Weird shiny metalic mineral

Kozmo*13

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russau

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No scratch mark..... That's strange ....... What material did you use for the other half of the scratch test ??? I always kept a piece of tile and use the unglazed side of it to scratch on . I would take this to one of the State Colledge's that have a mineralogy lab and ask them to I.D. It for you unless someone here can make a stab at it .. :dontknow: my uninformed guess would be something in the platinum group , BUT with no scratch marks ,I'm scratching my head wondering !
 

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Kozmo*13

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No scratch mark..... That's strange ....... What material did you use for the other half of the scratch test ??? I always kept a piece of tile and use the unglazed side of it to scratch on . I would take this to one of the State Colledge's that have a mineralogy lab and ask them to I.D. It for you unless someone here can make a stab at it .. :dontknow: my uninformed guess would be something in the platinum group , BUT with no scratch marks ,I'm scratching my head wondering !
I used the top of the toilet tank lid that had the unglazed side and I used a pocket knife then also a peice of quartz crystal that had a sharp edge. I thought for sure it was mica when I picked it up because it was extremely shiny, but then realized it was very heavy and the it was still shiny after scrubbing it with a metal brush. I am stumped what this thing is. That's why I have been asking on here lol Does it cost anything to get this checked out?
 

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Could be magnetite. It would be harder than a knife (wouldn't scratch) and strongly magnetic. It can be massive or crystalline, and an internet search for images have a few that show similar structure to yours.
 

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Kozmo*13

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Could be magnetite. It would be harder than a knife (wouldn't scratch) and strongly magnetic. It can be massive or crystalline, and an internet search for images have a few that show similar structure to yours.
I didn't know Magnetite was that dense with a silver glittery shine to it. I'll have to check out pics on Google. I think what's throwing me off is how heavy and metalic it is. But the shape is also kind of weird.
 

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Looks like Magnetite to me as we have (and I've found) plenty of it in NEPA coal country. It can take on a shine as well as rust. Where did you find it (locality)?
 

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I used the top of the toilet tank lid that had the unglazed side and I used a pocket knife then also a peice of quartz crystal that had a sharp edge. I thought for sure it was mica when I picked it up because it was extremely shiny, but then realized it was very heavy and the it was still shiny after scrubbing it with a metal brush. I am stumped what this thing is. That's why I have been asking on here lol Does it cost anything to get this checked out?
What does this piece weigh?
 

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Did you get it checked out ??
She hasn't logged on for a couple of weeks so we may never know.
Actually it was one the more interesting post ups as there wasn't a claim of it looking like a 🦄
 

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Kozmo*13

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Oct 31, 2023
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Hey everyone!! No I haven’t found out yet. I’ve been really busy with work. I actually found another mineral or nugget. I’ll attach a picture. My friend who is a jeweler said it’s not silver. I was thinking platinum because it’s really heavy and it actually scratched silver. I also put it in peroxide and it bubbled. So now I have 2 unknown minerals or something.
 

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