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Back Yard Treasure Or Not ?

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 Posted 10/24/2020  11:38 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Zoomed in on the shiniest thing I could find in your lot... I'd assume this is conglomerate, which would contain chunks of other rocks all mixed together in an ancient riverbed and cemented over time/pressure. Can't tell what it is from the picture, it'd be great if it were gold, but it'd be more likely to be pyrite or mica lending any shininess. The melted down "coins" are likely just iron deposits or other smaller rocks mixed in the stone. Can't tell if any of it is man-made concrete or conglomerate stone. Here's info on conglomerate so you can compare.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con...te_(geology)
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 Posted 02/24/2021  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if this is a joke or not... but YES mica comes in various shades, and pyrite is a famous "fool". I still haven't taught myself to tell the difference between authentic conglomerate and concrete. But if you are REALLY finding actual coin bits, perhaps they are simply coins dropped during a construction project... UNLESS some strange person decided to hide their stash in cement... sorta like Mack the Knife "hiding" a "friend" after "meeting him"...
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Chunks of coins. Some one or some thing had quite a time grinding them up. Maybe an alien spaceship used a 19th century bank as a launch pad--all that heat and pressure.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ijn1944 - hehehheeeee



Maybe counterfeits?
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 Posted 02/24/2021  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dearborn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like standard leftover construction debris that is usually buried in the yard when a house is built.
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