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releventchair

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Good point! I do want to get back out into that field and keep looking.

Any idea why a rock would set of the detector? The flat one has a slow beep.... the crazy looking one makes the detector go crazy. Its also VERY heavy compared to the other rock.
What's a good hunt without a metal rock? l.o.l..
I can't tell much from upper piece in picture. It could be a chunk of coal?

Iron exists in some places. Sometimes in rocks too! High iron in water leaves stains. But a stone can collect iron that way too maybe.

Your lower rock looks like a "clinker" out of a coal burner. Stove? Steam engine? But impurities that got real hot regardless.. You'll likely find another eventually. If from a stove they should be in the same area mostly where dumped. Unless kids tossed them around or a pile was spread out to level an area . (They can be used for making paths /trails to walk on. )

[Coal that contains more water, along with minerals like calcium, sodium, potassium, pyrite or iron, can break down inside the coal and mix with air, moisture and each other. Debris that resembles lava rocks and volcanic ash results. These clinkers then impede the transfer of heat.]

 

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CreekSide

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Good point! I do want to get back out into that field and keep looking.

Any idea why a rock would set of the detector? The flat one has a slow beep.... the crazy looking one makes the detector go crazy. Its also VERY heavy compared to the other rock.
We have something called Iron Stone here looks almost like a Meteorite that is heavy. Might be something like that.
 

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Still a useful hammer head to knock some sense into something.
Is there a maker's name on the spoon?
My Dad cleaned the hammer for me!
 

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Good point! I do want to get back out into that field and keep looking.

Any idea why a rock would set of the detector? The flat one has a slow beep.... the crazy looking one makes the detector go crazy. Its also VERY heavy compared to the other rock.
Welcome to The Random Chat Thread LadyLooking.
 

oldmxrat

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Dug up an old wind wing latch from something. Man, they don't do chrome like that anymore!
No idea what it's from, but pretty cool old piece.
 

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