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Sep 29, 2012, 02:00 AM
Sep 29, 2012, 02:30 AM
Here is a better picture that shows what it REALLY looks like.
It looks just like the first three nuggets on the top left.
Last edited by NeoTokyo; Sep 29, 2012 at 03:09 AM.
Sep 29, 2012, 03:00 AM
nice find, i dont have a clue what it is.
Sep 29, 2012, 03:12 AM
Thanks, I knew it was something "Good" when I fanned the overburden away and it stuck right where it was.
I will have to get a better picture of it tomorrow in the daylight with my Canon 7D, I dont have a Macro but my 24-105mm L ought to do a good enough job to crop the pic.
Sep 29, 2012, 03:43 AM
Ok so I am sitting here shaking the new nugget in my 1oz vial of nuggets (.5g to 2g) and it goes right to the bottom first every time.
That can only mean it is more dense than the gold.
Platinum Density: 21.4
Gold Density: 19.3
What do you guys think?
Sep 29, 2012, 03:44 AM
Sep 29, 2012, 09:45 AM
Looks like mercury covered gold.
Sep 29, 2012, 11:43 AM
put some heat to it......if its platinum it wont be affected at all....if its lead it is going to melt right away..i have a feeling its lead...polish tests are not a sure thing, neither is the way it acts when dropped or viewed in a vial etc. heat it up (careful of fumes etc.....) and if its lead you will know in seconds...if it doesnt melt right away, take it to a jewler and see if they will test it for you.
Sep 29, 2012, 02:51 PM
Fire it up like pville says. My guess is platinum.
Sep 29, 2012, 08:42 PM
I dont have anything to heat it up with so I cant check like that and I really doubt there is mercury on it because I polished the whole thing.
I have several different types of lead from bullets to free lead found in the creek to a lead nugget to alloy sinkers and none of them polished like this did.
Also in a vial of free lead I found in the creek this falls much quicker than the lead, platinum is about double the density of lead.
Sep 30, 2012, 07:06 AM
take it to a local jewlery store and ask them to see what it is. but it does look like plt. to me from your pictures.
Sep 30, 2012, 07:20 AM
Tomorrow for sure.
Crazy enough I saw a Cash 4 Gold Kiosk in the mall today and they said they pay 80-85% spot for clinkers and nuggets, he had a testing kit there.
I would have never thought that they would pay that much.
Sep 30, 2012, 11:30 AM
Stay @ Home Dad
I ordered one of these cause i got tired of wondering lol...like 13 bucks and that includes shipping
Amazon.com: Gold Test Acid 10K 14K 18K Platinum & Testing Stone Kit: Home & Kitchen
We have a local guy down on the main street along with all the other we buy gold shops and after i spent a few minutes talking to him he offered 92% pay out for gold. Any nugget/picker that is a couple grams or better he quoted me a min. of 98% and higher. Also no paper work to fill out either...Point is if you hit some local shops and talk to them most of those guys are pretty easy to deal with and once they realize your not some thug out there robbing folks they will typically pay a little more and easier to work with.
Last edited by Ashman; Sep 30, 2012 at 11:36 AM.
Oct 11, 2012, 06:22 PM
What was the verdict on this Neo?
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