Never even heard of an Equinox 800. The Old Timer has found many nuggets with his old school version of the MXT. I have found several nice ones with the MXT All Pro. You never know though. It doesn’t matter what kind of detector you have because if you ain’t swinging it over nuggets... big or small... you ain’t gonna find ‘em. Some places I have been, it seems Ray Charles could find ‘em. Other places.... not so good.