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metalic nuget

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I've found a metalic nuget, think its platinum, where could I take it to be examined, to find out what it is.

asked Mar 3, 2013 by Stan Hergenreter (160 points)

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Can you post a picture of it? Also if you describe its origination where it was found that can also help with identifying it. Did you test its hardness or streak? Also how heavy is it?

answered Mar 4, 2013 by hershel (51,320 points)
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the metalic nuget weighs 19gr., its roughly one inch in diamiter, It is very hard to scratch, even with a file, in fact it just made it a little bit shiny, not sure if I'm doing the streak test right, but no results. I'll try to get a picture on here tomorrow, 3-4-13. I'll tell you where I found it, which leads me to believe its just a rock, but. I found it in my landlords driveway. A friend of mine delivered a load of gravel pit, river bed rock, to my landlords house, for his driveway. And while spreading it, I found the nuget as well as some petrifide wood, and amber, and various other things. Thanks for your time and help, I'll get that picture asap. Thank you. Stan H

answered Mar 4, 2013 by Stan Hergenreter (160 points)
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The picture will definitely help when you post it. Platinum is extremely heavy, so this is a big indicator. Also large nuggets are extremely rare. Another test you can do is see if it is a conductor of electricity - platinum is a strong conductor.

answered Mar 5, 2013 by hershel (51,320 points)
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If you neen a better look at worked nuggets perhaps, try http://nuggetsofplatinum.tripod.com/ This should show the variations involved with platinum itself.

answered May 8, 2013 by prix (180 points)