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    Any rock hounds out there who can help?

    These are in my yard in some abundance; the previous owners liked them quite a bit. They are extremely heavy and donít break very easily. I have spent hours surfing the net trying to see something even remotely resembling them so I can figure just what they are but I cannot find anything.

    If anyone has a suggestion, I would appreciate any assistance in identifying them.

    Thank you!
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    I'm practically an expert at locating pieces of aluminum with a metal detector... cans, siding, ptabs, you name it.

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    Welcome to TNet! I think it kind of looks like slag. Just my opinion though. Someone more knowledgeable will probably come along and give a more definite answer so hang tight.
    Last edited by Noah_D; May 20, 2020 at 04:59 PM.
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    Possibly iron ore ? Is there a sulpur odor?

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    Try a magnet on them. May be iron slag, the cutouts and vasicular texture make it look that way.

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    Last edited by HuntH2002; May 19, 2020 at 09:15 PM.
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    Clinker, could be waste of a coal fired power plant or smelting operation which would be slag. I believe its the result of the impurities, such as silica left by burning impure coal.
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    Dennis

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    Welcome to tnet!

    Where are you from? Looks like volcanic rock.
    Last edited by old digger; May 20, 2020 at 12:06 AM.

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    1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard Luau! 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). You might also consider adding your state (or country) to your displayed profile (SETTINGS -> EDIT PROFILE) - members may have more success helping you (your location may help, etc.)...
    2nd - You might consider posting your pictures on ROCKS/GEMS for more exposure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nrah View Post
    Possibly iron ore ? Is there a sulpur odor?

    Thank you for your response; no odor at all.

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    Thank you for the welcome! I am from northwest North Dakota but I appreciate the link.

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    Northwest North Dakota.

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    Thank you for the welcome! I will work on the profile; I am in northwest North Dakota.

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    Thank you! I’m in northwest North Dakota.

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    Welcome to the forum Luau. You'll find me in the Rock forum here typically and you can try posting down there as well. What I'm seeing is slag waste from some mining/refining operation that the previous owners used for decorative rock. Not real common but it looks like they found some attractive bits there. It maybe that if you look into the previous owners one of them worked in the industry and brought the material home.
    Everyone Believes they have gold buried in the back yard... small wonder so few ever look for it.

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    You can find a lot of that volcanic material between Sheridan and Gillette Wyoming to the east and north.

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    I'm with Noah D.

    Looks to me like ore and smelting slag from an iron making furnace.
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