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My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: Happa54
Date: July 09, 2017 11:52PM
Hello all;

I went out in the blazing heat today.

Went through 8 bottles of water and gatorade.

Hunted in the shade in small areas.

Got 4 nice wheats.... '40, '44, '45, '53 and a 14k yellow gold ring. My ATP partner calls it the "pimp" ring.

My question is with the ring. I found the exact one on a google search.

The tone was zinc and the TID was 32 (approx 5" in the ground).

I know nothing about jewelry/metals so here is my question.

Should this have had a mid tone instead of high tone, because there is gold in it?

I just did an airtest and it comes up a 37 and the tone is higher than when I first dug it (I don't have confidence in airtests).

Can someone educate me on this?

Thank you




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Re: My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: HighPlainsHunter
Date: July 10, 2017 11:24AM
Any markings on the inside? Sounds like it might be plated, or gold filled. That could account for the high reading...

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Re: My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: July 10, 2017 02:39PM
Nice finds! The ring has a dull patina that I don't think you'll find on a gold ring unfortunately but you might want to get yourself an acid test kit of Ebay for future finds. Sometimes, people have been surprised by finds that don't look like gold but turn out to be low K gold from Asia/middle East and elsewhere. Like HHH asked, are there any markings?

Re: My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: Happa54
Date: July 10, 2017 07:22PM
I'll take your advice and get the gold test kit for future use.

A couple of advertisers say its 14k gold plated, but I wouldn't know the difference.

It sure is heavy though unlike a silver ring.

Thanks for your input.




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Re: My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: July 11, 2017 11:29AM
Maybe you can do a specific gravity test? Do a search on the net for some easy methods. Without a stone, you should be able to get a close guess on the purity with that measurement.



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Re: My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: sasquache
Date: July 21, 2017 05:19AM
Nice ring I would say it is plated or filled. But good job finding it!!

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Re: My finds today plus gold ring (cheapo)...have question.
Posted by: clv
Date: October 01, 2017 01:01PM
Last year I had found a gold ring that hang up 30 on my safari, if was marked 14kf it was Alloyed (gold silver mix) with silver had an x-ray test on it at a coin shop.



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