posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 06:56 AM
Originally posted by sweetnlow
Its Pewter, most likely salvage the old man was scraping in his iron kettle from old cookware. when you acid test silver it will turn white, if its
pewter it turns black
See.....I just can't keep up with this thread anymore. Copperhead did you not test your rock with vinegar and it turned black like silver
I actually completely forgot about this until I saw sweetnlos's post
Like I've hopefully made fairly clear by now I don't know a hell of a lot about any rock that isn't an iron oxide - partied too hard at university.
What I do
know however is that iron oxides - at least ones that don't contain a hell of a lot of other things mixed in - do not turn black with
acid. In fact they are on the whole fairly nonreactive with most things. This again makes me doubt the analysis that the guys charlyv sent the rock
Still gonna have too wait for that spectral analysis report from charly though. Like I said this would have come from a completely unbiased machine
and should simply spit out a list of elements/minerals in various percentages.
sweetnlow - do you have a source regarding this silver- white/pewter - black acid test or is it something you've done yourself before? It's just I
would have guessed silver would've turned black as well....
I still think the best thing you could do copperhead in lieu of charlyv's report is get your hubby to melt it alongside say maybe some some iron or
steel to see if it melts as easily, or more easily than the iron/steel. If it melts much more easily then maybe it is silver, or even pewter as
sweetnlow suggests. I wouldn't have a clue what temperature iron smelter slag would melt at as it could be composed of anything depending on the
impurities associated with where the original ore was mined from. However, whether it's manganese, silver or whatever, chances are it would melt at a
lower temperature than steel, iron, or iron oxide....
Maybe you are rich after all.....
edit on 16/1/2012 by 1littlewolf because: (no reason given)