🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Help with silverish nugget dug up in Texas

matthewc61

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Don’t think I will ever know what this is off of or from, would like ideas of what type of metal. Non magnetic , hard and heavy .5 oz . Silver in color and shiny. I know it not lead or brass etc.
What could it be other than silver?
 

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Back-of-the-boat

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Probably a fire nugget, melted aluminum or some metal that melted from a car accident, it has been melted. Where did you find it what were the surroundings river, field, house site side of a highway?
 
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matthewc61

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Probably a fire nugget, melted aluminum or some metal that melted from a car accident, it has been melted. Where did you find it what were the surroundings river, field, house site side of a highway?
Late 1800’s to early 1900 homesite, farming area , timber industry very prevalent
 
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What is the sparkly thing in the second and third image? A zerconia? Is is a broken broach shaped like a Santa shoe?
 
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It could be melted Pewter .
 
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Dougie Webb

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It resembles a bunch of lead slag I’ve found. Almost identical density to silver…more likely to be discarded. Throw it in a pot on high heat (in a well-ventilated area), put a propane torch on it, and if it starts to melt, then it’s lead.
 
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It resembles a bunch of lead slag I’ve found. Almost identical density to silver…more likely to be discarded. Throw it in a pot on high heat (in a well-ventilated area), put a propane torch on it, and if it starts to melt, then it’s lead.
Ok thanks
 
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