Discovered this today in a load of landscaping rocks. Can anyone help identify?

nrsearcher

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I found this today and it has no magnetism and leaves a faint mark on bare porcelain and definitely scratches glass. It is 2.5” L x 1.5” W and approximately .75” thick, weighs 76 grams.



I tried google image search but nothing similar comes up. It is very shiny.



Any ideas? It has my curiosity going.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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I found a very similar one years ago. I posted it on TN. It was ID'd as slag.
I still have it in my display case.
I was looking for my old post to hopefully send you the link, but it won't open.
Neat find.
 
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No idea...I'm guessing slag too.
Thank you
What were the other rocks like?
Where did they come from?
Where are you located?
Definitely looks like some sort of slag or pumice, but doubtful iron slag since still some magnetism there. But good guess.
The other rocks are a small red landscaping rock.

I am not certain where they came from but I am in Florida.

Thank you
 
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That is the cleanest something, I have ever seen. There is not one speck of foreign material on it. Great job on the cleaning.
The funny thing is I did not even clean it, I found it that way. That is what I find very odd about it. If it was heavier, I would think it was pure lead it is so smooth other than the pin holes.
 
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Thank you

The other rocks are a small red landscaping rock.

I am not certain where they came from but I am in Florida.

Thank you

I am staying with the slag gang. But if I were you and knew who delivered the rocks, I would ask them where the rocks came from and ask them about the possible slag. But sounds like not an option.
 
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1st - I noticed this was your very first post - so, Welcome Aboard nrsearcher! 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.)...
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2nd - I moved ya from TODAY'S FINDS! over to WHAT IS IT? for more exposure.
 
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NRSEARCHER Let me also welcome you to Treasurenet. Did you find it with a metal detector ?
 
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Here's the piece I found many years ago. It was on an old property that dated back to the late 1700's. It later became a dairy farm.
 

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Was the small red rock lava rock cinders? If so, I’d have to agree with the slag theory. I think I’d still hang on to it though. Neat conversation piece.
 

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If you can find a jewelry store or pawn shop that has a XRF analyzer/spectrometer, they may test it for you to see what it is, they charge a small fee or do it for free.
 
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