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hey recently i have started metal detecting and have found a few rocks containing metals. i have been able to identify most myself. but would appreciate help from anybody that could me identify this ive never seen anything like it any help would be appreciated. also the rocks magnetic if thats any help thanks very muchalt text

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asked Apr 1, 2012 by johnnyawesome (160 points)

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Looks like slag from mining operations, or if you are lucky could be a meteorite. What type of area did you find it in?

answered Apr 2, 2012 by hershel (45,560 points)
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i found it on a beach i am from Edinburgh Scotland where it was found there aren't any mining operations thanks for taking a look

answered Apr 3, 2012 by johnnyawesome (160 points)
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Is it light or heavy? If it is heavy, see if it is attracted to magnets. If it is, it may in fact be a meteorite. Or it may just be ocean debris.

answered Apr 3, 2012 by hershel (45,560 points)
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Wow! Interesting...looks like thers' gold in them ther' rocks...looks similiar to glass from volcanos...obsidian? Then it loojs like one of them might have some gems trapped up in there???...neat. I am interestedto hear what a n ole' time miner has to say and a geologist.

answered Feb 4, 2014 by coloradojen911 (140 points)
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From the looks of it I believe it is either iron ore, or just some melted iron. I have tons of it. (meteorites do not have any holes or craters, so its not one.)
answered Sep 22, 2015 by BurritoBarrett (340 points)

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