Lead Ingot

CjG3

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Aug 25, 2019
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Albuquerque NM
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Garrett 400, Simplex+
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting

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TORRERO

30+ YEARS, XP DEUS I & II ARE MY GO TO MACHINES
Nov 17, 2004
1,520
889
NC
Detector(s) used
XP DEUS I & II
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
A famous line in history:
"A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned"
Coined by Benjamin Franklin

I worked on pennies for nearly a decade-and when one deals in millions of them yearly they add up to something.
Was I totally daft in the penny or two per pound way of thinking?
Retired before my 48th year

Somebody said early in my scrap days-Jim you can deal with little weight and a large margin-or deal in lots of weight and a low margin.
Picking up a penny and saving it, is notably DIFFERENT than picking up 100 pounds of LEAD and saving it for $1 :dontknow: 🤣
But to each his own... ha ha ha
 

TORRERO

30+ YEARS, XP DEUS I & II ARE MY GO TO MACHINES
Nov 17, 2004
1,520
889
NC
Detector(s) used
XP DEUS I & II
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
That lead was probably mined in Missouri by the American Smelting and Refining Company. ASARCO had a silver, lead, zinc, gold mine in Leadville, Colorado for many years and was a very active customer of mine in the 1990s. They had also lead mines in Missouri and copper mines in Arizona https://www.theirminesourstories.org/post/asarco-grupo-mexico-chronology
Last night I saw on Antiques Roadshow a bar of lead from the Civil War, dug from a river, estimated Value... $150
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT :laughing7: ha ha ha
 

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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Detector(s) used
Deus, Deus 2, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Picking up a penny and saving it, is notably DIFFERENT than picking up 100 pounds of LEAD and saving it for $1 :dontknow: 🤣
But to each his own... ha ha ha
It all depends on the quality of the lead.
Wheel weights is one thing.
Roman era lead is another.
Weight is weight and it's all worth something.
Thrown in a barrel, well you better have some good muscles 💪, because it's going to be heavy, 1/2 ton.
 

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