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Old 07-15-2011, 06:06 AM
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I found some heavy, silver "rocks" with my Prizm 5. I will see about getting a picture together and posting it. Anyone have any idea what they might be? The rocks are smaller than golf balls, shiny silver, very hard, and as heavy as lead. Thanks.

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Post a photo when you get a chance an I'm sure some can ID it.Good Luck

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Since you don't have your location listed, even a guess would be tough. Could be lots of things.

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I often find big chunks of lead when I hunt gravel parking lots and such. Maybe that?

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Old 07-15-2011, 11:18 PM
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My guess....Galena??

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Here is the picture of the metal rocks. Hope it shows up
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go wash your hands... those are not rocks

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Hard to tell from pictures alone. They look like iron slag, although I'd expect them to be more rusty. Was there once a foundry or blacksmith shop in the area? If you can get an accurate weight, and volume (from how much water they displace in a graduated cylinder or small measuring cup), you can calculate their density. Iron should be about 7.9 grams per cubic centimeter whereas lead would be more than 40% denser, at about 11.3 g/cc.

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It is definitely not Galena, and it seems to be a form of metal slag, from a blacksmithing operation. Possibly Iron.

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I found the metallic "rocks" in a gravel parking lot that is used in our local park. Hope that helps some

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Maybe meteorite. ???

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A meteorite would be nice, those things are worth a fortune. Plus they are really cool

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I found something similar in Cape May, except really light weight. Where would you even take it to get it checked out?
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I found something similar in Cape May, except really light weight. Where would you even take it to get it checked out?


Without seeing a picture I will have to take a wild guess but I think you have found melted aluminum cans.

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