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#1

Caytwo
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10 August 2018 09:25 pm

Hi all,

I'm very new to this so I'm hoping someone recognises the markings on this suspected gold piece, or help with an ID in anyway.
Not yet confirmed by an expert but all home DIY tests point to gold. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Dave79
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10 August 2018 09:36 pm

Looks a bit like slag bubbles in a home poured gold bar to me???


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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Caytwo
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10 August 2018 09:46 pm

Thanks Dave, I did suspect as much. Time to buy a test kit I think.

Last edited by Caytwo (10 August 2018 09:54 pm)

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aussiefarmer
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10 August 2018 10:38 pm

Home poured gold or pirate gold , i like the x thumbsup

Is it a particular wieght ?


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

#5

Caytwo
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10 August 2018 10:49 pm

It weighs 37 grams. Yes the x is quite intriguing isn't it!

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aussiefarmer
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10 August 2018 10:53 pm

I was thinking it maybe a even ounce or half , which would be a dead giveaway.

Are you willing to share how it came into your possession ?


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

#7

Caytwo
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10 August 2018 11:05 pm

It was given to my son by his grandfather, who came across it while restoring an old caravan 20 odd years ago. Initially he thought nothing of it, suspected it may be brass and didn't delve any deeper into it. We recently started becoming more involved in prospecting and remembered we had that lying around so we done a few tests and here we are.

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#8

aussiefarmer
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11 August 2018 07:26 am

Use the search icon at top left of your screen and search for SG test . thumbsup

Basically its a test that determines the items weight per its area by using water displacement.
Every metal ,rock, gem , mineral, etc has a specific weight .


Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

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#9

XIV
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11 August 2018 08:03 am

The symbol looks Chinese.
Or somewhat.
Get that checked


One can never be wrong at doing the right thing.

#10

Heatho
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11 August 2018 09:54 am

As Aussie Farmer said, a specific gravity test will reveal whether it's gold or not.

Here's a link to carrying out the procedure.

http://johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbny … ravity.htm

Here's a link to a list of different metal SG's.

https://www.palloys.com.au/technical/sp … gravities/


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#11

Caytwo
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11 August 2018 10:07 am

Thanks for the input, I will do this test and report back with the results thumbsup

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