🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Trying to identify any advice is appreciated mahalos hoping it's platinum

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Maybe you could test it with regular hydrogen peroxide? I can't tell how large your rock is, but if H2O2 comes in contact with platinum it should bubble noticeably as the H2O2 is converted into water and oxygen.
 
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I can't tell what I'm looking at. I can't even hazard a guess as to what it is. Good luck!
 
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Precious metals test kits are cheap. They're very easy to use. Order one from Amazon. Good luck!

 
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Maybe you could test it with regular hydrogen peroxide? I can't tell how large your rock is, but if H2O2 comes in contact with platinum it should bubble noticeably as the H2O2 is converted into water and oxygen.
I did tons of bubbles with regular peroxide
 
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Testing with peroxide isn't conclusive as the reaction it produces is similar on other elements. Buy a precious metals test kit and you'll know without doubt if it's a precious metal.
 
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Let's start with a few facts.
There are no natural 28 lb platinum nuggets - ever. The largest platinum nugget found in the U.S. was 1/2 ounce.
Hawaii has no platinum nuggets. Wrong geology.

Your pictures and information don't give us any idea of size or shape. You haven't given us any idea of how you came about this rock or where it's from. You have performed no tests that might give us a clue what we are commenting on.

Here's a video by my friend Chis that helps explain platinum occurrences and how to identify platinum.



In short it's not platinum and you haven't provided enough information for anyone to actually help you determine what it is.

Maybe start over with sharp pictures taken in daylight of the whole object with a scale in the picture. Then move on to streak, hardness and specific gravity tests. Share with us what part of the planet you found this rock on.

Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.
 
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Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.


"playing charades"... i like that
 
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Let's start with a few facts.
There are no natural 28 lb platinum nuggets - ever. The largest platinum nugget found in the U.S. was 1/2 ounce.
Hawaii has no platinum nuggets. Wrong geology.

Your pictures and information don't give us any idea of size or shape. You haven't given us any idea of how you came about this rock or where it's from. You have performed no tests that might give us a clue what we are commenting on.

Here's a video by my friend Chis that helps explain platinum occurrences and how to identify platinum.



In short it's not platinum and you haven't provided enough information for anyone to actually help you determine what it is.

Maybe start over with sharp pictures taken in daylight of the whole object with a scale in the picture. Then move on to streak, hardness and specific gravity tests. Share with us what part of the planet you found this rock on.

Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.

These types of posts come up often and my response is basically the same every time: Inform the poster of an easy, inexpensive, and accurate way for them to test their material themselves. I do, however, agree with everything you've posted.
 
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Let's start with a few facts.
There are no natural 28 lb platinum nuggets - ever. The largest platinum nugget found in the U.S. was 1/2 ounce.
Hawaii has no platinum nuggets. Wrong geology.

Your pictures and information don't give us any idea of size or shape. You haven't given us any idea of how you came about this rock or where it's from. You have performed no tests that might give us a clue what we are commenting on.

Here's a video by my friend Chis that helps explain platinum occurrences and how to identify platinum.



In short it's not platinum and you haven't provided enough information for anyone to actually help you determine what it is.

Maybe start over with sharp pictures taken in daylight of the whole object with a scale in the picture. Then move on to streak, hardness and specific gravity tests. Share with us what part of the planet you found this rock on.

Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.
 
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Let's start with a few facts.
There are no natural 28 lb platinum nuggets - ever. The largest platinum nugget found in the U.S. was 1/2 ounce.
Hawaii has no platinum nuggets. Wrong geology.

Your pictures and information don't give us any idea of size or shape. You haven't given us any idea of how you came about this rock or where it's from. You have performed no tests that might give us a clue what we are commenting on.

Here's a video by my friend Chis that helps explain platinum occurrences and how to identify platinum.



In short it's not platinum and you haven't provided enough information for anyone to actually help you determine what it is.

Maybe start over with sharp pictures taken in daylight of the whole object with a scale in the picture. Then move on to streak, hardness and specific gravity tests. Share with us what part of the planet you found this rock on.

Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.
 
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Okay sorry I'll get better pictures but true story one night while walking the beach on the north shore I observed what appeared to be two bright flickering lights I know forsure they weren't dive lights not fish so not thinking much of came to the conclusion it must have been Reef or something of that nature and left when I returned to the area a few weeks later the tide was real low and there was just this rock on the the whole reef I do a lot of free diving finding all kinds of hawaiian stone artifacts so I've seen a lot of stones but never one like this there is a break on it not sure if a meteorite stays lit when hitting the ocean but I'm sure it'll pass the density tests it has an aerodynamic shape
And it's layer upon layer of whatever it is in spots it has weak magnetic pull
Let's start with a few facts.
There are no natural 28 lb platinum nuggets - ever. The largest platinum nugget found in the U.S. was 1/2 ounce.
Hawaii has no platinum nuggets. Wrong geology.

Your pictures and information don't give us any idea of size or shape. You haven't given us any idea of how you came about this rock or where it's from. You have performed no tests that might give us a clue what we are commenting on.

Here's a video by my friend Chis that helps explain platinum occurrences and how to identify platinum.



In short it's not platinum and you haven't provided enough information for anyone to actually help you determine what it is.

Maybe start over with sharp pictures taken in daylight of the whole object with a scale in the picture. Then move on to streak, hardness and specific gravity tests. Share with us what part of the planet you found this rock on.

Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.
Let's start with a few facts.
There are no natural 28 lb platinum nuggets - ever. The largest platinum nugget found in the U.S. was 1/2 ounce.
Hawaii has no platinum nuggets. Wrong geology.

Your pictures and information don't give us any idea of size or shape. You haven't given us any idea of how you came about this rock or where it's from. You have performed no tests that might give us a clue what we are commenting on.

Here's a video by my friend Chis that helps explain platinum occurrences and how to identify platinum.



In short it's not platinum and you haven't provided enough information for anyone to actually help you determine what it is.

Maybe start over with sharp pictures taken in daylight of the whole object with a scale in the picture. Then move on to streak, hardness and specific gravity tests. Share with us what part of the planet you found this rock on.

Playing charades is no way to determine the composition of a rock. We need actual information about the rock itself, not what you hope it is.
One night walking the beach I observed 2bright flickering lights about 20 yards from shore it wasn’t dive lights not fish so it had to have been reef or rock there is no luminescent reef any ways I left it at that then while walking the the same area a few weeks later the tide was real low and there nothing but this rock on the reef I’ve been diving this area since I was a kid and have found many stone artifacts so I’ve seen tons and tons of rocks but not one like this I’m sure it’ll pass any density test it’s 28lbs aerodynamic shaped it melted layer upon layer of whatever this metal is I’ll get the pictures you asked for I saw 2 lights and there is a break so if it is one of the two lights I saw flickering there is another
 
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Good story, give us some really good pix. If you honestly want info, you are with friends here. We love this kind of stuff.

Good story, give us some really good pix. If you honestly want info, you are with friends here. We love this kind of stuff.

Good story, give us some really good pix. If you honestly want info, you are with friends here. We love this kind of stuff.

It's not a meteorite either. Although not all meteorites have attraction to a magnet, those which have a metallic appearance always have very strong attraction. No exceptions.
This rock is something man I was messing around put a similar rock on it the it was letting other stones stick to it it even pull fishing led to it
 

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Good story, give us some really good pix. If you honestly want info, you are with friends here. We love this kind of stuff.

This rock is something man I was messing around put a similar rock on it the it was letting other stones stick to it it even pull fishing led to it
 

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