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Nov 19, 2013 11:12 PM

is this a mineral?

Hi,

I found this with a metal detector, it's fairly heavy in comparison to its size (35g). With a density of approx 5.5g/cm3. It's not magnetic nor is a magnet attracted to it, it's seems quite hard, Could it be Gelana lead sulfide? A streak test shows grey. Any help would be greatly appreciated as its got me all intrigued!

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    Nov 19, 2013 11:26 PM (in response to Gary)
    Re: is this a mineral?

    Hi Gary

    Could be some type of metal that has become molten then set solid ie from a car fire the use of oxyacetylene cutting equipment etc.

    We're it has run onto the floor it has become discoloured but the surface has remained bright.

     

    Tabfish

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