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TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: rlspace
Date: May 20, 2012 11:11PM
I've been looking online trying to gather some TID's for the T2 and also did a test run with a number of items. I'm sure there is a similar post on this forum but I couldn't find it. If some of you could post what you are getting for Gold and Silver (older coins, etc) that would be great. I read that gold can/will fall into the 44-53 range, but just about everything I tested was from 58-78. It was all bigger stuff though. I did try a 10K gold necklace and barely got a reading - it came in at 46. Everything else hit solid. I've wondered if there are ID's that I can/should ignore. From what I can find 40-43, 50-56, and 60-72 seem to be mostly junk. Please correct/help me on that if you can. Thanks!

Info found online:

OBJECT & Target ID

foil from gum wrapper 40 - 55 *Most gold jewelry is small, and will tend to read in the 40-60 (44-53) range.
U.S. nickel (5

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: rlspace
Date: May 20, 2012 11:30PM
Upon further review, perhaps 40-59 = dig, 60-72 = ignore, and 73+ = dig???

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: TerraDigger
Date: May 21, 2012 03:57AM
I hate to sound like a wet blanket...but gold can show up anywhere from high iron......to a penny. There is no best range for gold, unless you expect to pass up certain gold targets, while trying to figure out a cherry-picking routine. Not that I blame you for trying to pass up on as much trash as possible. And if all your ID testing was done in the air instead of the ground, your going to miss even more targets. Air ID's can vary widely from ground ID's. Especially with the T2, as its ID ranges have a bit more play/variance than other detectors. FOCUS ON THE TONES, NOT THE VDI NUMBERS. The vdi is just a helper, not the determiner, of what a target may be. The tone is the determiner.

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If You are in an area (OLD HOME) 1900 back
Posted by: Elton
Date: May 21, 2012 09:00AM
50 to 63 readings find the older smaller coins. I'm not saying dig those numbers for everyday hunting.. Only if potential Half dimes Three cent Silver etc are possible finds.



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Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: all iron
Date: May 21, 2012 07:19PM
I dig all repeatable signals especially when the target id numbers are tight
dug a silver band yesterday at 71 solid
The large gold ring i found a couple of weeks ago rang in 55-57

Re: If You are in an area (OLD HOME) 1900 back
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: May 21, 2012 08:30PM
haven't found any half dimes but the i.d. chart that comes with the minelab sovereign lists them in the zinc penny, indian head range. i've got one somewhere that i could check on the t-2

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: rlspace
Date: May 21, 2012 09:33PM
I appreciate the info; I'm trying to get better at the tones. I def. know when I hit iron! That grunt is easy to pick up on... A lot of the places I hunt have so much 'stuff' in them that the tones are all over the place and I've tried to use 2+ and be consistent. Most of the high pitch tones that sound great end up being an overload - pop can, etc.

It helps to see what some of you get for ID's for certain items. It does seem that gold items can be in a range of numbers and that silver can vary also. Good idea on repeatable signals and tight numbers.

Thanks again!

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: all iron
Date: May 22, 2012 07:36PM
One number that hasn't surprised me yet is 59
Its always a square pull tab
but this is not to say i don't dig them, but so far always a pull tab with a nice hi tone and tight response.

any tips on avoiding these such as the bottle cap trick ?

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: May 22, 2012 07:41PM
3 tones will get most coins inclding nickle as high tone. zinc comes in lower tone so indian probably will too but i haven't found any with the t-2 yet

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: rlspace
Date: May 22, 2012 10:39PM
I had a good day today (by my standard); as suggested, I only payed attention to the tones and didn't even look at the ID #'s. It made things go a lot better for me. Before, I would look at the number and think, should I dig or not..... Today I dug every solid tone.

16 quaters, 11 nickles, 8 dimes, 16 penny's (1 wheat), three pieces of costume jewelry and a bunch of pull tabs, lots of foil and about 5 pop cans

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: TerraDigger
Date: May 23, 2012 05:14AM
I would say you had a great day.....by most detectorist's standards. Congrats......:)

Target ID's, VDI numbers, and audio Tone ID's on the T2 = :confused:
Posted by: Monte
Date: May 23, 2012 07:51AM
:confused: = When to and When NOT to recover a target.

Naturally, a lot depends upon your personal desire to find stuff, ability to select different sites, and patience level.

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rlspace
I've been looking online trying to gather some TID's for the T2 and also did a test run with a number of items.
That's a good way to learn what any detector can do, but ... it is usually tested in a clean environment, even to include air testing with out the ground mineral signal, and where targets can be at odd angles, varying depths, and too often located close to a masking piece of trash.

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rlspace
I'm sure there is a similar post on this forum but I couldn't find it. If some of you could post what you are getting for Gold and Silver (older coins, etc) that would be great.
Well, here are some quick tests I did, air tests, using an assortment of targets in my sample kit I took with to go do two GPAA Gold Shows this past few weeks.

Teknetics T2 w/11" DD coil:
'94' .. Morgan silver Dollar
'91' .. worn Seated Liberty 50



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Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: ez4sure
Date: May 23, 2012 11:27PM
exellent post monte hh

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: rlspace
Date: May 24, 2012 07:48AM
Monte,

Thank you so much for your time and advice. It helps more than you know. I've been working a playground the past two days and have found about $10 worth of clad, four costume jewelry items, 1 wheaty and a few 1965 dimes & quarters. One year off.............. I've dug every solid signal above 40 and there is a lot of foil in that spot! I don't mind the pull tabs. To make that part of the experience a little more enjoyable, I decided to make a donation to St. Jude Children's hospital for every tab I find. So, when I find one now I know that I'm doing something that really makes a difference.

Thanks again! I'm sure the info here will help others.

Scott

Re: TID's for Teknetics T2
Posted by: elki1052
Date: June 04, 2012 10:41PM
Monte, thank you a lot for that information, Just like you mentined in the last seminar, I will set my disc to reject the nail and dig out everything alse.
My wife and I enjoy the seminar it was the best thing ever for us. Hope your surgery goes well. My wife and I are prying for your soon recovery.
thank you!
Abel and Connie.

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