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1 hour ago, The Seeker said:

I got out 3 times and was able to snag some decent targets. 

This hunt was done at the rocky beach I frequent during winter. There were lots of targets, more than I could dig in one hunt. I got about $8 in clad. The first row is all the good jewelry, one small 14k (.73g), and the rest Silver. The second row of rings are all junkers.

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This second hunt netted about $12 in clad and a small/light broken 14k pendant.

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The last hunt wasn’t all that great but I somehow managed to get a gold tooth that weighs 3.6g. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hunting.

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I wonder if somebody spread cremated remains and the gold tooth was in it or if it would melt in the process?

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Always good to find gold stuff! Of course if you found more than the gold cap from a tooth you might have some 'splainin' to do... 😀

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4 hours ago, matt said:

I wonder if somebody spread cremated remains and the gold tooth was in it or if it would melt in the process?

Cremation temperature 1,400 to 1,800 degrees F. Gold melting point 1,948 degrees F. Gold crowns, fillings and the like can survive cremation.

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Great hunting and some very nice finds.

Good luck on your next hunt!

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19 hours ago, matt said:

I wonder if somebody spread cremated remains and the gold tooth was in it or if it would melt in the process?

I have found some other teeth and have no idea what they are from and those are somewhat melted. I found about four gold ones and those are pretty much intact since like tvr said the melt point is higher than what the crematory uses.

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Dental gold isn't pure gold.  Typically the melting point of alloys is less than those of its constituents.

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4 hours ago, GB_Amateur said:

Dental gold isn't pure gold.  Typically the melting point of alloys is less than those of its constituents.

True. I looked up the dental alloy melt temperatures and they are about 1,600 F and up. Many gold alloy fillings and caps will survive cremation. Thank you for encouraging me to look up a more accurate number. I try not to get sloppy like that, but it does happen.

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Well done again Seeker.  That clad has to stop somewhere.  🙂  It can bring a few 'friends' with it.

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On 2/21/2021 at 7:36 AM, mn90403 said:

Well done again Seeker.  That clad has to stop somewhere.  🙂  It can bring a few 'friends' with it.

Thanks MN. Hopefully I can clean that beach up when the next storm hits. HH

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