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  1. I am traveling this week, but I will upload photos as soon as possible. Thanks everyone!
  2. Thanks everyone. The piece was found in N.E. AL. The bubbles solidified. I am in central AL at the moment, but I will have photos uploaded as soon as possible. It is very light, non-ferrous, and fits nicely in the palm of my hand. I know the visual description is vague but photos are coming. And another note: when cooling, that is when the bubbles began protruding through some pores, the outer shell remained the same- still shiny like Al but of course oxidized a bit, then the bubbles solidified. Thanks everyone!
  3. With a metal detector, I scanned an area with a rich clay surface and found a strange specimen of shiny metal embedded in a clump of clay. Note, my father cut about 8 feet of clay off of this site years ago, so the piece was discovered 8 feet below the original surface. It is silver in color; looks pure. When heated, the specimen was less conductive than equal masses of led and aluminum. It took much longer for the specimen's thermal emission to become visible, and it took a much more significant amount of time for the emission level to become no longer visible. Also, as it was cooling, small shinny liquid state bubbles protruded from a few pores that were not previously recognized by the naked eye. The specimen is harder than lead but lighter. lastly, when the bubbles began to form during cooling, and even after the piece had reached equilibrium with the room temperature, there was a strong odor similar to sulfur. If anyone has a clue what this could be, I would appreciate your input. Thanks Justin
  4. Hello everyone. I am a rookie in the meteorite search, and I have encountered some stones with ferrous minerals and metallic flakes embedded within. I'm betting these are common stones in the area, but some crush into a fine reddish brown (rusty) powder witch that appears to have some magnetic components and some not, of course. What baffles me is there are fine flakes or plates of a very shiny metallic substance in the fine dust mixture; these flakes are not magnetic but attractive- so they must contain some iron to. They are a goldish, maybe copper, color. They stand out from the remaining shiny minerals of the stones. I estimate some ofthem to be 1 mm^2 in area. Also, when melting the ferrous (slightly magnetic) dust+metallic flakes, the , im assuming ore, reformed into concentrated spheres while the metallic flakes remain unaltered. Please let me know if anyone has any experience with such stones or knows someone who has. Thanks Justin
  5. Hello everyone. I am a rookie in the meteorite search, and I have encountered some stones with ferrous minerals and metallic flakes embedded within. I'm betting these are common stones in the area, but some crush into a fine reddish brown (rusty) powder witch that appears to have some magnetic components and some not, of course. What baffles me is there are fine flakes or plates of a very shiny metallic substance in the fine dust mixture; these flakes are not magnetic but attractive- so they must contain some iron to. They are a goldish, maybe copper, color. They stand out from the remaining shiny minerals of the stones. I estimate some ofthem to be 1 mm^2 in area. Also, when melting the ferrous (slightly magnetic) dust+metallic flakes, the , im assuming ore, reformed into concentrated spheres while the metallic flakes remain unaltered. Please let me know if anyone has any experience with such stones or knows someone who has. Thanks Justin
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