platinum

  1. Separating Silver or other metals from Panned Gold

    I've been collecting rocks for about a year now and it's been a painstaking process crushing the Quartz especially (I didn't know it was dangerous to breath the dust and crushed Quartz for 2 months without a Mask). I just recently started panning and I've got a little vial of flakes, but now...
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    My third platinum ring
  3. PGM pricing, artificial inflation?

    Good afternoon treasure hunters. anyone who watches the PGM market knows its a fickle thing, we had some (relatively) recent all time lows on platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which has begun to recover to near pre-pandemic levels. its my opinion that people are seeing PGM start to rise, they...
  4. Treasure from scrap cars

    Hello all, i wanted to share with everyone here who may not know this..... Scrap catalytic converters are worth a ton of money. while i dont exactly know what the best cars are to find them on i do know that the prius, certain Fords, and certain Honda catalytic converters are 600 - 1300$+. I...
  5. Never seen nothin like it

    A few months ago while hiking in the mountains near our house in eastern Ky I came across a strange piece of rock,metal,ore? When I smelted this strange rock down the silver began to pour out like you were squeezing a sponge. I was a big sad to hear the guy testing it at jewelry store say he...
  6. NEED TO IDENTIFY AND ANY ADVICE AU/PL NUGGET GOLD/PLATINUM/COPPER

    I'VE FOUND MANY OUNCES OF THESE MIXED NUGGETS ON A BEACH IN CALIFORNIA WITH MY METAL DETECTOR. THIS BEACH HAS SERPENTINE BREAKING DOWN EVERYWHERE. I HAD IT ANALYZED AND I HAVE INCLUDED THE RESULTS IN THIS POST. I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THESE NUGGETS, OR IF THEY'RE EVEN NATURAL, OR POSSIBLY...
  7. Diamonds from black sand

    Does anyone know how to separate diamonds from black sand?
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  9. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED PLATINUM ORE?....SILVER ORE?

    Can anyone help me identify this piece I found? I found this with my metal detector mixed in with an old homes rock foundation that was all buried under years of leaves and soil. It weighs approx 8 lbs, does not flake, is solid except for the small amount of quartz type minerals on one side. All...
  10. Arctic shore nugget..

    Hello. Waterworn nugget. 5 oz according to produce scale at market..about 5'×4'. Dull grey.silver luster.very small shiny crystaline ssections on parts of the nnugget.found this along the north slope arctic shore Alaska. City of barrow. It has foreign rocks naturally in the grooves of the...
  11. I found Kimberlite! Now what?

    Location: Shasta Lake, Shasta County, California. Heya everyone; So a me and a friend went crushing through the thick manzanita around Shasta Dam in search of a mine that I had thought was on the hill side. We found lots of overgrown trails, super old iron bean cans, metal bits, orange to red...
  12. Found in a river near home

    while out with my daughter the other day enjoying a bit of a cool toe dip to escape the humidity I noticed this little chunk of shiny down by my toes, and was wondering what it might be, someone had suggested that it might be a platinum nugget but that's just too darn good to be true. Any help...
  13. Metal nuggets... Identification?

    Hi all, I'm new on here but joined in light of a recent find(s) I've made. I live in British Columbia and found some unknown what appear to be metal nuggets of some sort. I was hoping someone on here could help potentially identify them as I have no idea! Please let me know what you think...
  14. Platinum and Black Sand

    Are there any small scale refiners that would be interested in about 2 lbs. of black sand with PGM's in it? I have tried to find one with no luck so far. I do not know the percentages, but here is the geologists report. "At 60 power I see a sample from No Calif you will see y-o round crystals...
  15. Think I may have found a tiny piece of platinum at East Fork

    Hi all, I went to East Fork on Labor Day weekend and once again struck out on finding gold, but I did find an odd bit of metal that I think may be platinum. It has a deep silver luster, does react to a magnet although I heard platinum doesn't unless it is very powerful, and is much shinier than...
  16. Found A Rock! Help, What is it?

    I found this rock in a creek whilst panning for gold. Can anyone tell me what it is? I think the center is garnet but I'm no geologist. It's very heavy for the size, thanks!
  17. Still a rookie, need some tips, using BH Platinum

    I've only had it for 2 days and practicing in my backyard. Is it me or do you have to swing in somewhat of a fast pace to get a reading (in discrimination mode) when I get a hit, i swing again but slower and nothin. But if I swing a little faster it hits again. So its a little hard to focus and...
  18. Platinum, Gold, Silver and other Rings Hunt

    Me and some friends got a little of everything on a recent hunt. I hope you like the video: HH!
  19. cerillos gold/silver/plat Panned out at 2.34 LBS! or 1198.08 Grams!

    My best yield from Hard Rock yet!
  20. Dory Bars

    We are Hard Rock Mining a vein that has PMG's, Gold & Silver. Please: Can any help us out on how to go about making a dory bar of these metals? All into one bar? Will we be able to melt all metals into dory bars without the aid of a smelter / furnace? Will we need to use any fluxes? Will the...
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