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    Stringbreaker

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    Metal detecting today at home, found this rock,and a quartz rock.

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ID:	862359These two rocks set my detector off and I was just wanting to know why. The darker rock is really heavy and found it in my yard 7 or 8 inches underground. I don't know what kind of rock it is. The other rock is quartz I got from a quartz vein I have been digging in. Got plenty of quartz rocks from this vein but this is the only one that sets off my detector. Thanks everyone in advance for your help.Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by G Freeman; Sep 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM.

  2. #2

    Sep 2013
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    FYI I can't see pics you posted. Just blank spots where they should be.

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    Stringbreaker

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    Tnanks emle Don't know what is that problem, I can see them on my pc.

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    Sep 2013
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    Could be because I'm logged in on my phone. Just a heads up.

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    For picture #3, the heavy mystery rock, is there some kind of bar or similar object in the foreground of your picture? Otherwise, it appears there is some kind of rod running through the rock?? Beyond that, not sure what kind of rock it is. You may want to note what part of the country you found it, which may help others determine what it could be.

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    Stringbreaker

    Aug 2013
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    Thank you White Tornado. The bar I think you are talking about is my camera wrist strap, sorry about that. I live in southwest Va near Hillsville Va. Found it in my back yard. Sure is heavy, I think it must be iron but don't know.

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    donald peterson

    Jan 2013
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    looks like petrified wood.

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    Stringbreaker

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    Thanks White Tornado, here is another pic of the heavy rock hope it helps.Click image for larger version. 

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    Stringbreaker

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    Thanks pippin, how heavy is petrified wood? This is really heavy. And it sets my MD off.

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    donald peterson

    Jan 2013
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    petrified wood comes in all shapes sizes an colors...some of it in Arizona also is radioactive...the yellow an powdery type...
    most petrified wood is heavy...

    this piece could contain large amounts of iron...

    petrified wood - Bing Images

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    Stringbreaker

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    Thank's pippin. That was a great website with the wood.

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    donald peterson

    Jan 2013
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    welcome...

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    You're a prospector, break that quartz up and find out what's setting the detector off.
    When it comes to detecting, you will always find me "out standing in the field".

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    Stringbreaker

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    Hey Ism, thanks, great idea might do that, be my luck there is nothing in it. Most of the specks on the outside are gold until I take a picture of it and then they all look silver. LOL. Probably some iron in it. Woopy do.

 

 

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