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  1. #1

    Mar 2007

    What is this rock

    I found this and someone sayed it may be fools gold.
    What do you think?

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  2. #2
    Pride of Wisconsin

    Mar 2007
    1 times

    Re: What is this rock

    Fools gold is pyrite...It's more crystalline in shape. You may have the real deal there.

    Read up on Archimedes' principle and try it for yourself. That's an easy, cheap way to find out what it is.

    Divide the weight of your object by its volume. You can find the volume by finding out how much water the nugget displaces. Do this by putting the nugget in a graduated cylinder and see how much the water level rises.

    Weight over volume is density. Gold's density at room temperature is 19.3  g·cm−3.

    Good luck.

    And don't forget to yell "Eureka".
    Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra fames?

  3. #3
    Dec 2004
    Troy X5
    58 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: What is this rock

    Quote Originally Posted by iggyAZ
    I found this and someone sayed it may be fools gold.
    What do you think?Iggy
    what they "sayed"is wrong
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

  4. #4
    Treasure Hunter

    Nov 2005
    Brevard County, FL ~ USA
    Minelab Excalinbur II,White's Beach Hunter ID 300, Garrett AT Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Fisher F75, Tesoro Golden UMax, Whites 4900/D, Bounty Hunter IV, Bounty Hunter Big Bud
    12 times
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    Re: What is this rock

    From my point of view it sure looks like the Real Deal.
    Definately get some more advice from a professional.
    Way to go Iggy.

  5. #5
    Sep 2006
    133 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: What is this rock

    If you mail that nugget to me I'll letcha know what it is...

  6. #6
    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
    44 times
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    Re: What is this rock

    Doesn't look like fool's gold to me.

  7. #7
    wolf pack!!!

    Sep 2006
    Minlabe SE, ace 250, fisher 1280x
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    Re: What is this rock

    Looks real to me if you put it in the shade and it still maintains that shinny lustery look I'd say you got the real deal.
    Leave no stone unturned.

  8. #8

    Dec 2006
    Watseka, Illinois
    Nokta Fors Core, X pointer, Sunrays
    50 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: What is this rock

    Did you clean it? The above specific gravity test and retaining the gold color in the shade would pretty much confirm it.. Also gold is soft...Very nice!!

  9. #9

    Dec 2006
    Madisonville, La

    Re: What is this rock

    Put it in milk... If it snaps, crackles, or pops, it's a Rice Krispy......

    I'M KIDDING!!!!....

    Looks real to me... WIll be looking forward to the final determination...
    Maitre' de Acquisition Creatif

  10. #10

    Re: What is this rock

    Can you nick it with a knife blade? Does it seem unusually heavy for its size? Did it come out of the ground looking that nice? IF you can answer "yes" to these questions, chances are it's the real deal. Congrats. Now where did you say you found this? Hmmmmm

  11. #11

    Mar 2007
    Glen Burnie, Maryland
    Minelab Excalibur 1000
    4 times

    Re: What is this rock

    Iggy, Tell that someone it was fools gold, then take off for a week and get more.

    Congrats on your GOLD !!

    Only Tyrants Disarm Honest Men. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  12. #12
    Jan 2007
    Western New York
    Whites DFX, Whites 5900, Minelab Excalibur
    2 times
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    Re: What is this rock

    Looks like a little nugget to me.

  13. #13

    Re: What is this rock

    That looks like a real gold nugget to me.
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