๐Ÿ”Ž UNIDENTIFIED Mystery Gold Nugget

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A friend of mine found these items on a beach hunt in Vancouver, BC the other day.

The pendant is 10K, but the nugget is an odd one, he actually thought it was a crusty (heavy) bullet head. The only reason he kept it was to check to see if it was old or not. At the end of the day, it went into the tumbler. When he pulled it out, due to the weight and the colour of it, he thought... gold? He tested it and it's 10K... 9 grams of it! Perhaps a gold tooth, possibly the aftermath of a cremation deposited in the ocean? :icon_scratch:

Iโ€™m curious as to what you guys think this may have started out life as. :thumbsup:

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Dave

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I have similar beach findsโ€ฆ. Itโ€™s bronze/brass dude!

Gold doesnโ€™t have that texture to it.
 
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I have similar beach findsโ€ฆ. Itโ€™s bronze/brass dude!

Gold doesnโ€™t have that texture to it.
My friend preformed an acid test on it and it's 10k gold not brass Dude. :icon_scratch:
 
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Typically, dental gold consists of anywhere from 10 to 22 karats of gold. If the crown or bridge contains a higher karat of gold, it's usually within a high noble alloy consisting of other precious metals that help protect the piece from damage and warping.
 
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