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  1. Sorry, can't make my keyboard put the little circle on the degrees.
  2. Found this on Google earth and it looks like an active bucket line dredge. It looks like the tailings run off to the north east all the way to the sea. Look at 53* 34' 58.85" N 140* 21' 2121.29" E
  3. Watched part of it. These shows just do not appeal to me. I am not comfortable with the race to put a dollar value on everything.
  4. If it behaves like lead, the sand and other impurities will float on top of the gold. Some times a flux like borax helps. The really fine gold was what prompted miners to use mercury in their recovery efforts, something that is discouraged these days.
  5. Used to see this kind of setup used on beaches to get coins and jewlery. Sand went through and the goodies stayed in the bucket.
  6. Is it Colorado or new Mexico? The Gila River area in NM is know for creek side hot springs. Is someone in the area who can check it out?
  7. If memory serves the 2 headed Eagle is a sign of Austria if that helps.
  8. Would magnetite match the other charactics? Again no response at all to a magnet. No sign of oxidation, or change in the surface. It is as metalic and shiny today as it was after I washed the mud off of it back in the 80s. The weight seems high for its size. Almost like a lump of lead in the hand. I'm not much of a rockhound anymore, been out of practice for too many years to recognise some things from memory, Whatever it is, or was, something sculpted one side into smooth ridges and hollows while leaving the other side rough. Find location was along the valley of the Wabash R
  9. Thanks very much for your condescending reply. I hadn't expected a formal analysis only a few opinions. What makes me think meteorite is the scooped thumb print like depressions in the one half. As I stated before the object does NOT respond to a magnet. The "window" is visible in the center of the photo and as stated the texture is a shiny, grainy, metalic look with many small hollows or "bubbles" visible at 10x magnification. Using the first picture as a reference the object is 2.5 inches ( roughly 67 mm) wide, It is 2 3/8 inches front to back (roughly 60 mm). And 1.5 inches tall ( abo
  10. I think this is my oldest find. It was found along a local highway many years ago and it looks like a meteorite in shape and makeup but it has no clear sign of a crust. I have several small finds that react to a magnet but this one doesn't. It looks metalic, is very heavy, and has a grainy texture under a glass. Any ideas?
  11. I watched a couple segments and was really hoping that the rest of the detecting world out there didn't talk like that. If they could sell THAT show to television maybe someone could do a good one.
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