. Perhaps it’s Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb over 100 years ago or Steve Jobs inventing the iPhone early this century? In many instances innovation, like history, is quite messy and an easy way to convey something is to simplify it for the masses. 

Posted by Minelab Electronics on November 23, 2017 03:59pm | 5 Comments

Minelab EQUINOX = Unprecedented Anticipation?

November 17, 2017 04:55pm

Steve Herschbach

I have never seen anything like the pre-sale interest in the new Minelab EQUINOX in my over 40 years in the industry. We do see extreme interest in a new gold model, like the GPZ for example, but that is actually very limited to the prospectors. Other detectors have had major interest before details have been known, only to drop off rapidly when the reality is underwhelming. I think Minelab has been wise doing a slow reveal, as the EQUINOX just keeps looking better the more you know about it.

Posted by Steve Herschbach on November 17, 2017 04:55pm | 4 Comments

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