Jan 01, 2012, 04:07 PM
Re: 679 Cannonballs found
Apr 10, 2012, 02:24 PM
I love ROCKS because they ROCK!
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Aug 22, 2014, 07:10 AM
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough!!!
I wonder if he ever made it back to the site?
Of all the things I've lost... I miss my mind the most!!!
Aug 27, 2014, 01:07 PM
I know its an old post but since I'm new here its the first I have seen it. What a find! What a back breaking find! Awesome
Aug 29, 2014, 04:31 AM
if you ever find cannon balls in the western states around mining areas they are likely mill balls.
to find out if they are cannon balls or mill balls check the type of metal.
cannonballs are iron.
mill balls are steel and in many cases hardened AR grade steels
cannon balls are one of a number of weights and do not match mill balls sizes.
Cannon bore, shot, and shell diameters for smoothbore guns
The Manufacturing process for balls, stainless steel balls - precision ball manufacturer | Abbott Ball Company
The real joke is i worked in the mining industry and have buckets of mill ball i use in my black powder cannons and have left many in the calif desert.
Last edited by augoldminer; Aug 29, 2014 at 04:37 AM.
Sep 01, 2014, 12:19 AM
I was told about doing the "spark test". Something about the cast iron not sparking nearly as much as the steel mill balls. I have found approx. 50 mill balls and can tell you if you put one to the grind stone....they spark considerably. I do not have an authenticated cannon ball to test, nor would I sacrifice it to satisfy my curiosity.
Sep 09, 2014, 05:51 PM
Those are mill balls. A high consumable product in the fine grinding process of rock or ores.
Sep 16, 2014, 11:00 PM
Still here after all these years.
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Dec 24, 2014, 07:08 AM
Just found this find on treasure net, that's cool to find so many in one spot
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