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  1. #1
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    Feb 2009
    North Eastern Wisconsin
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    native copper bar ?

    This copper bar was found near the menominee river (on private property) in northern wisconsin. it measures 11" by 1.5" by .5 and weighs 2.49 pounds and appears to be layered. I had a freind who works in a foundry check its content with a Xray Flouresent analyzer and it came up 99.3% pure copper (.3% iron) any ideas if it might be copper culture? it was over 6'' down in the mud
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  2. #2
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    Re: native copper bar ?

    No expert but i think so....have a look below
    http://copperculture.homestead.com/

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    Re: native copper bar ?

    If it looks "hammered" I think you have a sweet copper culture ingot cold and/or hot hammered

    Very nice!!


  4. #4
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    Re: native copper bar ?

    I beleive what you have is refered to as a "preform" and if so is copper culture. Would about bet on it!


    HH
    Slipperyjack47

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2009
    North Eastern Wisconsin
    Minelab Explorer SX
    12

    Re: native copper bar ?

    what do you think it might have been a preform for? and thanks to everyone for your comments. I am in aw and wonder when it comes to all things copper culture !!!

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    Re: native copper bar ?

    Wow very cool find!
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  7. #7
    us
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    Re: native copper bar ?

    Well as far as what it would have become is a shot in the dark as they would use it to make what ever tool was necessary at the time. I would guess that the size of it would indicate a larger item, punch,awl,harpoon or knife........could have been anything lol Still always great pulling something from the ground that has'nt been touched in a few thousand years!

    HH
    Slipperyjack47

 

 

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