NOX 10×5″ and the medieval fair grounds

Upon returning from a trip in the UK I wanted to share some of my experiences using the NOX 10×5″ coil for the Minelab Equinox.

It had been three years since I had been in the UK due to Covid. So finally, was able to get out in the English countryside using the Minelab Equinox. My teammates and I arrived at a site which we believed to be an old medieval trading site due to the artefacts that have been recovered there over the years. The area is littered with old iron and is plagued with a mineral called coke which can create quite a bit of ground noise and falsing on most detectors.

Due to these conditions, it can be a brain numbing experience to detect. Which is why a lot of people choose not to hunt the site. I was excited to try the Minelab Equinox outfitted with the NOX 10×5″ coil. Due to its elliptical shape and size, it has ground coverage and target separation which was the perfect tool for detecting this area.

My hunting partner and I started recovering small bird shot with VDI numbers coming in around 9 or 10 on the NOX. I then got a low tone and pulled up a nice Elizabeth 1st Silver Half Penny. Just as I am recovering the target, I hear my hunting partner say I got one! We both knew it was the right decision to detect this spot.

My next target was just a faint break in the threshold. Digging down seven inches I recovered a nice King Edward 1st Silver Long Cross Penny dating from 1272-1307. To make a long story short we both recovered seven hammered coins in an area that is challenging for even the most skilled detectorist.

Thank you Coiltek

Sean Haymes-Maree