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    OK, I ordered a gold test kit, now I will know for sure. I hope the acid test does not eat up my gold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watersteps View Post
    OK, I ordered a gold test kit, now I will know for sure. I hope the acid test does not eat up my gold!
    You dont test the specimen. You rub it on a stone that should come with your kit to leave a streak. Then you test the streak.
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    I received the test kit.
    OK, I don't know if this is good or bad. I placed the piece of gold on the test stone and tried to rub it into the stone and make a streak. It would not happen, I tried using a pencil eraser to push down on the gold and rub it into the stone, no good. All I did was smash the gold flatter. OK, I just tested the flat gold as it was. I tested with the 10K solution, nothing happen. I then tested with the 14K, the 18K and then the 22K solution, still nothing happened. Well lets see what happens when I just leave the piece in the drop of solution for a while. 30 minutes later, nothing happened. Placed the piece back in the bottle and opened a beer.
    So what is this stuff? It is too small for me to weigh it, it will flatten out, the acid doesn't affect it, and it is heavier then sand.
    Next, I will try to melt it!
    Any ideas?

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    Melting would only be informative if you could determine the exact temperature at the point at which it actially melts. That would be difficult as the temperature you would sense would need to be of the metal and not the air around it.
    I would go to a local buyer of gold and precious metals. Where I live, they knew of the types of metal mixtures in the area and informed me to keep my finds separate as one location had a higher gold content than the other. The "other location" had a higher silver content making it electrum.
    I would even go to "My Land Matters" website and look for all past mines im the area and it should give you the minerals that were mined.
    As long as you did the testing correctly, then the results say it is not gold. However, is it possible you got a bogus test kit? I'd still like to talk to my local guy. If they buy placer gold, then they can tell just by looking at it most of the time. And, sometimes they even know which areas produce gold so you could ask them if the area you found this has a history. I'm curious to know! Hope you find out!

 

 
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