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    us
    Aug 2019
    Cypress Texas
    Garrett Ace 400
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    17 times
    Metal Detecting

    Aluminum or Silver

    Found item 1890 - 1920 homestead
    Research found that it was an aluminum hinged lid, yet it bench testing
    Was range 95+. Other aluminum items are testing
    in the range 75 - 84. Aluminum foil test at 40ish
    Which seems more in line.
    Could the item at 95+ be truly silver, or is my Garrett Ace 400
    out of calibration?
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    When it comes to I.D. numbers, size matters. Aluminum can read from just above iron to the end of the silver scale....unfortunately. The larger/thicker the chunk is, the higher it will read.
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    us
    Aug 2019
    Cypress Texas
    Garrett Ace 400
    22
    17 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks Cudamark for the clarification.

 

 

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