Well, it is a funny looking little nugget of something... bearing a strong resemblance to a blob of plumbers solder IMHO. Whatever origin it is, here
are some things to consider:
What is it?:
Well, consider the shape:
One end is larger than the other, with a kind of leg that sprouts off from the thicker area... which to me would
indicate that it was in a semi-liquid state, possibly molten metal that ran or dripped down and cooled, thus the shape.
On that notion, that would either mean that this is a (alloy) of some form with a very low melting point for the environment. Or... if it is some
special "high zoot" alloy of non-terrestrial origins with a high melting point, the temperatures that caused the liquidity of this metal would have
been extreme. These things could be established by a controlled lab test, methinks... so why take it to a jewler?
Not to knock it, so let's carry on shall we...
The weight of the specimen means nothing, comparing it by our own elemental standards, if this thing really did come from somewheres else.. it burned
up or melted here regardless. It's hard for us laymen to toss an aluminum can into a campfire and come out with molten pool of metal, it cools
rapidly and is not liquid for very long... it is also not very dense. So if it is heavier than aluminum... what would that mean? Lead and tin maybe?
Surely not I, but my take on that little chunk of whatever it is looks very similar to what I stated above... and I would surely hope this guy took
this thing to more reputable people than a jewler for scientific testing... if it was terrestrial or non it wouldn't surprise me a bit either way..
and none of what I said makes any sense to me, but... ahh well.
Back when I was younger, I found a really funny looking chunk of something that looked like it was made of crumpled up tinfoil... very shiny and
really heavy... looked like it was formed naturally in the bowels of the earth.. and about the same size as the little turd above, took that little
guy everywhere in the Gem State and nobody could tell me what it was... I still have him locked away, because you never know!
Maybe I will
consult you fine gentlemen on it sometime... but back to the point:
Are there some geologists/metallurgists here can shed a little light on this theory.. I'm looking forward to the developments.
Still got's me rocks,
[edit on 1-7-2008 by telemetry]