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  1. I have never seen a type of fissure in Jasper like this. The yellowish part that is surrounded by white still has the same appearance as the rest of the huge 61 Pound boulder. The look of an igneous rock with vesicles, that were filled with chalcedony. What could cause this Fissure or breakage? (They are more prominent in the photos, but it's there) Maybe it formed in a vein and somehow caused it. This was found in lowa in a farm field where you can find nice Jasper pieces and even glacial erratics, big or small. I also wonder if it is a glacial erratic because of all of the scratches on it. However, the scratches aren't all moving parallel (glacial striations), but I also read that they don't need too. Geology has been MUCH harder for me to learn than I expected. Is this a glacial erratic and perhaps that contributed to the fissures? If not, could someone maybe help me understand this? It's looks like part of the same Igneous vesicle rock just broke off slightly. The fissure and breakage isn't large especially in comparison to the stone, but it's present I don't see any crystals on close examination with a flashlight anywhere and the white parts don't look like crystals. When zoomed in on the photo they sort of do, but not to my The fissures/ breakage have pyrite in them. Its as if a small part of the rock slightly cracked off where the silica content was not as high. I am lacking in understanding to figure this out myself. Hope to hear from y'all!
  2. Hello, I used pan to find alluvial gold in the river. But recently I have become interested in searching for gold with a detector, on a hillside, but so far without success, so I need your advice. And so I use a Garrett AT Gold with Garrett AT sniper 4.5" coil, I surveyed a hillside in a gold-bearing place, where in creek I found gold in the form of 3-5 mm flakes with a wash. Therefore, I decided to go to the hillside with a metal detector in search of gold nuggets. But I couldn't find anything with a metal detector. But in my personal opinion, the place is still promising. I am adding a photo of quartz from this hill. Help "come" to the first gold on the hillside with a detector.
  3. I found this very beautiful stone on the banks of an Australian (VIC) river. (Merrica River) It took me by surprise as it was stuck in a root and is perfectly smooth and egg shaped. Does anyone have any ideas of how this was created? And what stone it is? Our theory was that the roots grew around the stone, it was exposed and then the water smoothed it into shape. Or the rock was originally a larger shape. It was able to spin around inside where it was sitting. Any ideas welcomed.
  4. Found in WV submerged in river water. Very dense, weighs about 20 lbs. Black/reddish tint, smooth to touch. Any ideas on what it could be?
  5. They don't stick to a magnet. Really wondering what I have here. They're differently sized except for 2.
  6. I got onto a new permission a couple times over the last 3 weeks. It is an early 1700s farm, with 40 acres of fields and woods. I have basically just been kind of surveying the various areas, but starting tomorrow I will be hitting one field area thoroughly for a couple hours. So far, the best find has been a 1917 type 1 standing liberty quarter. Also an old brass ring with the 18k marking inside. Can anyone identify the hexagon shaped items? They ring up as nickels on the Nox, and leech the same in clay soil. For that matter, any ideas on any of the round brass items or the wheel lookin thing? The coins shown are not wanting to give up dates. One I think is a george II half penny. The other is half a gram lighter and slightly smaller. Happy hunting!.
  7. Hello, My parents have this strange rock lying around and I am wondering if anyone could identify it (see pictures). It's a small, grey rock with orange tints and it has a distinguishable comic shape. The cone edges are smooth. The bottom seems to be broken off from somewhere and has a very particular pattern. From the core there seems to be lines protruding circular around the centre point. Sort of 'fanning out'. The space between the grey rock seem to be filled up with some type of beige curd sand. The top seems to be somewhat bruised and shows a spiral pattern going downward to the bottom. The core seems to be glacy like flint stone. It was probably found somewhere along the coast of Zeeland in The Netherlands. These may be manually deposited sediments. Could anyone help me out and identify this rock object? My guess is that it's part of a stalagmite but it doesn't seem to be just chalk... Cheers, Luc
  8. Hi there thanks for your help. This stone was found in the Sahara desert. I thought it was a fossil but to be honest I have no idea what it is. Any help would be appreciated. seems carved but maybe could be natural markings, extremely heavy. Sound 30cm x 20cm, some sort of quartz stone embedded.
  9. When I light it up it's glows and I can see through. I found the object on a hill, it wasn't lying but was a bit in the ground.
  10. I work in water and sewer construction and while in the ditch we're digging for our pipe was this shiny material. People kept telling me it was just broken glass but after exploring the area better and after pulling a couple pieces out of the wall I realized it was a almost clear crystal with very defined layers to the crystal structure and growths off the side The pictures aren't the best, I can attempt to get better pictures of it tonight if it's too hard to identify. Thank you for your time! Have a great day
  11. Can any of you tell me what this is? A gift from my father when I was young. He traveled all over the world so his location does not help. It is about the size of a large hand.
  12. Wenderholm Regional Park, Southern End (-36.541774, 174.711260); East Coast, North Island, New Zealand - Loose on shoreline nearby cliff
  13. I was thinking quartzite maybe (see first and last photo especially; the isolated crystals in photo 4 would then be quartz if its quartzite), but don't know what the covering is, nor the other layers present. Also some parts appear like small blebs (eg photo 2) and there is a green mineral present (maybe green patina copper?) (photo 3 and 7). Is rather hard (some parts don't scratch with metal, but others - back covering (eg photo 6) are softer and do scratch slightly with metal) and does not fizz in contact with mild acid (vinegar). Thanks 🙂
  14. Found this in Minnesota where land was dug up. Very very heavy. Wondering if it's petrified wood?
  15. I Dug this Iron Plate up on the Bank of the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Iron Plate is 8" x 7" and weighs 5 Pounds & 3 Ounces. I have no idea what it is or how old it is. Any help would be appreciated.
  16. Hello everyone. I'm new to detecting with the Equinox 800. I found several pieces of this metal that had a vdi of 39. It's not magnetic and ice cubes melt very fast. Can anyone tell me if it's silver?
  17. Found These Two Artifacts In Oregon, On Some Farmland Dating Back To The 1800's. I Believe It To Be A Buckle, And A Button But Not Sure. Can Anyone Help Identify Them Please? Front side of buckle. The buckle is 2 inches in length and 1 inch 5/8 in width. When My Nokta Makro Simplex+ detects it the id number shows up as a solid 90. It's not magnetic and appears to be silver. (the artifact is still dirty and needs more restoration) Top side of button. It's about a size of a pea and when detected by my Simplex+ the id jumps around 55 and 60. The button is also not magnetic.
  18. This is another one of those, "What the heck is this?". It is 3 1/4 inches and jumps to a magnet and rings up a solid, LOUD -54 on the Manticore. Those are not threads on the end and appears to be a hard rubber type covering on the handle end. I am used to finding fingernail and or makeup type tools on my beaches, but this doesn't look like anything that could be used in that way. It is fairly heavy for its size also. Can anyone enlighten me? Also, show it to your spouse as they may know what it is. Thanks, Joe
  19. Anyone have any idea what this might be? I doubt it is mission related but you never know! Found on the beach near a mission...
  20. Does this look like a martian meteorite it has a specific gravity of 3.45312 the image is a piece I broke off it's greyish white.
  21. This seems to be slightly familiar but not enough for me to recognize what it is. It is 41.1mm and weighs 8.6g vs 22.45 of the Ike Dollar. It appears to be well worn but no real corrosion on it. From the weight I would say it is aluminum and it rang up a solid 93 on the Manticore. It was on a freshly sanded in beach. This beach replenishes with a lot of greenies on a daily basis this time of the year, so I detect it often. The winged side is symmetrical, but the triangle side is not. The edges are smooth and not reeded. Anyone know what I have found? Please enlighten me. Thanks, Joe
  22. Ive had these since i was a kid. i have no memory where i got them. some were gifts, others Im sure were store bought. site did not post pics in proper order. last three were with 1st four. the image with 4 rocks, the second from left is a darker dirty green. paul
  23. Found this in my garden. Probably an ornament by previous owner. No idea what it is. It weighs 25kg though. Any help would be gratefully received!
  24. Hi guys, what is the explanation for these thin white layers between the limestone? Also What is the explanation for the layer cracking around it? Can you say it's calcareous clay?
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