Georgia find

Jcksnghst

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This object, in my humble opinion, has been molten and at some point sent airborne until it landed on an early bird-like creature. This occurs to me because of the flame-like pattern on its top and the impressions in its bottom. To my mind's eye it appears as if the feather like impressions include scales that appear as the uniform but not quite round impressions seen in some of the close-up photos made with a magnifying app.

This object can be subjected to a propane torch and it does not retain heat very much at all. The length of time it has been placed under such heat would burn the hand if it were any other metal yet this object barely feels warmed.

The tests were performed at the Jewelry Exchange in Dalton, Georgia by the owner of said jewelry store with him offering eighty-five hundred dollars on the spot stating that he wanted it more for the rarity of the object than the 117 grams +/- of the gold makes up the majority of material present. The owner subsequently called day after day until his offer was in excess of twelve thousand five hundred dollars whereas he was told that the object was no longer available and to please stop calling trying to buy it.

I feel by now I will have either lost your attention entirely or I have successfully satisfied your curiosity as to whether I'm legit in what I am proposing that this object in my possession may actually be.

Again, I want to thank you for any considerations and I beg of you if you do not believe what I am proposing this object may be that you will at least share this conversation and the photos to others that you may deem helpful in identifying or disproving what I say or that may otherwise be in need if a good laugh.
 

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JVA5th

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Just looks like melted copper. Me and my brothers smelt old copper into rounds like that I have a few that look almost exactly like that. Could be wrong but that's all it looks like in my opinion.
 
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I was getting a bad signal so only one pic loaded initially and my thought was a some kind of funky hamburger patty🤣 I agree from where I'm sitting it looks like a crude copper ingot but I'm not holding it either. If some dude offered me a sack of cash for it I would be compelled to acquiesce. Mostly reminds me of when I was a kid and would melt down and cast ingots from whatever metal I could get my hands on, including all the 90% silver coins I found in my dad's stash😕
 
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Also in giving a little information when you do a crude smelting without say heating the mold first you get a lot of bubbling and a rough appearance. In a crude cast you will get a lot of strange looking ingots. Also copper is a little more finicky because it takes a ton of heat to melt it. Still just my opinion remember I could be wrong just for me greatly resembles smelted copper.
 
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Here's some examples of a few of my ingots for comparison. Brass, copper, and aluminum.
 

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I wish it were copper... believe it or not everything I wrote is true; the guy at the jewelry exchange in Dalton, Georgia said that man couldn't produce heat enough to create it (I beg to differ considering nuclear), that it had two kinds of gold (whatever that means), silver, and Ruby gemstone (which is what blows my mind knowing the kind of heat that would mean). It was almost closing time and he offered $8,500 right then and there. He did not want it to leave his shop. He said that he wanted it for the rarity of it more than anything else. He kept calling everyday raising his offer until he was finally told it was not available. He kept raising his offer every time reaching $12,500.

This "rock" is a trip. It was literally found in a gravel driveway where some creek rock was brought in, on a truck I assume, and spread in said driveway. The rock was indistinguishable from the other creek rock in the driveway and was only discovered after seeing a tiny bit of shiny that had been exposed due to vehicle traffic running over the rock over time.
(it took a lot of time scrubbing it with scouring pads to remove this outer layer)

I do not know what to do.

I wish it were melted down copper.
 
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I still think it's copper more so now. Found in a creek explains the polished look from being turned in the water. Something copper was melted sat in the creek for years and polished up. Copper has that exact color. Sorry but I'm extremely skeptical of this. I don't know much but I do know my metal as I've smelted things down for years. I mean I could be wrong as I know I don't know it all but I'm just not seeing what you're seeing.
 
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Also all those elements melt quite easily ruby at 3400 fahrenheit and the other even lower melting point. A small propane crucible can produce those temperatures with a little bit of effort. I've melted sand plenty of times in one with similar melting points. So a few things don't add up. Not trying to be rude but I just happen to know some things that are off.
 
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"He kept raising his offer every time reaching $12,500."

LOL. Yeah, right, but he won't tell you what it is?

I also don't see where you preformed a streak and hardness test.

Kiss my shiny metal ass because I'm 40% copper.
 
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Is this the place where there's a guy with $12,500 burning a hole in his pocket?

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I only ask because I've got an ingot of mythril that he might be interested in purchasing. Just waiting for it to cool down and then I can pop it in the post for his appraisal.
 
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Jcksnghst

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This object can be subjected to a propane torch and it does not retain heat very much at all. The length of time it has been placed under such heat would burn the hand if it were any other metal yet this object barely feels warmed.

The tests were performed at the Jewelry Exchange in Dalton, Georgia by the owner of said jewelry store with him offering eighty-five hundred dollars on the spot stating that he wanted it more for the rarity of the object than the 117 grams +/- of the gold makes up the majority of material present. The owner subsequently called day after day until his offer was in excess of twelve thousand five hundred dollars whereas he was told that the object was no longer available and to please stop calling trying to buy it.

I feel by now I will have either lost your attention entirely or I have successfully satisfied your curiosity as to whether I'm legit in what I am proposing that this object in my possession may actually be.

Again, I want to thank you for any considerations and I beg of you if you do not believe what I am proposing this object may be that you will at least share this conversation and the photos to others that you may deem helpful in identifying or disproving what I say or that may otherwise be in need if a good laugh.
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"He kept raising his offer every time reaching $12,500."

LOL. Yeah, right, but he won't tell you what it is?

I also don't see where you preformed a streak and hardness test.

Kiss my shiny metal ass because I'm 40% copper
"He kept raising his offer every time reaching $12,500."

LOL. Yeah, right, but he won't tell you what it is?

I also don't see where you preformed a streak and hardness test.

Kiss my shiny metal ass because I'm 40% copper.
With all due respect, I said what he said it was ...
The small "clean" circle that's pointed to in one of the pictures, with the yellow arrow, is where he tested it for gold. He said it tested positive for gold.
 
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Jcksnghst

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I still think it's copper more so now. Found in a creek explains the polished look from being turned in the water. Something copper was melted sat in the creek for years and polished up. Copper has that exact color. Sorry but I'm extremely skeptical of this. I don't know much but I do know my metal as I've smelted things down for years. I mean I could be wrong as I know I don't know it all but I'm just not seeing what you're seeing.
I understand and don't blame you. When I first seen it I, too, dismissed it believing it was melted down copper.
 
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