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Old 01-20-2021, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by The Jersey Digger View post
Wow a gold ring rang that high? Good to know. Congrats.
10K gold in eyes of the Jewelry world is barely considered gold. Sure if it's processed then you have a small amount of pure gold. My point is the alloy mixed with the pure gold is what gives you the higher conductive numbers. 10-karat gold consists of 10 parts gold and 14 parts other metals such as copper, silver, nickel and who knows what else if it was a machine made ring from a large company who most likely out sources their materials(dare I say from China??).

That's why gold rings up all over the VDI scale from foil to zincoln.

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Old 01-20-2021, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BB67 View post
10K gold in eyes of the Jewelry world is barely considered gold. Sure if it's processed then you have a small amount of pure gold. My point is the alloy mixed with the pure gold is what gives you the higher conductive numbers. 10-karat gold consists of 10 parts gold and 14 parts other metals such as copper, silver, nickel and who knows what else if it was a machine made ring from a large company who most likely out sources their materials(dare I say from China??).

That's why gold rings up all over the VDI scale from foil to zincoln.
^^ good post ^^

Yes, even though gold is a high conductor (in pure 24k form) it's the alloys (and varying sizes of our particular gold objects) that give them TID's all over the conductive scale.

While it's rare, there can actually be big fat men's gold rings (like college rings, or whatever) that can read all the way up nearly copper penny !

And pure gold rings (that some Asian cultures make) will read at penny/dime, EVEN when the ring is small. But we're not likely to find those in the USA that often.
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:40 PM
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Nice going! I just got my 800 a few weeks ago as something else to play with after getting back into the hobby after 10 years. I canít wait for all the snow and ice to disappear so I can see what it can do! I guess I picked the wrong season to come back. 🙄 Itís gonna be a long wait.

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Old 01-21-2021, 09:10 PM
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I think you will LOVE this machine. I've used bounty hunters, extera 50, AT Pro, Fisher F95, and the Makro Simplex +. The 800 beats them all in my opinion.
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Have you detected this park before and missed these? Unreal i have never had a whole day like that here in p'cola
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Wow!!!

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nice find; thats a great "break in" on anew machine!
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Old 02-20-2021, 02:23 PM
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Congrats on the gold! Tom, I thought gold was a low conductor?

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Old 02-24-2021, 01:08 AM
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Yes sir, you may have just set an ROI record in the metal detecting world. Unless the guy at the factory accidentally loses his wedding a ring while packing up a new machine, I don't see how you can beat this.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:41 AM
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Same thing happened to me when I first got my nox. I was in line to get one of the first releases of the nox when they first came out. Didnít even know the machine and took it to my sonís soccer practice and figured Iíd fiddle around with it and try to learn itís settings and sounds, etc. Second target was a 20/21 and I did remember reading that that was the zinc penny range. About two inches down was a 15 ish gram Gardner Web university class ring. To this day it was the biggest gold ring Iíve ever found. Ended up returning it.
I noticed that besides your Nox you're apparently a dedicated Tesoro man.
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Very nice "walk in the park"! Awesome Finds!

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That is an awesome few minutes. Congrats on the honker and other finds !!!


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Immediate results , sweet ! Congrats !
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Immediate results , sweet ! Congrats !
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