posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 08:06 AM
Originally posted by copperhead12
reply to post by 1littlewolf
Littlewolf, this damn rock has been such a headache. For twenty years I have heard oh it's this and No it must be that and It's junk and it's
something great. Personally, I think it moves molecules around in the night and morphs into what ever it feels like being.
Actually I've come to a new conclusion. You are actually in possession of the legendary 'Philosopher's Stone', and since you got approximately 2 tons
of it I'm definitely putting my hand for a piece. Your friend’s father didn't happen to be called Nicolas Flamel by any chance? And the rail tracks
it was found on didn't happen to be anywhere platform 9 3/4s?
My silverware turns black not white.Is pewter an ore? I never heard anyone strike pewter. Gold and silver,yes but I think pewter is man
nah it's manmade like webpirate pointed out and was first created in the Bronze Age. It's basically man's early attempt of making a silvery metallic
looking material that's cheapish (though not so much these days), semi-durable material that doesn't rust pre-stainless steel days. Tin by itself is
actually quite soft but more or less corrosion free so they added a bunch of other stuff in to it to make it stronger. A tin can actaully only has a
thin coating of tin on the inside and outside so it doesn't rust and the rest I think is just steel.
little wolf, do you work at the Prominent Hill mine? googled iron-oxide ore and they had a pic of that mine in Australia.
I work in one of the many many iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Amazing countryside - deserts, gorges and little oasises but
i don't get to see too much of it these days since i stopped working in Exploration.
#One son just scratched a glass jar with that rock!!!! It was a deep scratch and not alot of force behind it. That tells me it is harder than a 5. Am
I think glass is 6-7 on the Moh's Hardness Scale. Silver I think is like 3 or something and iron oxide is like 7. But you gotta keep in mind that most
ores ore are a mixture of a bunch of different elements so it's often the case that the resultant hardness is close to the hardest element contained
in the mix
Originally posted by charlyv
I am sorry people about the NEMS analysis. Basically, they are fired.
It specifically stated in their document that petrological AND chemical analysis would be done on the sample.
It was not. They are not sending me a spectral chart, therefor, I have not given up.
I believe the analysis of Iron oxide to be as good as if they came back and said it was bubble gum. Some IMCA friends I have are not impressed as
So, on to the next lab it goes. This one may take even more time, but time is something we all have.
I am thinking University of Arizona. I am going to try and get the Hupe brothers to examine it.
Sometimes, you just gotta keep the faith.
Again, I wish this had just been a simple thing, but life always has other plans.
Too bad Charly. I'm flying up to work tomorrow so I can make talk to our lab manager about getting it tested here if Copperhead's up for it. At our
mine we test a very large amount of samples per day so I could probably just slip it in and no-one would be any the wiser and this would obviously be
free. But this is only a fairly basic test with an iron ore slant to it so they won't be testing for things like silver etc which seems to me to be
But back when I worked in Exploration our samples then would be tested for everything under the sun, so maybe that's the direction to head. Having
said that I have no doubt the U.S. has labs that do the same thing so it maybe easier and quicker for me to track one of them down and have Copperhead
send it there (if she's up for it....) What you'd basically have to do is weigh up the cost and time of sending it to me vs. the cost and time of
seding it to a lab in the states vs. Charlyv's University of Arizona vs. never ever knowing at all...
Things are never quite as simple as they should be.
I'm still leaning toward manganese-rich iron smelter slag but the fact that it reacted to vinegar when you tested it Copperhead, and purely due to the
region you live in I'm still not discounting the silver-ore theory either....
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