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    How odd, if silver i've never seen the like. Seems an strange choice of casting (more tricking than a sand mould) & then problematic transporting.
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    Congrats on a very unique find !

    If they do turn out to be Silver - I'd think it's possible that someone melted down a bunch of flatware, bowls, etc. - possibly because the items were stolen ?
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    It seems the easy way to tell is what did it read VDI on your detector. I hope its a precious metal that would be an amazing find. Tommy
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    Congratulations on your find. I really look forward to your reply when you still know exactly what kind of material. And on the account of the thought of platinum ... it certainly would be fine)))) But silver seems to me
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    I imagine on my Equinox, if they were silver, they'd read up in the 30's. If they were lead, they'd read around 20. But then again, they are bigger, sometimes bigger stuff just reads higher.

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    I love how the Wilson can use still kickin around.

    As far as far fetched posts go, this one has some meat on the bone!

    Really hoping They are the treasure you seek !
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    looking at the condition of the can, silver would have been tarnished, no?

    Those balls are bright!

    specific gravity test will get you pretty close to the composition.

    Looking at the can for comparision, a tennis ball is 2.7" dia, so those look like 2" diameter balls

    Look up zinc balls...these are 2" balls (450 to 500 grams each) That equals between 5 and 5.5 pounds
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    That amount of silver would weigh a little over 8 pounds.
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    I figured they should be black with tarnish too.....or at least have some rust from the can staining them. Maybe someone cast them to make some custom shift lever knobs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    I figured they should be black with tarnish too.....or at least have some rust from the can staining them. Maybe someone cast them to make some custom shift lever knobs?
    I do need a shift knob since you brought it up. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronzecannons View Post
    Gentlemen,

    Today I found a cache of 5 Silver Ingots weighing a total of 5.5 lbs! It was less than a foot deep.Attachment 1833745

    INGOT DETAILS
    1. 0.85 lbs. 1.750 inches diameter
    2. 1.25 lbs. 1.850 inches diameter
    3. 1 lb. 1.755 inches diameter
    4. 0.90 lbs. 1.70 inches diameter
    5. 1.30 lbs. 1.92 inches diameter
    Total Combined Weight of 5.5 lbs.

    Has anyone ever seen Silver ingots like this? I wanted to confirm if they are Silver but due to the COVID-19 all the pawn shops seem to be closed. All I know is that they are very heavy size. Non-metalic (magnet doesn't stick). Possibly even PLATINUM?? LOL.. wishful thinking.

    Can anyone help me identify this rusty can they were buried in?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xaos View Post
    looking at the condition of the can, silver would have been tarnished, no?

    Those balls are bright!

    specific gravity test will get you pretty close to the composition.

    Looking at the can for comparision, a tennis ball is 2.7" dia, so those look like 2" diameter balls

    Look up zinc balls...these are 2" balls (450 to 500 grams each) That equals between 5 and 5.5 pounds
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    That amount of silver would weigh a little over 8 pounds.
    Zinc makes the most sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    It seems the easy way to tell is what did it read VDI on your detector. I hope its a precious metal that would be an amazing find. Tommy
    Tommy, Tommy, Tommy, a metal detector CANNOT tell you what kind of metal you have. Pretty much any large target will give a "silver" signal. Detectors merely measure the conductivity of the earth below the machine and look for anomalies which are caused by conductive materials like metal. Most detectors then use a computer program to determine what the target is made of but the program is based on coin sized objects so it is really just guessing as to what the target is made of. Any large piece of iron, aluminum, copper, even zinc will give detectors a "silver" target ID. I agree with Cru that the items look like zinc (which by the way can easily be as hard as silver).
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