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Old 01-11-2014, 10:36 PM
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Default Unidentified Iron object with grain

Found this in 6 inches of pebbles on the coast near Pigeon Point California. (North of Santa Cruz)
Its magnetic and definitely iron.
The grain pattern is puzzling though.
There are old mooring spikes buried on the beach from the past.

I know its not valuable just wonder what that grain structure is.
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I am not spec in, but it is very similar to meteorite.

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:51 AM
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Thanks Eugene.
It obviously has an iron oxide crust with sand fused to it.
The grainy metal is more platinum colored.
The thing didn't have a magnetic signature (tested by compass) but it is strongly attracted to a magnet.
It IS mostly iron for sure.
I thought it could be rusted cable (un-twisted) but the color difference is odd.
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Nickel Iron Meterorite:
Here is a picture of an actual meteorite.

My object, seen above, has the color but not the same structure as this example.
Its interesting.
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That is wrought iron. You can see examples here...

http://www.flintriflesmith.com/Writi...onandsteel.htm
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That is wrought iron. You can see examples here...

http://www.flintriflesmith.com/Writi...onandsteel.htm
Thanks Taz. That was a very informative link.

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:54 AM
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Right on Taz!
That looks like an exact match.
Might have been part of a chain.
Whalers and steam ships once used this cove.
Could be wrought iron from them.

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Maybe next find will be the precious.
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Originally Posted by taz42o View post
Maybe next find will be the precious.
not only are you the master of ID's, your pretty funny too!

Cool informational link you posted too.

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Shoot, I'll give ya a buck for that. Ive got use for wrought iron, just cant find much of it here.


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