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Have I Found A Solid Block Of Silver?

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 Posted 07/18/2021  4:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aha, a water-related feature--perhaps a fragment from an exploded steamship boiler.
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 Posted 07/19/2021  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to me like a chunk of Criptonite .

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 Posted 07/19/2021  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Looks like the space poop that Joe Dirt found.
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 Posted 07/19/2021  5:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you can't find another piece, maybe unobtainium
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 Posted 07/19/2021  5:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tony - I believe that's "kryptonite", as any man of your generation should know.
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 Posted 07/19/2021  10:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add glenmorenee to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is not magnetic then almost certainly not a meteorite.
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 Posted 07/20/2021  08:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Tony - I believe that's "kryptonite", as any man of your generation should know.

Dar gone-it , your appsolutely right .

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 Posted 07/20/2021  10:28 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a chunk of nickel babbitt to me; used with bearings in old sawmills and stuff.
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 Posted 07/20/2021  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm very interested to see what XRF results will show.
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 Posted 07/25/2021  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does not look like silver to me.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cdngmt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This quite educational....I had look up Babbitt metals

variants: or less commonly babbit metal
Definition of babbitt metal
: either of two alloys used for lining bearings:
a: a tin-base alloy
especially : one containing 2 to 8 percent copper and 5 to 15 percent antimony
b: a lead-base alloy containing 1 to 10 percent tin and 10 to 15 percent antimony with or without some arsenic
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 Posted 07/26/2021  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, unless you do an XRF you will never know.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  11:21 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
do you have a Geiger counter, I doubt it radio active but that if you want to be sure, does look like some sort of metal mostly likely a 8.5-8.95 g/cm3
Copper Nickel Alloy Properties (Theoretical).

had a quick search and it seems that Monel (Copper Nickel) it probably the most likely, since it looks to be refined metal and not just ore, usually made to resist sea water

where as tin 50% & lead 50% used in electronic Solder Alloy




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 Posted 07/27/2021  01:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Being a meteorite collector I can say 100% it's not a meteorite.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a chunk of Haematite to me.

The principal ore of silver is arcanthite, which doesn't look much like the ore sample pictured.
Pure arcanthite has a specific gravity of 7.3 but is normally found in association with other minerals.

Another ore that silver is found in, and commonly mined, is galena, which is a leas/zinc/silver combination. This ore has a cubic metallic appearance, so is does not appear that particular ore.
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