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 Posted 10/24/2020  4:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Samsam3131 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am recently discovered a bunch of artifacts in my backyard, this is an overview of what I have found the dates and many of the items are 1881 I believe they are valuable metals blocks of silver and gold Possibly melted down coins but I am unsure how to go about finding out information need help









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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They just look like rocks to me.

Edit: ...and chunks of concrete/block and a screw...
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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a remarkable find! Fantastic treasure for sure!!
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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It uhhh looks like rock. I used to collect rocks and stones so I can tell the good from the bad a lot of the time, but this just looks like rubble.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:37 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Environmental scientist here. Those items are definitely pre-1881.... it's conglomerate stone. Unless you see a gold bar sticking out, that's authentic 50 million year old sedimentary rock.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And some blocks of concrete.... if you see a coin, attach a better picture.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  5:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Samsam3131 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The upload quality is pretty bad but I can clearly see chunks of coins in the blocks
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 Posted 10/24/2020  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Get an assay of the metal.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MOS0239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Don't you know fistfullarock when you see it?

It could be from a place called Quoin Rock.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you use an arrow pointer to show us these chunks of coins?
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 Posted 10/24/2020  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting the way the colors of gold and silver pop right out . I don't think I've ever seen anything like it .
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 Posted 10/24/2020  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mica flakes embedded in metamorphic rocks rock are very often tinged to a bright golden color by chemical traces of iron sulfide, and to the untrained eye, look exactly like gold flakes.

Fools Gold particles are dense, but react strongly with acid, and the golden color quickly disappears. You may wish to test for this.

The only instance I can think of, where coins can be imbedded in rock, is in hard pumice from a volcanic eruption, such as Vesuvius eruption at Pompeii.
Examples on display in the Pompeii Museum.
You can also get tourist fakes of coins mixed with reheated volcanic ash.
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 Posted 10/24/2020  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sam, you do know how and where gold forms right?

I don't know what the heck you're talking about.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: https://www.NGCcoin.com/registry/co...sets/236574/
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 Posted 10/24/2020  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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