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    Two different unknown metal pieces found on Florida beach.

    Went to a Treasure Coast beach yesterday here in Florida. Besides the assorted bottle caps and a not waterproof Samsung Galaxy S10e under 5 inches of compacted sand at the water line, I found the two larger metal pieces also in the wet sand and have no idea about these two items. The pieces in question were not attracted to a magnet. Any thoughts, ideas or knowledge is appreciated.
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    Looks like melted aluminum which is commonly found where people build campfires. They throw aluminum foil and cans in the fire and all that's left are the melted nuggets or blobs of metal.
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    Yes. I can describe the one piece of being like a "petrified" aluminum foil clump. It is light, but stout and will not really bend of flex. Thank you.
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    Yep...We call them Camp Fire Nuggets

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    We used to have a Fire Nugget Club here at Treasurenet. Are they still active? Im not sure what they did at meetings, compared melted clumps I guess, but they used to believe that their fire nuggets were melted treasure. One guy even went as far to insist his nuggets were melted Spanish Reales used as fishing weights. Im sure they meant well but I just couldn't help them. When I tried they became angry at me. The truth is the far majority of these nuggets are aluminum, some may be pot metal. In the rare possibility its melted silver, it can be tested with an acid based solution or any pawn shop can test.
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    You might have an SD card in that Samsung

 

 

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