NEED TO IDENTIFY AND ANY ADVICE AU/PL NUGGET GOLD/PLATINUM/COPPER

blueridge23

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I'VE FOUND MANY OUNCES OF THESE MIXED NUGGETS ON A BEACH IN CALIFORNIA WITH MY METAL DETECTOR. THIS BEACH HAS SERPENTINE BREAKING DOWN EVERYWHERE.

I HAD IT ANALYZED AND I HAVE INCLUDED THE RESULTS IN THIS POST.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THESE NUGGETS, OR IF THEY'RE EVEN NATURAL, OR POSSIBLY A SPILL???

THIS ONE IS ABOUT 20 OZ'S.

WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO?

CAN I SEPARATE THE PGM'S FROM THE GOLD?
 

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blueridge23

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Tested how?
I did the atomic absorption assay to determine the contents. I feel like I know what I have but have no idea what to do with it.
 

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Blueridge,

Your assay report is dated 2015, hopefully you picked up all the nuggets back then. Good luck with your hunts. Walt
 
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blueridge23

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Thanks Walt,

There's plenty more there.
I just want to see if I can turn them into profit before collecting more.
 

galenrog

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You should take your questions to a precious metals recovery or refining forum. There are several. Most of what you will get here will be guesses and opinion, not fact or experience.

That said, I have never seen, or heard of, natural specimens with numbers similar to those in your report.

Time for more coffee.
 

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If all the samples have that mix, I'd get a quote on how much it cost to smelt and separate the metals, get a total weight of all your samples, and then figure if it's worthwhile or not.
 

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Lets see. 20 oz at 39.6 percent gold is about 8 oz of gold times $1500 per oz = $12,000 in your one nugget you had analyzed and you're asking if it's worth picking up? Am I missing something? The second picture looks like melted aluminum cans from a beach campfire. That's where the money is. :laughing7:
 
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