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    Florida gold nugget???

    Florida gold nugget on the beach? I was getting off shift at the FD and decided to hit the beach today and found this. Ive never detected on this beach before cause it doesn’t get any traffic. It hit like gold, low tone on the Excal. And its heavy for its size. Anyone ever find something like this?
    Also found a piece of wood that looks like an old beat up fence slat but has a bronze or copper. Square nail still in it.
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    Florida gold nugget???

    Got a photo, size?

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    Could easily be dental gold off of some bridge work. Acid test will confirm. Nice Find!!

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    Possible bronze tig waste.
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    And possible gold nugget. The Spanish carried raw gold also back to Spain as I remember reading somewhere. A jeweler or gold buyer will let you know for sure.

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    When the Spanish ships sunk from hurricanes some of the ships had gold nuggets on board, they do wash ashore, in fact I found a small one myself off of New Smyrna Beach about 7 years ago.
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    I found a tiny one in Ocean City, MD a few years ago. Kinda ugly looking. I doubt a tourist dropped it but you can never tell. I found another recently, but haven't posted on it. I thought it was garbage at first. This one is bigger. From coin beach, Delaware. It was black at first and I thought it was piece of junk iron. It's still being cleaned.

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    I got a small .3 gram 10k nugget off a West Fl beach but I think it came from a old piece of jewelry.

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    My guess is a cremation find. Could be dental gold, or gold jewelry that went through the cremation process along with whatever else was cremated. Hate to make it a downer, but gold is gold regardless where it came from, I wouldn't throw it back.
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    have you tested it yet to find out its purity or not gold?

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    Beach papa....eeeewwwww yuck.

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    gold is gold..I found this 5 feet from a soccer goal lolClick image for larger version. 

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    Still have not tested it. Order a test kit online. Dental gold, never thought of that it probably is! Good point! I’ve found lots of silver crowns and just throw them back even a gold one, I’m superstitious. Surprised they would incinerate someone at the melting point of a gold alloy. Nice thinking outside the box. I have my reservation about it being a true gold nugget. I’ll keep the research up.

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    Awesome, let us know what you find out. cool find.

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    I found one that tested as good but cant remember what Karet. Dental gold most likely
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