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Old 03-05-2019, 08:36 PM   #1
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I found a piece of metal that looks like it has been molten and blackish on one side. It is about the size of a golf ball, maybe smaller. The strange thing is, this metal won't rust and a magnet will pick it up. It looks like a piece of stainless steel that was ripped off a larger chunk.

I have done a search several times trying to find out what it is with no luck. Anyone have any idea's what it could be?
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Google says.
Due to this difference, ferritic stainless steels are generally magnetic while austenitic stainless steels usually are not. A ferritic stainless steel owes its magnetism to two factors: its high concentration of iron and its fundamental structure.
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Magnesium?

Tungsten?

Alien Spaceship?


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Old 03-06-2019, 12:32 AM   #4
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The molten center of a meteorite worth a fortune.
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Got a picture?

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Thanks Neal and Ed, I appreciate it. What threw me is it doesn't rust as it had been in the ground for several years.

Nik, this metal has been melted on the back side as it looks like slag type but is metal.
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Thanks Neal and Ed, I appreciate it. What threw me is it doesn't rust as it had been in the ground for several years.

Nik, this metal has been melted on the back side as it looks like slag type but is metal.
What I read was that the core can be melted metal, but I don't know much about it. One sold for $850,000.00
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Thanks Neal and Ed, I appreciate it. What threw me is it doesn't rust as it had been in the ground for several years.

Nik, this metal has been melted on the back side as it looks like slag type but is metal.
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What I read was that the core can be melted metal, but I don't know much about it. One sold for $850,000.00
Don't I wish. lol It was buried about 6 inches or so in the ground.

Neal, there is no telling what this stuff is.
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Don't I wish. lol It was buried about 6 inches or so in the ground.

Neal, there is no telling what this stuff is.
Do you have a picture, with a cupula furnace, weekly they pull the bottom doors and just let steel land in the dirt and send it for remelt. That is what it sounds like.
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Its marsanium a rare and sought after space mineral, I would get it to the bank, open a safety deposit box and keep it safe.
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Dirt was always part of my younger years either digging fish bait or helping mom prepare her garden. But many times I can remember "clank" hitting something that seemed like a chunk of metal, all rusted and crud all over and no similarity to any old pieces of farm equipment and i tossed them. A few years back I watched a show about a guy that goes all over the planet with special metal detectors to locate chunks like that and they are meteorites, at least his were. Google cutting meteorites and if you find one they can be made into something really beautiful and valuable.

In their raw state I wouldn't expect them to be bright and shiny.

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I will see if I can find it and take a photo of it. It is heavy for its size sorta like lead.
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Dirt was always part of my younger years either digging fish bait or helping mom prepare her garden. But many times I can remember "clank" hitting something that seemed like a chunk of metal, all rusted and crud all over and no similarity to any old pieces of farm equipment and i tossed them. A few years back I watched a show about a guy that goes all over the planet with special metal detectors to locate chunks like that and they are meteorites, at least his were. Google cutting meteorites and if you find one they can be made into something really beautiful and valuable.

In their raw state I wouldn't expect them to be bright and shiny.

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