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I was able to view your photos by going to Flicker, but I can't tell what it is from the photos, the pictures aren't enough to judge what it is, could you give a little info on the "nugget", is it magnetic, metal, etc. does your detector pick it up?

Hi, and thanks for the response. Yes my Fisher GoldBug-2 harped at it like mad, and the feel of it seems to be metal, however, I ripped apart examining it! It is soft as well! It is not magnetic as well.

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What does it weigh? Does it have any heft or is it light like an aluminum bit? Kinda looks like coarse gold, but hard to tell ... Is that quartz on the edges? Cheers, Unc

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What does it weigh? Does it have any heft or is it light like an aluminum bit? Kinda looks like coarse gold, but hard to tell ... Is that quartz on the edges? Cheers, Unc

it does have a heft, unfortunately though, its a non golden color,so maybe its junk, or lead? i hope it ain't lead!! i don't know how to know if that is quartz, but I do know that it wasn't very deep, maybe a few inches or so, before my goldbug-2 chirped at it! I have some real gold in a necklace shape, it is Asian 24K, maybe I could test the sound differences with this? I wonder, could it be anything of value, maybe, silver, or lol platinum! http://<a href=" 12714206574_2f09dbc7c5_b.jpg" title="Untitled by aRolleiBrujo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/12714206574_3dd50c4eea_o.jpg" width="4128" height="3096" alt="Untitled"></a>

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If it is soft and pliable it is likely lead. Gold, silver and platinum are way harder than any lead you will find. Even melted aluminum is harder...you can mark lead with your finger nails, or if you are worried about breaking a nail...you can bite lead and mark it easy with even bad teeth...

it is junk!

fred

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I don't know... I once found a piece of epithermal electrum that had a real crappy, slag look about it. Kinda like this piece, but it was the real deal.

Lucky Joe, i found this in my backyard years ago. it was about 3-4 feet away from this thing, i wonder if its related? <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/arodriguezpixl/12735946293/player/eef398c245" height="768" width="1024" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>

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Actually now that I see all the pictures, it looks like aluminum that has been melted in a fire. I don't know about the other piece.

I was told it may be a form of volcanic tidbits of sort, I believe its called cinder, and it may have been brought via human, or an active volcanoe spewed it a few eons ago! lol!

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I can show you a few pieces of campfire foil I just recovered from a campfire ring I cleaned up on a friends claims that is very flexible and also able to be torn apart. It's all in the trash can right now but it is definitely aluminum and probably started out as a pie plate like material or perhaps simple aluminum foil that would have been used to wrap a potato. Not all campfire aluminum originated as a soda or beer can and changed into a hard lump in the intense heat of the bed of coals.

Mike F

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True, Mike...but melted aluminum is not the same as roasted aluminum...foil will often be incinerated as it is very thin...pie plates, etc will partially burn and melt...too many factors to say from a picture just what kind of trash he found...BUT, it is junk and wanting to believe it into something good will never convert trash into treasure...sorry.

fred

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Well thank you all that replied I appreciate the help and ideas! Too bad I hadn't tried a tree as I may have stumbled upon that fortune! So far my park boots include one penny new, a dental pick and trash galore plus a chucky cheese coin era 2007 lol! It's fun and when my boy comes along its cool!

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