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Thank you so much for identifying those rocks!! Now my son and I can start referring to them in the correct terms. He really is interested, there are just so many different types of "rocks" on the internet... it is good to have names to research so he can see different variations, etc.....

I am going to take a better picture of the nugget looking one. I was only able to upload 4 MB so i had to dumb down the quality of the original pic. This rock was the first one we found so he has a sort of attachment to this unnamed rock. My magnet off of the fridge does not cling to it at all, so i dont know. It's very shiny in some light. 

related to an answer for: What kind of rocks are these??
asked Jun 30, 2016 by Cookiebear (170 points)

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I advise you to take your son and go to a rock shop. They may be able to identify the metals by scraping the rock and testing it. Gold is soft. If you press on it with a screw driver it will mark easily. You see old TV shows where people bite coins. They could mark gold with their teeth.I believe the technical term for it is malleable.
answered Jun 30, 2016 by Weasel (58,810 points)