Sweet Silver and Coins Found Near Old Nebraska Home
David G. from Nebraska recently shared a story about a great day he had metal detecting around an old house. David writes:
"Today I had one of my best Dirt Fishing days so far. Using my Equinox 800 purchased from my favorite dealer High Plains Prospectors I hit the Jackpot! This house sets on about one Acre of land, so there’s lots of ground to cover. I’ve hunted the yard on 3 different days now, probably about 12 hours of actual hunt time altogether. Up until today the only high value coins I’ve found was the 1926 D Standing Liberty Quarter I found yesterday and a 1944 D Wheat penny.
Today, I hit the Bonanza, in one 10 ft by 10 ft area I found 1899 Barber Half Dollar (the first one I’ve ever found), another Standing Liberty Quarter (1917), a Barber Dime (1905), a Buffalo Nickel (1918), and another Wheat Penny (1917 D).
I was having a ball after I found the first coin, the Barber Dime, I started scanning around close and got another signal that turned out to be the Baber Half Dollar, then another Standing Liberty Quarter, and then the Buffalo Nickel. I can’t get over finding the Half Dollar, what a find. Thanks High Plains Prospectors for hooking me up with the equipment I needed for a fantastic hobby!"
- David G.
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Equinox 600 and 800 Software Update Details and Download
EQUINOX SOFTWARE UPDATE 3.0
WHAT IS NEW?
A new Single Frequency of 4 kHz has been added to the existing 5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 kHz options. This new 4 kHz frequency enhances the detection of large deep targets, particularly those found in parts of Asia. As a result of optimising for these conditions, this new frequency may respond differently for users compared to the other single frequencies.
All other single and multi-frequency settings are unchanged in their performance.
In addition to the 4 kHz upgrade feature, various stability enhancements have been included.
For step-by-step instructions on downloading the software, please refer to the following brochures:
Minimum System Requirements:
USB 2.0 port
EQUINOX USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector
50 MB of hard drive space
20 MB of RAM
Greater than 10.13 High Sierra
50 MB of hard drive space
30 MB of RAM
- Only one EQUINOX can be connected to your computer during the update operation.
- The EQUINOX must be ON during the software update.
- Any custom detector settings will be preserved while performing the update.
- An internet connection is required to download the Minelab Update Utility to the computer, however, an internet connection is not required to update the EQUINOX and this can be done offline.
- The EQUINOX coil must be connected to perform the update.
Important: Do not turn off or disconnect the EQUINOX during the update process. For step-by-step instructions on how to install the software update, please refer to the above brochures.
Minelab Military Discount Policy & Acceptable Proof of Military Service
High Plains Prospectors offers a 15% discount on Minelab Metal Detectors!
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Minelab's Military Discount Program Minelab offers a 15% discount that is shared between the dealer and Minelab. Dealer participation is voluntary. A dealer is not obligated to offer the program.
The discount is only applicable for the individual listed on document. Receipt and registration must be in the name of the individual. The receipt must include an address.
Only 1 detector may be discounted per individual, per calendar year.
How it works:
Dealer sells a Minelab Detector** to a Military Veteran or Active Duty Member of Military for 15% off Selling Price
Dealer to verify Military Service and copy document – Acceptable Documents include:
- Driver’s License – Some states have begun to note “Veteran” on License
- Certificate highlighting branch of service
- VA Card
- Should a customer present another type of document, approval must first be obtained through Minelab.
To Obtain Your Discount:
Customer needs to send or bring in a copy of the above documentation prior to purchase. For online sales will create an invoice and email it to you or you can pay over the phone for your purchase. We will then copy document for submission to Minelab. Customer can black out all pertinent information other than Name and Title. Acceptance of submission is at the sole discretion of Minelab.
***It is against the law to make a photocopy of a Military ID, so please do not do so. Minelab will no longer accept a copy of a Military ID as a verifying document.***
They're Here! Minelab Vanquish Metal Detector Now Available at High Plains Prospectors!
The moment you've all been waiting for is here. The new Minelab Vanquish metal detector is now available on our website or in our retails store!
No matter what you seek, VANQUISH has you covered. Simply select one of the three Find Modes — Coin, Jewellery or All Metal — then start swinging. Each mode is pre-programmed and optimized to give you the best performance, anytime and anywhere: park, field or beach.
VANQUISH welcomes tough terrain. It dominates at the beach in wet sand and salt water, outperforming other detectors that can’t compete. 4 discrimination segments deliver control over what metals you want to accept or reject. Light, compact, and versatile, this may become one of Minelab's most popular model for new and intermediate metal detectorists.