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10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: budster
Date: December 26, 2016 06:07PM
I recently recovered a 10k mans gold ring and the target ID was an 8. I don't even usually dig an 8. Am I missing a lot of rings or was this 8 just a fluke reading?

Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Tinfoil
Date: December 27, 2016 07:05AM
1. Yep

2. No

3. HH Happy :detecting: New Year Jerry aka Tinfoil

Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: budster
Date: December 27, 2016 10:07AM
Well, POOH!!!

Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Simpsonslammer
Date: December 27, 2016 02:13PM
It must have been a small ring? This year I found a mens 10K class ring, locked on to #15



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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: budster
Date: December 27, 2016 06:25PM
3.3 gram. About 2 inches deep in extremely dry ground and no other targets in the vicinity. Guess I'll just chalk it up to lessons learned, and start digging everything TID 6 and above. I have always loved tin foil and small aluminum pieces anyway.

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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: December 28, 2016 10:40PM
Ive come to the conclusion that gold rings irrespective of Karat/gold content can and do I.D. at different numbers that don't always conform to the numbers that some people say they do or should do. My very simple rule is that if a target sounds more solid than usual even if the number is a traditional "trash" number, it's worth digging. This 9+ gram 14K ring came from near a park metal bench which was littered with many pull tabs. I dug it because it didn't sound like a pull tab EVEN THOUGH it registered a solid 15!! which is the normal pull tab number with a few variations depending on the size and age of the pull tab.
10K Class rings generally register lower numbers but as we all know, they vary greatly in form, size and some have stones and some don't so numbers will vary. Just my personal experience and observations here!.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2016 10:43PM by Goldstrike.




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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: December 29, 2016 12:21PM
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... if a target sounds more solid than usual ....
I think that's the key or at least an important distinction that a gold jewelry hunter needs to understand. The gold rings I have found with my Safari were thin women's rings and they have all come in at 6 or 9.



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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: December 31, 2016 03:23PM
I just did a quick check with my safari of 42 gold rings that I have found and 14 of them came in at between 1 and 9.
These 14 rings range between 9kt and 22kt. and weight range 0.63g to 2.74g with 9 of them between 0.63g and 1.15g. one 18 kt g ring is just 1.78g. and it gave a reading of 12.

So if you don't wish to leave gold rings in the ground you will have to dig the iron tones right through to high silver tones and there are a lot of gold and sil rings in the pull tab ranges.



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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: kschae4
Date: January 01, 2017 09:12PM
Great info above from GS, Champ and Fishers Ghost. Just to add to complexity of gold tid....here's a woman's 10k ring, tid 19, found about a year ago.

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?3,2260611,2261293#msg-2261293



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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Fishers Ghost
Date: January 02, 2017 06:45PM
If you are a person who feels a burning desire to use discrimination when searching for coins and jewellery then I suggest that you use a detector with multiple notch capability like the safari. The notches will allow you to pick and choose the trash you want eliminated / ignored while still retaining the ability to detect all items above and below the notch settings and most notch discriminators these days will still display a target in the notch section of the display and so giving you the ability to choose whether to dig or not dig a notched target, whereas a single blanket discrimination control set for argument sake, to not respond to pull tabs or maybe steel/aluminium bottle caps will pretty much kill your chances of detecting small to medium gold rings and most gold chains as well as many ear rings , pendants, broaches, etc.

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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: Rob in (Ca)
Date: January 28, 2017 09:14PM
Jewelry id's from foil to the zinc range, regardless of the detector used.



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Re: 10 k gold ring target number
Posted by: budster
Date: January 30, 2017 11:23AM
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Rob in (Ca)
Jewelry id's from foil to the zinc range, regardless of the detector used.

That is probably the best thought!!!

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