collapse


* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Who's Online

Fisser

Dot Guests: 254 | Dot Users
Dot Hidden: 1

* Board Stats

  • stats Total Members: 12990
  • stats Total Posts: 130580
  • stats Total Topics: 18274
  • stats Total Categories: 5
  • stats Total Boards: 48
  • stats Most Online: 814

* Advertisers

Gear Pan
The lil Gold Spinner
BC GOLD
The lil Gold Spinner
The Pocket Sluice

Author Topic: Garrett AT Gold - VDI Numbers  (Read 2809 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sluicy.McGuicy

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: ca
  • Kudos: 1
Garrett AT Gold - VDI Numbers
« on: August 22, 2016, 07:32:34 AM »
We have been using the Garrett AT Gold for around a year now, both in Canada and New Zealand.
It's a great metal detector, and as they say practice, practice, practice is the key to detect the sounds as well as the VDI numbers and choosing whether to dig or not.

After a month or so, and digging up heaps of bottle caps and foil ( foil is the worst, such a teaser!) I looked to find tips and tricks to avoid the trash.

I found this list below, and I do have to say it's pretty accurate. Only thing is, I still find that gold jewelry/rings don't always show up as it says, but then again this is what other's found under the VDI numbers. Basically with our AT Gold, we don't dig for anything under 40, found a silver coin and ring in the high 90's, and 76-80 is where we got good amount of NZ 1.00 and 2.00 coins.
Haven't found any gold items yet, but it's so addicting and fun, that honestly it doesn't matter.  <-yahoo_>

VDI -- Item
99 -- Ike Silver Dollar, Morgan Silver Dollar
98 -- Ike Silver Dollar
97 -- Ike Silver Dollar
96 -- Morgan Silver Dollar, Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar, Franklin Silver Half Dollar, Large Silver Ring
95 -- 1 Troy Ounce .999 Silver Coin, 4 Quarters in a stack!
94 --
93 -- Peace Dollar, Kennedy 40% Silver Half Dollar, Franklin Half Dollar
92 -- Clad Dollar, Kennedy 40% Silver Half Dollar, Clad Half Dollar, Aluminum Token, Large Silver Ring
91 -- Barber Half Dollar
90 -- Presidential Dollar, Clad Half Dollar, Clad Quarter, Large US 1 Cent, Silver British Half Crown
89 -- Washington Silver Quarter, Clad Quarter
88 -- Standing Liberty Silver Quarter, Washington Silver Quarter, Clad Quarter, Medium Silver Ring
87 -- SBA Dollar, Russian 50 Kopek
86 -- SBA Dollar, Sacajawea Dollar, Spanish 2-Reale, Russian 50 Kopek, Canadian Half Penny
85 -- Barber Quarter, Clad Quarter, Seated Dime, Matron Head Large Cent
84 -- Seated Dime, Matron Head Large Cent, Small Silver Ring
83 -- Mercury Silver Dime, Roosevelt Silver Dime, Clad Dime
82 -- Clad Dime, Small Silver Charm, 1 Yen Coin (JPN), Large 9K Gold Ring
81 -- Barber Dime, Clad Dime, Seated Dime, 10 Yen Coin (JPN), 1 Yen Coin (JPN), Vintage Silver Ring, Austrian 10 Grochen Coin
80 -- Barber Dime, Seated Dime, Copper Lincoln 1 Cent, King George Half Penny, 10 Yen Coin (JPN), 1000 Peso Coin (Mexico, 1988), Austrian 10 Grochen Coin, 5 Gram Gold Bar, Large Plated Ring, Small Silver Ring
79 -- Seated Dime, Heavy Woman's Bracelet Watch
78 -- King George Penny, Chuck-E-Cheese Token
77 -- 1 Euro Coin (Ireland), New Zealand $2.00, Australian $1.00, British 1 Pound Coin, Chuck-E-Cheese Token
76 -- Seated Liberty Half Dime, Indian Head 1 Cent, Australian $2.00, New Zealand $1.00, King George Half Penny, 5 Yen Coin (JPN), Medium Plated Ring, Small Silver Ring
75 -- Bottle Cap, Spanish 1-Reale, Zinc Lincoln 1 Cent, 5 Yen Coin (JPN)
74 -- Bottle Cap, Rev War British Musket Ball, Copper Lincoln 1 Cent
73 -- Bottle Cap, Small Silver Ring
72 -- Bottle Cap, Small Silver Cross, 10 Cent Euro Coin
71 -- Bottle Cap, Large Tungsten Ring
70 -- Bottle Cap, Civil War Mini-Ball, Medium Charm
69 -- Civil War Mini-Ball
68 -- 22K Gold Sovereign, Civil War Mini-Ball
67 --
66 -- Large Tungsten Ring, Pop Top, Small Charm
65 -- Large 18K Gold & Platinum Ring, 1 Gram Gold Bar
64 -- 3 nickels on top of each other!
63 -- Small Silver Earring
62 --
61 -- Indian Head 1 Cent
60 -- Medium 9K Gold Ring
59 --
58 --
57 -- Large 14K Gold Ring
56 -- Large 14K Gold Ring
55 -- Mens Titanium Ring, Medium Gold Plated Sterling Silver Ring
54 -- Small 14K Gold Ring
53 -- Pull Tab, Buffalo Nickel, V Nickel, War Nickel, New Nickel, Small Charm, Large 14K White Gold Ring, Medium 14K Gold Ring
52 -- Pull Tab, Buffalo Nickel, V Nickel, War Nickel, New Nickel, Small Charm
51 -- 100 Yen Coin (JPN)
50 -- 3 Cent Piece, 14K Gold Chain, 100 Yen Coin (JPN), 50 Yen Coin (JPN), 2 Peso Gold Coin, Small 10K Gold Ring, Small 9K Gold Ring
49 -- 3 Cent Piece, 14K Gold Chain, 50 Yen Coin (JPN)
48 -- $1 Gold Coin (13mm), 14K Gold Chain, 14K Yellow & White Gold Ring
47 -- Large Junk Earring
46 --
45 -- Foil, Small 14K Gold Ring
44 -- Foil, Small Platinum Engagement Ring
43 -- Foil, Small 10K Gold Ring, 14K bracelet
42 -- Foil, Small 10K Gold Ring
41 -- Foil
40 -- Foil,14K Hollow Earring (1.3g), Property Marker Pin

Offline mcbain

  • PPT Invited
  • *****
  • Posts: 6204
  • Province/State: hope bc
  • Country: ca
  • Kudos: 134
Re: Garrett AT Gold - VDI Numbers
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 07:48:40 PM »
Hi.I also have the At.You have too understand I am a dummy at detecting.My claim is super iron rich so overides most things.I can get a gum wrapper at 20 inches.I put 5 small nuggets in a tupper ware bowl and only got a faint hum and low readings.I had a detecting friend check it out with the same gold.afew adjustments and that thing was screeching and the numbers were high.He said I had the sencitivity to high.Like I said detecting dummy still donot work for me.Just a thought on the senceitivity.Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

Offline kcm

  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 946
  • Province/State: NW Minnesota
  • Country: us
  • Kudos: 31
Re: Garrett AT Gold - VDI Numbers
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 10:15:36 PM »
Yeah Mark, same here. I bought a Tesoro Silver uMax for the wife, as she has been wanting a "quality" detector for a long time. Well, we both have found out that between the swinging and the digging, it's really hard on our necks. So, not as much use as we had hoped.

I'm also on another forum - one that is primarily metal detecting-related. Have heard that it takes (on average) about 100 hours of use before an operator really starts to understand what their machine is telling them. As strange as it may sound, no two machines are alike. Both will have slightly different settings. Different areas have different soils. People swing at different speeds, different settings, and different heights above the ground. There's different coils that can be used. On and on and on.

But there's one thing that keeps showing up time and time again. While many people cherry-pick their targets, the folks getting the most rings and REALLY old coins try to dig ALL targets! Apparently, gold often rings up the same as aluminum, for example. Also, some machines are better at finding PM's, some better at coins, and still others better at relics. One would think that the AT "Gold" would be best suited for finding gold. ...I dunno. Don't really hear of that many people using the AT Gold...or more likely, I just haven't been paying attention!  [&whistle#]

So while digging every target could be more successful than cherry picking, the main point is just getting out and having fun!!

kcm
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.

Offline mcbain

  • PPT Invited
  • *****
  • Posts: 6204
  • Province/State: hope bc
  • Country: ca
  • Kudos: 134
Re: Garrett AT Gold - VDI Numbers
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 07:13:40 PM »
Hi.Kieth. the AT is a great detector.It is learning to use the things I have a tough time with.I have been told that high readings can be very deceptive and good gold or silver can give very low readings.My friend proved that to me.It is a real learning curve.Maybe some day I will take the time to learn.In the mean time I got lots of rusty nails,nuts and bolts for sale real cheap.Interested. [email protected]*Luck Mark.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

Offline kcm

  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 946
  • Province/State: NW Minnesota
  • Country: us
  • Kudos: 31
Re: Garrett AT Gold - VDI Numbers
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 10:49:08 PM »
Actually, if anyone happens to have some old, used horseshoes they wanna get rid of......  <-shock_>

Yes, takes a lot of time and patience. I see folks that have logged many hundreds of hours with their machine and get really good with it, then they do something radical like going all-metal mode and digging every target, then they comment on how much GOOD stuff they have missed over the years.

It all boils down to the individual. If you don't like to dig EVERY -- SINGLE -- TARGET, then cherry pick the sweet numbers. If you want to not leave anything good in the ground behind you, then you're gonna be best buds with pull-tabs and rusty nails.

Personally, I don't think I have the patience to learn a MD as I probably should. Don't think it'd matter if I still had a bad neck or not. My mind likes to work all the time - hard to keep focused on one thing for so long.

kcm
The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.