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    Anyone know what this is?

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    Anyone know what this is?

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    Melted glass? And, welcome to the forums.
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    Thanks. It feels like a rock.
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    Could you hold it up to a bright light and check for any color, (even barely) around the edges?
    If no color, perhaps chip a tiny sliver off somewhere and double check for any color.
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    I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard Me2! You didn't list your state (or country) in your profile. So, you might consider jumping over to Sub-Forum: Select Your Area.... for information (i.e., clubs, hunts, finds, legends, maps, etc.) directly related to your state (or country). Now, members may have more success helping you if you also provided the location of your find...
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    Slag,from iron ore processing.
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    It does look like a byproduct of iron or steel production to me as well
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    Could be tar, from the looks of it. You could take a lighter or blowtorch to it (outdoors please) to see if it melts.


    Greets Namxat
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    Quote Originally Posted by namxat View Post
    Could be tar, from the looks of it. You could take a lighter or blowtorch to it (outdoors please) to see if it melts.


    Greets Namxat
    if it doesnt melt like namxat says, I would also go with slag
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    Don't know where you found it, but I would say it's a blob of spilt roofing tar.

    Oh and WELCOME to TreasureNet
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    100% slag from producing iron. I have tons of this material on one of my permissions. Large amounts found at iron mills
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    I beg to differ. Not with 100% confidence but it looks like natural goethite, an ore of iron. Check it out on the net, see if it matches, they call it "kidney ore" for obvious reasons.
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    I would say tar as well.

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    I would say a tar slagoreglass mix lol
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