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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 08:38:21 pm »
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Well done, it possibly may be natural. Are there Volcanic origins of the area ?
I have a natural copper nugget that looks like the central part of the lowest photo.
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 08:44:33 pm »
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I saw the orange color in it which looks like copper, and the siliverish which looks like the mane body,looks like alluminum or lead, and as far as the gold colored deposits, Im not sure, metals change funky colors when they are heated up that hot, Im just guessing by what I see. But check it out, let us know!
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 05:51:20 am »
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Thanks for the feedback guys,very helpful in pointing me in the right direction...However I do have a few concerns,firstly..I don`t believe there is any lead on the outside surface of the metal..(1) the lead would be scratched and marked from it`s journey along the river bed..(2) lead is soft,but this is very hard.My other observation is the piece that has broken off has a crystal cubic form (pic 0157 right-side)..erosion causes pieces of Gold to separate from its mother rock, and then gets carried into a stream or river. The flowing water tumbles the Gold, giving it its distinct rounded shape. The Gold eventually settles at the bottom of the water, and due to its heaviness remains there. Other nuggets also get caught in the same area, forming a placer deposit. EarthWhisper also your last comment
has a ring of the truth to it..Gold in its natural mineral form almost always has traces of silver, and may also contain traces of copper and iron,..there are extinct volcanoes in Germany but about 250 kms from where it was found (IF it`s volcanic,it`s been on an almighty river ride) but I think BA is right,..foundry slag which has found it`s way into the river.I will scan the area again on my next outing.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 09:19:55 am »
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What is also interesting is the lack of rust. I'd have to guess and it's just a guess it's perhaps stainless steel or similar alloy slag. Stainless can turn a variety of colors depending on temperature. Also if someone was welding over an existing weld some of the old metals could have fused with it. If you can find someone with a metal hardness tester it might give you some clue without destroying it.

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 11:25:12 am »
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Hi,  yes I have seen mixed metals like this before.  I use to gather them up from Janeva Steel's Slag pile in Provo Utah. You might want to check and see if there was a old steel mill in the area. Some of those tailing do have gold, copper, and silver in them.


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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2010, 04:52:12 pm »
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Hi Andrew

 It?s a dripping from a brazing job got loads of them when I was still doing welding and brazing at home.

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2010, 05:08:07 pm »
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looks great i hope its gold

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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 08:19:06 pm »
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Looks interesting. Maybe natural copper/gold/silver?

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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2010, 12:44:54 am »
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Maybe a metal tektite? The many round orifices make me think meterorite....

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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2010, 04:50:05 am »
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 It’s a dripping from a brazing job got loads of them when I was still doing welding and brazing at home.

Regards Xavier


Yeah Xavier..I think your right,..I`m not lucky enough to find Gold nuggets or a meteorite for that matter (besides,..it`s not magnetic)..thanks so much for all your time and posts guys.
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