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    Dan or Daniel or Lucky if I've found Gold.

    May 2012
    Mariposa, California. USA
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    I FOUND A 53 GRAM NUGGET

    However, I have not yet confirmed exactly what it is. Take a shot at what you think it is.

    UPDATE: I FOUND A REAL 53 GRAM LUMP OF MELTED BRASS
    Sorry for the disappointment, I'll just have to go out this weekend and find a real one.

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    Last edited by mariposagold; Oct 30, 2013 at 05:50 PM.
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    Jan 2013
    SW Virginia
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    Hopefully Gold And Not Brass! Fingers Crossed!
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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
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    Considering where you live I would say GOLD way to go. River hunt or around old prospectors diggings?
    back of the boat

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2012
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    Brass is not a naturally-occurring mineral, it's an alloy of copper and zinc.


    My Best Finds
    Oldest Visible Year: 1730
    Colonial Coppers: 7
    Large Cents: 10
    Half Cents: 2
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    Silver: 31
    Gold: 1
    Bells: 5


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    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Can't wait to hear the verdict - Looking at the apparent diameter and thickness , I actually think it should weigh more than 53 grams. How did you find this ?

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    Dan or Daniel or Lucky if I've found Gold.

    May 2012
    Mariposa, California. USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    Can't wait to hear the verdict - Looking at the apparent diameter and thickness , I actually think it should weigh more than 53 grams. How did you find this ?
    Well, Argentium, it was on the bottom of a steep 10' cliff of exposed rock and soil. I recon it likely worked its way loose from the hillside over time. Needless to say, in Gold Country. But also, an area familiar with fires. Without giving the spot away completely, there are old mines nearby and nuggets are sometimes found by treasure hunters and casual observers.

    Recently, I had in my possession, a nice 26.5 gram nugget. Though it looked much different, being a river find, the weight differential seems to be proportionally similar. But I'm no expert.

    I'd be overwhelmed if it turns out to be Gold. But just the same, if it's not, it's a wonderful roller-coaster ride. :-)
    Last edited by mariposagold; Oct 30, 2013 at 12:37 AM.

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    Anthony

    May 2013
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    Looks like gold from here...Good luck bud...

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    Zodiacdiverdave

    Mar 2011
    The North Atlantic Ocean
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    I think it's a hummdinger, please keep us up to date.
    ZDD
    Living the dream

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2012
    Western MA
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    Getting that checked out would be first on my to do list. Hope it's real.

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    ca
    May 2008
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    If you've handled gold before...what's you "gut" feeling ?

    It has the look of gold to me, you are in gold country, I see a place near you named coarsegold.

    That right there is one of the biggest reasons I got into this hobby, only since I did I haven't been to any of the gold areas...too busy finding old relics closer to me.

    Get yourself some nitric to get the confirmation, or like suggested take to a coin or pawn shop, then on to the BANNER !

    You should have nitric acid anyway, considering where you are. I'd get back to that exact spot ASAP. Gold concentrates in small areas.

    I have a good feeling it is gold, SUPER AWESOME find.

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    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariposagold View Post
    Well, Argentium, it was on the bottom of a steep 10' cliff of exposed rock and soil. I recon it likely worked its way loose from the hillside over time. Needless to say, in Gold Country. But also, an area familiar with fires. Without giving the spot away completely, there are old mines nearby and nuggets are sometimes found by treasure hunters and casual observers.

    Recently, I had in my possession, a nice 26.5 gram nugget. Though it looked much different, being a river find, the weight differential seems to be proportionally similar. But I'm no expert.

    I'd be overwhelmed if it turns out to be Gold. But just the same, if it's not, it's a wonderful roller-coaster ride. :-)
    That's quite the ride 0.25-$2500 and one test will tell what side of the ride will end up on. It's finds like this that keep the dreams burning in all of us.

  12. #12
    us
    Mar 2009
    Central Kentucky
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    What does it come up on your detector?

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2010
    Jupiter Florida
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    Give it the "ACID-TEST"!! Great find!!

  14. #14
    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
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    definitely weighty! hoping test pans out....

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