Georgia find

Jcksnghst

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Please help:
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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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crashbandicoot

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Got POed, took her toys & went home. Post up asking for help then get POed when they don't get the answers they want. Oh well such is life............
Happens all the time,I just wanted to understand about what it was that would be worth more than 12,500 and look like that. I still don,t mean anything personal, I,d just like to know.
 
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Jcksnghst

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Happens all the time,I just wanted to understand about what it was that would be worth more than 12,500 and look like that. I still don,t mean anything personal, I,d just like to know.
Me too... I'm still researching but haven't taken to a place that I can get the certification to satisfy my own mind and others.
I still own it and have acquired another specimen found within a few feet of the first one.

p.s. taking pictures just now with flash and early morning light resulted in the pictures I attach here...I almost threw up....wow... Just....omg wow... What is this?
 

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Marlene Dryden

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Please help:
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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.
Very interesting! Kinda looks like a sausage patty from McDonald's, though, doesn't it? Well, you said you needed a good laugh! It's a piece worth researching more. What have you learned since you decided to keep it? Thanks,
Marlene Dryden
 
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crashbandicoot

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Me too... I'm still researching but haven't taken to a place that I can get the certification to satisfy my own mind and others.
I still own it and have acquired another specimen found within a few feet of the first one.

p.s. taking pictures just now with flash and early morning light resulted in the pictures I attach here...I almost threw up....wow... Just....omg wow... What is this?
OK! Why haven,t you taken it somewhere to have it certified? Or at minimum an educated guess as to it,s composition? Your latest specimen is no more enlightening than the first,just a rock until you obtain some proof it,s not just a rock. Is it worth 12,500 too? C,mon man! You can do better than that.
 
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traveller777

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It looks like copper with some impurities from the home made smelting job that someone did. Possibly stole the copper and trying methods to disguise it to sell.
The other fuzzy pics posted looks like copper slag or some kind of slag. I have a friend that lives near Dalton. If you do not mind, i will help you by having him go by the Jewelry Exchange and see if he can help you get this sorted and closure. I have not asked him yet but I will. He may still be in Africa.
Easy test is to do specific gravity. I think this was requested some time back. That would settle it.
 
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Me too... I'm still researching but haven't taken to a place that I can get the certification to satisfy my own mind and others.
I still own it and have acquired another specimen found within a few feet of the first one.

p.s. taking pictures just now with flash and early morning light resulted in the pictures I attach here...I almost threw up....wow... Just....omg wow... What is this?
Bring it up to Chattanooga and I will find a metallurgist for you. I am friends with some Geologist.
 
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GoldieLocks

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If it were 85 percent gold, would 't it be worth several thousand dollars?

I have seen that texture before? Pewter?
or it is just looks like a clay/ceramic hamburger patti from a child artist?
 
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Amanda074

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SCIENTISTS in China have learnt how to turn cheap copper into “gold” – and it could have a significant impact on the price of precious metals.

The Chinese research team managed to turn cheap copper metal into a new material almost identical in composition to gold using jets of hot, electronically charged argon gas.
During the process, the copper nano particles that made up the sandy substance acted in the same way a precious metal would behave, with scientists hailing the process a success.

"The copper nano particles achieved catalytic performance extremely similar to that of gold or silver," scientists behind the project said in a statement.

"The results … proved that after processing, metal copper can transform from 'chicken' to 'phoenix.'"
, before rushing out to turn your own coppers into little nuggets of gold, it’s worth noting that this new material created in the Chinese labs is still essentially copper.

It will however be beneficial to the world of manufacturing as the new material has been found to resist high temperatures, oxidisation and erosion.
 
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pepperj

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I just was linked to this amazing post.
Read the amazing offer made by this company (but turned down)
I have to now wonder why-seeing it's almost double of what spot gold would going for.
There's so much skepticism in seeing something looks like something yet being told it's a rare bird.
So lets deal with the facts.
As it will be easy enough to contact the owner and ask him why the high value?
Ask the owner if this even took place?
Ask the owner if it was tested.
Ask the owner if he minds his place of business is being referred to in the post?

As a prior owner of a business that dealt with metal (semi precious)
If my company was referred to as this one was in offering a high value-border lining on harassment I would question the validity of such claims.

So lets just do the simple litmus test-contact the source of this amazing offer.

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traveller777

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I just was linked to this amazing post.
Read the amazing offer made by this company (but turned down)
I have to now wonder why-seeing it's almost double of what spot gold would going for.
There's so much skepticism in seeing something looks like something yet being told it's a rare bird.
So lets deal with the facts.
As it will be easy enough to contact the owner and ask him why the high value?
Ask the owner if this even took place?
Ask the owner if it was tested.
Ask the owner if he minds his place of business is being referred to in the post?

As a prior owner of a business that dealt with metal (semi precious)
If my company was referred to as this one was in offering a high value-border lining on harassment I would question the validity of such claims.

So lets just do the simple litmus test-contact the source of this amazing offer.

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Are you contacting them, pepper?
 
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crashbandicoot

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If it were 85 percent gold, would 't it be worth several thousand dollars?

I have seen that texture before? Pewter?
or it is just looks like a clay/ceramic hamburger patti from a child artist?
According to the OP he was offered 12,500.00 on the spot at his local jewelers. He turned that down and has been speculating ever since on what it is without ever having any reliable tests done to determine what in fact it is. Now he,s discovered another rock that almost made him faint away and throw up as he perused it.Again without any reliable test to determine what would cause such a reaction.
 
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crashbandicoot

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SCIENTISTS in China have learnt how to turn cheap copper into “gold” – and it could have a significant impact on the price of precious metals.

The Chinese research team managed to turn cheap copper metal into a new material almost identical in composition to gold using jets of hot, electronically charged argon gas.
During the process, the copper nano particles that made up the sandy substance acted in the same way a precious metal would behave, with scientists hailing the process a success.

"The copper nano particles achieved catalytic performance extremely similar to that of gold or silver," scientists behind the project said in a statement.

"The results … proved that after processing, metal copper can transform from 'chicken' to 'phoenix.'"
, before rushing out to turn your own coppers into little nuggets of gold, it’s worth noting that this new material created in the Chinese labs is still essentially copper.

It will however be beneficial to the world of manufacturing as the new material has been found to resist high temperatures, oxidisation and erosion.
Why would this affect gold prices,it,s still copper.How does the cost of the process of turning copper into "gold"affect the end product? In other words,,what,s the price of the converted copper as compared to real gold? Being it,s China,I,d take this with a grain of salt,if it,s real,I doubt China will be willing to gift the rest of the world with this process. Welcome to Treasurenet!
 
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Amanda074

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Why would this affect gold prices,it,s still copper.How does the cost of the process of turning copper into "gold"affect the end product? In other words,,what,s the price of the converted copper as compared to real gold? Being it,s China,I,d take this with a grain of salt,if it,s real,I doubt China will be willing to gift the rest of the world with this process. Welcome to Treasures net.
Thanks
 
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