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#Misty1997
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07 August 2018 07:00 pm

Hey guys,
whats the numbers 0-99 mean. i think it shows what coins are what. Can someone tell me where gold, coins, ect fall in these numbers.
Also is there any tips or hints.
Just brought one today.
Thanks Ethan

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Ramjet
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07 August 2018 07:33 pm

Gold will ring up lots of different numbers depending on it's size, shape etc. EG, a standard 9ct men's wedding ring is a 53 on my At Pro... the same as a pull tab unfortunately. Smaller gold chains etc can ring up as iron.

Here is a post with info on the numbers. https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=159

PS. Welcome to detecting and the forum.


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07 August 2018 07:36 pm

The numbers are the target i.d numbers and relate to conductivity. Run the machine in pro mode from the start and it will help you dig less trash once you get used to listening to the differences in the tones different objects make. After a while you can guess what the target might be by the i.d number but it isnt an exact science.


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#Misty1997
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07 August 2018 07:37 pm

thanks guys im keen to try it out

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07 August 2018 09:23 pm

Hi Ethan,

If I have followed correctly you were looking to find gold in its natural state (nuggets). The best pieces of advice I can give particular to that search and your machine is that the numbers you will be looking for will fall (roughly) between iron junk and tinfoil/modernpulltab. looking at the chart Ramjet provided the link to this should give you some indication of the numbers you are looking for.

The other option you have is to buy a small nugget and do some testing.

The AT will be much more suited to coins and treasure however but best of luck.

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#Misty1997
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07 August 2018 09:27 pm

hi oldgt,
thanks for your advice. im just going to dig everything beeps until i learn it better. this is just a hobby and cant justify a brand new detector unless i find something big. Thanks everyone for there help

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07 August 2018 09:32 pm

Just finished a job down your way last week, had the stars aligned I would have met up for a swing. The park near the old bluestone PO looked good, haven't been out on the coins for a couple weeks.

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07 August 2018 10:48 pm

OldGT wrote:

The other option you have is to buy a small nugget and do some testing.

I tried using a 1 gram nugget and it couldnt find it.
I also tried a half gram lead shot and it couldnt find that either.
At a depth of almost zero


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Ramjet
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07 August 2018 11:15 pm

moeee wrote:
OldGT wrote:

The other option you have is to buy a small nugget and do some testing.

I tried using a 1 gram nugget and it couldnt find it.
I also tried a half gram lead shot and it couldnt find that either.
At a depth of almost zero

I have a few little nuggies and the At Pro doesn't pick them up.


Touch the Frog.
Garrett At Pro, XP Deus, CTX 3030, pin pointer. Oldest find 1807 halfpenny, oldest silver 1854 threepence.

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moeee
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08 August 2018 12:26 am

Ramjet wrote:

I have a few little nuggies and the At Pro doesn't pick them up.

Is there no cure , for example purchasing say a 5 inch coil ?


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Ramjet
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08 August 2018 12:39 am

moeee wrote:
Ramjet wrote:

I have a few little nuggies and the At Pro doesn't pick them up.

Is there no cure , for example purchasing say a 5 inch coil ?

Buy a gold specific detector or one that is closer to a dual purpose.


Touch the Frog.
Garrett At Pro, XP Deus, CTX 3030, pin pointer. Oldest find 1807 halfpenny, oldest silver 1854 threepence.

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#Misty1997
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08 August 2018 04:20 pm

oh, mines picked up 0.1g at zero and was hoping to see how deep later tonight

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08 August 2018 06:53 pm

#Misty1997 wrote:

oh, mines picked up 0.1g at zero and was hoping to see how deep later tonight

Well done
You'll have it paid for in no time with results like that


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