✅ SOLVED Where to begin......

hollARDog

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So when being new to identifying found objects what's good practice, pointers, how-to's? I found this item a few weeks ago and have no clue where to begin on cleaning? Cutting in half? Melting? Smashing did nothing,lol

Any help in direction will be greatly appreciated 🤘

Non-magnetic
13.99grams (feels very heavy for size to me) will work on specific gravity(2.332)
Solid 85 tone on the trusty Ace 250
My 1st attempt on a streak test was a shiny silver color on the Jon lid.
 

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Dougie Webb

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*Might* be slag. IIRC, though, slag generally doesn't leave a streak. Is it relatively heavy/light for its size? On my Ace, I found a lot of aluminum slag when I hit those same numbers. Does it attract a magnet at all? I assume not but just checking.

Use that scale and a glass of water to find its specific gravity: and post the result here and tag me.
 
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*Might* be slag. IIRC, though, slag generally doesn't leave a streak. Is it relatively heavy/light for its size? On my Ace, I found a lot of aluminum slag when I hit those same numbers. Does it attract a magnet at all? I assume not but just checking.

Use that scale and a glass of water to find its specific gravity: and post the result here and tag me.
Updated OG post👍
 
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So I'm safe to clean/scratch/pick at the crust layer?
@hollARDog those numbers and that SG lead me to suspect a melted aluminum can from a fire. You find it in the woods somewhere where folks might have been drinking beer around a fire?

Check out this picture of a melted can:
 
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Well I choose "cut"
Tossed that piece in my pocket this morn so while I was out feeding id swing in the shop and cut this bad boy in half.
I'ma have to argee aluminum 👍🤘💪
@Dougie Webb thanks man
 

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Ok, so that was today's lesson. So the above mentioned is pretty much laumans terms, aluminum ore? Very well could be. I do live in heavy red clay area. How does one about distinguishing between melted can or bauxite?
Don,t really know,it was a guess.Bauxite was once plentiful in Arkansas,there,s even a town named Bauxite.The ore looks a lot like your item.
 
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Still reading up on Bauxite this mornin with coffee. The more pics I look at the more I'm still thinkin Dougie was on point. But it has lead me to a new species of rock I now want. I've always had an "eye" for different and I thought miss placed rocks. But that's as far as it's went. Never learned about them. Then moved here and found a yuge quartz vein or 3 running through the property. So that got me 🤔 a little harder about the ground which I walk. But this mornin during my much needed research I stumbled across Unakite. Now I feel I need a wild specimen of this👁️
 
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Still reading up on Bauxite this mornin with coffee. The more pics I look at the more I'm still thinkin Dougie was on point. But it has lead me to a new species of rock I now want. I've always had an "eye" for different and I thought miss placed rocks. But that's as far as it's went. Never learned about them. Then moved here and found a yuge quartz vein or 3 running through the property. So that got me 🤔 a little harder about the ground which I walk. But this mornin during my much needed research I stumbled across Unakite. Now I feel I need a wild specimen of this👁️
There was a bauxite pit North of Pine Bluff alongside old Hwy.65. I remember it from a child.Alcoa had a smelting plant near Hot Springs if I remember right,been a long time so I could be wrong about that.At one time samples of bauxite ore were common in rock shops and flea markets.I once had some but they got lost as I grew up. Arkansas was once a pretty big player in the aluminum game.
 
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I was looking up "raw bauxite ore" and came up with this
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look different to me
I was finding alot of pics too. Alot of different types but since I cut this in half and it's solid shiny core with just a crust layer I'm staying with the can in fire🤘
 
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