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    Its not gold?

    I found this at a local lake but i am not sure what it is.A coin dealer told me it wasnt gold but he had no idea what it was.My question is does copper form like this?
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    Re: Its not gold?

    It seems to me that gold should be much brighter. I have seen very high copper content gold that was a lot like what you have there. Do the pieces bend?
    ~Nash~
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    Re: Its not gold?

    It doesnt bend at all and is heavy.Its about 2in. by 4in.thanks

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    Re: Its not gold?

    I'll be watching this piece to see what it is! Interesting...

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    Re: Its not gold?

    Quote Originally Posted by aa battery
    I found this at a local lake but i am not sure what it is.A coin dealer told me it wasnt gold but he had no idea what it was.My question is does copper form like this?
    HI... I lightened up the pic and toned down the color a bit... is this close to the true color?

    Tom
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    Re: Its not gold?

    Thats a little closer but not too light.Some of the younger members dont think it might be crystaline copper or gold combined

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    Re: Its not gold?

    It sure looks like copper crystal to me. Don't clean it or acid clean it, taking off the patina will destroy the value!!!
    This is a specimen from the Seaman Museum in Upper Michigan http://www.museum.mtu.edu/Gallery/Jpegs/cop551.jpg
    Gold is where you find it......isn't everything where you find it?

  8. #8
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    Re: Its not gold?



    I've never heard of copper crystal. Learn something here everyday... Another picture.

    DCMatt
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  9. #9
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    Re: Its not gold?

    Quote Originally Posted by aa battery
    It doesnt bend at all and is heavy.Its about 2in. by 4in.thanks
    It doesn't bend? Hmmm, weird. Sure looks like it would, or snap at one of the joints. Can you find a spot on it where you can try nicking it with a knife blade? If it can be then it could be copper. Also, will a magnet stick to it?

    Here's a site for some photos of copper crystals. They don't seem to have one specific form. http://www.museum.mtu.edu/Gallery/copper.html

  10. #10
    se
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    Re: Its not gold?

    http://www.ridderborg.se/product_inf...oducts_id=2254
    thres another pic of copper.

    Else it could be some form of Iron ore with oxides.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  11. #11
    TreasureTales

    Re: Its not gold?

    aa battery, I see you're from CA. Did you find this thing in a lake in Nevada County? Copper was mined there in the 1870s or so. Also, in Del Norte County there are many streams that have copper mines along them. Might help us if we knew the general whereabouts of your find.

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    Re: Its not gold?

    It was found in Millerton lake when the lake was low.At the bottom of the lake there was a town named Friant in Fresno county.Theres only gold mines in the area no copper that i know of.I just tried a magnet on it and it wont stick.

 

 

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