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  1. #1
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    Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Found this ring today in a old field house's, stores & Post Office dates back to 1732 last 70 years its been fields. The ring is marked 18k on inside of band and weights 9 grams a filed a small bit down and it looks like gold but the outer color is brown. It rang in the pull tab-penny range. My question is can gold turn this color? Or do you believe it may be a old fake ring.





    18k mark on inside band


    Any opions?

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  3. #2

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.


    Was probably plated brass, an older fake and maybe more common a find than you think. (I've seen many) The cut you made is showing brass not gold.

  4. #3

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch

    Was probably plated brass, an older fake and maybe more common a find than you think. (I've seen many) The cut you made is showing brass not gold.
    agreed
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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    It may be a fake, but any gold less than pure gold can tarnish--caused by the alloy, environment and other factors.

  6. #5
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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    What do you mean by this statement? "Found this ring today in a old field house's, stores & Post Office dates back to 1732 last 70 years its been fields"
    SkyPirate

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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
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  8. #7
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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Could it be tarnished silver? Or tarished something else?
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  9. #8
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    May 2009
    Easton, MD
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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPirate
    What do you mean by this statement? "Found this ring today in a old field house's, stores & Post Office dates back to 1732 last 70 years its been fields"
    It means this site used to have 7 houses, 2 Stores and 1 Post Office dating back to mid 1700's. The last 70 years it's been a corn/soybean field.

  10. #9
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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch

    Was probably plated brass, an older fake and maybe more common a find than you think. (I've seen many) The cut you made is showing brass not gold.
    The cut your looking at is how it was. The small cut I made for some reason did not show up in pic #2. Really hate to be hacking on it deep until I get it tested.

    I know it's not silver. Probaly is fake will know today but a very neat find for a soybean field imo.

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    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    I Found one 10K in my life
    that Tarnished Bad.

    May have been what it was Mixed with.
    it Cleand up in my Hand though just by Holding it
    & Rubbing it with my Thumb.

  12. #11

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by lonelyduckhunter
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch

    Was probably plated brass, an older fake and maybe more common a find than you think. (I've seen many) The cut you made is showing brass not gold.
    The cut your looking at is how it was. The small cut I made for some reason did not show up in pic #2. Really hate to be hacking on it deep until I get it tested.

    I know it's not silver. Probaly is fake will know today but a very neat find for a soybean field imo.
    Fields is the only place I hunt, must be much nicer items out there, keep at those fields
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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  13. #12

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
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  14. #13

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  15. #14

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    Doesn't matter how it ocurs he said doesn't turn another colour, items from the sea do so also, I know it's seepage or rea-action gees, why get involved
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  16. #15

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.

    So maybe it's a 1k ring posted above.

  17. #16

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    Doesn't matter how it ocurs he said doesn't turn another colour, items from the sea do so also, I know it's seepage or rea-action gees, why get involved
    I like facts.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  18. #17

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    Doesn't matter how it ocurs he said doesn't turn another colour, items from the sea do so also, I know it's seepage or rea-action gees, why get involved
    I like facts.
    Didn't I show one
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  19. #18

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    Doesn't matter how it ocurs he said doesn't turn another colour, items from the sea do so also, I know it's seepage or rea-action gees, why get involved
    I like facts.
    Didn't I show one
    You made a very good point, & I partly agreed, just clarified the point. Gold is inert as other were pointing at, & yes Gold can change colour, but its not tarnish unless its mixed with base metal.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

  20. #19

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    Doesn't matter how it ocurs he said doesn't turn another colour, items from the sea do so also, I know it's seepage or rea-action gees, why get involved
    I like facts.
    Didn't I show one
    You made a very good point, & I partly agreed, just clarified the point. Gold is inert as other were pointing at, & yes Gold can change colour, but its not tarnish unless its mixed with base metal.
    You didn't clarify anything tarnish, stain what does it matter, it hasn't come out yellow, which is the point that was made, as usuall you just jumped in
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

  21. #20

    Re: Need opions/help on possible gold ring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle
    Clean it up a bit and show us! Forgive me, but I don't believe "gold turns another color." That's a true about gold; it's gold.

    Interesting find!
    Gold does tarnish, not always come out like Gold, have a look at this coin I found last year, as it come out, and after cleaning

    SS
    I'm going to agree with both of you & be a bit of a *****

    "Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction"

    (gold is inert)
    Gold generally doesn't tarnish but picks up iron residue (for example) in areas were there are heavy concentrations.

    Of course if gold is mixed with other base metals then differences can occur.
    Doesn't matter how it ocurs he said doesn't turn another colour, items from the sea do so also, I know it's seepage or rea-action gees, why get involved
    I like facts.
    Didn't I show one
    You made a very good point, & I partly agreed, just clarified the point. Gold is inert as other were pointing at, & yes Gold can change colour, but its not tarnish unless its mixed with base metal.
    You didn't clarify anything tarnish, stain what does it matter, it hasn't come out yellow, which is the point that was made, as usuall you just jumped in
    OK
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT, YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' - me 25/06/08
    How do you find Gold coins? Reply: 'By finding lots of Silver ones..'
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground.' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.

 

 
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