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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Did a quick park hunt today and this is what I found. Does anyone have any idea what this is It was buried deep, around 8" I live in BC Canada.

    It has 1 small spot with green, does gold ever do this?

    Also, it looks like its been bent from its original "Wishbone" shape.

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    I really hope it's gold lol.
    Last edited by River Rat; May 26, 2012 at 08:22 PM.
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    Looks like a bezel from a pocket watch.
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  3. #3
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    I think that BuckleBoy hit that one square on the head. Good Id....HH


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  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy View Post
    Looks like a bezel from a pocket watch.

    So most likely gold plated, at least.
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    ca
    May 2012
    BC
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    Prospecting
    Yep, you're definitely right, looks just like this one:

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    Its probably been down there for over 70 years, do you think the gold plating would have worn off?

    Also is there a way to extract plating from an object? lol

  6. #6
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    Gold doesn't tarnish. Most likely brass/copper. Being a plumber, I see copper turn green. Have a jeweler check it out.

 

 

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