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1 hour ago, AzNuggetBob said:

Can we get a photo here? before the alien theories start popping up.:D

Sounds like sheered off drill steel to me?

AzNuggetBob

 I thought it was some sort of drill, as well ,or holddown, but it doesn't attract a  rare earth mag.:excl: Are drill steels made of high manganese/chromium/non ferrous materials?  :idunno:THere must be some Fe in a drill steel...

I'm working on a stand for it and after that I will get some pics.

What attracted me to it was the skeletonized "bull" quartz on the end with all clean points.  I've found enough roughed up "bull" to make this rare in my book.

 I'm going to take it to an  upcoming Treasure Seekers meeting  in Escondido and have them scratch their heads over it.

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It could be titanium. weak attraction. AzNuggetBob

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On 12/31/2016 at 11:55 AM, weaver hillbille said:

 :89::89:My latest piece of baublite is made up of  several skeletonized quartz pockets surrounding an 80 pound albite rock "matrix" .

     It has a 3-fluted MACHINIST TAP:200:( appears to be a machinist tap, anyway) sticking out of one side...

 Well it's not a machine tap. I htink it's pseudomorph of specular hematite over a quartz crystal with a broken end.SAM_0258.JPG

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  The view  from 4900'  to the W, SW: WEaver 6574' on the right and Rockyboy 6165' on the left.  

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I found these about five months ago and it was with a Vsat of all things. But just to get it out of the way I dug it. I realized what I had after a few minutes of wiping the dirt. And cleaning out the hole in them. After I got home I used a little penetrating oil and heat, they opened like a charm. Love this find. It's my favourite thus far.

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Any idea what caliber the mold is? Looks to be about a 45 or 50, but it's hard to tell on a picture. Way back when they they came in what we now would call strange sizes.

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These are a bit over .30 cal. I have one led ball that fits well others are to big or just shot. I do happen to have a few .69 cal lead balls that I like but theses take the cake.

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3 hours ago, Whitebutler said:

I found these about five months ago and it was with a Vsat of all things. But just to get it out of the way I dug it. I realized what I had after a few minutes of wiping the dirt. And cleaning out the hole in them. After I got home I used a little penetrating oil and heat, they opened like a charm. Love this find. It's my favourite thus far.

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I too have found the same thing, but never cleaned them up. Found them near Coloma. If I get a chance, I will post a picture as I was planning on posting them to this thread anyway!

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 It sure would be neat to have the .50 cal Hawken that  molded bullets for.

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So far this is my favorite find.

 

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Well, today I came across an unusual object

Can you see it? 

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I see it but not sure what I'm looking at, tree house?, deer stand?, Indian burial platform???

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A pirate ship out in the desert?

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It's a Bird, It's a Plane.......................................It's a Bird!

   Old Tom

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I cautiously made my way around the other side of it.....

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There must be lots of gold on that old pirate ship!

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I can understand the caution.. According to the sharp focus inability of the first photo it appears that pix was snapped while you were standing on the threshold of a parallel universe portal.. The second pix is clear and in focus because you continued on through while circling around..

Adam..

Adam..!

:4chsmu1:

Swamp

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10 hours ago, Swampstomper Al said:

... while you were standing on the threshold of a parallel universe portal..

:4chsmu1:

Swamp

 I think he was just in Prescott

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Well, I was hot on the trail of Jacob Waltz in the Superstition Mountains. Knowing that he was a known Pirateer, and bullshitter, it made sense that I would come across a Pirate Ship deep in the woods concealing the Lost Duchman Mine...:200:

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11 hours ago, adam said:

 Superstition Mountains. .... bullshitter, a Pirate Ship deep in the woods concealing the Lost Duchman Mine...:200:

 There are no woods in the  SUperstitions. Nice try:brows:

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3 hours ago, weaver hillbille said:

 There are no woods in the  SUperstitions. Nice try:brows:

See: bullshitter; parallel universe.. :D

Swamp

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