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    found a "rock" that makes my MD sing silver

    im not sure what the heck this is. it makes my MD sing silver and its pretty heavy for the size any thoughts to what is it?Click image for larger version. 

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    BEEP,BEEP,BEEP,BEEP....(DIGGING)....PULL TAB...$H!T

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  3. #2
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    i cut a small bit off of it with some tin snips and its shiny silver and when melted it melts very easily with a blow torch :P
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    Might very well be silver. It melts at about 1700F, and has the color. I'd take it to a coin and jewelry collector and have them do an acid test. Good luck!

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    For 16:95 on ebay you can buy an acid test kit.

  6. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by leprechaun View Post
    For 16:95 on ebay you can buy an acid test kit.
    Hey great idea.!!!
    I might get one as well
    I too found a hard slither of metal (looked melted) that rang like silver.
    I just thought ,, "that's odd" Put it in my don't know what it is junk box ..
    So at 1700 degrees I guess no camp fire would get that hot, would it ?? (to melt silver ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    Hey great idea.!!!
    I might get one as well
    I too found a hard slither of metal (looked melted) that rang like silver.
    I just thought ,, "that's odd" Put it in my don't know what it is junk box ..
    So at 1700 degrees I guess no camp fire would get that hot, would it ?? (to melt silver ?)
    Chips,

    You could try melting it with a campfire...but you would need to start that fire and let it burn all day....but I doubt it will work.. I have a woodstove insert..same as a regular woodstove but it fits in my fireplace and it is air tight and you can control the amount of air with a "special" valve...the more air of course makes it burn hotter...I have a thermometer on my stove and the hottest I ever got it up too was around 675 degrees Farenheight

    Like I said if you really really want to try and melt that rock...I would have a rather large fire....feed it all day....when it burns down a bit..at the end of the day...put the rock in the pan and put it over your smaller fire and those hot coals try and melt it....of course..you need to keep feeding the that fire.

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    Two types of rocks have done that for me. One was hot rocks or iron in a rock. You would not be able to use tin snips on a hot rock.

    The other is a melted aluminum can. You can try a mustard test for silver. http://www.life123.com/career-money/...t-silver.shtml

    If you have silver, in that form. I would llook at getting a claim for the area and selling it to a mining company. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougofpa View Post
    Chips,

    You could try melting it with a campfire...but you would need to start that fire and let it burn all day....but I doubt it will work.. I have a woodstove insert..same as a regular woodstove but it fits in my fireplace and it is air tight and you can control the amount of air with a "special" valve...the more air of course makes it burn hotter...I have a thermometer on my stove and the hottest I ever got it up too was around 675 degrees Farenheight

    Like I said if you really really want to try and melt that rock...I would have a rather large fire....feed it all day....when it burns down a bit..at the end of the day...put the rock in the pan and put it over your smaller fire and those hot coals try and melt it....of course..you need to keep feeding the that fire.
    You can add air to melt aluminum by using a leaf blower on a wood fire. I have done it. aluminum melting point fahrenheit 1221'

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyc10k View Post
    i cut a small bit off of it with some tin snips and its shiny silver and when melted it melts very easily with a blow torch :P
    It's probably lead, That's my guess.
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    its not lead im 100% sure of that. my guess is its either aluminum or silver. im getting it tested today to know for sure ill keep yall posted
    BEEP,BEEP,BEEP,BEEP....(DIGGING)....PULL TAB...$H!T

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    nz
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougofpa View Post
    Chips,

    You could try melting it with a campfire...but you would need to start that fire and let it burn all day....but I doubt it will work.. I have a woodstove insert..same as a regular woodstove but it fits in my fireplace and it is air tight and you can control the amount of air with a "special" valve...the more air of course makes it burn hotter...I have a thermometer on my stove and the hottest I ever got it up too was around 675 degrees Farenheight

    Like I said if you really really want to try and melt that rock...I would have a rather large fire....feed it all day....when it burns down a bit..at the end of the day...put the rock in the pan and put it over your smaller fire and those hot coals try and melt it....of course..you need to keep feeding the that fire.
    Hi Dougofpa,
    From what you say i think it may not be melted silver then as I dug it up in a forest where there had been only a simple camp fire in the near by.
    But that is useful to know thanks

  13. #12
    nz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casca View Post
    Two types of rocks have done that for me. One was hot rocks or iron in a rock. You would not be able to use tin snips on a hot rock.

    The other is a melted aluminum can. You can try a mustard test for silver. http://www.life123.com/career-money/...t-silver.shtml

    If you have silver, in that form. I would llook at getting a claim for the area and selling it to a mining company. Good Luck.
    I know its buy a river that in the past has been investigated for silver and gold, but no gold was ever found and there are no claims in operation there now. Dang I wish it was silver but sadly lol I think you are right I may have stumbled on a good old aluminum find haha ,,, another one for the pull tab collection
    But I am off to check that link up though

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    Lead

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    this is a pic after i cut a piece off of it
    Click image for larger version. 

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    I do not know a lot,
    looks like silver to me.I like the looks of it!

    Doolin88 also age 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyc10k View Post
    its not lead im 100% sure of that. my guess is its either aluminum or silver. im getting it tested today to know for sure ill keep yall posted
    How are you 100% sure it's not lead? Silver doesn't oxidize white and melted aluminum is light and very hard to cut. Put me in the lead (or lead solder) camp please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyc10k View Post
    its not lead im 100% sure of that. my guess is its either aluminum or silver. im getting it tested today to know for sure ill keep yall posted

    What was the results? i found 2 globs around 50' apart that look like that in my yard too.

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    Did anyone mention pewter?
    I knew a man who rode his horse backwards, because seeing where he has been was much less scary than seeing where he was going.

  20. #19
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    ive not got around to getting it tested yet, but i think it might be pewter. i have a pewter CSA army man set that when the MD hits them it sings the same tone.
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    nz
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    If it were lead, then it might melt under a candle flame is that right ?
    Dang I was going to recycle my bit of metal curiosity but now you guys have got me thinking to.. Time to get the fingers burnt

 

 
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