If anyone still active on this.. As far as Georgia goes-
it's never a bad idea check in your own backyard.
I'm pretty close to the gold museum in villa rica( translates to rich village? )
And my own yard is a nice little spot . Not a nugget heaven -but in Georgia just remember that it's placer...
I'm not a professional - I'm not even sure if the hardness . I'm in Georgia west Georgia - Dallas. Any other info i can provide of asked . If you can help point me into the direction - and also how can I get these things clean??
I appriciate the honest stabs at this - I am in Dallas , Georgia - and it was in my yard - it is iron , and here is another pic for size reference . If your all not bored yet. Your guess is much better than mine . I'm basically brain dead - and frankly I seriously am nothing but a bloody...
I figured the groove in the item and the rust crusted all over it were clues - you are all pretty smart around here so I assumed you would rip it into the piece it once and slap the name upon it- before I could give any thought to it.