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    Question on Lead finds in streams


    I've found a few round balls and maybe a civil war era bullet in a stream, but they lack the white coating I'd expect of something that old. Has anyone had similar finds, does the stream wear off the coating or does the water not allow it to form?

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    I personally have not found any bullets in water. However, if you do a search for acquachigger on youtube, you will see most of what he recovers from water lacks the white coating as well.
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    Thanks, I'll check it out

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    Depends how much dissolved oxygen is in the water, I guess.
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