I have a piece of the rock

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Looks like a picture of it is in his sig
, right click and click view image to see it.


Indeed, it does look like it.





posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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I am still working on the pictures. These are not easily broken. I have used a sledge hammer to break them. And one other thing- Husband hit a piece with a welder and they evaporated. Lots of foul smelling smoke/steam. I put one in a cast iron pot with a fire under it and after an hour the top of the rock was still cool but the bottom was hot.They turn black fairly fast, first brown and then black.They are real heavy and I have a ton of them. No lie!! My rock garden was 20' across and I made two rows around on the outside of it. But they do not work very well because they sink into the ground.
And NO I will not tell you where I live--LOL. Unless you know what they are and send cash--BIG CASH!
Okay back to frustration. I am still trying to upload the pics. One got put in my background but oh well, back to the old frustration.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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I am still working on the pictures. These are not easily broken. I have used a sledge hammer to break them. And one other thing- Husband hit a piece with a welder and they evaporated. Lots of foul smelling smoke/steam. I put one in a cast iron pot with a fire under it and after an hour the top of the rock was still cool but the bottom was hot.They turn black fairly fast, first brown and then black.They are real heavy and I have a ton of them. No lie!! My rock garden was 20' across and I made two rows around on the outside of it. But they do not work very well because they sink into the ground.
And NO I will not tell you where I live--LOL. Unless you know what they are and send cash--BIG CASH!
Okay back to frustration. I am still trying to upload the pics. One got put in my signature but all you can see is a blur. oh well, back to the old frustration.
edit on 12/6/2011 by copperhead12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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O jeeze. Something I did was almost right. Sorry about the double post. Trying again.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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O crap, that picture is just wrong! By the way it is not magnetic. A meteorite man said that there are no condrels like in a meteorite and the inside looks to be just one material not an amalgam.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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Is it Black Gold ?




I'm just saying... It sure sounds like it....



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Looks like a picture of it is in his sig
, right click and click view image to see it.

thats a medium well steak bud



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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Would black gold be in 3 to 4# chunks. Okay, if gold what would mercury do? O thought black gold was oil. Where is it found. I know in the ground but location.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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Does resemble a steak and sometimes my steak resembles a black rock. Guess what, I just struck steak!!!



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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My son, the computer guru promises to download pictures of the "rock" tomorrow. If he can figure out how. Sorry I am a dunce sometimes, I thought it would be a breeze putting the pictures in. NOT!!!



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 06:35 AM
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any luck with the picture uploads?
after reading the thread im very intrigued!
maybe its worth a mint with all the people disappearing they left to start a new life lol
hope you find out what they are anhd keep us up to speed (dont go disappearing on us
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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copperhead12 I am a geologist but I mainly specialise in iron ore so I'm slowly losing all knowledge of other minerals unfortunately. But I can point you in the right direction. It sounds too heavy (specific gravity 5-6 i think you said) to be anything to do with iron (which would rule out hematite assuming the assesment you posted is accurate). Do they feel much heavier than a 'normal' rocks of comparable size?

It is likely, due mainly to the streak and specific gravity, that it is a chunk of silver-lead-copper ore from somewhere as said in the assessment. It may be a mineral called sphalerite mixed with silver, especially if they reckon it's a tetrahedrite - which just refers to the crystal shape which would grow if it were to form in a fluid filled void. Do you live anywhere near Kansas? There's a lot of that stuff near there. Where approximately do you live? Or more to the point, where do you think the rocks originated from?

But I'm actually thinking it's probably just simply be a mixture of silver lead and copper with no molecular bonding in which case it would have no name at all. It would simply be silver-lead-copper ore. Many of these things just don't have a name so hopefully that's not what you were after.

Upload some better in focus pics, preferably taken outside with natural (but not too harsh) sunlight but no flash. And scratch the metallic part with something sharp like a nail and tell me what color the streak is - that is the powder scratched up, not the metal the nail may or may not leave behind on the rock( or if you have rough porcelain with no enamel scratch it on that). Also tell me if there's any rusty red components to the streak or the weathered outer crust.
edit on 7/12/2011 by 1littlewolf because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Ups, that didn't work out.
At your service:



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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You are pretty dead on with your assessment. Like the School of Mines. I found this in Colorado. Fairly near a railroad track-1/2 mile or so. The place where I found it had belonged to an old man who saved every speck of gold silver or anything he could find. Melted down what electronics were around in the "70's for the metals.
This stuff was hidden and I uncovered it and asked his son if I could have it. He said he thought it was junk and if I could load it I could have it.
I have a piece in the house , roughly 6x5x4" that weighs 15# on my bathroom scale.
I am still trying to upload the pictures and will get one of the inside. I tried scratching it with a nail/scissors/knife and nothing touched that crust. I will whack it with a hammer.
The big problems are uploading the pictures. Back to work. Whacking it may make me feel less stressed.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by AaronWilson
pics or it didnt happen




The ULIMATE expression of ignorance -- "PIcs or it didn't happen"



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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REGENSTORM,How did you do that? Two days of stress trying to get a pic and you sneak up behind me and put it on. I can and have made it smaller, put it on Photobucket, and still am at a loss.Used Photobucket when I sold on Ebay but they have changed it or maybe I changed!!!!
I have one in MyATS but still cannot download. I feel like an idiot.But at least I know it can be done I just do not know how. I am taking another couple pics and really want to know how to put them here.
Sorry you got a hold of one that was too big!



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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I have a cheap metal detector--Lone Star. It beeps at the nails in the floor. Says scrap to my wedding ring (note to self- talk to hubby) and screams silver if near the rock. What are silver prices now?



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:21 PM
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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I'll go with Mica, looks like a sliver from a seashell. What area was it found..state. etc.?
If it was from the eastern coal regions, I will go with that.Upon further review of the pix....I change my mind.
edit on 12/7/2011 by mugger because: (no reason given)





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