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ID NUMBERS FOR GOLD ARE SILVER RINGS OR JEWERLY
Posted by: handsome3096
Date: December 12, 2008 06:30PM
WILL MY X 70 DETECT GOLD RINGS OR JEWERLY OR SILVER RINGS ARE JEWERLY IN COIN TREASURE MODE IF SO WOULD THEY BE POSTIVE NUMBERS OR NEGITIVE NUMBERS WHAT WOULD THE I D NUMBERS READ OR DO I HAVE TO BE IN PROSPECT MODE TO DETECT GOLD RINGS OR GOLD JEWERLY WOULD THE ID NUMBERS READ POSITIVE OR NEGTIVE AND WHAT THE ID NUMBERS ID READ FOR EXAMPLE 12 OR - NEGITIVE FOR EXAMPLE -12 WHAT ARE THE READ OUT NUMBER FOR GOLD JEWERLY IN COIN TREASURE ARE READ OUT NUMBERS IN PROSPECT FOR GOLD RINGS E. T. C

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Re: ID NUMBERS FOR GOLD ARE SILVER RINGS OR JEWERLY
Posted by: Digger
Date: December 12, 2008 07:30PM
you can detect jewelry in any mode, with the X-70. As stated on page 19 of the manual, the Prospecting mode only provides an audio tone. The number on the screen is the iron mask setting you have selected. Continuing on page 20, the Coin/Treasure mode will give a TID for the ferrous and the non-ferrous (conductive) properties of the object.

As I posted earlier today, rings and jewelry can read just about anywhere on the TID. It all depends on the metallic composition of the target, it's size, depth, it's shape, the "angle" it is buried, soil mineralization etc. Yellow gold will provide a higher TID than rose gold or white gold. Silver will provide TID readings similar to silver coins in that the larger the target, the higher the number. That post also gives links to two other posts I've made in the past. Click on that top one and take a close look at the VDI scale provided by that analog meter. It is based on a 0 - 100 scale of conductive properties. So the numbers aren't applicable, directly to the X-70. However you should make note of where different types of targets respond, in relation to each other. You will notice that rings and jewelry represent the wide range of target ID that we will encounter out in the field. It all depends on those factors I mentioned earlier.

If you don't want to read both posts, you can access the post referencing those target ID readings here..... http://www.findmall.com/read.php?55,647958,648175#msg-648175

HH Randy



You'll never know for sure......unless you dig it! HH "Digger"




After 40+ years of detecting, and having owned dozens of different detectors, I've come to the conclusion that maintaining success in the field is largely dependent on three things..... choice of site, acquiring a proper skill set for the detector and the detector itself..... in that order. Research, practice and persistence. There are no substitutes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2008 07:34PM by Digger.

Re: ID NUMBERS FOR GOLD ARE SILVER RINGS OR JEWERLY
Posted by: fredm
Date: December 15, 2008 01:27PM
Handsome; with respect; if no one else has mentioned it...read the manual, several times. Metal detectors are not magic wands they are tools to be learned and mastered...when you learn its language the magic really starts.


fred

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Re: ID NUMBERS FOR GOLD ARE SILVER RINGS OR JEWERLY
Posted by: FooserPaul
Date: December 17, 2008 07:03AM
Handsome,

I agree with the above and will add.... READ and READ and READ here... especially the FAQ....

If you want to dig jewlry, DIG ALL POSITIVE NUMBERS! If you are not getting junk and nickles, you are not getting jewlry...

Early on... I skipped lots and lots of 16-24 range items... I noted I was digging very few nickles... and came back the forums here and read and read...

As Randy says - "You never know, JUST DIG IT!"

I air scanned lots of jewlry here at the house... and gold ring that s small and thin can register as 4-8 and a big heavy one that is yellow gold can range into the 20's... silver will register as high as 42 depending on the size of the ring...



This 1811 thin button @ 5-6 inches register very inconsistantly... Very very iffy signal, I believe because of how little metal... same as a lot of kewlry can be...






This ear ring rang in the penny / dime range... In my early days of digging pennies all day.. I might have skipped over it in the heat of the day.... I learned to enjoy the journey... and dig them all,,,



That sterling silver ring on the left is big and dense... rang 42, 42, 42.... I was sure it was a quarter @ 4"... I was suprised :-)



This silver pirce showed an iffy 40 reading... would have been easy to to miss... the clasp on the back it not silver... and caused the signal to partially appear as junk skipping like can slaw can...



This ring resistered as an 8...



Her was a nickle @ 6-7 inches that registerd from 8-24 and jumed all around in that range...

Get out, HAVE FUN! Don't measure your day by the finds only.... SLOW DOWN, dig them all, enjoy the journey... good stuff will happen!

Just my thoughts....
Paul



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/2008 07:07AM by FooserPaul.


Re: ID NUMBERS FOR GOLD ARE SILVER RINGS OR JEWERLY
Posted by: trtkjd1
Date: December 17, 2008 11:02PM
Did a couple of air tests on a couple of 9 carrat gold rings today , both came up at solid 18,s but with a very distinctive double beep when close and just a solid beep from 4inches or more .

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